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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | Australia | 24 May 2022

Significant stamp duty changes affecting property transactions

New stamp duty will be imposed on a change in beneficial ownership or a trust acknowledgement, plus a welcome change to refund foreign purchaser duty…
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Mourant | United Kingdom | 23 May 2022

New UK legislation affects overseas companies holding UK property

The UK Government has recently introduced legislation which aims to prevent the UK property market being used for money laundering by increasing the…
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Hogan Lovells | United Kingdom | 18 May 2022

Investing in U.K. real estate: ownership transparency

The U.K. Real estate market has long been considered a good proposition for overseas investors. Market transparency is high, a robust legal system…
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Corrs Chambers Westgarth | Australia | 17 May 2022

A wolf in sheep’s clothing? Amendments to the NSW Duties Act passed

On 11 May 2022 the State Revenue and Fines Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous) Bill 2022 (NSW) (Bill) passed through both houses of New South Wales…
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Lexology PRO | Global, United Kingdom | 11 May 2022

The Queen’s Speech 2022: key legislative changes and implications for businesses

Overhauling the UK GDPR, regulating digital market leaders, and reshaping public procurement processes are among the upcoming changes expected to shape the future of post-Brexit UK legislation.
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Hogan Lovells | United Kingdom | 4 May 2022

Ready, Steady, Register: New UK beneficial ownership register

The Economic Crime Act, which received Royal Assent on 15 March 2022, will require overseas entities that are owners or leaseholders of land in the UK…
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Kozusko Harris Duncan | USA | 28 Apr 2022

Reporting beneficial owners of certain US companies: proposed regulations on when information must be reported and penalties

The US Department of the Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network recently issued proposed regulations with details to begin compiling a beneficial owner register for US companies under the Corporate Transparency Act. This article is the fourth in a series summarising those details and focuses on when information must be reported and penalties for failure to comply.
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Kozusko Harris Duncan | USA | 14 Apr 2022

Reporting beneficial owners of certain US companies: proposed regulations on what constitutes beneficial ownership

The US Department of the Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network recently issued proposed regulations with details to begin compiling a beneficial owner register for US companies under the Corporate Transparency Act. This article is the second in a series reviewing those details in the context of family succession planning, continuing with what constitutes beneficial ownership.
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Lexology PRO | Australia, Canada, European Union, etc. | 8 Apr 2022

Russian sanctions evasion: how regulators are cracking down on hidden offshore wealth

Overseas beneficial ownership registers, darknet crypto-platform seizures, and cross-border cooperation are just some of the ways enforcers are tackling sanctions evasion.
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Gowling WLG | United Kingdom | 30 Mar 2022

UK Register of Overseas Entities - are you ready?

The UK has passed legislation designed to increase the transparency of the identity of overseas entities which own land in the UK. The legislation is…
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