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The Cayman Islands Financial Reporting Authority has published three new guidance notes on money laundering prevention. The implementation comes following the recent completion of a national risk assessment that was aimed at evaluating the country’s terrorism financing measures.  The guidance addresses,…


Recent obligations imposed by an UWO (an unexplained wealth order) may conflict with the trust confidentiality laws in established in offshore jurisdictions. The England and Wales Court of Appeal's decision regarding the UWO issued to Ms Zamira Hajiyeva qizi (an expatriate in the UK originally from Azerbaijan)…


More than two months after the deadline set by the European Union’s Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5MLD). Only five full Members of the European Union have set up publicly available registers of company beneficial ownership, in addition to the UK, they are: Bulgaria. Denmark. Latvia. Luxembourg. Slovenia.  According…


According to a family law expert, the UK government have decided to scrap plans to negotiate a custom-built family law agreement with the European Union, taking immediate effect from January 2021.  It is expected that divorce jurisdiction will be based on the existing framework, however the bespoke…


The Association for Tax Technicians have stated that the UK government could prompt unintended consequences when bringing new legislation into force, by introducing an additional 2% stamp duty land tax (SDLT) for non-UK residents buying residential property in the UK from April 1st 2021.  The main practical…


Individuals who received an unexplained wealth order (UWO) in the UK are challenging it in the England and Wales High Court. The Grandson of Kazakhstan's former President Nazarbayiv, and two other family members are challenging the legitimacy of the UWO issued last year in May 2019; which requests an…


Switzerland's parliament has passed a vote which would train the federal government in Switzerland to draft legislation obliging all foreign investors buying assets in the country to apply for official approval before doing so.  The government actually opposed the vote, which was prompted by the buying…


The Cayman Islands Grand Court has issued three judgments of interest in trusts and equity law. One ruling to private clients and the others to trustees of Cayman Islands trusts, which cover the issuance of letters of wishes; the absolution of a trustee's discretion to the court, and the creation of…



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