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The cost consequences of not expressly marking correspondence "Without prejudice"
Litigation 14 Oct 2019 Cayman Islands

The English High Court ("Court") has found that an arbitrator could consider a letter containing an offer of settlement but not expressly marked "Without prejudice" on the subject of costs.

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Bedell Cristin attends STEP LatAm

Bedell Cristin is sponsoring STEP LatAm, which takes place 17-18 October in São Paulo, Brazil. Andrew Miller and Daniel Altneu from the Bedell Cristin Cayman office are attending the conference.

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Cayman Islands Directors and Managers lists available for inspection on request
Funds & Investment Structures Litigation 09 Oct 2019 Cayman Islands

As of 1 October 2019 lists of names of the current directors and alternate directors of a company ("Company") incorporated in the Cayman Islands ("Cayman") and of the current managers of a Cayman limited liability company ("LLC") will be available on request.

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Bedell Cristin’s Guernsey office grows with new partner appointment

Dylan Latimer has joined Bedell Cristin as partner in its Guernsey office, further expanding the firm’s presence and expertise on the island.

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Bedell Cristin advises Jacobs Engineering Group on its purchase of Wood Group's nuclear business
Corporate & Commercial 07 Oct 2019 Jersey

Bedell Cristin advises Jacobs Engineering Group on its purchase of Wood Group's nuclear business.

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Intermeddling - Second bank fined for contravention of Probate Law
Wills & Probate 03 Oct 2019 Jersey

A second international bank in Jersey has been fined for the offence of intermeddling under the Probate (Jersey) Law 1998 (the "Probate Law").

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English Court grants an asset preservation order over Bitcoin - further guidance for the Cayman Islands
Litigation 02 Oct 2019 Cayman Islands

In August 2019, the Commercial Court in London ("Commercial Court") granted an asset preservation order ("APO") over Bitcoin.

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Two promoted to managing associate at Bedell Cristin
Funds & Investment Structures 02 Oct 2019 Guernsey Jersey London

Bedell Cristin lawyers, Simon Morris and Sukhvinder Chana, have been promoted to managing associates in the global financial services law practice.

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Celebrating 80 years of success
25 Sep 2019 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore Cayman Islands

Founded by George Bedell in 1939, Bedell Cristin is celebrating 80 years as a successful law firm.

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Singapore Trustee Association (STA) Conference 2019
International Private Client 23 Sep 2019 Singapore

Bedell Cristin is delighted to sponsor the STA Conference which takes place at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore on 27 September 2019.

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Bedell Cristin’s Guernsey office grows with new partner appointment

Dylan Latimer has joined Bedell Cristin as partner in its Guernsey office, further expanding the firm’s presence and expertise on the island.

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Bedell Cristin advises Inflexion on Estera acquisition

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.

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New show and tell regulations for Cayman trustees

Two new pieces of Cayman Islands ("Cayman") legislation have introduced important new obligations for trustees of Cayman trusts and Cayman trust companies. There are new obligations on trustees to keep records on those connected with the trust (including se...

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New SIBL Law sets 15 January 2020 deadline for Cayman ‘Excluded Persons’ to become 'Registered Persons' with CIMA

The new Cayman Islands ('Cayman') Securities Investment Business (Amendment) Law, 2019 (‘Law’) ('SIBL') has passed, amending the ('SIBL') Securities Investment Business Law (2019 Revision).

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Cayman Islands Monetary Authority extends deadline for SIBL Excluded Persons to 15 August 2019

The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority ('CIMA') has issued Notices under Regulation 53A of the Anti-Money Laundering (Amendment) Regulations, 2019 ('Regulations') that all persons currently registered as 'Excluded Persons' under the Cayman Islands ('Cayman'...

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Bedell Cristin advises on the financing of the acquisition of one of Guernsey's premier commercial properties
Banking & Finance Commercial Property 27 Jun 2019 Guernsey Jersey

Leading offshore law firm Bedell Cristin has advised RBS International in connection with finance made available to the Channel Islands Property Fund Limited.

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Bedell Cristin corporate and finance practice grows with new appointments in Jersey

Bedell Cristin has strengthened its corporate and finance teams in Jersey with three new appointments.

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Bedell Cristin advises RBS International on financing for the Ravenscroft Private Investment Fund
Commercial Property Banking & Finance 08 Mar 2019 Jersey Guernsey

We have advised The Royal Bank of Scotland International Limited in relation to real estate finance facilities made available to Ravenscroft Private Investment Fund Limited.

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Bank's costly error highlights the importance of following due probate process in Jersey

For the first time, a financial institution in Jersey has been sentenced in the Royal Court for the offence of intermeddling under the Probate (Jersey) Law 1998 ("the Probate Law"). This article explains the lessons to be learnt.

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Bedell Cristin grows Singapore team with senior hire

Bedell Cristin has appointed Craig Paynter as a senior associate in the firm's Singapore office. Craig is an experienced private client and corporate lawyer and joins Bedell Cristin from Gowling WLG where he was the principal associate in the Singapore pri...

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Bedell Cristin promotes two lawyers to new Managing Associate role

Bedell Cristin has enhanced its management structure and appointed two Senior Associates, Guy Westmacott in Jersey and Lee Osborne in Guernsey, to a newly created role of Managing Associate.

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Bedell Cristin showcases its expertise in Islamic finance and Jersey real estate structures
Banking & Finance 26 Feb 2018 London

Bedell Cristin’s London based team has advised Rasmala Investment Bank Ltd on all Jersey law matters in relation to the acquisition of $40m of logistics centres (let to a subsidiary of sports goods retailer Decathlon) located in Dortmund, Germany.

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Bedell Cristin advises UAE investment firm on high value acquisition in Germany
Banking & Finance 22 Feb 2018 London

Bedell Cristin’s London based team has advised Gulf Islamic Investments (GII), a UAE based Islamic financial services company, and Rasmala Investment Bank Ltd (Rasmala) on a joint venture acquisition of a property in Dortmund, Germany.

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Bedell Cristin advises Ocorian on its agreed acquisition of Capco Trust Jersey Limited

Bedell Cristin has advised Ocorian, a leading global financial services provider, on its definitive agreement to purchase Capco Trust Jersey Limited ("Capco"), an independent Jersey-based private client and corporate services business.

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Bedell Cristin has advised AM alpha Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH in connection with the acquisition of the Rylands Building in Market St, Manchester

Bedell Cristin Guernsey Partnership, working with English counsel Pinsent Masons LLP, has advised AM alpha Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH in connection with the £87 million purchase of the Rylands Building, the 470,000 sq ft Grade II listed Debenhams de...

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Offshore Firm of the Year in the Legal 500 UK Awards 2018
27 Nov 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

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Bedell Cristin advises WisdomTree on its agreement to acquire ETF Securities' $18bn European business

Teams from Bedell Cristin's London and Jersey offices have advised WisdomTree Investments, Inc. in connection with its definitive agreement to acquire ETF Securities’ European exchange-traded commodity, currency and short-and-leveraged business, which inclu...

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Bedell Cristin advises Leonard Green & Partners on acquisition of CPA Global

Bedell Cristin has advised Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. ("LGP"), a leading US private equity investment firm, on its acquisition of intellectual property management and technology group, CPA Global.

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Bedell Cristin advises on the financing of the acquisition of one of Guernsey's premier commercial properties

Leading offshore law firm Bedell Cristin has advised The Royal Bank of Scotland International Limited in connection with loan facilities made available to the Channel Islands Property Fund Limited.

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Bedell Cristin to attend EXPO Real 4 - 6 October 2017

We would welcome the opportunity to meet with you or one of your colleagues.

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Bedell Cristin advises on another global ILS first

The Guernsey office of Bedell Cristin has advised Artex Risk Services (Guernsey) Limited in connection with its role as settlement and collateral trustee to what is believed to be the first ever issue of ILS notes on a private blockchain. The ‘ILSBlockchai...

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Bedell Cristin shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year - Jersey and Guernsey
16 Aug 2017 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell Cristin Jersey and Guernsey have been shortlisted for 'Law Firm of the Year' in the Citywealth IFC Awards 2018.

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Here to Guide you through GDPR

There has been a great deal of activity across the Channel Islands because of the pending introduction of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Bedell Cristin finalist in two STEP categories
13 Jun 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin is a finalist in two categories of the prestigious STEP Private Client Awards 2017/18.

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Bedell Cristin team in London 10k charity run

A team from Bedell Cristin joined hundreds of runners on Clapham Common in London on Friday (9 June) to raise funds for LandAid, the property industry charity aiming to end youth homelessness.

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Bedell Cristin advises Regional REIT on acquisition of Conygar portfolio

Bedell Cristin has advised Regional REIT Limited ("Regional Reit"), the UK regional office and industrial property focused REIT managed by London and Scottish Investments and Toscafund Asset Management, on the acquisition of c £129m of UK regional office, i...

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Bedell Cristin advises on sale of Virttu Biologics Limited

Bedell Cristin has advised the Jersey-based majority shareholder of Virttu Biologics Limited (Virttu) on the sale of Virttu to TNK Therapeutics, Inc., a subsidiary of Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc (Sorrento).

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Lawyer magazine award
11 May 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted for ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ in the prestigious annual awards organised by The Lawyer.

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EU Market Abuse Regulation increases the attraction of the Channel Islands Securities Exchange for listing high yield bonds
Banking & Finance Funds & Investment Structures 11 May 2017 Jersey Guernsey London

The Channel Islands Securities Exchange has experienced an increased interest in listing specialist securities, particularly high yield bonds, since the introduction of a new European Union market abuse regime on 3 July 2016, effected as a result of the new...

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Bedell Cristin recruits new associates to strengthen Guernsey teams
Litigation Banking & Finance 10 Apr 2017 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin Guernsey has appointed a number of experienced lawyers to strengthen its teams and to support the continued growth of the firm.

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Bedell Cristin's outstanding service secures European Award
10 Apr 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin has been awarded the Offshore Client Service Award at the prestigious Chambers Europe Awards.

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Bedell Cristin acts as Jersey counsel to Deka Immobilien on the purchase of One Rathbone Square, W1 in London

Bedell Cristin acted as Jersey counsel to Deka Immobilien ("Deka") on its acquisition of the prime mixed-use property at One Rathbone Square in the West End of London. The purchase was made by a joint venture between the open-ended Deka real estate funds, W...

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Bedell Cristin advises London & Quadrant on its acquisition of Gallagher Estates, in a deal worth approximately £505m

Bedell Cristin Jersey Partnership has advised London & Quadrant (L&Q) on the Jersey aspects of its acquisition of Gallagher Estates, in a deal worth around £505m in aggregate.

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Bedell Cristin advises on the sale of CityPoint Tower

We have advised on the sale of CityPoint Tower, a prime City of London office building to a real estate fund sponsored by Brookfield Asset Management for over £530m.

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Bedell Cristin has advised HSBC in connection with the £100 million financing of the purchase of 20 Moorgate, in the City of London by Asian Growth Properties
Banking & Finance 15 Nov 2016 Guernsey

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Bedell Cristin advises Morgan Stanley on Quotient Secured Debt Financing

Bedell Cristin Jersey Partnership is pleased to announce that it has advised Morgan Stanley as sole placement agent in connection with the successful issue by Quotient Limited ("Quotient") of $120 million fixed rate senior secured loan notes due 2023 (the "...

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Bedell Cristin advises The Royal Bank of Scotland International Limited on its financing of Fort Anne, Isle of Man and Liberation House and Windward House, Jersey
Corporate & Commercial Banking & Finance 19 Oct 2016 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell Cristin has again acted as Guernsey and Jersey legal advisers to The Royal Bank of Scotland International Limited in connection with the loan facilities made available to Channel Islands Property Fund Limited.

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Significant milestone for Bedell Cristin
20 Sep 2016 Jersey BVI Guernsey London Singapore

The management buyout of Bedell Trust has completed following regulatory approvals. As a result, Bedell Cristin is now a wholly separate business to Bedell Trust.

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Bedell Cristin appoints new Managing Partner in Guernsey
22 Aug 2016 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin has appointed Advocate Kate Ovenden as the new Managing Partner of its award winning Guernsey office.

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Bedell Cristin has advised Lloyds Bank plc and Commerzbank AG in connection with the financing of the acquisition of International Energy Group Limited by Ancala Partners LLP
Banking & Finance 08 Aug 2016 Jersey Guernsey

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New partner appointment in the Bedell Cristin Singapore office

Bedell Cristin has appointed Kristian Wilson as partner in the firm's Singapore office.

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Bedell Cristin strengthens Jersey corporate and commercial team

Bedell Cristin has further strengthened its corporate team in response to sustained client demand through the appointment of Guy Westmacott as Senior Associate in the Jersey office.

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Bedell Cristin acted for Qatar Insurance on a UK property acquisition in May 2016

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Bedell Cristin assist on £48.3m acquisition of 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh

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Bedell Cristin assists in £77m acquisition of Amen Corner, Bracknell

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Bedell Cristin has advised The Royal Bank of Scotland plc in connection with the extension of the current £155 million debt facility provided to Standard Life Investments Property Income Trust Limited
Banking & Finance 18 Apr 2016 Guernsey

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Bedell Cristin advises in connection with the £140 million financing of the acquisition of a portfolio of office and commercial properties
Banking & Finance 18 Mar 2016 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell Cristin advises in connection with the £140 million financing of the acquisition of a portfolio of office and commercial properties throughout England, Scotland and Guernsey

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Bedell Cristin advises Barclays Bank PLC on £1 billion Securitisation Programme
Banking & Finance 08 Mar 2016 Jersey

Bedell Cristin advised as Jersey transaction counsel on two further series of a securitisation programme arranged by Barclays Bank PLC in respect of present and future credit and charge card receivables originated by Barclaycard, a business division of Barc...

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Bedell Cristin partners and directors to attend MIPIM 2016

We are once again attending MIPIM - the world's premier real estate event in Cannes, from 14-17 March 2016.

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Bedell Cristin makes senior hire in Guernsey

Bedell Cristin has strengthened its highly rated corporate and banking team through a senior appointment in Guernsey.

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Bedell Cristin advises Sacturino on $9 billion bid for Polyus Gold
Banking & Finance 16 Nov 2015 Jersey

Leading offshore law firm Bedell Cristin is advising Sacturino Limited ("Sacturino") on the Jersey law aspects of its $9 billion cash takeover offer for the shares in Polyus Gold International Limited ("Polyus Gold").

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Bedell Cristin advises in connection with the £59 million financing of the acquisition of a Jersey property unit trust
Banking & Finance 23 Oct 2015 Jersey

Bedell Cristin advises in connection with the £59 million financing of the acquisition of a Jersey property unit trust owning one of Scotland's largest shopping centres

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Bedell Cristin advises in connection with the £114 million financing of the acquisition of a Jersey property unit trust
Banking & Finance 21 Aug 2015 Jersey

Bedell Cristin advises in connection with the £114 million financing of the acquisition of a Jersey property unit trust owning one of England's largest shopping centres

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ESMA recommends Jersey and Guernsey for AIFMD passport

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued its advice to the European Commission, Parliament and Council in relation to the application of the AIFMD passport to non-EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMs) and non-EU Alternative ...

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English and Scottish Limited Partnerships may elect to become Jersey AIFs

The Alternative Investment Funds (Amendment of Regulations No.2) (Jersey) Order 2015 came into force this week, as a result of which English and Scottish limited partnerships may, subject to certain conditions, now elect to be regulated in Jersey as Jersey ...

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Amendments to Guernsey's company legislation

On 29 July 2015 a number of significant changes to Guernsey's company legislation, the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 (as amended), are expected to be approved by the States of Guernsey.

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Recognition for Bedell Cristin Partners in European legal awards

Two Bedell Cristin partners were recognised as leaders in their field across Europe in the Europe Women in Business Law Awards organised by Euromoney Legal Media Group.

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Bedell Cristin named finalist in STEP Private Client Awards
28 Jun 2015 Jersey

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted in the prestigious STEP (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners) Private Client Awards for 2015.

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New fast-track incubator and approved funds now available in the BVI

Following the introduction of the Approved Managers regime in 2012, two new complimentary fund products have been added in the British Virgin Islands under the Securities and Investment Business (Incubator and Approved Funds) Regulations, 2015; the incubato...

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Bedell Cristin provides Jersey law advice on 'biggest ever single investment in litigation funding globally'

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.

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Bedell Cristin is finalist in leading SE Asia Awards
06 May 2015 Singapore

Bedell has been shortlisted in the ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ category in the prestigious Asian Legal Business SE Asia Awards 2015 for the third consecutive year.

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Bedell Cristin shortlisted for a further award
12 Mar 2015 Jersey

Bedell Crsitin has been shortlisted for a further industry awards adding to the accolades achieved to date this year.

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Globalaw and Bedell Cristin BVI

The BVI is the world's leading offshore corporate domicile with close to half a million active companies, a user friendly companies law and a modern Commercial Court.

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Bedell Cristin Partners to attend MIPIM 2015

We are once again attending MIPIM - the world's premier real estate event - in Cannes from 9-13 March 2015.

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Bedell Cristin Guernsey wins top captive award for third year
28 Jan 2015 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin Guernsey has been named Offshore Law Firm of the Year in the UK Captive Services Awards 2015.

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Bedell Cristin provides pan Channel Island advice on Covéa's acquisition of Sterling Insurance Group

Bedell Cristin's Guernsey and Jersey offices have acted alongside each other as counsel to the French mutual Covéa in connection with its purchase of UK regulated life insurer Sterling Insurance Group.

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New Year begins with series of awards for Bedell Cristin
27 Jan 2015 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell has been recognised in a number of industry awards.

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Bedell Cristin expands banking and corporate teams to meet growth

Bedell Cristin has further strengthened its banking and corporate teams in Jersey through the appointment of two experienced local lawyers.

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Bedell Cristin joins the World Services Group
05 Sep 2014 Guernsey Jersey Singapore BVI London

We are pleased to announce our membership of the World Services Group (WSG) representing both Jersey and Guernsey in the Channel Islands. We are looking forward to working with other member firms and developing our membership.

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Bedell Cristin Partners to attend EXPO Real 6-8 October 2014, Munich

We are once again attending EXPO Real 2014, the International Trade Fair for Commercial Property and Investment, in Munich from the 6-8 October 2014.

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Head of funds group to sit on funds forum panel

Jersey Funds Forum 2014 - The Global Perspective

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Commission licences Jersey and non-Jersey LLPs for funds business

In a welcome development, the Jersey Financial Services Commission has confirmed that it will licence both Jersey-law and foreign-law LLPs for fund services business under the Financial Services (Jersey) Law 1998, pursuant to new policy papers published by ...

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Bedell Cristin acts for the Unite UK Student Accommodation Fund (USAF)

Bedell Cristin acted for the Unite UK Student Accommodation Fund (USAF) in relation to its acquisition of a 2,904 bed student accommodation portfolio for £137 million.

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Bedell Cristin acts as Jersey counsel to Max Property Group Plc

Bedell Cristin acted as Jersey counsel to Max Property Group Plc (Max) in connection with the disposal of Max's entire property business to a company controlled by Blackstone Real Estate Partners IV (Blackstone) in a deal valuing the Max group at £448m.

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Chambers name Bedell Cristin ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’
30 Apr 2014 Jersey

Bedell Cristin has been named ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ at the Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2014.

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Bedell Cristin advises Wells Fargo
Banking & Finance 11 Apr 2014 London

Bruce Scott and Tom Davies of Bedell Cristin's London office advised Wells Fargo as to matters of Jersey law in respect of its £150,000,000 debt facility provided to Legal & General Property for its second UK Property Income Fund and then in respect of the ...

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Jersey LLPs on the Map

Jersey is one of the few offshore jurisdictions with limited liability partnership legislation, namely the Limited Liability Partnerships (Jersey) Law 1997, as amended (the “Jersey LLP Law”).

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Repricing and Extension of US/European Term Loan B Financing for INEOS Group
Banking & Finance 01 May 2013 Jersey

Bedell Cristin acted as Jersey counsel to Barclays Bank PLC and Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith Incorporated as joint global coordinators, mandated lead arrangers and bookrunners in connection with the repricing and increase of the existing cross-border...

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Bedell Cristin advises RBS on £130 million loan facilities

Bedell Cristin acted, with DLA Piper UK LLP's Birmingham office, for The Royal Bank of Scotland plc in connection with facilities of £130 million made available to an acquisition vehicle established by Extra MSA Group to acquire M40 Oxford and M3 Fleet and ...

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Straits Investment Holdings Limited

Bedell Cristin Jersey Partnership working with Herbert Smith Freehills LLP provided Jersey law advice to Gazprombank in connection with syndicated acquisition facilities of US$700 million.

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Limited Liability Partnerships in Jersey Law amended and came into force 17 January 2013

Limited Liability Partnerships (Amendment of Law) (Jersey) Regulations 2013 (the "Regulations") came into force on 17 January 2013 amending the Limited Liability Partnerships (Jersey) Law 1997 (the "Law").

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Bedell Cristin breaks new ground on a novel cross-border Jersey scheme of arrangement
Litigation Banking & Finance 08 Jan 2013 Jersey

A team from Bedell Cristin acted for Longreach Oil & Gas Limited (a Jersey company) ("Longreach") on its successful acquisition of APIC Petroleum Corporation (a Canadian company) ("APIC").

