• (Face to Face & Zoom) Disclosure of Interests: Part XV of the SFO

    Although the Disclosure of Interest regime under the SFO has been in place for over 16 years, it is still a minefield for many, in particular for those substantial shareholders, directors, chief executives who are required by law to disclose their interests in a listed company and secretaries, financial controllers or legal counsels who may have to assist in preparing these forms. This course will give a comprehensive overview of the current disclosure of interests regime under the SFO, concentrating on the requirements for directors and shareholders of listed companies.

    22 May, 2020

  • (Face to Face & Zoom) Notifiable Transactions Listing Rules: Chapter 14

    The purpose of Chapter 14 of the Listing Rules is to provide shareholders of listed companies and the general public timely disclosure of relevant information so that the public and the investors are kept fully informed of information necessary for them to appraise the position of the listed group.  It will also provide an opportunity for them to participate in major corporate decisions.  This course will provide an in-depth and detailed analysis of the current requirements in Chapter 14 of the Listing Rules by way of flowcharts and examples.

    15 May, 2020

  • (Live Face to Face & Zoom) Introduction to Trusts

    The trust vehicle is frequently used by families to manage, preserve and protect family wealth, as well as a means for estate and succession planning.  What are the benefits, objectives or purposes of setting up a trust? What are the key issues that a client (settlor) would need to consider in using a trust? How can the settlor maintain control of trust assets?

    This course will provide a useful update for those who are considering setting up a trust or those who are advising clients on trust related matters.

    29 Sep, 2020

  • (Live Face to Face & Zoom) Economic Substance – Impact on Private Clients, Trustees and Family Offices

    This course will go through the new “economic substance” (“ES”) laws in the major offshore financial centres and how it affects private wealth structures.

    In December 2017, the European Union Code of Conduct Group carried out a review of the tax policies of those jurisdictions with zero or only nominal taxation and considered the concept of “economic substance”. Many jurisdictions have introduced laws to deal with this issue.

    The new laws impose requirements in respect of company management, operating expenditure, human resources and income generating activities. Non-compliance with the law could lead to financial penalties and the business entity being struck off.

    The speaker will walk you through the economic substance test to help you identify the business entities affected by the new law and how to comply.

    08 Sep, 2020