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Jersey structures for philanthropy
| 08 Nov 2019

Philanthropy is important for many families, with increasing numbers establishing new structures to support particular altruistic causes that they identify with, whether those causes are technically charitable or not.

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Registered charities in Jersey
Briefings | 08 Nov 2019

Jersey's innovative system of charity registration opened on 1 May 2018 and (1) offers two alternative categories of registration, with the choice impacting on the accessibility of information on the public register; and (2) provides for registration to be ...

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Guernsey investment structures
Briefings | 05 Nov 2019

Guernsey is, for many, the jurisdiction of choice for the establishment and/or administration of all types of investment structure and collective investment vehicle, including private equity, hedge and property funds, across a wide range of asset classes.

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Economic substance laws – multi-jurisdiction comparison
Briefings | 22 Oct 2019

In response to European Union requirements, many offshore jurisdictions have enacted legislation requiring certain tax resident entities to demonstrate sufficient economic substance in the relevant jurisdiction. This table gives a high-level overview and co...

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Islamic finance and real estate investment
Briefings | 15 Oct 2019

This briefing looks at what Jersey has to offer to real estate investors wishing to structure their real estate investments in accordance with the principals of Sharia (Islamic law), a code of conduct that guides all aspects of Muslim life.

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Jersey limited liability partnerships
Briefings | 10 Oct 2019

Limited liability partnerships ("LLPs") are used in lots of jurisdictions. But what are the key features of a Jersey LLP?

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Jersey separate and incorporated limited partnerships
Briefings | 09 Oct 2019

Under Jersey law, limited partnerships can be established with separate legal personality or full body corporate status. Such partnerships are known, respectively, as separate limited partnerships ("SLPs") and incorporated limited partnerships ("ILPs").

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Enforcement of security under the Security Interests (Jersey) Law 2012
Briefings | 07 Oct 2019

Jersey law security over Jersey intangible movable property such as shares, units and bank accounts is taken by way of a security interest under the Security Interests (Jersey) Law 2012. This briefing summarises the process for enforcing security interests ...

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Distinction between public and private companies in Jersey
Briefings | 04 Oct 2019

The Companies (Jersey) Law 1991, as amended provides for companies incorporated in Jersey to be either public or private. This briefing outlines some of the main differences between public and private companies in Jersey.

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Jersey companies and their incorporation
Briefings | 03 Oct 2019

This briefing discusses the different types of Jersey companies and provides an outline of the procedure for their incorporation.

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An overview of Jersey company law
Briefings | 03 Oct 2019

The Companies (Jersey) Law 1991 came into force on 30 March 1992. Since that date, the Law has been periodically amended and updated so as to ensure that Jersey company law is modern and flexible. This briefing summarises some of the key features of the Law.

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Migration of companies into and out of Jersey
Briefings | 01 Oct 2019

The Companies (Jersey) Law 1991, as amended (the "Law") has long been recognised as a robust but modern companies law which has adopted a versatile and flexible approach to corporate regulation. One of the features of the Law which typifies this approach i...

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Cayman Islands Data Protection Law – Obligations for Cayman Islands Businesses
Briefings | 01 Oct 2019

The Cayman Islands Data Protection Law is in force as of 30 September 2019. This article provides a summary of the main provisions of the Data Protection Law and highlights some important obligations and compliance steps.

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Jersey competition law
Briefings | 30 Sep 2019

Nearly 15 years ago, Jersey introduced a competition law for the first time - the Competition (Jersey) Law 2005 (the "Law"). In this briefing, we look at some of the key provisions of the Law as it currently stands and discuss some of the ways in which thos...

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Jersey merger control amendments
Briefings | 30 Sep 2019

In or around 2020, material changes are expected to be made to the Competition (Jersey) Law 2005 (the "Law") as it relates to the regulation of mergers and acquisitions. This briefing examines the nature and extent of the recommendations for overhauling Jer...

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Demerging Jersey companies
Briefings | 26 Sep 2019

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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Capital markets: listing Jersey holding companies
Briefings | 24 Sep 2019

With £184 billion market capitalisation held by Jersey listed companies on global exchanges as of 30 June 2019, this briefing explores why Jersey vehicles remain such a popular choice for taking international businesses to market.

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Summary winding up of Jersey companies
Briefings | 24 Sep 2019

A summary winding up is a statutory procedure used to wind up a solvent Jersey company.

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Jersey corporate insolvency - the two regimes
Briefings | 20 Sep 2019

There are two principal regimes for corporate insolvency in Jersey: désastre and winding-up. This Briefing seeks to highlight the major features of each and some of the differences between the two.

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Residency options in the Cayman Islands for real estate investors
Briefings | 31 Jul 2019

The Cayman Islands are an English-speaking British Overseas Territory in the western Caribbean Sea with no income, property, estate or corporate taxes and no restrictions on foreign ownership of real estate. In addition to being a major offshore financial c...

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