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Ineos Group

Bedell Cristin London acted as Jersey legal advisers to Banc of America Securities and Merrill Lynch International as arrangers in connection with the financing of the acquisition by Kerling plc, a subsidiary of INEOS, of the Tessenderlo Group.

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DZ BANK - Coral Programme - Factoring Company Trade Receivables Transaction

Bedell Cristin London acted as Jersey legal advisers to DZ BANK in connection with a new trade receivables transaction under the bank's €10 billion Coral Programme.

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DZ BANK - Coral Programme - Auto Loan Transaction

Bedell Cristin London acted as Jersey legal advisers to DZ BANK in connection with a new auto loan transaction under the bank's €10 billion Coral Programme.

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White Tower securitisation

We have acted for the Special Servicer of a £1.45 billion commercial real estate loan made to the Protractor Group.

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Bedell Cristin Guernsey advises on aspects of £120m Moonpig.com acquisition

Bedell Cristin Guernsey Partnership has advised Barclays Bank, Barclays Corporate, The Royal Bank of Scotland plc and National Westminster Bank plc on Guernsey law security relating to Photobox’s £120m purchase of online cards retailer Moonpig.com.

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Evergreen Extra MSA Holdings Limited

Bedell Cristin acted for The Royal Bank of Scotland plc and Barclays Bank plc as joint lead arrangers in connection with syndicated acquisition facilities of £180 million made available to Evergreen Extra MSA Holdings Limited.

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O3b Networks Limited

Bedell Cristin, working with Allen & Overy's London, Luxembourg and New York offices, provided Jersey law advice to lenders in connection with a US$1.2 billion satellite project financing secured by O3b Networks Limited.

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Bedell Cristin advises on the £1.15 billion White Tower 2006-3 plc CMBS transaction
Banking & Finance Jersey Guernsey

Alasdair Hunter led the Bedell Cristin team in Jersey and Guernsey advising CB Richard Ellis Loan Servicing Limited as special servicer of the £1.15 billion White Tower 2006-3 plc CMBS transaction.

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Bedell Cristin attends STEP LatAm

Bedell Cristin is sponsoring STEP LatAm, which takes place 17-18 October in São Paulo, Brazil. Andrew Miller and Daniel Altneu from the Bedell Cristin Cayman office are attending the conference.

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Bedell Cristin advises on the financing of the acquisition of one of Guernsey's premier commercial properties
Banking & Finance Commercial Property 27 Jun 2019 Guernsey Jersey

Leading offshore law firm Bedell Cristin has advised RBS International in connection with finance made available to the Channel Islands Property Fund Limited.

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Unexpected consequences of AirBNBs in Jersey

The AirBNB concept is relatively simple: AirBNB connects people with a short-term and often informal accommodation requirement with those willing to offer it to them. Where previously travellers would check into a hotel, bed and breakfast or similar, they c...

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My premises have been damaged - what next?
Commercial Property 16 Apr 2019 Jersey

As a tenant of commercial premises, you hope that it will never happen to you, but what are your rights and obligations if your premises have been damaged or destroyed by fire, flood or another insured risk?

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A practical guide to leasing commercial property in Jersey
Commercial Property 01 Apr 2019 Jersey

The property market in the Channel Islands has remained remarkably buoyant throughout the recent global recession and resulting economic turbulence. Jersey remains a popular investment location for landlords who benefit from a less prescriptive statutory fr...

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Potential reform to Branchage Law to protect wildlife

The use of heavy machinery used in cutting hedges is killing species and destroying biodiversity, therefore campaigners have lobbied to have the law changed.

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Bedell Cristin advises RBS International on financing for the Ravenscroft Private Investment Fund
Commercial Property Banking & Finance 08 Mar 2019 Jersey Guernsey

We have advised The Royal Bank of Scotland International Limited in relation to real estate finance facilities made available to Ravenscroft Private Investment Fund Limited.

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How can I terminate a commercial lease?
Property Commercial Property 04 Mar 2019 Jersey

If you are a tenant of commercial premises there may be a point where circumstances change and you want to move out. Whether your business has simply out-grown its current premises or the business is not performing as you had hoped, your options are essent...

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Tenant attempts to terminate Canary Wharf lease on grounds of Brexit
Property Commercial Property 05 Feb 2019 Jersey

The UK’s departure from the EU continues to monopolise both media headlines and parliament time, and yet the implications of Brexit remain notoriously unpredictable. In the meantime, a trial has been making its way through the English courts which has the p...

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Bedell Cristin Partners to attend EXPO Real from 8-10 October 2018
Commercial Property 06 Sep 2018 Jersey London

We are once again attending EXPO Real, the International Trade Fair for Commercial Property and Investment taking place in Munich from 8-10 October 2018.

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Offshore Firm of the Year in the Legal 500 UK Awards 2018
27 Nov 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

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Bedell Cristin bolsters property team through series of appointments and promotions

Bedell Cristin has bolstered its property team in Jersey through the appointment of Jeff O’Boyle as a Senior Associate and Priya Jobanputra as an Associate.

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Bedell Cristin advises on the acquisition of Jersey's largest retail outlet.

Bedell Cristin's leading commercial property team in Jersey has advised on the purchase of the new landmark Next Department Store. The store has recently been redeveloped, having previously formed part of De Gruchy's Department Store, which is a landmark Je...

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Bedell Cristin finalist in two STEP categories
13 Jun 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin is a finalist in two categories of the prestigious STEP Private Client Awards 2017/18.

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Bedell Cristin advises on the largest office sale ever in Jersey

Specialist teams from Bedell Cristin's property and corporate departments in Jersey have completed the sale of Liberation House and Windward House on the Jersey waterfront.

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Bedell Cristin’s Guernsey office grows with new partner appointment

Dylan Latimer has joined Bedell Cristin as partner in its Guernsey office, further expanding the firm’s presence and expertise on the island.

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Bedell Cristin advises Jacobs Engineering Group on its purchase of Wood Group's nuclear business
Corporate & Commercial 07 Oct 2019 Jersey

Bedell Cristin advises Jacobs Engineering Group on its purchase of Wood Group's nuclear business.

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Bedell Cristin advises Inflexion on Estera acquisition

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.

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Bedell Cristin advises on the acquisition of Nordben Life

Bedell Cristin has acted as counsel to Monument Re on its acquisition of Nordben Life and Pension Insurance from BenCo Insurance Holding, following receipt of regulatory approval from the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.

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Bedell Cristin corporate and finance practice grows with new appointments in Jersey

Bedell Cristin has strengthened its corporate and finance teams in Jersey with three new appointments.

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Jersey and Guernsey satisfy the EU on fair taxation and are confirmed as co-operative jurisdictions

Both Jersey and Guernsey fulfilled commitments made in 2017 to introduce substance measures to meet European expectations on fairness of taxation by the end of 2018 and have now been formally confirmed as 'cooperative jurisdictions'.

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CIMA Reminds SIBL Excluded Persons of their AML/CFT Obligations
Corporate & Commercial 15 Feb 2019 Cayman Islands

In a Notice dated 25 January 2019, the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority reminds entities registered under the Cayman Islands Securities Investment Business Law (2015 Revision) of their Anti-Money Laundering Countering the Financing of Terrorism responsibil...

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Bedell Cristin advises on acquisition of largest purpose-built rental development in the UK
Corporate & Commercial 04 Feb 2019 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin acted for a major institutional investor (in partnership with Greystar Europe) in the acquisition of a 26.5 acre site in Greenford, West London.

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Cayman economic substance legislation now in force
Corporate & Commercial Economic Substance 03 Jan 2019 Cayman Islands

As expected, the Cayman Islands International Tax Co-operation (Economic Substance) Law, 2018 came into force on 1 January 2019.

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Bedell Cristin appoints new Partner

Bedell Cristin has appointed Guy Westmacott as a Partner two years after he joined the firm.

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Bedell Cristin advises MayAir Group plc on all Jersey law matters
Corporate & Commercial Litigation 20 Apr 2018 Jersey London

Bedell Cristin has advised MayAir Group plc on all Jersey law matters (corporate and litigation) in relation to the £50,000,000 acquisition of MayAir Group plc by Poly Glorious Investment Company Limited.

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Bedell Cristin and Addleshaw Goddard advise UPP on REIT conversion
Corporate & Commercial 17 Apr 2018 Jersey London

Addleshaw Goddard, together with Bedell Cristin, advise UPP Group (UPP) in connection with its conversion to a UK Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) listed on The International Stock Exchange (TISE).

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Bedell Cristin grows Singapore team with senior hire

Bedell Cristin has appointed Craig Paynter as a senior associate in the firm's Singapore office. Craig is an experienced private client and corporate lawyer and joins Bedell Cristin from Gowling WLG where he was the principal associate in the Singapore pri...

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Bedell Cristin promotes two lawyers to new Managing Associate role

Bedell Cristin has enhanced its management structure and appointed two Senior Associates, Guy Westmacott in Jersey and Lee Osborne in Guernsey, to a newly created role of Managing Associate.

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Bedell Cristin advises Ocorian on its agreed acquisition of Capco Trust Jersey Limited

Bedell Cristin has advised Ocorian, a leading global financial services provider, on its definitive agreement to purchase Capco Trust Jersey Limited ("Capco"), an independent Jersey-based private client and corporate services business.

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Bedell Cristin has advised AM alpha Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH in connection with the acquisition of the Rylands Building in Market St, Manchester

Bedell Cristin Guernsey Partnership, working with English counsel Pinsent Masons LLP, has advised AM alpha Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH in connection with the £87 million purchase of the Rylands Building, the 470,000 sq ft Grade II listed Debenhams de...

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Bedell Cristin advises PATRIZIA Immobilien AG on its acquisition of Rockspring Property Holdings Limited
Corporate & Commercial 17 Jan 2018 Jersey

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.

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Offshore Firm of the Year in the Legal 500 UK Awards 2018
27 Nov 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

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Bedell Cristin advises WisdomTree on its agreement to acquire ETF Securities' $18bn European business

Teams from Bedell Cristin's London and Jersey offices have advised WisdomTree Investments, Inc. in connection with its definitive agreement to acquire ETF Securities’ European exchange-traded commodity, currency and short-and-leveraged business, which inclu...

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Bedell Cristin advises Leonard Green & Partners on acquisition of CPA Global

Bedell Cristin has advised Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. ("LGP"), a leading US private equity investment firm, on its acquisition of intellectual property management and technology group, CPA Global.

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Bedell Cristin advises on the financing of the acquisition of one of Guernsey's premier commercial properties

Leading offshore law firm Bedell Cristin has advised The Royal Bank of Scotland International Limited in connection with loan facilities made available to the Channel Islands Property Fund Limited.

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Bedell Cristin advises on another global ILS first

The Guernsey office of Bedell Cristin has advised Artex Risk Services (Guernsey) Limited in connection with its role as settlement and collateral trustee to what is believed to be the first ever issue of ILS notes on a private blockchain. The ‘ILSBlockchai...

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Guernsey Register of Beneficial Ownership - now live!

The Beneficial Ownership of Legal Persons (Guernsey) Law, 2017 (the "Law") came into force on 15 August 2017.

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Bedell Cristin shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year - Jersey and Guernsey
16 Aug 2017 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell Cristin Jersey and Guernsey have been shortlisted for 'Law Firm of the Year' in the Citywealth IFC Awards 2018.

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Here to Guide you through GDPR

There has been a great deal of activity across the Channel Islands because of the pending introduction of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Bedell Cristin finalist in two STEP categories
13 Jun 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin is a finalist in two categories of the prestigious STEP Private Client Awards 2017/18.

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Bedell Cristin team in London 10k charity run

A team from Bedell Cristin joined hundreds of runners on Clapham Common in London on Friday (9 June) to raise funds for LandAid, the property industry charity aiming to end youth homelessness.

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Bedell Cristin advises Regional REIT on acquisition of Conygar portfolio

Bedell Cristin has advised Regional REIT Limited ("Regional Reit"), the UK regional office and industrial property focused REIT managed by London and Scottish Investments and Toscafund Asset Management, on the acquisition of c £129m of UK regional office, i...

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Bedell Cristin advises on sale of Virttu Biologics Limited

Bedell Cristin has advised the Jersey-based majority shareholder of Virttu Biologics Limited (Virttu) on the sale of Virttu to TNK Therapeutics, Inc., a subsidiary of Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc (Sorrento).

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Lawyer magazine award
11 May 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted for ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ in the prestigious annual awards organised by The Lawyer.

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Bedell Cristin's outstanding service secures European Award
10 Apr 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin has been awarded the Offshore Client Service Award at the prestigious Chambers Europe Awards.

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Bedell Cristin advises London & Quadrant on its acquisition of Gallagher Estates, in a deal worth approximately £505m

Bedell Cristin Jersey Partnership has advised London & Quadrant (L&Q) on the Jersey aspects of its acquisition of Gallagher Estates, in a deal worth around £505m in aggregate.

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Bedell Cristin advises on the sale of CityPoint Tower

We have advised on the sale of CityPoint Tower, a prime City of London office building to a real estate fund sponsored by Brookfield Asset Management for over £530m.

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Bedell Cristin advises Morgan Stanley on Quotient Secured Debt Financing

Bedell Cristin Jersey Partnership is pleased to announce that it has advised Morgan Stanley as sole placement agent in connection with the successful issue by Quotient Limited ("Quotient") of $120 million fixed rate senior secured loan notes due 2023 (the "...

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Bedell Cristin advises The Royal Bank of Scotland International Limited on its financing of Fort Anne, Isle of Man and Liberation House and Windward House, Jersey
Corporate & Commercial Banking & Finance 19 Oct 2016 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell Cristin has again acted as Guernsey and Jersey legal advisers to The Royal Bank of Scotland International Limited in connection with the loan facilities made available to Channel Islands Property Fund Limited.

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Bedell Cristin advises on the largest office sale ever in Jersey

Specialist teams from Bedell Cristin's property and corporate departments in Jersey have completed the sale of Liberation House and Windward House on the Jersey waterfront.

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Significant milestone for Bedell Cristin
20 Sep 2016 Jersey BVI Guernsey London Singapore

The management buyout of Bedell Trust has completed following regulatory approvals. As a result, Bedell Cristin is now a wholly separate business to Bedell Trust.

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Bedell Cristin appoints two partners in Guernsey

Bedell Cristin Guernsey has announced that two of its leading lawyers, Advocate Jon Barclay and Advocate Richard Sharp, have become partners in the firm.

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Bedell Cristin appoints new Managing Partner in Guernsey
22 Aug 2016 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin has appointed Advocate Kate Ovenden as the new Managing Partner of its award winning Guernsey office.

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Bedell Cristin provides ongoing advice in relation to the £40m+ JT Gigabit Project
Corporate & Commercial Ongoing Jersey

As lead counsel to JT, Bedell Cristin has significant experience in the telecommunications sector.

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New partner appointment in the Bedell Cristin Singapore office

Bedell Cristin has appointed Kristian Wilson as partner in the firm's Singapore office.

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Bedell Cristin strengthens Jersey corporate and commercial team

Bedell Cristin has further strengthened its corporate team in response to sustained client demand through the appointment of Guy Westmacott as Senior Associate in the Jersey office.

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Bedell Cristin advises on structuring for major Internet distributor warehouse
Corporate & Commercial 10 May 2016 Jersey

Bedell Cristin advised the majority shareholder in establishing a joint venture structure to acquire and develop land in Rossington, Doncaster.

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Corporate migration update
Corporate & Commercial 05 May 2016 BVI Guernsey Jersey

As legislative developments make it easier to move between jurisdictions, many offshore companies are choosing to redomicile.

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Bedell Cristin partners and directors to attend MIPIM 2016

We are once again attending MIPIM - the world's premier real estate event in Cannes, from 14-17 March 2016.

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Bedell Cristin makes senior hire in Guernsey

Bedell Cristin has strengthened its highly rated corporate and banking team through a senior appointment in Guernsey.

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Bedell Cristin provides advice on sale of UBS fund services business
Corporate & Commercial 15 Dec 2015 Jersey

Bedell Cristin was appointed to advise UBS in connection with the sale of its Jersey alternative fund services business to Japanese headquartered Mitsubishi Fund Services.

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ESMA recommends Jersey and Guernsey for AIFMD passport

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued its advice to the European Commission, Parliament and Council in relation to the application of the AIFMD passport to non-EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMs) and non-EU Alternative ...

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English and Scottish Limited Partnerships may elect to become Jersey AIFs

The Alternative Investment Funds (Amendment of Regulations No.2) (Jersey) Order 2015 came into force this week, as a result of which English and Scottish limited partnerships may, subject to certain conditions, now elect to be regulated in Jersey as Jersey ...

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Bedell Cristin advised the Airbus Group in connection with its investment with other leading companies in July 2015 in WorldVu Satellites Limited
Corporate & Commercial 15 Jul 2015 Jersey

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Amendments to Guernsey's company legislation

On 29 July 2015 a number of significant changes to Guernsey's company legislation, the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 (as amended), are expected to be approved by the States of Guernsey.

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Recognition for Bedell Cristin Partners in European legal awards

Two Bedell Cristin partners were recognised as leaders in their field across Europe in the Europe Women in Business Law Awards organised by Euromoney Legal Media Group.

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Bedell Cristin named finalist in STEP Private Client Awards
28 Jun 2015 Jersey

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted in the prestigious STEP (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners) Private Client Awards for 2015.

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New fast-track incubator and approved funds now available in the BVI

Following the introduction of the Approved Managers regime in 2012, two new complimentary fund products have been added in the British Virgin Islands under the Securities and Investment Business (Incubator and Approved Funds) Regulations, 2015; the incubato...

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Bedell Cristin provides Jersey law advice on 'biggest ever single investment in litigation funding globally'

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.

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Bedell Cristin is finalist in leading SE Asia Awards
06 May 2015 Singapore

Bedell has been shortlisted in the ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ category in the prestigious Asian Legal Business SE Asia Awards 2015 for the third consecutive year.

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Bedell Cristin shortlisted for a further award
12 Mar 2015 Jersey

Bedell Crsitin has been shortlisted for a further industry awards adding to the accolades achieved to date this year.

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Globalaw and Bedell Cristin BVI

The BVI is the world's leading offshore corporate domicile with close to half a million active companies, a user friendly companies law and a modern Commercial Court.

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Bedell Cristin Partners to attend MIPIM 2015

We are once again attending MIPIM - the world's premier real estate event - in Cannes from 9-13 March 2015.

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Bedell Cristin advises GTS Chemical Holdings plc 天泰集团 on £36.83million AIM IPO
Corporate & Commercial 09 Feb 2015 Jersey

Bedell Cristin's Jersey office has advised GTS Chemical Holdings plc ("GTS"), a speciality chemicals producer and the largest Chinese manufacturer of ammonium sulfite, on its £36.83million AIM IPO and £3million fundraising.

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Bedell Cristin Guernsey wins top captive award for third year
28 Jan 2015 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin Guernsey has been named Offshore Law Firm of the Year in the UK Captive Services Awards 2015.

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Bedell Cristin provides pan Channel Island advice on Covéa's acquisition of Sterling Insurance Group

Bedell Cristin's Guernsey and Jersey offices have acted alongside each other as counsel to the French mutual Covéa in connection with its purchase of UK regulated life insurer Sterling Insurance Group.

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New Year begins with series of awards for Bedell Cristin
27 Jan 2015 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell has been recognised in a number of industry awards.

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Bedell Cristin Jersey advise on sale of Seymour Trust Company Limited to First Names Group

Bedell Cristin is delighted to announce its involvement in the recent sale of leading Jersey trust company and corporate services business, Seymour Trust Company Limited, to the First Names Group.

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Bedell Cristin expands banking and corporate teams to meet growth

Bedell Cristin has further strengthened its banking and corporate teams in Jersey through the appointment of two experienced local lawyers.

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Bedell Cristin advises on the £15m acquisition of The Jersey Royal Potato Company

Bedell Cristin's Jersey corporate team has advised LSE AIM listed company, Produce Investments plc on its successful acquisition of The Jersey Royal Potato Company, one of the main suppliers of the iconic Jersey potato, for a total cost of £15m.

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The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act ("FATCA") - Bedell Cristin FATCA services

The latest version of the Crown Dependency Guidance Notes to FATCA, which was released on 28 July 2014, has provided further changes to, and clarifications of, the obligations of Jersey Financial Institutions in respect of FATCA.

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Bedell Cristin joins the World Services Group
05 Sep 2014 Guernsey Jersey Singapore BVI London

We are pleased to announce our membership of the World Services Group (WSG) representing both Jersey and Guernsey in the Channel Islands. We are looking forward to working with other member firms and developing our membership.

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Bedell Cristin Partners to attend EXPO Real 6-8 October 2014, Munich

We are once again attending EXPO Real 2014, the International Trade Fair for Commercial Property and Investment, in Munich from the 6-8 October 2014.

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Head of funds group to sit on funds forum panel

Jersey Funds Forum 2014 - The Global Perspective

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Commission licences Jersey and non-Jersey LLPs for funds business

In a welcome development, the Jersey Financial Services Commission has confirmed that it will licence both Jersey-law and foreign-law LLPs for fund services business under the Financial Services (Jersey) Law 1998, pursuant to new policy papers published by ...

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Bedell Cristin acts for the Unite UK Student Accommodation Fund (USAF)

Bedell Cristin acted for the Unite UK Student Accommodation Fund (USAF) in relation to its acquisition of a 2,904 bed student accommodation portfolio for £137 million.

