Richard Le Liard
Richard is based in Jersey and is a partner in the funds and investment structures team. He specialises in establishing and advising investment funds and fund services businesses and also has a strong regulatory practice. He is sought after to advise on all areas of financial services regulation, data protection, international tax compliance (including economic substance) and the local AML/CFT regime.
He also has considerable experience in matters of corporate and commercial law.
Richard participates in local industry groups and regularly presents on matters of funds and regulation.
- Solicitor - Jersey
- 'Next generation lawyers' - Legal 500 2018 and 2017
Richard Le Liard, is very smart, very practical and very commercialLegal 500
Provides timely responses and is available for clients’ concerns and questions, even on short noticeLegal 500
Revenue Jersey has issued guidance with regards to the implications of Coronavirus for Economic Substance determinations and the impact on tax residence of companies.
Bedell Cristin has advised Inflexion Private Equity on the acquisition of Estera, a leading global provider of funds, corporate and trust services, from previous owner Bridgepoint.
Richard Le Liard and Bruce Scott will be attending the Jersey Finance Funds Masterclass at the Sofitel St James in London on Thursday 6 February 2020.
Today 28 January is International Data Privacy Day (also known as Data Protection Day). The purpose of Data Privacy Day is to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices.
Bedell Cristin has appointed three new partners in its Jersey office through the promotions of Richard Le Liard and Jeff O’Boyle and the appointment of Advocate Sara Johns.
Martin Paul, Tom Davies and Richard Le Liard will be attending the Jersey Funds Conference at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, Lancaster Gate, London on Tuesday 10 September 2019.
Bedell Cristin has advised Inflexion Private Equity on the acquisition of Estera, a leading global provider of funds, corporate and trust services, from Bridgepoint. Completion of the transaction is subject to regulatory approval.
Whether there is an orderly Brexit or a no-deal Brexit, from 29 March 2019 the UK will become, in GDPR terms, a 'third country'.
Promotions have been made at Bedell Cristin to recognise the firm’s expertise across a number of practice areas in its Jersey and London offices.
Bedell Cristin is working alongside Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP to advise PATRIZIA Immobilien AG on certain Jersey law aspects of its acquisition of Rockspring Property Holdings Limited.
Bedell Cristin advised Akina Partners on the Jersey-law aspects of the sale of their private equity business to Unigestion to create a merged private equity business with AUM of over US$6 billion.
Advised Pacific Equity Partners Pty Limited (a leading and award-winning investment team) in connection with their fifth private equity fund which focuses on investments predominantly in Australia and New Zealand.
Acted in connection with this Jersey limited partnership which is a venture capital fund investing primarily in the online, social and mobile game sector, predominantly in Europe, Israel and Turkey.
Advised what was largely reported as the largest hedge fund start-up of 2015 (Bloomberg), in connection with the establishment and regulatory licensing of the Jersey general partner and Jersey manager of the Fund
On 1 May 2015, leading litigation funders Therium Capital Management Limited ("Therium") announced a market-transforming £200 million private fundraising to invest in the costs of large-scale commercial litigation, group litigation and arbitration globally.
An innovative equity deal in which Bedell Cristin acted as Jersey legal adviser has been named the Equity Deal of the Year at the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) European Awards 2013.
Bedell Cristin acted as the Jersey legal adviser for CVC Credit Partners Limited in relation to the establishment, launch and listing of CVC Credit Partners European Opportunities Limited (the "Company").
Given the travel restrictions that are now in place with Covid-19 and the number of people working from home or self-isolating, it is sensible to consider how transactions can be completed remotely.
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...
Limited liability partnerships ("LLPs") are used in lots of jurisdictions. But what are the key features of a Jersey LLP?
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").
New rules on economic substance came into effect on 1 January 2019 in the BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey. Our experts have put their heads together and come up with their top tips for any company incorporated, registered or tax resident in one of ...
New rules on economic substance came into effect on 1 January 2019 affecting companies and certain types of partnerships incorporated, registered or tax resident in the BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey or Jersey. Clients are looking to their corporate service ...
Jersey (like many other offshore jurisdictions) has put in place a law requiring certain companies which are tax resident in Jersey to demonstrate that they have sufficient 'economic substance' in Jersey; this is known as the Taxation (Companies - Economic ...
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.
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.
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...
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.
Richard Le Liard, senior associate, presents a round- up of recent regulatory developments. Published in the JEP Funds Review - 18 May 2017.
Martin Paul, head of funds and private equity group, and Richard Le Liard, senior associate discuss the regime of change in Jersey. Published in Funds Europe: Jersey Supplement 2017.
Since April this year there have been two new types of legal vehicle available in Jersey: the separate limited partnership ('SLP') and the incorporated limited partnership ('ILP'), Richard Le Liard reports - published in Connect magazine Aug/Sept 2011.