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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.

Jersey property unit trusts
Briefings | 13 Mar 2019

Jersey property unit trusts (or "JPUTs") are a well-established and popular choice as an offshore investment holding vehicle for real estate. Changes to the taxation of gains on UK property held by non-resident investors have generated renewed interest in ...

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Jersey foundations a decade on
Articles | 27 Feb 2019

This article by Zillah Howard, Partner considers the changes that have occurred throughout the world and within the private wealth arena during that time and analyses the continuing appeal of Jersey foundations as a structuring option for families across th...

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Immigration Law paves way for bright future
Articles | 13 Feb 2019

The new Cayman Islands Immigration (Transition) Law, 2018 and Customs and Border Control Law 2018 came into force on 1 February 2019. Daniel Altneu, Associate at Solomon Harris, part of Bedell Cristin, discusses what these new laws hope to deliver.

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Economic substance rules in the Channel Islands
Briefings | 13 Feb 2019

This briefing aims to give a brief overview of what the new substance rules will entail for those companies tax resident in Guernsey or Jersey.

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Capital gains tax on UK property for non-resident investors: implications for offshore real estate structures
Briefings | 15 Jan 2019

From April 2019 gains made by non-residents on all types of UK property will become, for the first time, subject to UK tax. This briefing provides an overview of the new rules, and explores the relevance for offshore-based structures holding UK real estate.

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Grey skies for sunny Cayman?
Articles | 11 Dec 2018

Attorney, Rob Humphries, contributes to an article published by Captive International. The Cayman Islands has been placed on the EU’s ‘grey list’ of cooperative jurisdictions – Rob highlights what this means for Cayman and for the captive insurance sector.

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Jersey: a platform for international real estate investment
Briefings | 11 Dec 2018

Jersey acts as a global hub for structuring real estate investment. This briefing looks at what Jersey has to offer to real estate investors.

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Jersey investment funds: an overview
Briefings | 07 Dec 2018

Jersey is one of the premier offshore jurisdictions for the establishment of investment funds and other investment structures. Jersey is highly regarded for the quality of its regulatory regime and its legal and other service providers. Investment funds act...

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GDPR and the Cayman data protection law
Articles | 07 Dec 2018

Rob Humphries, Associate, determines what Cayman captives and insurance managers should consider in relation to GDPR and the new Cayman data protection law. Published in Captive Review Cayman Report 2019

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Jersey unregulated eligible investor funds
Briefings | 07 Dec 2018

Funds established in Jersey are generally subject to regulation by the Jersey Financial Services Commission ("JFSC"). The degree of regulation varies depending upon the type of fund.

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Civil litigation in Jersey - the basics
Briefings | 26 Nov 2018

This is a basic guide to civil litigation in Jersey. Claims exceeding £30,000 are dealt with by the Royal Court of Jersey, in accordance with the Royal Court Rules 2004 ("RCR") and Practice Directions, which were significantly overhauled in 2017. If you ha...

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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

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 to contact us if you need further explanation or guidance.

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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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