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Bedell Cristin acts as Jersey counsel to Max Property Group Plc

Bedell Cristin acted as Jersey counsel to Max Property Group Plc (Max) in connection with the disposal of Max's entire property business to a company controlled by Blackstone Real Estate Partners IV (Blackstone) in a deal valuing the Max group at £448m.

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Significant amendments to Jersey's company law

The Companies (Amendment No.11) (Jersey) Law 2014 (the "Amendment Law") came into force on 1 August 2014.

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Bedell Cristin Guernsey advises on acquisition of Heritage Insurance Management Limited by Artex Risk Solutions
Corporate & Commercial Insurance & Reinsurance 22 May 2014 Guernsey London

Bedell Cristin in Guernsey have acted for Artex Risk Solutions in relation to the acquisition of Heritage Insurance Management Limited, the specialist captive and insurance management arm of Guernsey headquartered Heritage Group.

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Chambers name Bedell Cristin ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’
30 Apr 2014 Jersey

Bedell Cristin has been named ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ at the Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2014.

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Bedell Cristin advises UNITE Group Plc and Oasis Capital Bank's joint venture entity
Corporate & Commercial 11 Apr 2014 London

Bruce Scott and Tom Davies of Bedell Cristin's London office advised UNITE Group Plc's and Oasis Capital Bank's joint venture entity (the "JV") in respect of the sale of three student accomodation sites for £174,000,000 to Greystar. Nabarro LLP advised the ...

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Jersey LLPs on the Map

Jersey is one of the few offshore jurisdictions with limited liability partnership legislation, namely the Limited Liability Partnerships (Jersey) Law 1997, as amended (the “Jersey LLP Law”).

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Bedell Cristin advises RBS on £130 million loan facilities

Bedell Cristin acted, with DLA Piper UK LLP's Birmingham office, for The Royal Bank of Scotland plc in connection with facilities of £130 million made available to an acquisition vehicle established by Extra MSA Group to acquire M40 Oxford and M3 Fleet and ...

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Bedell Cristin acts on acquisition by Health Care Reit, Inc.

Bedell Cristin has acted for new client Health Care REIT, Inc. on the acquisition of a portfolio of five residential care homes in the UK.

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Bedell Cristin advises on the acquisition of Spar in the Channel Islands

Bedell Cristin has advised Jersey company Jmart Limited (Jmart) on its acquisition of Spar (Channel Islands) Limited (Spar CI) and The Channel Island Wholesale Group (CIWG).

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Mattel, Inc.

Bedell Cristin working with Latham & Watkins LLP, provided Jersey law advice to Mattel, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of HIT Entertainment.

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Bedell Cristin advises GI Partners on £82.7m acquisition
Corporate & Commercial London Guernsey

Bedell Cristin has advised GI Partners, a leading private investment firm, on the Guernsey and Jersey legal aspects of its £82.7 million freehold acquisition, in partnership with Rowan Asset Management ("Rowan"), of Aldwych House, a 163,000 square foot offi...

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Bedell Cristin Guernsey advises on aspects of £120m Moonpig.com acquisition

Bedell Cristin Guernsey Partnership has advised Barclays Bank, Barclays Corporate, The Royal Bank of Scotland plc and National Westminster Bank plc on Guernsey law security relating to Photobox’s £120m purchase of online cards retailer Moonpig.com.

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Jersey and Guernsey satisfy the EU on fair taxation and are confirmed as co-operative jurisdictions

Both Jersey and Guernsey fulfilled commitments made in 2017 to introduce substance measures to meet European expectations on fairness of taxation by the end of 2018 and have now been formally confirmed as 'cooperative jurisdictions'.

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Five steps to compliance with the Cayman Economic Substance test
Economic Substance 15 Jan 2019 Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands (‘Cayman’) International Tax Co-operation (Economic Substance) Law, 2018 (‘Law’) and International Tax Co-operation (Economic Substance) (Prescribed Dates) Regulations, 2018 (‘Regulations’) came into force on 1 January 2019. Official Gui...

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Cayman economic substance legislation now in force
Corporate & Commercial Economic Substance 03 Jan 2019 Cayman Islands

As expected, the Cayman Islands International Tax Co-operation (Economic Substance) Law, 2018 came into force on 1 January 2019.

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Cayman economic substance legislation expected to be in force by 1 January 2019
Regulatory & Compliance Economic Substance 18 Dec 2018 Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly is scheduled to debate The International Tax Co-operation (Economic Substance) Bill, 2018 in December 2018.

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Proposed new discrimination legislation for Guernsey

The States of Guernsey has launched a 12 week consultation period for the proposed new discrimination legislation.

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Offshore Firm of the Year in the Legal 500 UK Awards 2018
27 Nov 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

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Bedell Cristin shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year - Jersey and Guernsey
16 Aug 2017 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell Cristin Jersey and Guernsey have been shortlisted for 'Law Firm of the Year' in the Citywealth IFC Awards 2018.

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Bedell Cristin finalist in two STEP categories
13 Jun 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin is a finalist in two categories of the prestigious STEP Private Client Awards 2017/18.

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States of Jersey to implement further charges for housing and work permissions
Employment Law Property 18 May 2017 Jersey

The Chief Minister's Department of the States of Jersey has released proposals to increase the cost to individuals and businesses of applying for work and housing permissions. New application fees have also been added.

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Lawyer magazine award
11 May 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted for ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ in the prestigious annual awards organised by The Lawyer.

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Bedell Cristin's outstanding service secures European Award
10 Apr 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin has been awarded the Offshore Client Service Award at the prestigious Chambers Europe Awards.

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The New Year brings new proposals to address migrant numbers in Jersey
Employment Law 11 Jan 2017 Jersey

The States of Jersey has released details of "new measures" that it will introduce in order to: "reduce the number of permissions available to businesses to employ newer migrants".

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Significant milestone for Bedell Cristin
20 Sep 2016 Jersey BVI Guernsey London Singapore

The management buyout of Bedell Trust has completed following regulatory approvals. As a result, Bedell Cristin is now a wholly separate business to Bedell Trust.

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Number of "zero hours" contracts in use in the private sector rises
Employment Law 21 Oct 2015 Jersey

Statistics published in Jersey's biannual Labour Market Survey show that the number of "zero hours" contracts in use in the private sector rose by 470 in the year to June 2015. Total headcount in the private sector increased by 860. In contrast, numbers of ...

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Recognition for Bedell Cristin Partners in European legal awards

Two Bedell Cristin partners were recognised as leaders in their field across Europe in the Europe Women in Business Law Awards organised by Euromoney Legal Media Group.

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Bedell Cristin named finalist in STEP Private Client Awards
28 Jun 2015 Jersey

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted in the prestigious STEP (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners) Private Client Awards for 2015.

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Bedell Cristin shortlisted for a further award
12 Mar 2015 Jersey

Bedell Crsitin has been shortlisted for a further industry awards adding to the accolades achieved to date this year.

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New Year begins with series of awards for Bedell Cristin
27 Jan 2015 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell has been recognised in a number of industry awards.

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Bedell Cristin joins the World Services Group
05 Sep 2014 Guernsey Jersey Singapore BVI London

We are pleased to announce our membership of the World Services Group (WSG) representing both Jersey and Guernsey in the Channel Islands. We are looking forward to working with other member firms and developing our membership.

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Discrimination law passed: a "historic" day for Jersey
Employment Law 03 Jun 2013 Jersey

The Draft Discrimination (Jersey) Law 201- (the "Law") was passed by the States of Jersey on 14 May 2013. It is expected to come into force in 2014.

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Whirlwind of activity: Jersey employment law consultations and tribunal review
Employment Law 17 Apr 2013 Jersey

Since the autumn of 2012 there has been a whirlwind of activity in the Jersey employment law sphere.

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Cayman Islands Directors and Managers lists available for inspection on request
Funds & Investment Structures Litigation 09 Oct 2019 Cayman Islands

As of 1 October 2019 lists of names of the current directors and alternate directors of a company ("Company") incorporated in the Cayman Islands ("Cayman") and of the current managers of a Cayman limited liability company ("LLC") will be available on request.

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Bedell Cristin’s Guernsey office grows with new partner appointment

Dylan Latimer has joined Bedell Cristin as partner in its Guernsey office, further expanding the firm’s presence and expertise on the island.

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Two promoted to managing associate at Bedell Cristin
Funds & Investment Structures 02 Oct 2019 Guernsey Jersey London

Bedell Cristin lawyers, Simon Morris and Sukhvinder Chana, have been promoted to managing associates in the global financial services law practice.

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Bedell Cristin sponsoring Jersey Finance Funds Conference
Funds & Investment Structures 05 Sep 2019 Jersey London

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.

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New show and tell regulations for Cayman trustees

Two new pieces of Cayman Islands ("Cayman") legislation have introduced important new obligations for trustees of Cayman trusts and Cayman trust companies. There are new obligations on trustees to keep records on those connected with the trust (including se...

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New SIBL Law sets 15 January 2020 deadline for Cayman ‘Excluded Persons’ to become 'Registered Persons' with CIMA

The new Cayman Islands ('Cayman') Securities Investment Business (Amendment) Law, 2019 (‘Law’) ('SIBL') has passed, amending the ('SIBL') Securities Investment Business Law (2019 Revision).

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Cayman Islands Monetary Authority extends deadline for SIBL Excluded Persons to 15 August 2019

The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority ('CIMA') has issued Notices under Regulation 53A of the Anti-Money Laundering (Amendment) Regulations, 2019 ('Regulations') that all persons currently registered as 'Excluded Persons' under the Cayman Islands ('Cayman'...

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Jersey confirms status as location for Sharia compliant finance
Funds & Investment Structures 30 Jul 2019 Jersey

In a move which further emphasises that Jersey is 'open for business' for Sharia investment and financing structures, the tax authorities in Jersey have issued a Statement of Practice providing tax certainty for typical Sharia compliant financing structures.

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Bedell Cristin to attend Guernsey Funds Forum 16 May 2019
Funds & Investment Structures 13 May 2019 Guernsey

Kate Ovenden and Richard Sharp will be attending the 10th annual Guernsey Funds Forum at 155 Bishopsgate, London on Thursday 16 May 2019.

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Bedell Cristin to attend MIPIM 2019
Funds & Investment Structures 18 Feb 2019 Jersey London

We will once again be attending MIPIM, the world's premier real estate event at the Palais des Festivals, Cannes from 12-15 March 2019.

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The European Securities Management Authority updates its Q&As on AIFMD, MiFID and MiFIR
Funds & Investment Structures 25 Oct 2018 Jersey London Guernsey Cayman Islands

At the beginning of October 2018 the European Securities Management Authority (‘ESMA’) published several new Question and Answer (‘Q&A’) documents which will be of interest to those in the funds industry.

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Bedell Cristin Partner recognised in Legal 500's 'Hall of Fame UK'
Funds & Investment Structures 15 Aug 2018 Jersey

Bedell Cristin Partner, Martin Paul, has been recognised in the inaugural Legal 500 'Hall of Fame'. This list highlights law firm partners who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence and recognises those who are at the pinnac...

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Bedell Cristin bolsters its Guernsey Litigation and Financial Services teams

Bedell Cristin has bolstered its Guernsey team through the appointment of Richard Harrington as an Associate in the Litigation team and Jennifer Mills as Legal Assistant in Financial Services.

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Bedell Cristin to attend Guernsey Funds Forum on 17 May 2018
Funds & Investment Structures 28 Mar 2018 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin is once again an exhibiting sponsor at the Guernsey Funds Forum which takes place at Etc.Venues, 155 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3YD on Thursday 17 May 2018 from 12pm.

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Bedell Cristin promotes two lawyers to new Managing Associate role

Bedell Cristin has enhanced its management structure and appointed two Senior Associates, Guy Westmacott in Jersey and Lee Osborne in Guernsey, to a newly created role of Managing Associate.

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Bedell Cristin to attend MIPIM 2018
Funds & Investment Structures 13 Feb 2018 Jersey London Guernsey

We are once again attending MIPIM, the world's premier real estate event in Cannes, from 13-16 March 2018.

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Offshore Firm of the Year in the Legal 500 UK Awards 2018
27 Nov 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

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Bedell Cristin advises WisdomTree on its agreement to acquire ETF Securities' $18bn European business

Teams from Bedell Cristin's London and Jersey offices have advised WisdomTree Investments, Inc. in connection with its definitive agreement to acquire ETF Securities’ European exchange-traded commodity, currency and short-and-leveraged business, which inclu...

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Bedell Cristin advises Leonard Green & Partners on acquisition of CPA Global

Bedell Cristin has advised Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. ("LGP"), a leading US private equity investment firm, on its acquisition of intellectual property management and technology group, CPA Global.

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Bedell Cristin advises on the financing of the acquisition of one of Guernsey's premier commercial properties

Leading offshore law firm Bedell Cristin has advised The Royal Bank of Scotland International Limited in connection with loan facilities made available to the Channel Islands Property Fund Limited.

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Bedell Cristin to attend EXPO Real 4 - 6 October 2017

We would welcome the opportunity to meet with you or one of your colleagues.

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Bedell Cristin advises on another global ILS first

The Guernsey office of Bedell Cristin has advised Artex Risk Services (Guernsey) Limited in connection with its role as settlement and collateral trustee to what is believed to be the first ever issue of ILS notes on a private blockchain. The ‘ILSBlockchai...

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Bedell Cristin shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year - Jersey and Guernsey
16 Aug 2017 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell Cristin Jersey and Guernsey have been shortlisted for 'Law Firm of the Year' in the Citywealth IFC Awards 2018.

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Here to Guide you through GDPR

There has been a great deal of activity across the Channel Islands because of the pending introduction of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Bedell Cristin lawyers attend leading insurance seminar in Zurich
Funds & Investment Structures 30 Jun 2017 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin is represented at the forthcoming ILS Insight forum hosted by Guernsey Finance in Zurich on 6th July.

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Bedell Cristin finalist in two STEP categories
13 Jun 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin is a finalist in two categories of the prestigious STEP Private Client Awards 2017/18.

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Bedell Cristin team in London 10k charity run

A team from Bedell Cristin joined hundreds of runners on Clapham Common in London on Friday (9 June) to raise funds for LandAid, the property industry charity aiming to end youth homelessness.

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Bedell Cristin advises Regional REIT on acquisition of Conygar portfolio

Bedell Cristin has advised Regional REIT Limited ("Regional Reit"), the UK regional office and industrial property focused REIT managed by London and Scottish Investments and Toscafund Asset Management, on the acquisition of c £129m of UK regional office, i...

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Bedell Cristin advises on sale of Virttu Biologics Limited

Bedell Cristin has advised the Jersey-based majority shareholder of Virttu Biologics Limited (Virttu) on the sale of Virttu to TNK Therapeutics, Inc., a subsidiary of Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc (Sorrento).

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Lawyer magazine award
11 May 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted for ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ in the prestigious annual awards organised by The Lawyer.

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EU Market Abuse Regulation increases the attraction of the Channel Islands Securities Exchange for listing high yield bonds
Banking & Finance Funds & Investment Structures 11 May 2017 Jersey Guernsey London

The Channel Islands Securities Exchange has experienced an increased interest in listing specialist securities, particularly high yield bonds, since the introduction of a new European Union market abuse regime on 3 July 2016, effected as a result of the new...

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Bedell Cristin's outstanding service secures European Award
10 Apr 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin has been awarded the Offshore Client Service Award at the prestigious Chambers Europe Awards.

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Bedell Cristin to attend Guernsey Funds Forum on 11 May 2017
Funds & Investment Structures 06 Apr 2017 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin are once again exhibiting sponsors at the Guernsey Funds Forum which takes place at etc.venues, 155 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3YD on Thursday 11 May 2017 from 12pm.

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Bedell Cristin acts as Jersey counsel to Deka Immobilien on the purchase of One Rathbone Square, W1 in London

Bedell Cristin acted as Jersey counsel to Deka Immobilien ("Deka") on its acquisition of the prime mixed-use property at One Rathbone Square in the West End of London. The purchase was made by a joint venture between the open-ended Deka real estate funds, W...

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Jersey private funds: a new regime
Funds & Investment Structures 28 Mar 2017 Jersey

With effect from 18 April Jersey is introducing a new regime in respect of private funds - simplifying the regulatory regime, and extending the benefits of flexibility and speed across Jersey's private funds space.

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The Channel Islands Securities Exchange Limited (CISE) to rebrand on 6 March 2017 as The International Stock Exchange
Funds & Investment Structures Listing Services 02 Mar 2017 Jersey Guernsey

The Channel Islands Securities Exchange Limited (CISE) to rebrand on 6 March 2017 as The International Stock Exchange

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Bedell Cristin advises Akina Partners on acquisition by Unigestion
Funds & Investment Structures 02 Mar 2017 Jersey

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.

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Three Bedell Cristin lawyers sworn in as Advocates

Three Advocates from Bedell Cristin, Rebecca McNulty, Laura Hendrick, and Richard Laignel were recently sworn in at Jersey’s Royal Court.

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Bedell Cristin Partners are attending MIPIM 14-17 March 2017
Funds & Investment Structures 16 Feb 2017 Jersey

We are once again attending MIPIM, the world's premier real estate event in Cannes, from 14-17 March 2017.

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Bedell Cristin's Guernsey office advised on the launch of new clean-tech fund
Funds & Investment Structures 12 Dec 2016 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin's Guernsey Office has acted as lead adviser to Jordan based promoter Catalyst Investment Management Company on the launch of its latest clean-tech fund.

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New fund regime for Guernsey
Funds & Investment Structures 17 Nov 2016 Guernsey

The Guernsey Financial Services Commission ("GFSC") yesterday launched a new regime for private investment funds, following a brief consultation with industry.

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Bedell Cristin to attend EXPO Real 4 - 6 October 2016
Funds & Investment Structures 22 Sep 2016 Jersey London

We are once again attending EXPO Real, the International Trade Fair for Commercial Property and Investment taking place in Munich from 4 - 6 October 2016.

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Significant milestone for Bedell Cristin
20 Sep 2016 Jersey BVI Guernsey London Singapore

The management buyout of Bedell Trust has completed following regulatory approvals. As a result, Bedell Cristin is now a wholly separate business to Bedell Trust.

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Bedell Cristin appoints two partners in Guernsey

Bedell Cristin Guernsey has announced that two of its leading lawyers, Advocate Jon Barclay and Advocate Richard Sharp, have become partners in the firm.

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Bedell Cristin appoints new Managing Partner in Guernsey
22 Aug 2016 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin has appointed Advocate Kate Ovenden as the new Managing Partner of its award winning Guernsey office.

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IK VII Fund
Funds & Investment Structures 21 Jul 2016 Jersey

Acted for IK Investment Partners Limited in connection with the establishment of a Jersey separate limited partnership...

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Ethos Private Equity Fund VI
Funds & Investment Structures 21 Jul 2016 Jersey

Acted for Ethos Private Equity Pty, widely considered the most experienced and successful private equity investment team in South Africa...

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Pan-European Infrastructure II
Funds & Investment Structures 21 Jul 2016 Jersey

Provided legal advice to Deutsche Asset Management (UK) Limited in connection with the establishment and regulatory licensing of the two general partners of an English limited partnership known as the Pan-European Infrastructure II.

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Pacific Equity Partners Fund V
Funds & Investment Structures 21 Jul 2016 Jersey

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.

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New fund for "financier of the year, 2015
Funds & Investment Structures 21 Jul 2016 Jersey

Acted for a well-known private investment company, a "patient" global real estate investor, in the establishment of a Jersey very private fund to invest in UK equity and debt investments, as well as the structuring of a complex carried interest vehicle for ...

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LVP Seed Fund II, L.P.
Funds & Investment Structures 21 Jul 2016 Jersey

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.

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One of the most anticipated hedge fund launches in recent years (according to the Wall Street Journal)
Funds & Investment Structures 21 Jul 2016 Jersey

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

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New partner appointment in the Bedell Cristin Singapore office

Bedell Cristin has appointed Kristian Wilson as partner in the firm's Singapore office.

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Bedell Cristin strengthens Jersey corporate and commercial team

Bedell Cristin has further strengthened its corporate team in response to sustained client demand through the appointment of Guy Westmacott as Senior Associate in the Jersey office.

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Bedell Cristin acted for Qatar Insurance on a UK property acquisition in May 2016

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Bedell Cristin to attend Guernsey Funds Forum 12 May 2016

Bedell Cristin are once again exhibiting sponsors at the Guernsey Funds Forum which takes place at etc.venues, 155 Bishopsgate in London on Thursday 12 May 2016 from 12pm.

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Bedell Cristin assist on £48.3m acquisition of 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh

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Bedell Cristin assists in £77m acquisition of Amen Corner, Bracknell

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Lash Group Headquarters, South Carolina, USA, $67,100,000 acquisition
Funds & Investment Structures 22 Apr 2016 Jersey

Bedell Cristin acted for 90 North Real Estate Partners LLP (and its associated investors) and certain Middle Eastern investors in relation to the acquisition

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Hough Retail Park, Stafford
Funds & Investment Structures 22 Apr 2016 Jersey

Bedell Cristin acted for Altum Capital Partners Limited in relation to the acquisition of Hough Retail Park, Lichfield Road, Stafford

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Bedell Cristin has two prize-winners for academic achievement in annual awards

Two of Bedell Cristin's lawyers have been recognised for their high academic achievements in 2015.

