Martin Kenney & Co joins IR as the exclusive Debt & Asset Recovery Member in British Virgin Islands

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Markus Stadler of Martin Kenney & Co. Markus has joined IR as our exclusive Debt & Asset Recovery Member in British Virgin Islands. Markus joined Martin Kenney & Co. from Hughes Hubbard & Reed in Washington, D.C., and Paris, where he […]

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Markus Stadler

Counsel, Martin Kenney & Co

Announcement – Hatstone Group new office opening in Dublin, Ireland

International boutique legal, corporate and trust services and investment fund administration group Hatstone has today announced the establishment of its European hub in Ireland, joining forces with the partnership formerly known as Tully Rinckey (Ireland) LLP.Hatstone Ireland specialises in banking and finance, corporate and commercial, funds, property, employment and litigation. The Dublin office is part […]

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McW Todman & Co. joins IR as the exclusive Commercial Litigation Member in the British Virgin Islands

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Nelcia St. Jean of McW Todman & Co. Nelcia has joined IR as our exclusive Commercial Litigation member in the British Virgin Islands. I have appeared in the Commercial Court of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Virgin Islands) and have had […]

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Nelcia St. Jean

Partner, McW Todman & Co.

Calum McKenzie participates in the IR Global Guide – Getting to know the UBO & selecting the right advisor

Foreward by Andrew Chilvers When the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive was introduced into law by the UK and EU in January 2020, for many professionals it was a much needed addition to legislation that would significantly help business transparency and combat money laundering. In essence, it was good for business and for public and professional […]

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Getting to know the UBO

And Selecting the Right Advisor

February 2021

Why the latest directive on UBOs is critical to combat corporate crime When the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive was introduced into law by the UK and EU in January 2020, […]

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Common Reporting Standard (CRS) – Compliance of Financial Institutions under Scrutiny by BVI International Tax Authority

As previously communicated in a briefing note, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) enacted the BVI Mutual Legal Assistance (Tax Matters) Amendment Act, 2018 (the Act) which directly impacted upon CRS reporting obligations on several levels. The Act and the BVI Guidance Notes on CRS require that all BVI Financial Institutions (FIs) establish, implement and maintain written […]

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Panama introduces a Beneficial Owner Register and extends the Tax Amnesty

Law No. 129, which deals with the establishment and regulation of a beneficial owner register, was approved in Panama on 17 March 2020 and became law on 20 March 2020. In summary, the new Law requires a resident agent to file certain information in relation to the ultimate beneficial owner (the “UBO”) at the Superintendence […]

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Panama to introduce a beneficial owner register

Bill No. 169 (the “Bill”), which deals with the establishment and regulation of a beneficial owner register, has been approved by the Panamanian National Assembly. The Bill will become law once executed by the Panamanian President and published in the Panamanian Official Gazette.   The Bill requires resident agents to file relevant information, such as details […]

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Hatstone’s Jersey Office appoints new Group Partner

Hatstone is pleased to announce the appointment to Group Partner of Bella Ward, who will be based in the Hatstone’s Jersey office. Bella specialises in banking, finance, corporate, commercial and real estate transactions.  She has a significant practice leading cross-border corporate, banking and capital markets transactions.   Prior to joining Hatstone, Bella worked in the banking and […]

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Promotions at Hatstone’s South Africa Office

Hatstone has in the last six months promoted four of its lawyers in South Africa. Dr Erin Nel, who is an international trust and compliance specialist, was promoted to Senior Associate. Her role entails dealing with regulatory and trust-related matters, drafting corporate agreements and documents, wealth management, as well as supporting the Hatstone Group with local and […]

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