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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 private funds
Briefings | 23 May 2019

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.

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Jersey foundations: key uses
Briefings | 17 May 2019

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 ...

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Jersey foundations
Briefings | 17 May 2019

The Foundations (Jersey) Law 2009 (the "Law") allows for the incorporation of Jersey foundations.

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A practical guide to tax in commercial property transactions in Jersey
Briefings | 08 May 2019

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.

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Practical guide to property ownership in Jersey
Briefings | 24 Apr 2019

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.

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The Dispute Resolution Review 11th Edition
Articles | 04 Apr 2019

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.

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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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