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Langham Street and Great Portland Street, London
Funds & Investment Structures 19 Feb 2016 Jersey

Bedell Cristin acted for Altum Capital Partners Limited in relation to the acquisition of certain properties at 36 to 40 (even) Langham Street and 94 Great Portland Street, London

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Bedell Cristin partners and directors to attend MIPIM 2016

We are once again attending MIPIM - the world's premier real estate event in Cannes, from 14-17 March 2016.

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Bedell Cristin acted for Crosstree in relation to property transactions valued at over £291m
Funds & Investment Structures 06 Jan 2016 Jersey

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Avenue Retail Park, Cardiff
Funds & Investment Structures 20 Nov 2015 Jersey

Bedell Cristin acted for Altum Capital Partners Limited in relation to the acquisition of a Luxembourg company which owned the Avenue Retail Park, Newport Road, Cardiff

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Aviva Investors and PSP Investments
Funds & Investment Structures 18 Nov 2015 London

Bedell Cristin acted as Jersey counsel for Aviva Investors and PSP Investments (PSP), one of Canada’s largest pension investment managers, on the sale to PSP of a 50% stake in a central London portfolio.

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Bedell Cristin acted for Crosstree Real Estate Fund in relation to the acquisition and £100m development financing of property at Camden Town Hall, London
Funds & Investment Structures 18 Nov 2015 Jersey

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Martin Paul to speak at Channel Islands Funds Forum on 1 October 2015
Funds & Investment Structures 22 Sep 2015 Jersey

Bedell Cristin partner Martin Paul is due to speak at the Channel Islands Funds Forum in Jersey.

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Bedell Cristin acted for Crosstree Real Estate Fund in relation to the acquisition and £185m development financing of properties at The O2, London
Funds & Investment Structures 15 Sep 2015 Jersey

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ESMA recommends Jersey and Guernsey for AIFMD passport

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued its advice to the European Commission, Parliament and Council in relation to the application of the AIFMD passport to non-EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMs) and non-EU Alternative ...

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Harrison Street
Funds & Investment Structures 13 Aug 2015 London

Bedell Cristin partner Bruce Scott and senior associate Amedeo Claris-Delmedico acted as Jersey counsel to Harrison Street Real Estate Capital in connection with the establishment of its maiden European student housing opportunity fund, which raised €135 mi...

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English and Scottish Limited Partnerships may elect to become Jersey AIFs

The Alternative Investment Funds (Amendment of Regulations No.2) (Jersey) Order 2015 came into force this week, as a result of which English and Scottish limited partnerships may, subject to certain conditions, now elect to be regulated in Jersey as Jersey ...

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Bedell Cristin advised the joint venture vehicle established by Cain Hoy Enterprises, LLC, Galliard Homes and MG Properties.
Funds & Investment Structures 10 Jul 2015 London

Bruce Scott and Tom Davies of Bedell Cristin's London office advised a joint venture vehicle established by Cain Hoy Enterprises, LLC, Galliard Homes and MG Properties

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Bedell Cristin named finalist in STEP Private Client Awards
28 Jun 2015 Jersey

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted in the prestigious STEP (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners) Private Client Awards for 2015.

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Siemens Divisional Headquarters, Leiden, The Netherlands, €28,500,000 acquisition
Funds & Investment Structures 19 Jun 2015 Jersey

Bedell Cristin acted for 90 North Real Estate Partners LLP (and its associated investors) and certain Middle Eastern investors in relation to the acquisition

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Bedell Cristin provides Jersey law advice on 'biggest ever single investment in litigation funding globally'

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.

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Bedell Cristin is finalist in leading SE Asia Awards
06 May 2015 Singapore

Bedell has been shortlisted in the ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ category in the prestigious Asian Legal Business SE Asia Awards 2015 for the third consecutive year.

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Bedell Cristin to attend Guernsey Funds Forum
Funds & Investment Structures 07 Apr 2015 Guernsey London

Bedell Cristin are once again exhibiting sponsors at the Guernsey Funds Forum which takes place at etc.venues, 155 Bishopsgate in London on Thursday 14 May 2015 from 12pm.

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New Registered Collective Investment Schemes Rules 2015 (the "2015 Rules")

In Guernsey, collective investment schemes (open- or closed-ended) can either be "authorised" or "registered".

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Bedell Cristin shortlisted for a further award
12 Mar 2015 Jersey

Bedell Crsitin has been shortlisted for a further industry awards adding to the accolades achieved to date this year.

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Globalaw and Bedell Cristin BVI

The BVI is the world's leading offshore corporate domicile with close to half a million active companies, a user friendly companies law and a modern Commercial Court.

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Lenovo Global Server Division Headquarters, North Carolina, US$130,100,000 acquisition
Funds & Investment Structures 20 Feb 2015 Jersey

Bedell Cristin acted for 90 North Real Estate Partners LLP (and its associated investors) and certain Middle Eastern investors in relation to the acquisition

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Bedell Cristin Partners to attend MIPIM 2015

We are once again attending MIPIM - the world's premier real estate event - in Cannes from 9-13 March 2015.

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Bedell Cristin Guernsey wins top captive award for third year
28 Jan 2015 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin Guernsey has been named Offshore Law Firm of the Year in the UK Captive Services Awards 2015.

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Bedell Cristin provides pan Channel Island advice on Covéa's acquisition of Sterling Insurance Group

Bedell Cristin's Guernsey and Jersey offices have acted alongside each other as counsel to the French mutual Covéa in connection with its purchase of UK regulated life insurer Sterling Insurance Group.

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New Year begins with series of awards for Bedell Cristin
27 Jan 2015 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell has been recognised in a number of industry awards.

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New Legislation Promotes Hedge Fund Management Activity in Jersey
Funds & Investment Structures 26 Nov 2014 Jersey

In a welcome development, Jersey's Chief Minister has signed into law new legislation designed to simplify and encourage the establishment and operation of hedge fund management businesses in Jersey.

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New Charities Law in Jersey

The Charities (Jersey) Law 2014 (the "Charities Law") is being brought into force on a staged basis, beginning today, as part of the Island's initiative to strengthen and develop Jersey's position as a centre of excellence for philanthropic wealth management.

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Onninen Distribution Warehouse, Oslo, Norway, NOK433,000,000 acquisition
Funds & Investment Structures 21 Nov 2014 Jersey

Bedell Cristin acted for 90 North Real Estate Partners LLP (and its associated investors) and certain Middle Eastern investors in relation to the acquisition

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Johnstone House, Aberdeen
Funds & Investment Structures 24 Oct 2014 Jersey

Bedell Cristin acted for Altum Capital Partners Limited in relation to the acquisition of Johnstone House, 50-54 Rose Street, Aberdeen

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Bedell Cristin expands banking and corporate teams to meet growth

Bedell Cristin has further strengthened its banking and corporate teams in Jersey through the appointment of two experienced local lawyers.

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Bedell Cristin joins the World Services Group
05 Sep 2014 Guernsey Jersey Singapore BVI London

We are pleased to announce our membership of the World Services Group (WSG) representing both Jersey and Guernsey in the Channel Islands. We are looking forward to working with other member firms and developing our membership.

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Commission licences Jersey and non-Jersey LLPs for funds business

In a welcome development, the Jersey Financial Services Commission has confirmed that it will licence both Jersey-law and foreign-law LLPs for fund services business under the Financial Services (Jersey) Law 1998, pursuant to new policy papers published by ...

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Bedell Cristin acts for the Unite UK Student Accommodation Fund (USAF)

Bedell Cristin acted for the Unite UK Student Accommodation Fund (USAF) in relation to its acquisition of a 2,904 bed student accommodation portfolio for £137 million.

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Bedell advises on launch of SOF fund
Funds & Investment Structures 17 Jun 2014 Guernsey

Kate Ovenden and Tristan Ozanne of Bedell Cristin's Guernsey office, together with Kirkland & Ellis LLP, have recently advised SOF Investments Limited in relation to the establishment of Special Opportunities Fund (Guernsey) LP.

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Chambers name Bedell Cristin ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’
30 Apr 2014 Jersey

Bedell Cristin has been named ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ at the Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2014.

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Jersey LLPs on the Map

Jersey is one of the few offshore jurisdictions with limited liability partnership legislation, namely the Limited Liability Partnerships (Jersey) Law 1997, as amended (the “Jersey LLP Law”).

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Globalisation of Investment Funds Conference 8 - 10 June 2014
Funds & Investment Structures 05 Mar 2014 Jersey

Emily Haithwaite is a panel member at the Globalisation of Investment Funds Conference in Paris on the 8 - 10 June 2014 "How should alternative funds be structured in the light of new regulation".

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Funds partner to chair the panel on the Channel Islands Model Navigating through Waves of Change
Funds & Investment Structures 24 Sep 2013 Jersey

Emily Haithwaite is chairing the panel focusing on the Channel Islands Model Navigating through Waves of Change at the 4th Annual Channel Islands Funds Forum on 25 September 2013.

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Bedell Cristin advises CVC Credit Partners on new $350m credit opportunities fund
Funds & Investment Structures 30 Aug 2013 Jersey

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").

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Due diligence in the BVI - simple but effective
Funds & Investment Structures 18 Jun 2013 Singapore BVI

In the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008, there has been greater emphasis placed on effective due diligence on investments and acquisition targets.

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Guernsey Update - Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive ("AIFMD")
Funds & Investment Structures 31 May 2013 Guernsey

On 30 May 2013, the European Securities and Markets Authority ("ESMA") announced that it has approved cooperation agreements to be signed by the Guernsey regulator, the Guernsey Financial Services Commission ("GFSC").

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AIFMD - Cooperation agreement between Jersey and EEA Member States is agreed
Funds & Investment Structures 30 May 2013 Jersey

With just a few weeks to go until 22 July 2013, the date upon which the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (the "Directive") must be implemented in all EEA Member States*, the cooperation agreement between Jersey and the competent authorities of...

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Webcast Roundtable on Practical Implications of AIFMD - 30 April
Funds & Investment Structures 25 Apr 2013 Jersey

Bedell Cristin Investment Funds Partner Emily Haithwaite is taking part in a high level webcast roundtable discussion on how to be better prepared for the introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

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Bedell Cristin assists with AIFMD implementation in Jersey
Funds & Investment Structures 17 Apr 2013 Jersey

Bedell Cristin has seconded Caroline McGrath, one of our funds lawyers, to the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) to assist with the implementation in Jersey of the applicable provisions of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

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Bedell advise AXA Real Estate on CISX listed UK REIT for £472m Ropemaker Place acquisition
Funds & Investment Structures 08 Apr 2013 London

Bedell Cristin advised AXA Real Estate Investment Managers (AXA Real Estate) on the recently completed £472m acquisition of Ropemaker Place in the City of London from British Land.

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AIFMD and the Channel Islands The Private Placement Regime - Obligations and Opportunities
Funds & Investment Structures 25 Feb 2013 Jersey

The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (the "Directive") must be implemented by EU Member States by 22 July 2013.

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Tower 42

Bedell Cristin advised in relation to the acquisition of the syndicated investment structure, which owns The Tower 42 Estate, Old Broad Street, London.

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Limited Liability Partnerships in Jersey Law amended and came into force 17 January 2013

Limited Liability Partnerships (Amendment of Law) (Jersey) Regulations 2013 (the "Regulations") came into force on 17 January 2013 amending the Limited Liability Partnerships (Jersey) Law 1997 (the "Law").

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Aviva Investors REaLM® Multi Sector Unit Trust

We provided Jersey legal advice to Aviva Investors in connection with the establishment and launch of the Aviva Investors REaLM® Multi Sector Unit Trust.

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Union Kokusai Equity Fund

We provided Jersey legal advice in relation to the establishment of the Union Kokusai Equity Fund.

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Cogeflex Limited

We acted as lead counsel to the fund and to Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch & Cie in connection with the restructuring of Cogeflex Limited.

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36 South PLC

We acted as Jersey legal advisers to two Jersey entities in obtaining licences under the Financial Services (Jersey) Law 1998.

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Ethos Fund VI (Jersey), L.P.

We advised South African private equity house Ethos Private Equity Limited on the establishment of Ethos Fund VI (Jersey), L.P.

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Adveq Opportunity III L.P.

We provided Jersey legal advice to Adveq Management AG, the Swiss private equity house, in connection with the establishment and regulation of Adveq Opportunity Management III L.P.

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Adveq Technology VII L.P.

We provided Jersey legal advice to Adveq Management AG, the Swiss private equity house, in connection with the establishment of Adveq Technology Management VII, L.P.

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RREEF Pan-European Infrastructure Fund II, L.P.

We advised on this second fund in RREEF's Pan European Infrastructure series, being a closed-ended fund.

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Aviva Investors Returns Enhancing and Liability Matching Funds

Bedell Cristin provided Jersey legal advice to Aviva Investors in connection with the establishment and launch of five Jersey Expert Funds.

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In the Matter of Silk Road Funds Ltd - Cayman Court Clarifies the Appropriate Paths to Recognition for Foreign Receivers
Insolvency & Restructuring 07 Jun 2019 Cayman Islands

With the Cayman Islands maintaining its position as the offshore jurisdiction of choice for lending and security structures, it comes as no surprise that there continues to be a great deal of interest in how receivers appointed either by foreign courts or u...

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Insolvent trusts: latest decision in the Z Trust cases
Insolvency & Restructuring 04 Jun 2019 Jersey

The Royal Court has now imposed comprehensive directions to deal with an insolvent trust in the latest Z Trust case: [2019] JRC 069. These were based on those proposed by Bedell Cristin and approved by the Court in the Hickman insolvent estate case back in ...

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Hacked into Liquidation - Another cryptocurrency exchange bites the dust
Insolvency & Restructuring 03 Jun 2019 Cayman Islands

As the liquidators of Quadriga CX struggle to be the bearers of welcome news, another cryptocurrency exchange has formally entered into liquidation, and that liquidation has been recognized in the courts of the United States.

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Fairfield Sentry: Privy Council confirms that New York Courts can apply BVI Insolvency law to void preference payments

The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (the ‘Privy Council’) delivered its decision in the latest round of Madoff litigation on 20 May 2019. It is the highest court of appeal for the British Virgin Islands (‘BVI’) and it found that BVI insolvency legis...

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New twist in Abraaj Group case will affect Cayman Liquidation

Two indictments filed in the Southern District of New York Court have resulted in the arrests of the both the founder of Abraaj Investment Management, Arif Naqvi, and the former Managing Partner of the Abraaj Group, Mustapha Abdel-Wadood.

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Cryptoassets and Insolvency - Clues for Cayman from Other Jurisdictions
Litigation Insolvency & Restructuring 11 Apr 2019 Cayman Islands

With the Cayman Islands already the leading jurisdiction for the formation of international investment and financial structures, it comes as no surprise that the jurisdiction has achieved pre-eminence in the establishment of companies undertaking initial co...

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“If it looks like Calibri…”: helping creditors access a sham trust through fonts
Insolvency & Restructuring 13 Feb 2019 Cayman Islands Jersey Guernsey

A decision from the Ontario Superior Court (‘OSC’) provides a useful summary of the common law ‘red flags’ which help creditors and insolvency practitioners identify when a bankrupt’s assets are held in a sham trust. Of interest was the expert evidence show...

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Bedell Cristin senior associate recognised in top young professionals list

Jasmin Semlitsch, a senior associate at Bedell Cristin, has been named on eprivateclient’s Top 35 Under 35.

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Bedell Cristin partners to attend INSOL New York

Alasdair Davidson and Robert Gardner will be attending INSOL New York which takes places at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York from 29 April to 1 May 2018. They would welcome the opportunity to meet up should you or one of your colleagues also be attending - ...

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Offshore Firm of the Year in the Legal 500 UK Awards 2018
27 Nov 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

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Bedell Cristin are platinum sponsors at INSOL International Channel Islands One Day Seminar
Insolvency & Restructuring 05 Sep 2017 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin are platinum sponsors at the INSOL International Channel Islands One Day Seminar taking place at the Duke of Richmond Hotel in St Peter Port, Guernsey on Wednesday 13 September, 2017.

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Bedell Cristin shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year - Jersey and Guernsey
16 Aug 2017 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell Cristin Jersey and Guernsey have been shortlisted for 'Law Firm of the Year' in the Citywealth IFC Awards 2018.

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Bedell Cristin finalist in two STEP categories
13 Jun 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin is a finalist in two categories of the prestigious STEP Private Client Awards 2017/18.

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Lawyer magazine award
11 May 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted for ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ in the prestigious annual awards organised by The Lawyer.

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ARIES launch Guernsey Insolvency Practice Statements
Insolvency & Restructuring 03 May 2017 Guernsey

Today ARIES, the Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Experts, being the Channel Islands member of INSOL International, has produced Guernsey Insolvency Practice Statements (“GIPS”). These are a voluntary initiative launched in Guernsey intended for ...

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Partners to speak on insolvency hot topics

Two Bedell Cristin partners will be speaking at a seminar devoted to legal updates and developments in Jersey insolvency law and practice.

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Bedell Cristin's outstanding service secures European Award
10 Apr 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin has been awarded the Offshore Client Service Award at the prestigious Chambers Europe Awards.

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New edition of Jersey Insolvency and Asset Tracking just published
Insolvency & Restructuring 11 Oct 2016 Jersey

A new edition of an acclaimed book on insolvency in Jersey, Channel Islands, has been published which includes updated and enhanced analysis on a range of legal developments in the Island.

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Significant milestone for Bedell Cristin
20 Sep 2016 Jersey BVI Guernsey London Singapore

The management buyout of Bedell Trust has completed following regulatory approvals. As a result, Bedell Cristin is now a wholly separate business to Bedell Trust.

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Bedell Cristin appoints new Managing Partner in Guernsey
22 Aug 2016 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin has appointed Advocate Kate Ovenden as the new Managing Partner of its award winning Guernsey office.

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Enabling the sale of one of Jersey's most valuable commercial properties

We act for the liquidators of a group of companies ultimately owned by a Jersey family trust.

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Where disruption meets opportunity

Bedell Cristin, commercial litigation partner, Lisa Springate has been invited to speak at the annual Trusts Conference hosted by BL Events in Jersey, on 25 May 2016.

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Bedell Cristin to sponsor INSOL Channel Islands Conference in June
Insolvency & Restructuring 26 Feb 2016 Jersey

INSOL Channel Islands One Day Seminar - 9 June 2016

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Acted for the Jersey borrowers in the Glengall Bridge group
Insolvency & Restructuring 15 Dec 2015 Jersey

We acted for the Jersey borrowers in the Glengall Bridge group, which own development land in London worth in excess of £50m.

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Bedell Cristin acts for Joint Liquidators in high value winding up proceedings

Bedell Cristin has acted for Joint Liquidators in the winding up of three Jersey companies ordered under Article 155 of the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991.

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The nature of credits and debits that apply when operating a bank account

On 3 August 2015, the Privy Council has helpfully explained the nature of the credits and debits that apply when operating a bank account.

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Leading insolvency seminar held in Guernsey next month
Insolvency & Restructuring 19 Aug 2015 Jersey Guernsey

Insolvency and trust specialists will gather in Guernsey on Wednesday 9 September 2015 for a one day seminar looking at the issues affecting practitioners.

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Guernsey Insolvency - new Practice Direction on liquidator appointment costs and procedure
Insolvency & Restructuring Litigation 19 Aug 2015 Guernsey

On 19 August 2015 the Royal Court of Guernsey issued an important Practice Direction concerning the information which will be required to accompany any future application for the appointment of a liquidator or administrator.

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Bedell Cristin acts on $5 billion debt restructuring
Insolvency & Restructuring 04 Aug 2015 Jersey

Bedell Cristin have acted on the recent successful restructuring of syndicated bank facilities of over $5 billion for United Company Rusal plc ("Rusal").

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Bedell Cristin named finalist in STEP Private Client Awards
28 Jun 2015 Jersey

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted in the prestigious STEP (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners) Private Client Awards for 2015.

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Bedell Cristin is finalist in leading SE Asia Awards
06 May 2015 Singapore

Bedell has been shortlisted in the ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ category in the prestigious Asian Legal Business SE Asia Awards 2015 for the third consecutive year.

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New Registered Collective Investment Schemes Rules 2015 (the "2015 Rules")

In Guernsey, collective investment schemes (open- or closed-ended) can either be "authorised" or "registered".

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Bedell Cristin shortlisted for a further award
12 Mar 2015 Jersey

Bedell Crsitin has been shortlisted for a further industry awards adding to the accolades achieved to date this year.

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Bedell Cristin Guernsey wins top captive award for third year
28 Jan 2015 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin Guernsey has been named Offshore Law Firm of the Year in the UK Captive Services Awards 2015.

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New Year begins with series of awards for Bedell Cristin
27 Jan 2015 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell has been recognised in a number of industry awards.

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Bedell Cristin acts on $5 billion debt restructuring

Bedell Cristin partners Anthony Dessain and Edward Drummond and Associate Jessica Bermingham have acted on the recent successful restructuring of syndicated bank facilities of over $5 billion for United Company Rusal plc ("Rusal"), a Jersey company listed o...

