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.
A leading product in the Jersey funds range is the Jersey private fund - a regulatory classification offering certainty, flexibility and speed to promoters of investment funds.
A decade since the introduction of the Foundations (Jersey) Law 2009 (the "Foundations Law"), the Jersey foundation has an established role in private wealth structuring. Key uses are for succession planning, as orphan structures for specific purposes, and ...
The Foundations (Jersey) Law 2009 (the "Law") allows for the incorporation of Jersey foundations.
Jersey's tax regime in commercial property transactions follows a similar structure to that in England and Wales. Nevertheless, the Jersey system has a number of particular quirks.
Jersey property law is a distinct system which (although it has been heavily influenced in more recent years by the English regime) has historically developed from Norman-French customary law.
Kai McGriele and Richard Parry have co-authored the Cayman Islands chapter of The Dispute Resolution Reivew 11th Edition. Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in March 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 ...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jersey acts as a global hub for structuring real estate investment. This briefing looks at what Jersey has to offer to real estate investors.
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...
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
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...