Insights

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.

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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Disability Discrimination law - will I need to adapt my premises?
Briefings | 24 Apr 2018

The Discrimination (Disability) (Jersey) Regulations 2018 will come into force on 1st September 2018 whereby individuals will be protected against discrimination on account of disability.

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Change in the Channel
Articles | 20 Apr 2018

Donna Withers, Head of Wills & Probate writes about the upcoming legislation in Jersey and how it is set to empower the island's vulnerable population. Published in the STEP Journal - April 2018.

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Purchasing freehold property in Jersey - the basics
Briefings | 19 Apr 2018

Jersey's conveyancing system is unique, complex and, at times, confusing. Therefore, in order to guide you through the various steps of the legal process, we have prepared a simple guide to purchasing freehold property in Jersey.

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Guernsey investment structures
Briefings | 16 Apr 2018

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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The New BVI Limited Partnership Act
Articles | 11 Apr 2018

Lee Osborne, Managing Associate, reviews the New BVI Limited Partnership Act. Published in the IFC Caribbean - April 2018.

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Extract Jersey chapter - International Guide to Money Laundering Law and Practice 5th Edition
Books | 22 Mar 2018

This chapter by David Cadin is taken from the International Guide to Money Laundering Law and Practice (5th Ed) due to be published by Bloomsbury Professional later this year.

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Jersey's Trusts Law: Amendment No.7
Briefings | 22 Mar 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 draft Trusts (Amendment No.7) (Jersey) Law 201- ("Amendment No.7") and are expected to be broug...

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Should "some unreasonableness" be expected in litigation?
Briefings | 14 Mar 2018

March 2018 saw the publication of Calligo Limited v Professional Business Systems CI Ltd [2018] JRC 044; a noteworthy decision of the Deputy Bailiff arguably narrowing the Jersey test for indemnity costs.

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Innovative system of charity registration in Jersey
Briefings | 07 Mar 2018

With effect from 1 May 2018, it will be possible to register a charity in Jersey. The Island's innovative system of charity registration: - offers two alternative categories of registration, with the choice impacting on the accessibility of information on ...

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Case Note - Crociani v Crociani
Articles | 19 Feb 2018

On 11 September the Royal Court handed down its judgment in Crociani & O’rs v Crociani & O’rs [2017] JRC146 in favour of the Plaintiffs. Eason Rajah and Anthony Robinson discuss the judgment. Published in Trusts & Trustees, Vol. 24, No. 2 - March 2018.

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Crociani v Crociani - A review of the Royal Court judgment
Articles | 22 Dec 2017

Anthony Robinson and Eason Rajah QC review the Royal Court judgment in the long-running case of Crociani v Crociani delivered on 11 September 2017. Published in STEPs Trust Quarterly Report - December 2017.

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Directors' duties in the wake of Carlyle
Briefings | 22 Dec 2017

On 4 September 2017 Lieutenant Bailiff Hazel Marshall QC handed down her highly anticipated judgment in Carlyle Capital Corporation Limited (in Liquidation) and others v Conway and others.

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BVI beneficial ownership registration regime
Briefings | 28 Nov 2017

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 G8 Summit in June 2013, at which the off...

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The impact of the Common Reporting Standard on trusts
Articles | 06 Nov 2017

When the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) was first introduced by the USA, there was a degree of reluctance among some in the finance industry to engage with it - Nancy Chien discusses. Published in the Journal of International Tax, Trust and Corp...

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Sham trusts, the High Court and "Putin's Banker"
Briefings | 03 Nov 2017

On 11 October 2017, the High Court released its latest judgment in the long running saga between Mezhprom Bank and its liquidator, the Deposit Insurance Agency (the "DIA"), and Russian businessman Mr Sergei Pugachev (also known as "Putin's banker").

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UK REITs and The International Stock Exchange
Briefings | 13 Sep 2017

In this briefing we focus on the changes to the UK Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) regime introduced by the UK Finance Act 2012 and the way in which Jersey companies and The International Stock Exchange (TISE) (formerly known as The Channel Islands Secu...

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The hidden costs of DIY wills
Articles | 07 Sep 2017

It is often suggested that it is easy to write your own Will if your wishes are simple and your financial situation isn’t complicated - Donna Withers discusses. Published in Gallery Magazine - September 2017.

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An introduction to blockchains
Articles | 06 Sep 2017

Marc Piano, associate, explains the basic concept behind blockchains. Published in Contact Magazine - September/October 2017 issue.

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