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Two Bedell Cristin Partners to speak at the Institute of Law Conference
Insolvency & Restructuring 17 Sep 2014 Jersey

Mark Dunlop and Edward Drummond were speakers at the Institute of Law conference "The Enforcement of Creditors Rights'

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Bedell Cristin joins the World Services Group
05 Sep 2014 Guernsey Jersey Singapore BVI London

We are pleased to announce our membership of the World Services Group (WSG) representing both Jersey and Guernsey in the Channel Islands. We are looking forward to working with other member firms and developing our membership.

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Restructuring of over USD 5 billion syndicated bank facilities
Insolvency & Restructuring 30 Jul 2014 Jersey

Restructuring of syndicated bank facilities of over USD 5 billion for United Company Rusal plc

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IoD: Updates to Director Guidelines

The first updates in six years to guidelines aimed at local directors will be discussed at a seminar and book launch being held by the Jersey branch of the Institute of Directors (IoD) next month.

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Bedell Cristin Guernsey Insolvency “First”
Litigation Insolvency & Restructuring 11 Jun 2014 Guernsey

The Royal Court of Guernsey has delivered a landmark ruling in the matter of Esquire Realty Holdings Limited on 16 April 2014.

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Esquire Realty Holdings Limited - First Guernsey "Pre-pack"
Insolvency & Restructuring Litigation 11 Jun 2014 Guernsey

Alasdair Davidson, assisted by Jon Barclay led the successful application in the matter of Esquire Realty Holdings Limited on 16 April 2014.

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Insolvency: How strong and how long is "The Golden Thread"?

Jurisdictional issues in a globalised world – a Jersey view point

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Chambers name Bedell Cristin ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’
30 Apr 2014 Jersey

Bedell Cristin has been named ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ at the Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2014.

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When "all" does not mean "all"...
Insolvency & Restructuring 21 Mar 2014 Jersey

The Royal Court of Jersey has determined a novel point of insolvency law in relation to the vesting of claims in a désastre, Jersey's unique bankruptcy regime for personal and corporate debtors.

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Bedell Cristin to sponsor INSOL Channel Islands Conference in June

INSOL Channel Islands One Day Seminar - 12 June 2014

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New Channel Islands insolvency body earns world-wide recognition

The Channel Islands insolvency body, the Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Experts ('ARIES') has had its membership of the premier global insolvency body, INSOL International, ratified.

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Bedell Cristin strengthens experienced litigation team with two Partner appointments

Bedell Cristin has appointed Rob Gardner and Edward Drummond as partners to further strengthen the firm’s top ranking litigation group in Jersey.

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Cross-border insolvency assistance
Insolvency & Restructuring 05 Jun 2013 Jersey

On 22 May 2013, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales delivered the reasoned judgment for allowing the appeal from the decision of the High Court of 12 April 2013 which we referred to in an e-alert dated 2 May 2013.

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Belgravia

Acting for Deloitte LLP, the Joint Liquidators of numerous companies in the Belgravia Group.

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Bedell Cristin sponsoring the Guernsey Champagne Reception in Monte-Carlo
Insurance & Reinsurance 30 Aug 2019 Guernsey

We are delighted to be a sponsor at the Guernsey Champagne Reception which takes place at the Hotel Hermitage in Monte-Carlo on 10 September.

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Bedell Cristin advises on the acquisition of Nordben Life

Bedell Cristin has acted as counsel to Monument Re on its acquisition of Nordben Life and Pension Insurance from BenCo Insurance Holding, following receipt of regulatory approval from the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.

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Bedell Cristin sponsoring ILS Insight in Zurich
Insurance & Reinsurance 27 Jun 2019 Guernsey

Richard Sharp, partner and Mark Helyar, of counsel will be attending ILS Insight conference hosted by Guernsey Finance in Zurich during the afternoon of Thursday 4 July 2019.

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Legal 500 Caribbean recognises lawyers from Solomon Harris
Insurance & Reinsurance Litigation Property 07 Dec 2018 Cayman Islands

Legal 500 has released its 2019 Caribbean Guide, and partners Laura Hatfield and Ian Jamieson have been named as leading individuals.

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Solomon Harris and Bedell Cristin to attend Cayman Captive Forum 27-29 November 2018
Insurance & Reinsurance 20 Nov 2018 Cayman Islands Guernsey

Nick Reid, Richard Addlestone and Richard Sharp from recently merged law firms Solomon Harris and Bedell Cristin will be attending the Cayman Captive Forum at the Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman from 27-29 November 2018.

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Bedell Cristin's Mark Helyar is leading the way with the development of 'true convergence' in the ILS space where capital markets and insurance markets meet.
Insurance & Reinsurance 27 Jul 2018 Guernsey

Guernsey Finance has summarised Mark Helyar's talk at the recent ILS conference in Zurich, which featured a panel session involving leading individuals from the ILS industry.

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Bedell Cristin delighted to sponsor Guernsey Finance ILS Insights conference
Insurance & Reinsurance 09 Jul 2018 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin was delighted to sponsor the Guernsey Finance ILS Insights conference in Zurich last week. The event featured a panel session involving leading figures from the ILS industry, followed by a technical showcase.

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Bedell Cristin's Mark Helyar to speak at ILS Insight hosted by Guernsey Finance
Insurance & Reinsurance 12 Jun 2018 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin's Mark Helyar will be speaking at the ILS Insight hosted by Guernsey Finance at the AURA Event Hall in Zurich during the afternoon of Thursday 5 July.

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Offshore Firm of the Year in the Legal 500 UK Awards 2018
27 Nov 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

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Bedell Cristin are exhibiting sponsors at the Guernsey Insurance Forum in London
Insurance & Reinsurance 21 Sep 2017 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin are once again exhibiting sponsors at the Guernsey Insurance Forum hosted by Guernsey Finance in London on 5 October 2017.

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Bedell Cristin shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year - Jersey and Guernsey
16 Aug 2017 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell Cristin Jersey and Guernsey have been shortlisted for 'Law Firm of the Year' in the Citywealth IFC Awards 2018.

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Bedell Cristin finalist in two STEP categories
13 Jun 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin is a finalist in two categories of the prestigious STEP Private Client Awards 2017/18.

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Lawyer magazine award
11 May 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted for ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ in the prestigious annual awards organised by The Lawyer.

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Bedell Cristin's outstanding service secures European Award
10 Apr 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin has been awarded the Offshore Client Service Award at the prestigious Chambers Europe Awards.

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Significant milestone for Bedell Cristin
20 Sep 2016 Jersey BVI Guernsey London Singapore

The management buyout of Bedell Trust has completed following regulatory approvals. As a result, Bedell Cristin is now a wholly separate business to Bedell Trust.

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Bedell Cristin appoints two partners in Guernsey

Bedell Cristin Guernsey has announced that two of its leading lawyers, Advocate Jon Barclay and Advocate Richard Sharp, have become partners in the firm.

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Bedell Cristin appoints new Managing Partner in Guernsey
22 Aug 2016 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin has appointed Advocate Kate Ovenden as the new Managing Partner of its award winning Guernsey office.

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Bedell Cristin Guernsey advise on award winning Life Transaction of the Year
Insurance & Reinsurance 14 Jul 2016 Guernsey

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Amendments to Guernsey's company legislation

On 29 July 2015 a number of significant changes to Guernsey's company legislation, the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 (as amended), are expected to be approved by the States of Guernsey.

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Bedell Cristin named finalist in STEP Private Client Awards
28 Jun 2015 Jersey

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted in the prestigious STEP (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners) Private Client Awards for 2015.

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Bedell Cristin is finalist in leading SE Asia Awards
06 May 2015 Singapore

Bedell has been shortlisted in the ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ category in the prestigious Asian Legal Business SE Asia Awards 2015 for the third consecutive year.

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Bedell Cristin shortlisted for a further award
12 Mar 2015 Jersey

Bedell Crsitin has been shortlisted for a further industry awards adding to the accolades achieved to date this year.

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Bedell Cristin acts in ground breaking longevity structure
Insurance & Reinsurance 02 Mar 2015 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin has assisted Artex Risk Solutions and PwC in the creation of a new regulated insurance platform structured as an ICC (Iccaria Insurance ICC Limited).

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Bedell Cristin Guernsey wins top captive award for third year
28 Jan 2015 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin Guernsey has been named Offshore Law Firm of the Year in the UK Captive Services Awards 2015.

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Bedell Cristin provides pan Channel Island advice on Covéa's acquisition of Sterling Insurance Group

Bedell Cristin's Guernsey and Jersey offices have acted alongside each other as counsel to the French mutual Covéa in connection with its purchase of UK regulated life insurer Sterling Insurance Group.

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New Year begins with series of awards for Bedell Cristin
27 Jan 2015 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell has been recognised in a number of industry awards.

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Bedell Cristin joins the World Services Group
05 Sep 2014 Guernsey Jersey Singapore BVI London

We are pleased to announce our membership of the World Services Group (WSG) representing both Jersey and Guernsey in the Channel Islands. We are looking forward to working with other member firms and developing our membership.

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Bedell Cristin Guernsey advises on acquisition of Heritage Insurance Management Limited by Artex Risk Solutions
Corporate & Commercial Insurance & Reinsurance 22 May 2014 Guernsey London

Bedell Cristin in Guernsey have acted for Artex Risk Solutions in relation to the acquisition of Heritage Insurance Management Limited, the specialist captive and insurance management arm of Guernsey headquartered Heritage Group.

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Chambers name Bedell Cristin ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’
30 Apr 2014 Jersey

Bedell Cristin has been named ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ at the Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2014.

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Bedell Cristin contribution to insurance and reinsurance cross border guide
Insurance & Reinsurance 28 Feb 2014 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin’s Guernsey Managing Partner, Mark Helyar, is the only contributor from the Crown Dependencies included in the third edition of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Insurance and Reinsurance 2014, a practical cross border insight into ...

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Bedell Cristin Guernsey named Offshore Law Firm of the Year in the UK Captive Services Awards 2014
Insurance & Reinsurance 25 Feb 2014 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin Guernsey has been named offshore law firm of the year in the UK Captive Services Awards 2014.

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Islamic Finance Deal of the Year Accolade
Insurance & Reinsurance 13 Jan 2014 Guernsey

An Islamic finance deal in which the firm’s Guernsey office acted, has won an award in the Islamic Finance Deals of the Year 2013 as chosen by the influential publication, Islamic Finance News.

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Bedell Cristin attends STEP LatAm

Bedell Cristin is sponsoring STEP LatAm, which takes place 17-18 October in São Paulo, Brazil. Andrew Miller and Daniel Altneu from the Bedell Cristin Cayman office are attending the conference.

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Singapore Trustee Association (STA) Conference 2019
International Private Client 23 Sep 2019 Singapore

Bedell Cristin is delighted to sponsor the STA Conference which takes place at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore on 27 September 2019.

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New show and tell regulations for Cayman trustees

Two new pieces of Cayman Islands ("Cayman") legislation have introduced important new obligations for trustees of Cayman trusts and Cayman trust companies. There are new obligations on trustees to keep records on those connected with the trust (including se...

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A shift towards outcomes-based regulation of private trust companies in Guernsey

The Guernsey Financial Services Commission has released important guidance for private trust companies and licensed fiduciaries who administer them. The clarity and simplicity of licensing exemptions will be welcomed news for local industry and those lookin...

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Cayman Trusts (Amendment) Law 2019 in force from 14 June 2019
International Private Client 11 Jun 2019 Cayman Islands

The new Cayman Islands Trusts (Amendment) Law 2019 will bring welcome amendments to enhance the existing Cayman regime under the Trusts Law (2018 Revision) (‘Trusts Law’). It has been passed and will come into force on 14 June 2019.

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Guidance Notes on International Savings Plans – Further Briefing
International Private Client 23 May 2019 Jersey

The guidance notes on Jersey's international savings plans ("ISPs"), which were published by the Comptroller of Taxes on 22 May 2019 provide further details on how such plans should be established and operated. Because the ISPs are intended to be flexible,...

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Guidance Notes on International Savings Plans
International Private Client 22 May 2019 Jersey

On 22 May 2019 the Taxes Office in Jersey released guidance notes on a new savings vehicle called the International Saving Plan ("ISP").

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Andrew Miller joins Solomon Harris, part of Bedell Cristin
International Private Client 18 Feb 2019 Cayman Islands

Andrew Miller has joined Solomon Harris, part of Bedell Cristin, in the Cayman Islands as partner and head of Cayman’s International Private Client practice.

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Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted for Offshore Law Firm of the Year at the WealthBriefing European Awards 2019.

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted for Offshore Law Firm of the Year at the WealthBriefing European Awards 2019.

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Introducing Jersey’s International Savings Plans
International Private Client 11 Jan 2019 Jersey

Jersey has introduced a new savings vehicle called the International Savings Plan ("ISP") which will attract more multinational employers on to the Island. ISPs will offer more flexibility to employers than traditional pensions or share plans.

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Bedell Cristin Partner named as one of eprivateclient’s 50 Most Influential
International Private Client 18 Dec 2018 Jersey

Partner Edward Bennett has been named on eprivateclient’s 50 Most Influential list, an annual initiative which identifies and recognises those at the pinnacle of their profession.

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Court of Appeal Rewrites Test For Trust Rectification in Jersey

For the first time, the Court of Appeal ("CA") has considered the rectification of trusts in Jersey and expanded the long-standing three stage test with a new seven stage test in B and C v Virtue Trustees (Switzerland) AG and Ors re The C Trust [2018]JCA219...

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International Savings Plans approved in Jersey

This week the States of Jersey has approved a new International Savings Plan (ISP) regime. Nancy Chien (Bedell Cristin partner and chairman of the Jersey Pensions Association) has been instrumental in shaping the new legislation and explains the benefits o...

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Senior associate admitted as full STEP member
International Private Client 16 Nov 2018 Singapore

Bedell Cristin senior associate in Singapore, Craig Paynter, has qualified as a Trust and Estate Practitioner and been admitted as a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

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Bank's costly error highlights the importance of following due probate process in Jersey

For the first time, a financial institution in Jersey has been sentenced in the Royal Court for the offence of intermeddling under the Probate (Jersey) Law 1998 ("the Probate Law"). This article explains the lessons to be learnt.

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A new Sanctions Law anticipated in Jersey

Bringing you a brief explanation of sanctions, how Jersey currently deals with them and the reasoning behind a proposed new Jersey Sanctions Law. If you need further advice or help on anything mentioned, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

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Consultation paper - proposals to affect Jersey trusts and foundations
International Private Client 25 Sep 2018 Jersey

The Jersey Financial Crime Strategy Group of the Government of Jersey has published a consultation paper entitled the "Implementation of the 2012 FATF Recommendations on Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism - proposed revisions to...

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Bedell Cristin Partner works with Jersey Finance to produce succession report
International Private Client 13 Sep 2018 Jersey

Edward Bennett, Partner and head of Bedell Cristin's International Private Client practice has worked in partnership with Jersey Finance to produce a private wealth thought leadership report named Flourishing Futures: Making Succession a Success.

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Bedell Cristin senior associate recognised in top young professionals list

Jasmin Semlitsch, a senior associate at Bedell Cristin, has been named on eprivateclient’s Top 35 Under 35.

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Bedell Cristin Senior Associate and Chair of the STEP Jersey Branch, Henry Wickham, is attending the STEP Global Congress 2018
International Private Client 04 Sep 2018 Jersey

Bedell Cristin Senior Associate and Chair of the STEP Jersey Branch, Henry Wickham, is attending the STEP Global Congress, which takes place this year from the 13-14 September in Vancouver, Canada.

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Bedell Cristin Senior Associate named in the Private Client Global Elite 'Ones to Watch' 2018 list.
International Private Client 30 Jul 2018 Jersey

International Private Client lawyer, Henry Wickham, has been recognised in Legal Week's Private Client Global Elite 'Ones to Watch' 2018 list.

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Bedell Cristin expertise recognised in the Private Client Global Elite list 2018
International Private Client 24 Jul 2018 Jersey Guernsey

Two of our experienced private client lawyers, Alasdair Davidson and Zillah Howard, are included in the Private Client Global Elite list 2018.

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STEP Jersey names Bedell Cristin's Henry Wickham as new Chair
International Private Client 13 Jul 2018 Jersey

Henry Wickham, a Senior Associate at Bedell Cristin, has been appointed Chair of the Jersey branch of STEP. STEP is the global professional association for practitioners who specialise in family inheritance and succession planning. STEP has over 20,000 memb...

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Bedell Cristin lawyers shortlisted for Citywealth Future Leaders Awards
International Private Client 26 Jun 2018 Jersey

Private client lawyers Nancy Chien and Henry Wickham have been shortlisted in the Citywealth Future Leaders Awards 2018.

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Partner, Zillah Howard, winner of European Women in Business Law Award
International Private Client 20 Jun 2018 Jersey

Bedell Cristin partner, Zillah Howard, has been named 'Best in Trusts & Estates' in the Euromoney Legal Media Group's Europe Women in Business Law Awards 2018.

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AIJA to host Family Office Seminar in Jersey
International Private Client 14 Jun 2018 Jersey

AIJA, the International Association of Young Lawyers, is hosting its 2018 Family Office conference in Jersey. AIJA is the only global association devoted to lawyers and in-house counsel aged 45 and under. However, you do not need to be under age 45 nor a me...

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Bedell Cristin Senior Associate named in eprivateclient's Top 35 Under 35 for the Channel Islands

Bedell Cristin Senior Associate, Jasmin Semlitsch, has been named as one of the 2018 eprivateclient Top 35 Under 35s in the Channel Islands. This initiative is designed to identify, recognise, promote and introduce the islands' rising stars of the private c...

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Jersey's Trusts Law: Amendment No.7 is coming into force
International Private Client 04 Jun 2018 Jersey

The Government of Jersey has agreed a series of amendments to be made to the Trusts (Jersey) Law 1984. These are contained within the Trusts (Amendment No.7) (Jersey) Law 2018 which will be brought into force on 8 June 2018.

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International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) to host family office seminar in Jersey - register now

AIJA will host a family office conference from 12-14 July 2018, open to AIJA members and non-members alike. The event is expected to attract attendees from across the UK and offshore jurisdictions; it is targeted at family offices, providers of family offi...

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CRS and FATCA: the second edition of the CRS Implementation Handbook
International Private Client 10 Apr 2018 Jersey Guernsey

On 5 April 2018, the OECD released the Second Edition of the CRS Implementation Handbook. This helpfully contains an extensive section on the treatment of trusts in Chapter 6, which will hopefully provide some much needed guidance for practitioners where an...

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Jersey's Trusts Law: Amendment No.7
International Private Client 22 Mar 2018 Jersey

The Government of Jersey has agreed a series of amendments to be made to the Trusts (Jersey) Law 1984. These are contained within the draft Trusts (Amendment No.7) (Jersey) Law 201- and are expected to be brought into force during 2018, subject to Privy Co...

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Bedell Cristin grows Singapore team with senior hire

Bedell Cristin has appointed Craig Paynter as a senior associate in the firm's Singapore office. Craig is an experienced private client and corporate lawyer and joins Bedell Cristin from Gowling WLG where he was the principal associate in the Singapore pri...

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Innovative system of charity registration in Jersey

With effect from 1 May 2018, it will be possible to register a charity in Jersey.

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Offshore Firm of the Year in the Legal 500 UK Awards 2018
27 Nov 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

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Two Bedell Cristin partners recognised on IFC 2017 Powerwomen Top 200 List
International Private Client 20 Nov 2017 Jersey

Bedell Cristin partners Zillah Howard and Nancy Chien are recognised on this list.

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Bedell Cristin Associate recognised as ‘Lawyer of the Year IFC - Associate’ for second year
International Private Client 03 Nov 2017 Jersey

Senior Associate at Bedell Cristin, Henry Wickham, has been recognised at the annual Citywealth Future Leaders Awards as the Gold Award winner in the ‘Lawyer of the Year IFC - Associate’ category for the second consecutive year.

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STEP Asia Conference 2017
International Private Client 10 Oct 2017 Jersey Singapore

Bedell Cristin partners Nancy Chien and Kristian Wilson are attending STEP Asia Conference in Singapore, 7 - 8 November 2017.

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Guernsey Register of Beneficial Ownership - now live!

The Beneficial Ownership of Legal Persons (Guernsey) Law, 2017 (the "Law") came into force on 15 August 2017.

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Bedell Cristin shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year - Jersey and Guernsey
16 Aug 2017 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell Cristin Jersey and Guernsey have been shortlisted for 'Law Firm of the Year' in the Citywealth IFC Awards 2018.

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Here to Guide you through GDPR

There has been a great deal of activity across the Channel Islands because of the pending introduction of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Bedell Cristin lawyers feature in Global Elite Private Client list
Litigation International Private Client 05 Jul 2017 Jersey Guernsey

Two of our experienced private client lawyers, Alasdair Davidson and Zillah Howard, are included in the re-launched Legal Week Private Global Elite.

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Bedell Cristin finalist in two STEP categories
13 Jun 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin is a finalist in two categories of the prestigious STEP Private Client Awards 2017/18.

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Bedell Cristin partner on European award shortlist
International Private Client 12 May 2017 Jersey

Bedell Cristin partner Zillah Howard is the only lawyer from the Channel Islands shortlisted in the ‘best in trusts and estates’ category at the annual Europe Women in Business Law Awards 2017.

