I had the pleasure of attending STEP Jersey’s AGM and 25th anniversary celebration this week. STEP Jersey is one of our largest branches, with over 1200 members, and is also one of our most active. Not only does it host many well-attended events, but it works closely with government, regulators and others to ensure the… Read More Happy 25th birthday STEP Jersey!
STEP hosted its annual Special Interest Group (SIG) Spotlight Sessions on 14 November in London, a day comprising six conference streams. SIGs provide opportunities for members to connect and advance their focused area of practice. I attended the International Client SIG session, which focused on the needs of practitioners serving international clients with complex planning… Read More STEP puts CRS, transparency and public registers under the SIG spotlight
France has taken the unprecedented decision to put its register of trusts online and freely accessible this week. From 30 June the French trusts register can be accessed by using a number of search criteria, including the name of the trust, or identity of the trustee, settlor or beneficiaries. France obtained this information as trustees of… Read More French trust register goes live to public on 30 June
Transparency has been in the forefront of many people’s minds since news broke of the leak from Mossack Fonseca in Panama. But those in the know will be aware that the UK government has already taken steps to tackle the issue with the creation of a public register of company beneficial ownership: the PSC (People… Read More The UK PSC Register: what you need to know