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This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

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Competitive Guernsey

October 2012 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by AFR Advocates.

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Guernsey has been considering the introduction of local competition law since at least 2005 and by bringing into effect The Competition (Guernsey) Ordinance, 2012 on 1 August 2012, has introduced an effective Competition Law regime, to regulate the same 3 core areas recognized in most competition regimes, namely the abuse of a dominant position, anti-competitive arrangements, and mergers and acquisitions.

Redundancy in Guernsey

June 2009 - Employment. Legal Developments by AFR Advocates.

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In this time of recession redundancies are unfortunately inevitable as employers look at ways of trimming costs, or business begins to dry up.

New Era of Banking Supervision awaits

January 2009 - Finance. Legal Developments by AFR Advocates.

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As we live through the impact of credit crunch Michael Sproule of Atkinson Ferbrache Richardson foresees a tougher regime of performance standards for Banks and their Boards in meeting the requirements of best practice.

NEW LEGISLATION IN FORCE – THE ROYAL COURT (REFORM) (GUERNSEY) LAW, 2008

November 2008 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by AFR Advocates.

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At its October sitting, the States of Guernsey passed a commencement ordinance bringing the Royal Court (Reform) (Guernsey) Law, 2008 into force.

THE COMPANIES (GUERNSEY) LAW, 2008

July 2008 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by AFR Advocates.

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ON-LINE INCORPORATION AND RESIDENT AGENCY IN THE NEW ENVIRONMENT. Licensed Fiduciaries are now taking instructions to engage in the radical new process of on-line incorporation under the provisions of The Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 ("the New Law").

Trust Guernsey

March 2008 - Finance. Legal Developments by AFR Advocates.

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Trusts are increasingly used as the prevalent feature of international estate planning. Partly this is a result of the Hague Convention on the Recognition of Trusts giving trusts more publicity and making those in civil law jurisdictions more comfortable with them; partly it derives from the increasing international mobility of people who want trusts as a flexible and reliable means of holding assets and managing their disposition in lifetime and devolution on death.

Atkinson Ferbrache Richardson - Release of personal information

November 2007 - TMT ( Technology, Media & Telecoms). Legal Developments by AFR Advocates.

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Access to our personal information appears to be increasingly common and there have been recent developments in this area.

Atkinson Ferbrache Richardson - Tribunals in Guernsey

November 2007 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by AFR Advocates.

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Many people are familiar with attending the Court in Guernsey, even if only for buying a house or making a will. In the past, members of the public would also have gone to Court to resolve a dispute, or to pursue an appeal but times are changing. Now, in several specific matters claimants will have to appear in front of a tribunal - not the Court – to pursue their claim.