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Lawyer magazine award
11 May 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted for ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ in the prestigious annual awards organised by The Lawyer.

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Bedell Cristin's outstanding service secures European Award
10 Apr 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin has been awarded the Offshore Client Service Award at the prestigious Chambers Europe Awards.

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Zillah Howard to sit on panel at forthcoming Jersey Finance Private Wealth Conference
International Private Client 06 Apr 2017 Jersey

Zillah Howard will sit on the panel at the forthcoming Jersey Finance Private Wealth Conference, titled A New Harmony, taking place on Tuesday 16 May in London.

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Bedell Cristin shortlisted in International Law Firm Category

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted in the International Law Firm of the Year category of the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2017.

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Three Bedell Cristin lawyers sworn in as Advocates

Three Advocates from Bedell Cristin, Rebecca McNulty, Laura Hendrick, and Richard Laignel were recently sworn in at Jersey’s Royal Court.

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Two Bedell Cristin partners are panellists at forthcoming international trust conferences, the largest staged in the Channel Islands
Litigation International Private Client 22 Feb 2017 Jersey Guernsey

Two Bedell Cristin partners are panellists at forthcoming international trust conferences, the largest staged in the Channel Islands

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Gold award for private client lawyer
International Private Client 14 Nov 2016 Jersey

Senior Associate, Henry Wickham, has been named a Gold Award winner in Citywealth’s Future Leaders Awards announced at a prestigious ceremony in London.

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A chance to vote for our lawyers
International Private Client 12 Oct 2016 Jersey

Two of our leading private client lawyers have been shortlisted in the Citywealth Future Leaders Awards 2017.

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Two Bedell lawyers included on Citywealth’s Future Leaders List
International Private Client 23 Sep 2016 Jersey

Nancy Chien, a Partner in the firm’s Private Wealth and Fiduciary group and Henry Wickham, a Senior Associate in the same group, have been named on a list of young professionals under the age of 40 identified as among the most talented working in the privat...

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Significant milestone for Bedell Cristin
20 Sep 2016 Jersey BVI Guernsey London Singapore

The management buyout of Bedell Trust has completed following regulatory approvals. As a result, Bedell Cristin is now a wholly separate business to Bedell Trust.

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Bedell Cristin appoints new Managing Partner in Guernsey
22 Aug 2016 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin has appointed Advocate Kate Ovenden as the new Managing Partner of its award winning Guernsey office.

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Zillah Howard, partner is five times winner of European award
International Private Client 04 Jul 2016 Jersey

Bedell Cristin partner, Zillah Howard, has been named ‘Best in Offshore’ for the fifth consecutive year in the Europe Women in Business Law Awards organised by Euromoney Legal Media Group.

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Zillah Howard to sit on panel at forthcoming Jersey Finance Private Client Conference
International Private Client 13 Apr 2016 Jersey London

Zillah Howard will sit on the panel at the forthcoming Jersey Finance Private Client Conference

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Protectors: are their powers fiduciary and does the court have power to intervene?
International Private Client 15 Mar 2016 Jersey

Protectors feature regularly in Jersey trusts, being appointed by settlors as a means of ensuring that there will be some element of control over the exercise of the trustees' powers.

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The Common Reporting Standard: Jersey Guidance Notes update

Further to our briefing note "The Common Reporting Standard: draft Jersey legislation released" dated November 2015, the Chief Minister's Department has published draft guidance notes dated February 2016 ("Guidance Notes") which provide guidance on the impl...

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Bedell Cristin has two prize-winners for academic achievement in annual awards

Two of Bedell Cristin's lawyers have been recognised for their high academic achievements in 2015.

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The Common Reporting Standard: draft Jersey legislation released

The draft Taxation (Implementation) (International Tax Compliance) (Common Reporting Standard) (Jersey) Regulations 201- (the "Regulations") were lodged au Greffe on 13 October 2015.

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The Royal Court's jurisdiction to declare invalid the exercise of fiduciary powers

In a recent decision of 23 September 2015, in the matter of the Piedmont Trust and in the matter of the Riviera Trust [2015] JRC 196, the Royal Court in Jersey examined the extent of the duties of a person exercising a power to appoint trustees and protecto...

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Bedell Cristin lawyer named in industry rising stars list
International Private Client 15 Sep 2015 Jersey

Bedell Cristin is the only offshore firm to have a practitioner featured in the list of the ‘Top 35 Under 35’ published this week by the leading private wealth publishing group, eprivateclient.com (Private Client Practitioner).

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New Partner for International Private Client Team
International Private Client 01 Sep 2015 Jersey

Nancy Chien has been appointed a partner of Bedell Cristin in Jersey.

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Recognition for Bedell Cristin Partners in European legal awards

Two Bedell Cristin partners were recognised as leaders in their field across Europe in the Europe Women in Business Law Awards organised by Euromoney Legal Media Group.

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Bedell Cristin named finalist in STEP Private Client Awards
28 Jun 2015 Jersey

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted in the prestigious STEP (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners) Private Client Awards for 2015.

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Bedell Cristin is finalist in leading SE Asia Awards
06 May 2015 Singapore

Bedell has been shortlisted in the ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ category in the prestigious Asian Legal Business SE Asia Awards 2015 for the third consecutive year.

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Bedell Cristin shortlisted for a further award
12 Mar 2015 Jersey

Bedell Crsitin has been shortlisted for a further industry awards adding to the accolades achieved to date this year.

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Bedell Cristin partners have been shortlisted in the WealthBriefing European Awards 2015.

Bedell Cristin partners have been shortlisted in the WealthBriefing European Awards 2015.

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James Campbell to sit on panel at forthcoming Jersey Finance Private Client Conference
International Private Client 26 Feb 2015 Jersey

James Campbell will sit on the panel at the forthcoming Jersey Finance Private Client Conference

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Bedell Cristin Guernsey wins top captive award for third year
28 Jan 2015 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin Guernsey has been named Offshore Law Firm of the Year in the UK Captive Services Awards 2015.

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New Year begins with series of awards for Bedell Cristin
27 Jan 2015 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell has been recognised in a number of industry awards.

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The deep freeze: the growing impact of sanctions on Jersey

In recent times, there has been a marked increase in the use of co-ordinated economic sanctions by the European Union, the United Nations and individual states against rogue states and organisations and, on a targeted basis, against specific individuals and...

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Oligarch on the run - lessons to be learned

The amazing tale of Mukhtar Ablyazov, a Kazakh oligarch alleged to have committed a multi-billion dollar fraud, was the subject of a seminar jointly hosted by Bedell Cristin and KPMG at the Pomme D'Or on 5 November 2014.

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New Charities Law in Jersey

The Charities (Jersey) Law 2014 (the "Charities Law") is being brought into force on a staged basis, beginning today, as part of the Island's initiative to strengthen and develop Jersey's position as a centre of excellence for philanthropic wealth management.

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Privy council approves charities law
International Private Client 06 Nov 2014 Jersey

The draft Charities (Jersey) Law 201- (the "Charities Law") received Privy Council approval yesterday.

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Bedell Cristin has two lawyers featured in industry rising stars list
International Private Client 11 Sep 2014 Jersey

Bedell Cristin is the only offshore law firm to have two practitioners included in the lists of the ‘Top 35 Under 35’ published this week by the leading private wealth magazine, eprivateclient.com (Private Client Practitioner).

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The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act ("FATCA") - Bedell Cristin FATCA services

The latest version of the Crown Dependency Guidance Notes to FATCA, which was released on 28 July 2014, has provided further changes to, and clarifications of, the obligations of Jersey Financial Institutions in respect of FATCA.

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Bedell Cristin joins the World Services Group
05 Sep 2014 Guernsey Jersey Singapore BVI London

We are pleased to announce our membership of the World Services Group (WSG) representing both Jersey and Guernsey in the Channel Islands. We are looking forward to working with other member firms and developing our membership.

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Pensions changes finalised and coming into effect on 1 January 2015

The Minister for Treasury and Resources announced major changes to Jersey's pensions regime as part of the 2015 Budget on 17 July 2014; draft legislation on those changes was lodged au Greffe on 18 July 2014 ("Draft Law").

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Significant amendments to Jersey's company law

The Companies (Amendment No.11) (Jersey) Law 2014 (the "Amendment Law") came into force on 1 August 2014.

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Registered charities in Jersey
International Private Client 18 Jul 2014 Jersey

The draft Charities (Jersey) Law 201- (the "Charities Law") was passed by the States Assembly (Jersey's government) today and is now awaiting Privy Council approval.

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The Jersey foundation marks its fifth anniversary!
International Private Client 17 Jul 2014 Jersey

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the introduction of the Jersey foundation. Recognising the growing demand for foundations by the Island's increasingly international client base, the Foundations (Jersey) Law 2009 (the "Jersey Foundations Law") was brou...

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IoD: Updates to Director Guidelines

The first updates in six years to guidelines aimed at local directors will be discussed at a seminar and book launch being held by the Jersey branch of the Institute of Directors (IoD) next month.

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Bedell Cristin partner wins accolade for the third time
International Private Client 24 Jun 2014 Jersey

We are delighted to announce that, for the third successive year, Bedell Cristin partner Zillah Howard has been awarded ‘Best in offshore’ at the Europe Women in Business Law Awards organised by the Euromoney Legal Media Group.

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New Charities Law for Jersey

The draft Charities (Jersey) Law 201- (the "Charities Law") has been lodged today for debate in July by the States Assembly (Jersey's government).

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Chambers name Bedell Cristin ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’
30 Apr 2014 Jersey

Bedell Cristin has been named ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ at the Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2014.

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A new dawn for Tax Information Exchange Agreements

Bedell Cristin is currently advising a number of trust companies and individuals in relation to requests under Tax Information Exchange Agreements ("TIEAs").

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Bedell Cristin Partner named in most influential list
International Private Client 21 Nov 2013 Jersey

A partner of Bedell Cristin has once again been named among the top 50 most influential private client professionals by a leading wealth management publication.

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Bedell Cristin Partner named among the top 50 most influential
International Private Client 21 Nov 2013 Jersey

Zillah Howard has been named among the top 50 most influential private client professionals by a leading wealth management publication for the second consecutive time.

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Rejuvenation of Jersey's pensions regime
International Private Client 08 Nov 2013 Jersey

On 8 October 2013, the tax policy unit of the States of Jersey issued a consultation paper entitled 'Tax rules applying to pensions and pension schemes' ("Consultation Paper").

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Breaking news: Trusts (Amendment No 6) (Jersey) Law 2013 comes into force
International Private Client 25 Oct 2013 Jersey

Jersey's trusts legislation has been amended today to enshrine in statute the existing Jersey case law provisions in relation to mistake and Hastings-Bass.

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Russia and CIS: Jersey structures for private clients
International Private Client 24 Oct 2013 Jersey

For Russian and CIS clients wishing to establish a structure for the preservation of private wealth, Jersey represents a very attractive choice.

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Bedell Cristin has two of the best

Bedell has two people from its legal teams recognised in the Citywealth Jersey’s future leaders list for 2013, more than any other Jersey firm.

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Breaking news: statutory changes to the law of mistake and Hastings-Bass receive Privy Council approval

On 9 October 2013, the Trusts (Amendment No. 6) (Jersey) Law 201-, the terms of which were summarised in our e-alert dated 17 July 2013 (please click here to review), was approved by the Privy Council.

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Bedell Cristin to attend STEP Asia Conference 2013
International Private Client 10 Oct 2013 Jersey

Bedell is once again one of the sponsors at the STEP Asia Conference taking place at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore on 13 - 14 November 2013.

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Bedell Cristin Partner to speak at Legal Week Private Client Forum 2013
International Private Client 17 Sep 2013 Jersey

Bedell Cristin Partner Zillah Howard has been invited to speak at the "Legal Week Private Client Forum 2013" taking place at Villa d'Este, Lake Como, Italy from the 31 October to 2 November 2013.

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Bedell Cristin partner recognised in private client ‘power women’ list
International Private Client 28 Aug 2013 Jersey

Zillah Howard, partner at Bedell Cristin, has been recognised in a list that identifies the top 100 women working in the global private client industry.

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Mistake and Hastings-Bass: the Jersey position

Jersey's government has approved an amendment to the Island's trusts legislation which will enshrine in statute the existing Jersey case law provisions in relation to mistake and Hastings-Bass.

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Bedell Cristin Partner wins European Award for second consecutive time
International Private Client 25 Jun 2013 Jersey

Bedell Cristin partner Zillah Howard has been awarded ‘Best in Offshore’ at the Europe Women in Business Law Awards organised by the Euromoney Legal Media Group.

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New lawyer joins Bedell Cristin's Private Wealth and Fiduciary group
International Private Client 08 Feb 2013 Jersey

Bedell Cristin Jersey has recently recruited a new lawyer into its Private Wealth and Fiduciary group.

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Bedell Channel Islands assists on US$4bn Loan Note listing
Listing Services 19 Mar 2018 Jersey

Bedell Channel Islands Limited recently assisted Crown UK Holdco Limited, a subsidiary of Cineworld Group Plc, and their English advisers Slaughter and May in connection with Crown UK Holdco Limited's listing of approximately US$4bn loan notes on the Offici...

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Offshore Firm of the Year in the Legal 500 UK Awards 2018
27 Nov 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

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Bedell Cristin shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year - Jersey and Guernsey
16 Aug 2017 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell Cristin Jersey and Guernsey have been shortlisted for 'Law Firm of the Year' in the Citywealth IFC Awards 2018.

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Bedell Cristin finalist in two STEP categories
13 Jun 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin is a finalist in two categories of the prestigious STEP Private Client Awards 2017/18.

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Lawyer magazine award
11 May 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted for ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ in the prestigious annual awards organised by The Lawyer.

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Bedell Cristin's outstanding service secures European Award
10 Apr 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin has been awarded the Offshore Client Service Award at the prestigious Chambers Europe Awards.

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The Channel Islands Securities Exchange Limited (CISE) to rebrand on 6 March 2017 as The International Stock Exchange
Funds & Investment Structures Listing Services 02 Mar 2017 Jersey Guernsey

The Channel Islands Securities Exchange Limited (CISE) to rebrand on 6 March 2017 as The International Stock Exchange

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EU Market Abuse Regulation increases the attraction of the Channel Islands Securities Exchange for listing high yield bonds
Listing Services 03 Feb 2017 Jersey Guernsey London

The Channel Islands Securities Exchange has experienced an increased interest in listing specialist securities, particularly high yield bonds, since the introduction of a new European Union market abuse regime on 3 July 2016, effected as a result of the new...

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Significant milestone for Bedell Cristin
20 Sep 2016 Jersey BVI Guernsey London Singapore

The management buyout of Bedell Trust has completed following regulatory approvals. As a result, Bedell Cristin is now a wholly separate business to Bedell Trust.

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Bedell Cristin appoints two partners in Guernsey

Bedell Cristin Guernsey has announced that two of its leading lawyers, Advocate Jon Barclay and Advocate Richard Sharp, have become partners in the firm.

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Bedell Cristin appoints new Managing Partner in Guernsey
22 Aug 2016 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin has appointed Advocate Kate Ovenden as the new Managing Partner of its award winning Guernsey office.

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Bedell Cristin advises the Channel Islands Securities Exchange with its listing on its own Exchange
Listing Services 24 Jun 2016 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell Cristin was appointed by The Channel Islands Securities Exchange Limited ('The CISE') to act as key advisers in connection with its listing on its own exchange. The transaction saw Bedell Cristin provide legal advice and also act as listing sponsor u...

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Bedell Cristin to attend Guernsey Funds Forum 12 May 2016

Bedell Cristin are once again exhibiting sponsors at the Guernsey Funds Forum which takes place at etc.venues, 155 Bishopsgate in London on Thursday 12 May 2016 from 12pm.

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Bedell Cristin named finalist in STEP Private Client Awards
28 Jun 2015 Jersey

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted in the prestigious STEP (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners) Private Client Awards for 2015.

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Bedell Cristin shortlisted for a further award
12 Mar 2015 Jersey

Bedell Crsitin has been shortlisted for a further industry awards adding to the accolades achieved to date this year.

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New Year begins with series of awards for Bedell Cristin
27 Jan 2015 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell has been recognised in a number of industry awards.

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Bedell Cristin expands banking and corporate teams to meet growth

Bedell Cristin has further strengthened its banking and corporate teams in Jersey through the appointment of two experienced local lawyers.

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Bedell Cristin joins the World Services Group
05 Sep 2014 Guernsey Jersey Singapore BVI London

We are pleased to announce our membership of the World Services Group (WSG) representing both Jersey and Guernsey in the Channel Islands. We are looking forward to working with other member firms and developing our membership.

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CISX releases further information to help clarify the position regarding the status of current listings and new applications
Listing Services 18 Oct 2013 Jersey Guernsey London

As you may already be aware from various recent press releases, the Channel Islands Stock Exchange ("CISX") announced on 14 October 2013 that it was not processing new listing applications for an estimated period of one month whilst a corporate restructurin...

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Dnata Aviation Services Limited

Bedell Channel Islands Limited acted as listing sponsor for dnata Aviation Services Limited in relation to the listing of Unsecured Loan Notes on the Channel Islands Stock Exchange, which were admitted on the Official List on 1 May 2013.

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Dnata Catering Services Limited
Listing Services Jersey London

Bedell Channel Islands Limited acted as listing sponsor for Dnata Catering Services Limited in relation to the listing of £40 million Unsecured Loan Notes on the Channel Islands Stock Exchange, which were admitted on the Official List on 29 December 2010.

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The cost consequences of not expressly marking correspondence "Without prejudice"
Litigation 14 Oct 2019 Cayman Islands

The English High Court ("Court") has found that an arbitrator could consider a letter containing an offer of settlement but not expressly marked "Without prejudice" on the subject of costs.

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Cayman Islands Directors and Managers lists available for inspection on request
Funds & Investment Structures Litigation 09 Oct 2019 Cayman Islands

As of 1 October 2019 lists of names of the current directors and alternate directors of a company ("Company") incorporated in the Cayman Islands ("Cayman") and of the current managers of a Cayman limited liability company ("LLC") will be available on request.

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English Court grants an asset preservation order over Bitcoin - further guidance for the Cayman Islands
Litigation 02 Oct 2019 Cayman Islands

In August 2019, the Commercial Court in London ("Commercial Court") granted an asset preservation order ("APO") over Bitcoin.

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New counsel appointed to Bedell Cristin’s BVI office
Litigation 19 Sep 2019 BVI

Lisa Walmisley has joined Bedell Cristin’s British Virgin Islands (BVI) office as Counsel to bolster the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution practice.

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Bedell Cristin strengthens litigation and dispute resolution team with partner in the BVI
Litigation 25 Jun 2019 BVI

Tim Wright has joined Bedell Cristin’s British Virgin Islands (BVI) office as partner and head of its litigation and dispute resolution practice.

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What do you do when your sole beneficiary has ceased to exist?
Litigation 16 May 2019 Jersey

A creative solution by Advocate Edward Drummond, recently appointed as amicus curiae to assist the Jersey Court, resolved 20 years of trustee directions in The matter of the Banayou Trust [2019] JRC 078.

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London International Disputes Week 2019
Litigation 23 Apr 2019 Jersey

Bedell Cristin Partner Edward Drummond is co-hosting a panel session, 'Trust litigation in the offshore world: the London connection', at London International Disputes Week (LIDW) 2019.

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Cryptoassets and Insolvency - Clues for Cayman from Other Jurisdictions
Litigation Insolvency & Restructuring 11 Apr 2019 Cayman Islands

With the Cayman Islands already the leading jurisdiction for the formation of international investment and financial structures, it comes as no surprise that the jurisdiction has achieved pre-eminence in the establishment of companies undertaking initial co...

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The cost to a trustee of an innocent breach of fiduciary duty
Litigation 01 Apr 2019 Cayman Islands

A decision of the Ontario Superior Court has considered what remedy might be appropriate where a trustee has made significant breaches of trust through an innocent lack of understanding.

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Must your General Partner always give you “True and Full information”?
Litigation 19 Mar 2019 Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands Grand Court has given important guidance on when a Limited Partner of a Cayman registered Exempted Limited Partnership ('ELP') can insist that a General Partner (‘GP’) provides them with “true and full information” on the financial state ...

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Directors liable for legal costs in company winding-up proceedings
Litigation 01 Mar 2019 Guernsey

In Re Fountain Street Development Limited, the Royal Court ordered individual directors, and not the company, to pay the legal costs of a shareholder led winding-up application that was sought on "just and equitable" grounds.

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Court of Appeal Rewrites Test For Trust Rectification in Jersey

For the first time, the Court of Appeal ("CA") has considered the rectification of trusts in Jersey and expanded the long-standing three stage test with a new seven stage test in B and C v Virtue Trustees (Switzerland) AG and Ors re The C Trust [2018]JCA219...

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Legal 500 Caribbean recognises lawyers from Solomon Harris
Insurance & Reinsurance Litigation Property 07 Dec 2018 Cayman Islands

Legal 500 has released its 2019 Caribbean Guide, and partners Laura Hatfield and Ian Jamieson have been named as leading individuals.

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Night of success for Bedell Cristin at the STEP Private Client Awards
Litigation 08 Nov 2018 Jersey

Bedell Cristin has won Contentious Trusts and Estates Team of the Year (midsize firm) at the STEP Private Client Awards, held in London on 7 November.

