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Baker & Partners
A recent judgment of the Guernsey Royal Court provides comprehensive guidance on the duties of directors. In Carlyle Capital Corp Limited (in liquidation) and ors v Conway and ors there is extensive consideration of the duties owed by a director to the company and the standard of care to be expected. The judgment will be of great interest to the wider offshore financial services market.
Carey Olsen
James Willmott, partner in our Jersey corporate practice, provides a Q&A on the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991 (Jersey Companies Law), the principal Jersey companies legislation...
Baker & Partners
The JFSC has been focusing heavily on Suspicious Activity Reports ("SARs") recently. This is understandable. SARs are a crucial part of the regulatory framework. If regulated businesses are properly reporting suspicions of criminal conduct then the law enforcement agencies receive vital ammunition for cleaning up the finance industry and investigating crime without lifting a finger.
Carey Olsen
Jersey has been at the forefront of the global finance industry for over 50 years and is acknowledged as one of the world's leading international finance centres for banking...
Bedell Cristin
Foundations were introduced in Jersey in 2009 pursuant to the Foundations Law 2009, providing an alternative to trusts for the increasing numbers of the Island's clients who are more familiar with the concept...
Walkers
Article 115 of the Companies Law deals with restrictions on distributions made by a company and makes clear that the Companies Law only restricts or seeks to control distributions which reduce the net assets...
Walkers
Initial and Annual Listing Fees effective from 1 January 2017.
Carey Olsen
The vexed question (still unresolved by the Jersey courts) as to the correct limitation period under Jersey law for bringing a claim against a director of a Jersey company for a breach of his statutory...
Baker & Partners
On the 15th May 2017, the Chancery Division of the English High Court in O'Keef & Anor v Caner & Ors [2017] EWHC 1105 (Ch) held, as a matter of fact, that the appropriate prescription period...
Baker & Partners
The decision of the Royal Court in Hong Kong Foods Limited and Another v Robin Hood Curry Limited and Another has brought much needed clarity to the law on misrepresentation...
Carey Olsen
Jersey is one of the world's major international finance centres. Its successful combination of stability and reliability combined with tax neutrality has kept Jersey at the forefront of global finance for almost half a century.
Ogier
In this case, the Court made it very clear that any arrangement which detracts from the ability of regulators or law enforcement authorities to identify beneficial owners of companies...
Bedell Cristin
It is common for Jersey trusts to include provisions appointing a protector and vesting in the protector varying degrees of responsibility for overseeing or intervening in the administration of a trust.
Carey Olsen
A number of court decisions have demonstrated that discretionary trust assets are not always immune from freezing injunctions obtained against settlors/beneficiaries.
Bedell Cristin
The Channel Islands Securities Exchange (CISE) has experienced an increased interest in listing specialist securities, particularly high yield bonds, since the introduction of a new European Union (EU) market abuse regime on 3 July 2016, effected as a result of the new EU Market Abuse Regulation (MAR).
OIL
Vistra has announced its instrumental role in one of the highest profile and most complex private equity transactions of 2016.
Walkers
To date more than 90 protected cell companies and more than 70 incorporated cell companies have been incorporated in Jersey.
Ogier
Nicola Roberts, Advocate and managing associate in Ogier's dispute resolution team examines the recent decision in Her Majesty's Attorney General v Rosenlund and Another (2016)...
Bedell Cristin
The Jersey foundation was introduced in July 2009 as a new form of incorporated vehicle.
Ogier
In a year that saw so many regulatory changes it's not surprising that our most-read briefings were dominated by our specialists unpicking developments across a range of subjects...
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Baker & Partners
The JFSC has been focusing heavily on Suspicious Activity Reports ("SARs") recently. This is understandable. SARs are a crucial part of the regulatory framework. If regulated businesses are properly reporting suspicions of criminal conduct then the law enforcement agencies receive vital ammunition for cleaning up the finance industry and investigating crime without lifting a finger.
Carey Olsen
James Willmott, partner in our Jersey corporate practice, provides a Q&A on the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991 (Jersey Companies Law), the principal Jersey companies legislation...
Baker & Partners
A recent judgment of the Guernsey Royal Court provides comprehensive guidance on the duties of directors. In Carlyle Capital Corp Limited (in liquidation) and ors v Conway and ors there is extensive consideration of the duties owed by a director to the company and the standard of care to be expected. The judgment will be of great interest to the wider offshore financial services market.
Carey Olsen
Jersey has been at the forefront of the global finance industry for over 50 years and is acknowledged as one of the world's leading international finance centres for banking...
Bedell Cristin
Foundations were introduced in Jersey in 2009 pursuant to the Foundations Law 2009, providing an alternative to trusts for the increasing numbers of the Island's clients who are more familiar with the concept...
Carey Olsen
A number of court decisions have demonstrated that discretionary trust assets are not always immune from freezing injunctions obtained against settlors/beneficiaries.
Baker & Partners
On the 15th May 2017, the Chancery Division of the English High Court in O'Keef & Anor v Caner & Ors [2017] EWHC 1105 (Ch) held, as a matter of fact, that the appropriate prescription period...
Walkers
Article 115 of the Companies Law deals with restrictions on distributions made by a company and makes clear that the Companies Law only restricts or seeks to control distributions which reduce the net assets...
Bedell Cristin
Protectors feature regularly in Jersey trusts, being appointed by settlors as a means of ensuring that there will be some element of control over the exercise of the trustees' powers.
Bedell Cristin
As legislative developments make it easier to move between jurisdictions, many offshore companies are choosing to redomicile in different jurisdictions for a variety of reasons...
Baker & Partners
Following an extensive investigation by the Panamanian authorities into its affairs, PanTrust was banned by the Panamanian regulator from conducting trust business from February 2015.
Carey Olsen
The vexed question (still unresolved by the Jersey courts) as to the correct limitation period under Jersey law for bringing a claim against a director of a Jersey company for a breach of his statutory...
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