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As well as providing expert advice to financial institutions, corporations and private individuals, our lawyers are also active members on a number of working parties. Their thought leadership helps to shape future legislation and market developments, making a positive difference to our clients and industry as a whole.

Overview of Jersey investment funds
Briefings | 07 Nov 2018

This table provides an overview of the different regulatory classifications that are available when establishing a fund in Jersey. Bedell Cristin is able to offer specific advice on the selection of the most appropriate classification.

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Making a will in Jersey for non-Jersey domiciled individuals
Briefings | 06 Nov 2018

This briefing explains when you should make a Jersey will if you are not domiciled in Jersey. It only deals with movable assets in Jersey and not, therefore, land or other immovable property situate in Jersey.

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Wills & Successions (Amendment No.2) (Jersey) Law 2013
Briefings | 06 Nov 2018

The Wills & Successions (Jersey) Law 1993, as amended (the "Law") was the subject of a Report by Professor Meryl Thomas ("Professor Thomas") dated 12 October 2009, which was commissioned by the Jersey Community Relations Trust in 2009 (the "Report"). The Re...

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Making a will in Jersey for Jersey domiciled individuals
Briefings | 06 Nov 2018

This briefing provides answers to some of the key questions which you may have regarding the need for you to make a will. It should be noted that this briefing only applies to individuals who are domiciled in Jersey.

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Jersey and the United Nations human rights treaties
Briefings | 30 Oct 2018

As we approach the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights ("UDHR"), this Briefing explains the current situation in and future plans of Jersey regarding the various United Nations ("UN") human rights treaties. Please do not hesitate t...

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True convergence: a revolution for ILS Funds
Articles | 25 Oct 2018

Richard Sharp and Mark Helyar explain insurance-linked securities (ILS), explore their origins and reveal the Fund of One concept Mark devised. Published in BL Magazine - November/December 2018

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Jersey Lasting Powers of Attorney
Briefings | 11 Oct 2018

The Capacity and Self-Determination (Jersey) Law 2016 (the "Capacity Law"), which came into effect on 1 October 2018, has introduced lasting powers of attorney ("LPA") to Jersey. A Jersey LPA is a new instrument whereby a person (the "donor") appoints ano...

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Jersey takes a step closer to modern mental capacity law
Briefings | 04 Oct 2018

The Capacity and Self Determination (Jersey) Law 2016 (the 'new Law'), which came into force on 1 October 2018, radically alters the way in which mental health issues are dealt with in Jersey.

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Powers of attorney
Briefings | 02 Oct 2018

The Powers of Attorney (Jersey) Law 1995 (the "Powers of Attorney Law"), which came into force on 1 October 1995, effected a number of significant changes to the previous law on powers of attorney in the Island.

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Companies (Demerger) (Jersey) Regulations 2018
Briefings | 04 Sep 2018

On 1 September 2018, the Companies (Demerger) (Jersey) Regulations 2018 (the "Regulations") came into force, providing a statutory regime which will allow certain Jersey companies to be split into two or more companies.

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Jersey limited liability partnerships
Briefings | 01 Aug 2018

Limited liability partnerships ("LLPs") are common in many jurisdictions. This briefing summarises the principle features of Jersey LLPs.

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Insolvent trusts: the Z Trust cases
Briefings | 17 Jul 2018

The Royal Court of Jersey has given further guidance on the issues facing trustees of trusts who find that they are unable to pay trust liabilities out of trust assets as they fall due, or where the trust liabilities exceed the trust assets. Whilst the Cour...

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Republic of Angola & Anor v Perfectbit Ltd & Ors: EWHC rejects foreign exclusive jurisdiction clause in favour of English courts as appropriate legal forum
Briefings | 11 Jul 2018

The English High Court has issued a significant judgment in Republic of Angola v Perfectbit Ltd [2018] EWHC 965 (Comm), where it took jurisdiction over claims by the Republic of Angola ("Angola") and Banco Nacional de Angola (the "BNA") against eight co-def...

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Jersey foundations for philanthropy: when making a difference matters
Articles | 01 Jul 2018

Recognizing how personal and individualistic decisions in relation to philanthropy can be, Jersey is well placed to help philanthropists make the difference that they want to make, in the way that they want to make it. Written by Zillah Howard and published...

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International savings plans key to Jersey’s flexible future
Articles | 27 Jun 2018

The JPA has proposed an amendment to Jersey law that will make locally-managed international savings plans an attractive proposition to providers around the world.

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Bedell Cristin sets precedent in first legal challenge to the scope of the "tout tel clause" in the context of contractual misrepresentation
Briefings | 25 Jun 2018

On 14 June 2018, the Deputy Bailiff handed down an eagerly awaited judgment regarding the scope of a standard conveyancing provision, known informally as the "tout tel clause", confirming that the existence of the clause in a conveyance would not automatica...

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Buying a commercial investment property in Jersey
Briefings | 13 Jun 2018

Purchasing an investment property can be a complex and complicated undertaking. We have put together an overview of the process and some key issues to consider at the outset.

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Jersey's Trusts Law: Amendment No.7
Briefings | 04 Jun 2018

The Government of Jersey has agreed a series of amendments to be made to the Trusts (Jersey) Law 1984 (the "Trusts Law"). The amendments are contained within the Trusts (Amendment No.7) (Jersey) Law 2018 ("Amendment No.7") which will be brought into force o...

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Philanthropy 2.0
Articles | 02 May 2018

Zillah Howard, Partner explains why philanthropists from across the world are attracted to Jersey. Published in the Jersey Finance Trust Jersey publication - May 2018.

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Jersey: Centre of choice for international philanthropy
Articles | 02 May 2018

Zillah Howard, Partner, discusses why Jersey is the centre of choice for international philanthropy. Published in the Jersey First for Finance brochure 2018-2019.

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