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Economic torts shred the corporate veil
Litigation 26 Oct 2018

A recent dispute highlights the benefit of adopting alternative enforcement routes against company directors.

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Is it time to check if your sole recourse and exclusive jurisdiction clauses cover non-parties?
Litigation 19 Oct 2018 Cayman Islands

Is it time to check if your sole recourse and exclusive jurisdiction clauses cover non-parties?

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Freezing injunctions - can we be frank?
Litigation 20 Sep 2018 Guernsey

A recent judgment in London provides a reminder to those seeking an ex parte worldwide freezing order ("WFO") that they must give full and frank disclosure when making the application. Failure to do so can be catastrophic and costly.

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Bedell Cristin senior associate recognised in top young professionals list

Jasmin Semlitsch, a senior associate at Bedell Cristin, has been named on eprivateclient’s Top 35 Under 35.

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Bedell Cristin achieves more Crociani success in the Court of Appeal
Litigation 16 Aug 2018 Jersey

The Jersey Court of Appeal decision in the long-running Crociani litigation has now been published. Bedell Cristin act for the successful plaintiffs, Cristiana Crociani and her children, whose claims for breach of trust were all upheld.

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Bedell Cristin sets precedent in first legal challenge to the scope of the "tout tel clause" in the context of contractual misrepresentation
Litigation Property 25 Jun 2018 Jersey

On 14 June 2018, the Deputy Bailiff handed down an eagerly awaited judgment regarding the scope of a standard conveyancing provision, known informally as the "tout tel clause", confirming that the existence of the clause in a conveyance would not automatica...

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A further $33m Crociani success for Bedell Cristin
Litigation 15 Jun 2018 Jersey

After a further trial in the Crociani matter, the Royal Court has ordered the defaulting trustees to pay a further $33m into the Grand Trust, in addition to the $100m already ordered.

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Bedell Cristin Senior Associate named in eprivateclient's Top 35 Under 35 for the Channel Islands

Bedell Cristin Senior Associate, Jasmin Semlitsch, has been named as one of the 2018 eprivateclient Top 35 Under 35s in the Channel Islands. This initiative is designed to identify, recognise, promote and introduce the islands' rising stars of the private c...

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Bedell Cristin bolsters its Guernsey Litigation and Financial Services teams

Bedell Cristin has bolstered its Guernsey team through the appointment of Richard Harrington as an Associate in the Litigation team and Jennifer Mills as Legal Assistant in Financial Services.

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International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) to host family office seminar in Jersey - register now

AIJA will host a family office conference from 12-14 July 2018, open to AIJA members and non-members alike. The event is expected to attract attendees from across the UK and offshore jurisdictions; it is targeted at family offices, providers of family offi...

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Partners Robert Gardner and Alasdair Davidson to speak at 'Trust in the future?' an international contentious trusts conference in Barcelona 13-14 May 2018
Litigation 11 May 2018 Guernsey Jersey

Partners, Robert Gardner and Alasdair Davidson, will be speaking at an international contentious trusts conference hosted by Boodle Hatfield, Charles Russell Speechlys, Clifford Chance, Forsters, Stephenson Harwood and Taylor Wessing.

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Bedell Cristin advises MayAir Group plc on all Jersey law matters
Corporate & Commercial Litigation 20 Apr 2018 Jersey London

Bedell Cristin has advised MayAir Group plc on all Jersey law matters (corporate and litigation) in relation to the £50,000,000 acquisition of MayAir Group plc by Poly Glorious Investment Company Limited.

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Bedell Cristin Partner to discuss Crociani case at Geneva conference
Litigation 16 Apr 2018 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin Partner, Alasdair Davison, is a speaker at the forthcoming international trust conference in Geneva. His presentation will focus on the high-profile court case of Crociani & O’rs vs Crociani & O’rs [2017] JRC146.

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Protection for innocent third parties given by Jersey Royal Court
Litigation 12 Mar 2018 Jersey

Bedell Cristin’s litigation team successfully argued for protection for innocent third parties in the context of pre and post-judgment disclosure orders before the Jersey Royal Court in two recent cases.

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Bedell Cristin expands its litigation team in Guernsey with new Senior Associate
Litigation 22 Feb 2018 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin has appointed Shuvra Deb as its new Senior Associate to its growing litigation team in Guernsey.

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Bedell Cristin secures the first successful Hastings-Bass relief under Guernsey law
Litigation 19 Feb 2018 Guernsey

On 16 February 2018 in Re the Achilles Trust, the Royal Court granted - for the first time - an order setting aside a transaction made by a trustee of a Guernsey trust on the grounds of what has become known as the rule in Hastings-Bass - a jurisdiction int...

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Relief against mystery fraudsters: the new normal?
Litigation 13 Feb 2018 Guernsey

"Online fraud", "cyberattack" and "phishing" are just some of the buzz words making frequent headlines in the news and keeping business owners awake at night.

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Bedell Cristin partner Jon Barclay to join panel at the Anti-Financial Crime Symposium taking place on Wednesday 7 February 2018 in Nicosia, Cyprus
Litigation Regulatory & Compliance 15 Jan 2018 Guernsey

This full-day event will focus on current challenges being faced by Mediterranean-based organisations and international finance centres as they seek to detect, prevent and disrupt financial crime in their regions. Against a backdrop of industry-wide demand ...

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Offshore Firm of the Year in the Legal 500 UK Awards 2018
27 Nov 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

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Bedell Cristin secures successful outcome for the Plaintiffs in the US$200m Crociani case
Litigation 21 Sep 2017 Jersey

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, Cristiana Crociani and her minor daughters, following the trial, which ran from mid-January until early April 2017. The...

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Bedell Cristin shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year - Jersey and Guernsey
16 Aug 2017 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell Cristin Jersey and Guernsey have been shortlisted for 'Law Firm of the Year' in the Citywealth IFC Awards 2018.

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Bedell Cristin Partner on shortlist in Citywealth leadership category
Litigation 09 Aug 2017 Jersey

Bedell Cristin Partner, Lisa Springate, has been shortlisted in the ‘Woman of the Year, Leadership (Professional Services)’ category in the Citywealth Powerwomen Awards 2018.

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Here to Guide you through GDPR

There has been a great deal of activity across the Channel Islands because of the pending introduction of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Bedell Cristin lawyers feature in Global Elite Private Client list
Litigation International Private Client 05 Jul 2017 Jersey Guernsey

Two of our experienced private client lawyers, Alasdair Davidson and Zillah Howard, are included in the re-launched Legal Week Private Global Elite.

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Bedell Cristin finalist in two STEP categories
13 Jun 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin is a finalist in two categories of the prestigious STEP Private Client Awards 2017/18.

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Lawyer magazine award
11 May 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted for ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ in the prestigious annual awards organised by The Lawyer.

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Bedell Cristin Partner to speak at inaugural fraud and trust conference
Litigation 11 May 2017 Guernsey

Alasdair Davidson, a partner and head of litigation at Bedell Cristin’s Guernsey office is to speak at the forthcoming inaugural international contentious fraud and trusts conference organised by a panel of top lawyers from leading London law firms.

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Bedell Cristin Partner to speak at GDPR seminar - What businesses should be thinking about now
Litigation Regulatory & Compliance 28 Apr 2017 Jersey

Bedell Cristin Partner, Edward Drummond is one of the expert speakers discussing the implications of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the new EU Regime on data protection which will impact on businesses in the Channel Islands when it is introd...

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Partners to speak on insolvency hot topics

Two Bedell Cristin partners will be speaking at a seminar devoted to legal updates and developments in Jersey insolvency law and practice.

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Bedell Cristin recruits new associates to strengthen Guernsey teams
Litigation Banking & Finance 10 Apr 2017 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin Guernsey has appointed a number of experienced lawyers to strengthen its teams and to support the continued growth of the firm.

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Bedell Cristin's outstanding service secures European Award
10 Apr 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin has been awarded the Offshore Client Service Award at the prestigious Chambers Europe Awards.

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Partner to address Jersey company director issues
Litigation 09 Mar 2017 Jersey

Partner, Lisa Springate, will be highlighting the responsibilities facing company directors when she speaks at a seminar later this month together with Charlotte Valeur of Board Apprentice and others.

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Three Bedell Cristin lawyers sworn in as Advocates

Three Advocates from Bedell Cristin, Rebecca McNulty, Laura Hendrick, and Richard Laignel were recently sworn in at Jersey’s Royal Court.

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Two Bedell Cristin partners are panellists at forthcoming international trust conferences, the largest staged in the Channel Islands
Litigation International Private Client 22 Feb 2017 Jersey Guernsey

Two Bedell Cristin partners are panellists at forthcoming international trust conferences, the largest staged in the Channel Islands

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Guernsey's first significant just and equitable winding up
Litigation 17 Feb 2017 Guernsey

Jon Barclay and Alasdair Davidson have obtained orders for the compulsory liquidation of Midland Resources Holding Limited, an international joint venture holding company, on just and equitable grounds.

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Guernsey register of beneficial ownership
Litigation 17 Feb 2017 Guernsey

Guernsey's Policy and Resources Committee has recently submitted its proposals for the establishment of a Register of Beneficial Ownership for consideration by the States of Guernsey at its sitting on 15 February 2017.

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Preparing for future UK legislation
Litigation Regulatory & Compliance 13 Feb 2017 Jersey

Finance professionals were alerted to future UK legislation focusing on tax evasion and avoidance and wider corporate economic crime in a seminar hosted by us last week entitled ‘Business Ethics – The Bribery Act was just the start…'

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Partner to speak at Global Compliance Conference
Litigation 03 Feb 2017 Guernsey

Partner, Alasdair Davidson, has been invited to speak at a one day symposium hosted by ACAMS (Association of Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialists) on February 9 2017.

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Significant milestone for Bedell Cristin
20 Sep 2016 Jersey BVI Guernsey London Singapore

The management buyout of Bedell Trust has completed following regulatory approvals. As a result, Bedell Cristin is now a wholly separate business to Bedell Trust.

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Bedell Cristin appoints two partners in Guernsey

Bedell Cristin Guernsey has announced that two of its leading lawyers, Advocate Jon Barclay and Advocate Richard Sharp, have become partners in the firm.

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Bedell Cristin appoints new Managing Partner in Guernsey
22 Aug 2016 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin has appointed Advocate Kate Ovenden as the new Managing Partner of its award winning Guernsey office.

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Bedell Cristin's David Cadin reappointed Bâtonnier
Litigation 05 Jul 2016 Jersey

Litigation partner, and Bedell Cristin’s new Managing Partner, David Cadin, has been re-elected to the post of Bâtonnier.

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Bedell Cristin acts in €990 million trust application
Litigation 29 Apr 2016 Jersey

Bedell Cristin acts for incumbent trustee in complex application dealing with issues of trust law, criminal law, money laundering and international cooperation.

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Where disruption meets opportunity

Bedell Cristin, commercial litigation partner, Lisa Springate has been invited to speak at the annual Trusts Conference hosted by BL Events in Jersey, on 25 May 2016.

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Bedell Cristin partners to speak at Anti-Money Laundering, Financial Crime and Sanctions Conference
Regulatory & Compliance Litigation 07 Apr 2016 Jersey

Bedell Cristin partners, Lisa Springate and James Campbell, have been invited to speak at the Anti-Money Laundering, Financial Crime and Sanctions Conference hosted by Infoline in Jersey, on 26 May 2016.

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Bedell Cristin successfully represented the first-named Defendant
Litigation 18 Dec 2015 Jersey

Bedell Cristin successfully represented the first-named Defendant, an Italian lawyer who spoke very little English

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Bedell Cristin acts for Joint Liquidators in high value winding up proceedings

Bedell Cristin has acted for Joint Liquidators in the winding up of three Jersey companies ordered under Article 155 of the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991.

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The Royal Court's jurisdiction to declare invalid the exercise of fiduciary powers

In a recent decision of 23 September 2015, in the matter of the Piedmont Trust and in the matter of the Riviera Trust [2015] JRC 196, the Royal Court in Jersey examined the extent of the duties of a person exercising a power to appoint trustees and protecto...

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Jersey directors: yet more personal responsibility - Seminar
Litigation 28 Sep 2015 Jersey

JFSC directions, disqualification, criminal and civil penalties: there are a plethora of Jersey domestic provisions covering the ways in which sanctions of this nature can be imposed on Jersey directors.

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The nature of credits and debits that apply when operating a bank account

On 3 August 2015, the Privy Council has helpfully explained the nature of the credits and debits that apply when operating a bank account.

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Guernsey Insolvency - new Practice Direction on liquidator appointment costs and procedure
Insolvency & Restructuring Litigation 19 Aug 2015 Guernsey

On 19 August 2015 the Royal Court of Guernsey issued an important Practice Direction concerning the information which will be required to accompany any future application for the appointment of a liquidator or administrator.

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Leading finance professionals learn more about the changing landscape for litigation funding
Litigation 15 Jul 2015 Jersey

An outline of recent developments in how litigation can be funded, both in the Jersey and English Courts, attracted a wide range of senior finance professionals to a seminar hosted by Bedell on 8 July 2015 entitled ‘The New Dawn in Litigation Funding’.

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Recognition for Bedell Cristin Partners in European legal awards

Two Bedell Cristin partners were recognised as leaders in their field across Europe in the Europe Women in Business Law Awards organised by Euromoney Legal Media Group.

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Bedell Cristin named finalist in STEP Private Client Awards
28 Jun 2015 Jersey

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted in the prestigious STEP (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners) Private Client Awards for 2015.

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The New Dawn in Litigation Funding - Seminar
Litigation 11 Jun 2015 Jersey

Litigation funding arrangements were first approved by the Royal Court in Jersey in 2011. Since then the market and legal thinking has developed and the options available have increased such that illiquidity, limited assets or simply a desire not to risk ev...

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Bedell Cristin is finalist in leading SE Asia Awards
06 May 2015 Singapore

Bedell has been shortlisted in the ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ category in the prestigious Asian Legal Business SE Asia Awards 2015 for the third consecutive year.

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Bedell Cristin shortlisted for a further award
12 Mar 2015 Jersey

Bedell Crsitin has been shortlisted for a further industry awards adding to the accolades achieved to date this year.

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Edward Drummond to speak at C5 Fraud Conference in Geneva
Litigation 06 Mar 2015 Jersey London

Bedell Cristin partner Edward Drummond is due to speak at C5's 28th Forum on Fraud, Asset Tracing and Recovery in Geneva.

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Strathmullan Trust
Litigation 04 Mar 2015 Jersey

Partner Robert Gardner acted for the settlor of the Strathmullan Trust who had settled substantial funds into a Jersey law trust some 15 years ago.

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Bedell Cristin partners have been shortlisted in the WealthBriefing European Awards 2015.

Bedell Cristin partners have been shortlisted in the WealthBriefing European Awards 2015.

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Hans-Peter Dohr
Litigation 25 Feb 2015 Jersey

Partner Robert Gardner and Senior Associate Paul Lewis acted for Hans-Peter Dohr in a dispute relating to Mr Dohr's former directorships of two Jersey airport infrastructure and power investment funds which previously had €1.3 billion under management.

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Bedell Cristin act for Rokos in dispute with Brevan Howard
Litigation 06 Feb 2015 Jersey

Anthony Robinson, assisted by David Cadin, Edward Drummond and Dina El-Gazzar recently acted for Christopher Rokos, one of the co-founders and a highly successful trader with Brevan Howard (the largest hedge fund manager in Europe).

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Litigation Partner only Jersey lawyer named in UK Awards
Litigation 30 Jan 2015 Jersey

Bedell partner, Lisa Springate, was the only Jersey lawyer included among 24 individual award winners from firms across the country, including partners in many of the leading City law firms, in the Citywealth Power Women Awards 2015.

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Bedell Cristin Guernsey wins top captive award for third year
28 Jan 2015 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin Guernsey has been named Offshore Law Firm of the Year in the UK Captive Services Awards 2015.

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New Year begins with series of awards for Bedell Cristin
27 Jan 2015 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell has been recognised in a number of industry awards.

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The deep freeze: the growing impact of sanctions on Jersey

In recent times, there has been a marked increase in the use of co-ordinated economic sanctions by the European Union, the United Nations and individual states against rogue states and organisations and, on a targeted basis, against specific individuals and...

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Privy Council rules on trust jurisdiction clauses: Crociani & O'rs v Crociani & O'rs [2014] UKPC 40
Litigation 26 Nov 2014

The Privy Council has delivered a significant ruling on trust jurisdiction clauses in Crociani & O'rs v Crociani & O'rs [2014] UKPC 40.

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Oligarch on the run - lessons to be learned

The amazing tale of Mukhtar Ablyazov, a Kazakh oligarch alleged to have committed a multi-billion dollar fraud, was the subject of a seminar jointly hosted by Bedell Cristin and KPMG at the Pomme D'Or on 5 November 2014.

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Bedell Cristin acts on $5 billion debt restructuring

Bedell Cristin partners Anthony Dessain and Edward Drummond and Associate Jessica Bermingham have acted on the recent successful restructuring of syndicated bank facilities of over $5 billion for United Company Rusal plc ("Rusal"), a Jersey company listed o...

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Bedell Cristin joins the World Services Group
05 Sep 2014 Guernsey Jersey Singapore BVI London

We are pleased to announce our membership of the World Services Group (WSG) representing both Jersey and Guernsey in the Channel Islands. We are looking forward to working with other member firms and developing our membership.

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Court of Appeal in Jersey breaks new ground by ordering first ever interim payment on account of costs
Litigation 14 Jul 2014 Jersey

The Court of Appeal in Jersey has broken new ground by ordering an interim payment on account of costs in Crociani, Foortse, BNP Paribas Jersey Trust Corporation Ltd & Appleby Trust (Mauritius) Ltd v Crociani & O'rs [2014] JCA 095.

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Bedell Cristin Guernsey Insolvency “First”
Litigation Insolvency & Restructuring 11 Jun 2014 Guernsey

The Royal Court of Guernsey has delivered a landmark ruling in the matter of Esquire Realty Holdings Limited on 16 April 2014.

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Esquire Realty Holdings Limited - First Guernsey "Pre-pack"
Insolvency & Restructuring Litigation 11 Jun 2014 Guernsey

Alasdair Davidson, assisted by Jon Barclay led the successful application in the matter of Esquire Realty Holdings Limited on 16 April 2014.

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Chambers name Bedell Cristin ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’
30 Apr 2014 Jersey

Bedell Cristin has been named ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ at the Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2014.

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Overruled: Court of Appeal sets new test for permission to appeal applications in Jersey
Litigation 14 Apr 2014 Jersey

The Court of Appeal in Jersey has set a new test for permission to appeal from all future decisions of the Royal Court in civil proceedings.

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Bedell Cristin appears for successful Respondents in landmark trusts ruling of the Court of Appeal in Jersey
Litigation 09 Apr 2014 Jersey

The Court of Appeal in Jersey has delivered a landmark ruling in Crociani, Foortse, BNP Paribas Jersey Trust Corporation Ltd & Appleby Trust (Mauritius) Ltd v Crociani & Others [2014] JCA 089 (“Crociani”).

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Adducing fresh evidence in Judicial Review
Litigation 19 Mar 2014 Jersey

Bedell Cristin recently advised and acted for a Jersey company (the "Company") in respect of a challenge to a notice issued pursuant to Taxation (Exchange of Information with Third Countries) (Jersey) Regulations 2008 (the "Regulations") by the Comptroller ...

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The test for mistake when creating a trust has been clarified by the Royal Court of Jersey
Litigation 10 Mar 2014 Jersey

On 4 March 2014, the Royal Court gave judgment in Boyd v. Rozel Channel Islands Limited and Others [2014] JRC056

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Chevron Corporation
Litigation Guernsey

Acting for Chevron Corporation in litigation and related issues in Guernsey.

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Bedell Cristin to sponsor INSOL Channel Islands Conference in June

INSOL Channel Islands One Day Seminar - 12 June 2014

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A new dawn for Tax Information Exchange Agreements

Bedell Cristin is currently advising a number of trust companies and individuals in relation to requests under Tax Information Exchange Agreements ("TIEAs").

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Bedell Cristin overturn JCRA decision in successful appeal for JT
Litigation 29 Nov 2013 Jersey

Bedell Cristin acted for JT (Jersey) Limited ("JT") in successfully overturning a decision of the Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority ("the JCRA") which would have modified JT's licence and required JT to implement a new system of wholesale line rental.

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New Channel Islands insolvency body earns world-wide recognition

The Channel Islands insolvency body, the Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Experts ('ARIES') has had its membership of the premier global insolvency body, INSOL International, ratified.

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Bedell Cristin has two of the best

Bedell has two people from its legal teams recognised in the Citywealth Jersey’s future leaders list for 2013, more than any other Jersey firm.

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Breaking news: statutory changes to the law of mistake and Hastings-Bass receive Privy Council approval

On 9 October 2013, the Trusts (Amendment No. 6) (Jersey) Law 201-, the terms of which were summarised in our e-alert dated 17 July 2013 (please click here to review), was approved by the Privy Council.

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In the Matter of the Onorati Settlement
Litigation Guernsey

Acting for the beneficiaries of a Jersey law trust in the first Hastings-Bass application after the Supreme Court judgement in Futter-v-Futter / Pitt-v-Holt.

