Important Changes To Trust Legislation

You may not be aware of some new legislation which has been announced that forces nearly all trusts to register with HMRC before 1 September 2022, whether or not they have a liability. The new rules impose penalties for non-compliance which will include many arrangements that have not previously needed to be reported. If you […]

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SFC End-To-End Tests for Hong Kong Investor Identity Regime

On 31 March 2022, the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (SFC) issued a circular regarding the mandatory end-to-end (E2E) test for systems for the Hong Kong Investor Identification Regime (HKIDR). The circular provides a summary of the preparation work necessary for implementing the mandatory E2E test which licensed and registered intermediaries must complete between mid-May […]

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An Overview of the regulatory and business status of cryptocurrency and blockchain in Poland

💻 If anybody is looking for a bullet overview of the regulatory and business status of cryptocurrency and blockchain in Poland we recommend the latest 🎙️ Crypto Cast by gunnercooke, during which dr Konrad Stolarski had the chance to shed some light on the topic during his chat with James Burnie FRSA – Thank you for the invitation!Recommendable for a […]

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NICs boost for the self-employed

Prior to the March Spring Statement, most self-employed individuals were facing increased national insurance contribution (NIC) bills this year. However, those with profits up to and just over £28,000 will now see a fall in the amount they pay compared to last year. What’s more, low earners can benefit from deemed contributions. Class 4 NICs […]

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Recruitment for your business in this competitive market

“It’s so hard to find the right person!” “Having found the right person and having successfully integrated her into the team and now seeing her flourish, I then worry about retaining her!” People management has always been a key ingredient to any business’ success, yet it is also one of the trickiest aspects to get […]

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HKEx and SFC Disciplinary Actions in March 2022

In March 2022, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the HKEx) announced the results of its disciplinary action against former directors of a Chapter 21-listed investment company for misuse of the company’s funds, while the Securities and Futures Commission (the SFC) published the outcomes of four disciplinary actions. The SFC enforcement actions were instituted against former […]

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Whatever happened to the wealth tax?

A new wealth tax to counter the cost of the Covid-19 pandemic was the talk of the financial pages not so long ago. Now it has disappeared… or has it? By the end of 2020, as the huge cost of the Covid-19 pandemic became clear, there was much discussion about the introduction of a wealth […]

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HKEX’s New Listing Regime for Overseas Issuers

Please join Julia Charlton for a webinar on Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s New Listing Regime for Overseas Issuers at 5-6:30pm HKT 6 May 2022. The webinar is accredited with 1.5 CPD points by The Law Society of Hong Kong. Register here > About the Webinar: The webinar will cover the following topics and participants may enroll via […]

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CULTURE & DIVERSITY Diversity at Messner Reeves At Messner Reeves, we value each person for their unique perspective and background, embracing anyone who is willing to work hard. Diversity strengthens our firm and results in more innovative solutions for our clients. We have long recognized that attracting and promoting diverse attorneys through mentoring, business development […]

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Las Vegas Team Secures Second Successful Verdict

Congratulations to Las Vegas Associate Steven Knauss and Partner Christina Mundy-Mamer on their most recent trial win. Originating in 2019, Osorio vs. Brewer was a disputed liability case. The plaintiff requested a verdict of $100,000. After deliberating for five hours over the course of two days the jury found the defendant was not at fault for the accident and […]

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Messner Reeves Welcomes Two New Associates to Orange County Office

We’re thrilled to give a warm welcome to our newest associate attorneys at our Orange County office, Lana Lukyanov and Jennifer Berneking. With an incredibly diverse background and strong experience in litigation, Lukyanov’s practice encompasses a broad range of practice areas including real estate, litigation, labor & employment, insurance defense, corporate, business litigation, and banking and financial institutions. […]

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March Newsletter 2022

Amendments to the Electronic Government Act were announced at the end of February. The same one provides the establishment of a Ministry of e-Government. The functions that the newly created ministry will perform previously were responsibility of the Ministry of Transport, Information Technology, and Communications, which after this legislative change becomes the Ministry of Transport […]

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