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Baker & Partners
A recent judgment of the Royal Court has reinforced the wide nature of the court's jurisdiction to order a just and equitable winding up of an insolvent company whilst underlining the court's apparent distaste for désastre in the context of corporate insolvency.
Bedell Cristin
The topic of corporate transparency through the creation of a central registry of company beneficial ownership information has been extensively debated in recent years and came to the political fore at the Lough Erne...
Carey Olsen
The States of Jersey Chief Minister's Office has published a draft law for consultation, which if enacted would see the introduction of US-style limited liability companies ("LLCs") in Jersey (the "Draft Law").
Oben Law & Regulatory
A recent decision of the English Court of Appeal appears to have introduced a difference of approach between the UK and Jersey in relation to an issue which is important to trustees...
Jersey Finance Limited
Fund assets serviced in Jersey are up 14.7% on last year raising $346.5bn.
Intertrust
After the geopolitical upheaval of 2016 it would have taken a brave forecaster to stick their neck out and predict a completely stable 2017 in the social and political spheres.
Bedell Cristin
Non-charitable purpose trusts are expressly provided for by the Trusts (Jersey) Law 1984 as amended (the "Trusts Law").
Baker & Partners
In a series of 3 articles (Rounds 1 to 3), we explore Jersey's approach to the concept of transparency in respect of beneficial ownership information.
Bedell Cristin
A private trust company ("PTC") is a useful vehicle to consider in the planning and establishment of trust structures for high net worth and ultra high net worth families.
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.
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Oben Law & Regulatory
A recent decision of the English Court of Appeal appears to have introduced a difference of approach between the UK and Jersey in relation to an issue which is important to trustees...
Jersey Finance Limited
Fund assets serviced in Jersey are up 14.7% on last year raising $346.5bn.
Bedell Cristin
The topic of corporate transparency through the creation of a central registry of company beneficial ownership information has been extensively debated in recent years and came to the political fore at the Lough Erne...
Carey Olsen
The States of Jersey Chief Minister's Office has published a draft law for consultation, which if enacted would see the introduction of US-style limited liability companies ("LLCs") in Jersey (the "Draft Law").
Baker & Partners
In a series of 3 articles (Rounds 1 to 3), we explore Jersey's approach to the concept of transparency in respect of beneficial ownership information.
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.
Intertrust
After the geopolitical upheaval of 2016 it would have taken a brave forecaster to stick their neck out and predict a completely stable 2017 in the social and political spheres.
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
Non-charitable purpose trusts are expressly provided for by the Trusts (Jersey) Law 1984 as amended (the "Trusts Law").
Bedell Cristin
A private trust company ("PTC") is a useful vehicle to consider in the planning and establishment of trust structures for high net worth and ultra high net worth families.
Bedell Cristin
Jersey is an attractive choice of jurisdiction in which to establish philanthropic structures for a variety of reasons.
Walkers
Initial and Annual Listing Fees effective from 1 January 2017.
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