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Brexit and its impact on EU registered trade marks and designs

There remains a great deal of uncertainty surrounding the outcome of Brexit. Our view is that there is unlikely to be a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, and therefore that no further action will be necessary for some time with regard to the effect of Brexit on EU trade marks and registered[...]
Date: 28 Mar 2019

Changes in the world of Fund Management

The world of Fund structuring, management, regulation and compliance has been transformed in the last few years. The most recent announcement was on 5 February 2019 when the European Commission welcomed a political agreement reached by the European Parliament and EU Member[...]
Date: 12 Mar 2019

Tax planning considerations for Tier 1 HNW migrants in the UK

The UK encourages foreign direct investments by granting high net worth individual investors and entrepreneurs the right to remain temporarily in its territory, with the associated tax benefits of the resident “non-dom” regime. Similar rights are extended to members of their[...]
Date: 12 Mar 2019
Jurisdiction: United Kingdom

Your Malta tax handbook for the next 12 months

ARQ Group have compiled a tax handbook on general principles of Maltese law, based on the information available and accurate as of February 2019. The purpose of the handbook is to provide basic legal information for investors seeking to conduct business in Malta, and covers[...]
Date: 18 Feb 2019
Jurisdiction: Malta
Subjects: Tax

How will a ‘no-deal Brexit’ affect you? The impact on divorce, financial orders, children & nuptial agreements

The UK leaves the EU at 11 PM on 29 March 2019 (“exit day”). If there is no deal, EU law will no longer apply. Instead we will rely upon national law and international laws. The International Family Law Group LLP provides some guidance about how to prepare for a “No-Deal“[...]
Date: 31 Jan 2019
Jurisdiction: United Kingdom
Subjects: BrexitDivorce

Virtual banking and blockchain development

On 27 May 1997 Nationwide Building Society launched the first internet-banking service in the UK. After more than twenty years, nowadays, we only need a smartphone and internet access in order to easily transfer even a large amount of money from one country to another, pay for[...]
Date: 15 Jan 2019

New Offshore Economic Substance Laws

Amidst the Brexit hullabaloo and Mr Trump’s usual inciting tweets, one would be excused not to pay much heed to the announcement of the new offshore economic substance requirements at the end of 2018. Yet the legislation passed in the Crown Dependencies — Jersey, Guernsey and[...]
Date: 08 Jan 2019

The IBSA 2018 Conference Summary

The following is a summary of the CosiPod IBSA annual conference, held at the Berkeley Hotel, Knightsbridge on 1st November 2018. It was a spectacular success, thanks to our expert speakers and delegate contributions, making this a truly memorable event. [...]
Date: 15 Nov 2018
Jurisdiction: Global

Response to The Treasury Select Committee Report on Regulation of Crypto-Assets

Baker Botts, L.L.P., a leading international law firm has co-authored a paper, along with a group of leading business figures, in response to the parliamentary report published by the UK Treasury Select Committee on 19 September 2018. The report advocates that the[...]
Date: 03 Nov 2018
Subjects: Crypto currency

How October’s drastic Budget changes to Principal Private Residence Relief (PPR) will impact separating couples

The October 2018 budget has brought with it a significant proposed change to the principal private residence relief (‘PPR’) available to homeowners on the disposal of a property. [...]
Date: 03 Nov 2018