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STEP Presentation - The changing landscape of litigation - 17 October 2013
Litigation 04 Oct 2013 Jersey

Bedell Cristin litigation partners, Mark Taylor and Lisa Springate have been invited to speak to members of the STEP Committee in Geneva on 17 October 2013.

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The new test for Hastings-Bass under Jersey law and the need to take tax advice
Litigation 24 Sep 2013 Jersey

On 17 September 2013, the Royal Court of Jersey delivered a judgment, In the matter of The Onorati Settlement [2013] JRC 182.

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Opening of the Legal Year in Jersey
Litigation 17 Sep 2013 Jersey

In a tradition which dates back to at least 1309, the Royal Court of Jersey yesterday held its annual Assise d'Heritage which marks, with much pomp and ceremony, the opening of the legal year in Jersey.

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Crociani and others v Crociani, Foortse, BNP Paribas Jersey Trust Corporation and Appleby Trust (Mauritius) Ltd
Litigation Jersey

Acting for the Plaintiffs in breach of trust proceedings seeking restitution of in excess of US$ 100m.

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Bedell Cristin strengthens experienced litigation team with two Partner appointments

Bedell Cristin has appointed Rob Gardner and Edward Drummond as partners to further strengthen the firm’s top ranking litigation group in Jersey.

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Bedell Cristin Partner to speak at International Trust and Estates Litigation Conference
Litigation 04 Sep 2013 Jersey

Bedell Cristin Litigation Partner, Lisa Springate has been invited to speak at the "International Trust and Estates Litigation Conference" to be hosted by Butterworths Conferences in London on 30 September 2013.

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Bedell Cristin's David Cadin is new Jersey Bâtonnier
Litigation 19 Jul 2013 Jersey Guernsey

It has been announced that Bedell Cristin’s Litigation Partner, David Cadin, has been appointed to the post of Bâtonnier.

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Mistake and Hastings-Bass: the Jersey position

Jersey's government has approved an amendment to the Island's trusts legislation which will enshrine in statute the existing Jersey case law provisions in relation to mistake and Hastings-Bass.

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Guidance for costs in trustee applications
Litigation 26 Jun 2013 Jersey

In the case of In the Matter of the Dunlop Settlement [2013] JRC 123 the Royal Court of Jersey has provided useful guidance as to the costs position of a beneficiary convened to a neutral application relating to the administration of the trust.

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Gemini
Litigation Jersey

Acting for Deloitte LLP, the joint administrators to the four companies that hold the 35 property strong “Gemini” securitised property portfolio.

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Funds for Feuds - Recent challenge to landmark litigation funding decision
Litigation 06 Jun 2013 Jersey

The Royal Court of Jersey has handed down its judgment in the most recent hearing of the proceedings brought by Barclays Wealth Trustees (Jersey) Limited and Barclays Wealth Fund Managers (Jersey) Limited as trustee and manager of the R2R Funds against the ...

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Bedell Cristin named International Law Firm of the Year
Litigation 21 May 2013 Jersey

Bedell Cristin has been named ‘International Law Firm of the Year’ in the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2013.

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Litigation Judgment Summary - Protectors: role and duties
Litigation 14 May 2013 Jersey

In the Matter of the Representation of C, D, E and F and In the Matter of the A and B Trusts [2012] JRC 169A, in a judgment released at the end of April, the Royal Court of Jersey has provided welcome guidance as to the scope of the duties of a trust protec...

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Bedell Cristin Partner shortlisted as 'Best in Offshore' at Europe Women in Business Law Awards
Litigation 08 May 2013 Jersey

Bedell Cristin Partner, Lisa Springate has been shortlisted for the 'Best in Offshore' in the Europe Women in Business Law Awards organised by the Euromoney Legal Media Group.

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Important development in Guernsey litigation costs recovery
Litigation 03 May 2013 Guernsey

Ability to order interim payments on account of costs confirmed

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Cross-border insolvency and the Golden Thread - the latest case and its appeal
Litigation 02 May 2013 Jersey

The Golden Thread has been referred to in several recent cases, including by the English Supreme Court in the well known case of Rubin v. Eurofinance SA; New Cap Reinsurance Corp Limited v. Grant [2012] UK SC 46. This case examined the effect of enforcement...

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Law Via the Internet (LVI) Conference to be held in Jersey in September 2013
Litigation 23 Apr 2013 Jersey

Bedell Cristin Partner David Cadin will be chairing one of the sessions as a confirmed speaker at the prestigious Law Via the Internet (LVI) conference to be held in Jersey this September.

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The Frontiers of Discovery
Litigation 28 Mar 2013 Jersey

Received wisdom may be that discovery is a stage in litigation which is only reached after pleadings have closed and which requires the parties to that litigation to list the relevant documents that are or were within their custody, power or possession and ...

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Bedell Cristin shortlisted in Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2013
Litigation 19 Mar 2013 Jersey

Bedell Cristin has been included in the short list for International Law Firm of the Year

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Storm Cloud on the horizon - how safe is your information and how safe are you?
Litigation 19 Mar 2013 Jersey Guernsey

Cloud computing has been much publicised as the next big innovation in business computing. Over the past 12 months, internet companies such as Google, Microsoft and Amazon have ramped up their offering of cloud services, selling the convenience of 24/7 acce...

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Client data: Manage the risk, avoid the crisis...
Litigation 15 Mar 2013 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell Cristin hosted a seminar yesterday, Thursday 14 March, at the Old Government House Hotel in Guernsey on the subject of data management and, in particular, electronic data management.

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Bedell Cristin continues to expand litigation team
Litigation 26 Feb 2013 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell Cristin has continued to bolster the pan-Channel Island capabilities of its litigation team.

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Scoping out legal advice privilege
Litigation 05 Feb 2013 Jersey

The Supreme Court has now given its judgment on the eagerly awaited appeal by Prudential regarding whether or not legal advice privilege should be extended to communications in connection with advice given by professional people who are not qualified lawyers.

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Enforcing English matrimonial orders against Jersey trusts
Litigation 29 Jan 2013 Jersey

The enforcement of English matrimonial orders against Jersey trusts has undergone huge change in recent times, including the latest changes made by the Trusts (Amendment No.5) (Jersey) Law 2012.

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Bedell Cristin breaks new ground on a novel cross-border Jersey scheme of arrangement
Litigation Banking & Finance 08 Jan 2013 Jersey

A team from Bedell Cristin acted for Longreach Oil & Gas Limited (a Jersey company) ("Longreach") on its successful acquisition of APIC Petroleum Corporation (a Canadian company) ("APIC").

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In the Matter of the Shirnovic Trust
Litigation Jersey

There is a long-standing principle in English law that, in certain circumstances, equity will aid the defective execution of a power. In the recent case of In the Matter of the Shirnovic Trust, the Royal Court had to consider whether this principle applied ...

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In the Matter of the Valetta Trust
Litigation Jersey

We represent the Plaintiffs in the case of "In the Matter of the Valetta Trust".

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Re the B, C and D Settlements
Litigation Jersey

We are instructed by a Jersey trustee in proceedings involving various family trusts (with different proper laws) and foreign underlying companies.

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Belgravia

Acting for Deloitte LLP, the Joint Liquidators of numerous companies in the Belgravia Group.

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Lasting powers of attorney law available in Jersey
26 Sep 2018 Jersey

A new piece of legislation introducing lasting powers of attorney ("LPAs") to Jersey is a welcome addition to the Island’s legal framework.

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Offshore Firm of the Year in the Legal 500 UK Awards 2018
27 Nov 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

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Bedell Cristin shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year - Jersey and Guernsey
16 Aug 2017 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell Cristin Jersey and Guernsey have been shortlisted for 'Law Firm of the Year' in the Citywealth IFC Awards 2018.

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Bedell Cristin finalist in two STEP categories
13 Jun 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin is a finalist in two categories of the prestigious STEP Private Client Awards 2017/18.

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Lawyer magazine award
11 May 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted for ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ in the prestigious annual awards organised by The Lawyer.

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Bedell Cristin's outstanding service secures European Award
10 Apr 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin has been awarded the Offshore Client Service Award at the prestigious Chambers Europe Awards.

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Bedell Cristin partner, Nancy Chien, to speak at Jersey Finance briefing on International Savings Plans
Pensions & Employee Incentives 11 Feb 2019 Jersey

Nancy Chien will be speaking at Jersey Finance’s breakfast briefing on International Savings Plans (ISPs) on 5 March at The Royal Yacht Hotel. As chairman of the Jersey Pensions Association, Nancy has been instrumental in lobbying for and shaping the ISP sc...

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Proposed regulation of pensions business in Jersey - Jersey’s government seeks your views
Pensions & Employee Incentives 16 Jan 2019 Jersey

The States of Jersey has issued a consultation paper on proposed regulation of pensions business ("Consultation Paper"). This is a much welcomed consultation: the responses to the consultation will be important to the continuing development of the Island's...

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International Savings Plans approved in Jersey

This week the States of Jersey has approved a new International Savings Plan (ISP) regime. Nancy Chien (Bedell Cristin partner and chairman of the Jersey Pensions Association) has been instrumental in shaping the new legislation and explains the benefits o...

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Planning for a flexible future
Pensions & Employee Incentives 21 May 2018 Jersey

UK legislative changes have caused a fundamental shift in the types of pension products that can be offered by International Finance Centres such as the Channel Islands. The Jersey Pensions Association has proposed an amendment to the Jersey law that will m...

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Consultation Paper to expand Jersey's Investment Business regime to regulate advice given on the transfer out of defined benefit pension schemes
Pensions & Employee Incentives 17 Apr 2018 Jersey

On 5 April, the Jersey Financial Services Commission ("JFSC") and the States of Jersey released a joint consultation paper (the "Consultation Paper") to provide a regulatory framework for the advice given when benefits are transferred out from defined benef...

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Offshore Firm of the Year in the Legal 500 UK Awards 2018
27 Nov 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

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Bedell Cristin shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year - Jersey and Guernsey
16 Aug 2017 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell Cristin Jersey and Guernsey have been shortlisted for 'Law Firm of the Year' in the Citywealth IFC Awards 2018.

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Bedell Cristin finalist in two STEP categories
13 Jun 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin is a finalist in two categories of the prestigious STEP Private Client Awards 2017/18.

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Lawyer magazine award
11 May 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted for ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ in the prestigious annual awards organised by The Lawyer.

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Bedell Cristin's outstanding service secures European Award
10 Apr 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin has been awarded the Offshore Client Service Award at the prestigious Chambers Europe Awards.

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Call for pension regulation in Jersey
Pensions & Employee Incentives 03 Nov 2016 Jersey

Speaking at the recent Jersey Pensions Association conference, Bedell Cristin's Nancy Chien highlighted the need for pension regulation in Jersey.

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Significant milestone for Bedell Cristin
20 Sep 2016 Jersey BVI Guernsey London Singapore

The management buyout of Bedell Trust has completed following regulatory approvals. As a result, Bedell Cristin is now a wholly separate business to Bedell Trust.

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Inaugural Jersey Pensions Association Conference
Pensions & Employee Incentives 13 Sep 2016 Jersey

The Jersey Pensions Association is staging its inaugural conference next month to address some of the key developments affecting providers of local and international pensions.

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Bedell Cristin named finalist in STEP Private Client Awards
28 Jun 2015 Jersey

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted in the prestigious STEP (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners) Private Client Awards for 2015.

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Bedell Cristin is finalist in leading SE Asia Awards
06 May 2015 Singapore

Bedell has been shortlisted in the ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ category in the prestigious Asian Legal Business SE Asia Awards 2015 for the third consecutive year.

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Bedell Cristin shortlisted for a further award
12 Mar 2015 Jersey

Bedell Crsitin has been shortlisted for a further industry awards adding to the accolades achieved to date this year.

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UK QROPS changes will affect Jersey Pension Plans
Pensions & Employee Incentives 28 Jan 2015 Jersey

The draft regulations on Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes ("QROPS") (The Overseas Pension Schemes (Miscellaneous) Regulations 2015) (the "Draft Regulations")) published by HMRC on 19 December 2014 will have an impact on all Jersey pension sche...

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New Year begins with series of awards for Bedell Cristin
27 Jan 2015 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell has been recognised in a number of industry awards.

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New pensions law in Jersey
Pensions & Employee Incentives 24 Sep 2014 Jersey

The draft Income Tax (Amendment No. 44) (Jersey) Law 201- (the "New Law") was passed by the States Assembly (Jersey's government) today. The introduction of this legislation is designed to simplify and modernise the taxation of pensions and to increase the ...

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Bedell Cristin joins the World Services Group
05 Sep 2014 Guernsey Jersey Singapore BVI London

We are pleased to announce our membership of the World Services Group (WSG) representing both Jersey and Guernsey in the Channel Islands. We are looking forward to working with other member firms and developing our membership.

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Pensions changes finalised and coming into effect on 1 January 2015

The Minister for Treasury and Resources announced major changes to Jersey's pensions regime as part of the 2015 Budget on 17 July 2014; draft legislation on those changes was lodged au Greffe on 18 July 2014 ("Draft Law").

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New Charities Law for Jersey

The draft Charities (Jersey) Law 201- (the "Charities Law") has been lodged today for debate in July by the States Assembly (Jersey's government).

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The art of decision making by pension trustees: clarity provided by the Element Six Pension case
Pensions & Employee Incentives 01 May 2014 Jersey

On 4 February 2014 the Commercial Court in Ireland (the "Court") gave its judgment in Greene and Others v Coady & Others [2014] IEHC 38, otherwise known as the "Element Six" case.

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Chambers name Bedell Cristin ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’
30 Apr 2014 Jersey

Bedell Cristin has been named ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ at the Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2014.

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Is your pension scheme compliant with the requirements for QROPS?
Pensions & Employee Incentives 15 Apr 2013 Jersey

It is important that Jersey pension schemes which receive transfers from UK pension schemes or other Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes ("QROPS") comply with the requirements in the UK.

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Pension issues relating to an acquisition of a trust company business

Advising the purchaser on all pension law issues relating to an acquisition of a trust company business.

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Advising in relation to the termination of a pension scheme

Advising in relation to the termination of a pension scheme.

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Establishment of New Pension

Advising a UK based employer on the establishment of a pension arrangement for the staff of its Jersey and other overseas operations.

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New show and tell regulations for Cayman trustees

Two new pieces of Cayman Islands ("Cayman") legislation have introduced important new obligations for trustees of Cayman trusts and Cayman trust companies. There are new obligations on trustees to keep records on those connected with the trust (including se...

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Bank's costly error highlights the importance of following due probate process in Jersey

For the first time, a financial institution in Jersey has been sentenced in the Royal Court for the offence of intermeddling under the Probate (Jersey) Law 1998 ("the Probate Law"). This article explains the lessons to be learnt.

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Lasting powers of attorney law available in Jersey
26 Sep 2018 Jersey

A new piece of legislation introducing lasting powers of attorney ("LPAs") to Jersey is a welcome addition to the Island’s legal framework.

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Offshore Firm of the Year in the Legal 500 UK Awards 2018
27 Nov 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

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Bedell Cristin shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year - Jersey and Guernsey
16 Aug 2017 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell Cristin Jersey and Guernsey have been shortlisted for 'Law Firm of the Year' in the Citywealth IFC Awards 2018.

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Bedell Cristin finalist in two STEP categories
13 Jun 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin is a finalist in two categories of the prestigious STEP Private Client Awards 2017/18.

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Lawyer magazine award
11 May 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted for ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ in the prestigious annual awards organised by The Lawyer.

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Bedell Cristin's outstanding service secures European Award
10 Apr 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin has been awarded the Offshore Client Service Award at the prestigious Chambers Europe Awards.

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Could flexible leases help to save the high street?
Property Property Development 19 Sep 2019 Jersey

2,870 retail stores have closed in the UK in the first half of 2019, and the British Retail Consortium has estimated that 900,000 retail jobs could be lost by the end of 2025.

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Unexpected consequences of AirBNBs in Jersey

The AirBNB concept is relatively simple: AirBNB connects people with a short-term and often informal accommodation requirement with those willing to offer it to them. Where previously travellers would check into a hotel, bed and breakfast or similar, they c...

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Could we be about to see a rent cap in Jersey?
Residential Property Property 26 Apr 2019 Jersey

Rent prices are increasing year on year. The latest figures from Jersey's housing price index show that, in the second quarter of 2018, rent prices increased by 10 per cent compared with the first quarter of the year.

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We are hosting a seminar in Jersey on 27 March entitled 'Planning and Development: Getting it right'
Property Development Property 14 Mar 2019 Jersey

This masterclass will navigate you through the entire process from initial application through to the much-feared planning tribunal.

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Solomon Harris lawyers to speak at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) 2019 Cayman Islands Property and Construction Conference
Property 13 Mar 2019 Cayman Islands

Three lawyers from the real estate team of Solomon Harris, now part of Bedell Cristin, will speak at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) 2019 Cayman Islands Property and Construction Conference on Friday 15 March.

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Potential reform to Branchage Law to protect wildlife

The use of heavy machinery used in cutting hedges is killing species and destroying biodiversity, therefore campaigners have lobbied to have the law changed.

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How can I terminate a commercial lease?
Property Commercial Property 04 Mar 2019 Jersey

If you are a tenant of commercial premises there may be a point where circumstances change and you want to move out. Whether your business has simply out-grown its current premises or the business is not performing as you had hoped, your options are essent...

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Appealing a planning or building decision
Property Residential Property 20 Feb 2019 Jersey

When can I appeal a decision?

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Andium considers opening affordable housing scheme to downsizers
Property Residential Property 11 Feb 2019 Jersey

Jersey’s housing issues have been a continuing topic of discussion in recent years. However, the housing-needs survey published in late January brought the subject to the fore as it estimated that 7,000 new homes would be needed by 2030 (including 1,100 fir...

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Tenant attempts to terminate Canary Wharf lease on grounds of Brexit
Property Commercial Property 05 Feb 2019 Jersey

The UK’s departure from the EU continues to monopolise both media headlines and parliament time, and yet the implications of Brexit remain notoriously unpredictable. In the meantime, a trial has been making its way through the English courts which has the p...

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What is the new stamp duty position on linked transactions in the Cayman Islands?
Property 02 Jan 2019

The Stamp Duty (Amendment) Law, 2018 (‘Law’) came into effect on 19 December 2018 introducing Stamp Duty on ‘Linked Property Transactions’ from 31 December 2019.

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Welcome delay in change to Cayman Islands Stamp Duty law gives developers another year before Stamp Duty increase
Property 21 Dec 2018 Cayman Islands

In a significant alteration to draft legislation, the Cayman Islands Stamp Duty (Amendment) Law 2018 (‘Law') allows developers with planning permission in place by 30 June 2019 to have a year to take advantage of the pre-existing regime for stamp duty on ‘l...

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Changes introduced to residential lettings in Jersey
Residential Property Property 20 Dec 2018 Jersey

There has been a landslide shift in Jersey over the past five years in landlords’ obligations towards their tenants. The States have stepped in to regulate what had previously been perceived to be a sector that was open to abuse.

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Legal 500 Caribbean recognises lawyers from Solomon Harris
Insurance & Reinsurance Litigation Property 07 Dec 2018 Cayman Islands

Legal 500 has released its 2019 Caribbean Guide, and partners Laura Hatfield and Ian Jamieson have been named as leading individuals.

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Cayman stamp duty bill extends concessions for Caymanian first time buyers
Property 07 Nov 2018 Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands Government has good news for those Caymanians looking to buy their first homes in the Cayman Islands.

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Buying Cayman property as part of a land purchase and development contract package? Act now to beat 1 January 2019 stamp duty changes
Property 07 Nov 2018 Cayman Islands

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Bedell Cristin sets precedent in first legal challenge to the scope of the "tout tel clause" in the context of contractual misrepresentation
Litigation Property 25 Jun 2018 Jersey

On 14 June 2018, the Deputy Bailiff handed down an eagerly awaited judgment regarding the scope of a standard conveyancing provision, known informally as the "tout tel clause", confirming that the existence of the clause in a conveyance would not automatica...

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Jersey house prices hit record levels as the States open the door to shared equity schemes
Property Residential Property 27 Feb 2018 Jersey

The States of Jersey have published their report on the Jersey House Price Index for the fourth quarter of 2017.

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Major overhaul of mortgage security in Jersey
Property 16 Feb 2018 Jersey

The States of Jersey have passed a law to make major changes to the registration of mortgages (known locally as hypothecs) in Jersey.

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Call to end "discrimination" against Tenants with Children
Property 14 Feb 2018 Jersey

The practice of restricting the availability of housing to tenants with children could soon be outlawed under new proposals before the States of Jersey.

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Offshore Firm of the Year in the Legal 500 UK Awards 2018
27 Nov 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

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Bedell Cristin associate sworn in as a Jersey Solicitor
Property Wills & Probate 22 Nov 2017 Jersey

Jane Needham from Bedell Cristin was recently sworn in at Jersey's Royal Court.

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Bedell Cristin bolsters property team through series of appointments and promotions

Bedell Cristin has bolstered its property team in Jersey through the appointment of Jeff O’Boyle as a Senior Associate and Priya Jobanputra as an Associate.

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Bedell Cristin advises on the acquisition of Jersey's largest retail outlet.

Bedell Cristin's leading commercial property team in Jersey has advised on the purchase of the new landmark Next Department Store. The store has recently been redeveloped, having previously formed part of De Gruchy's Department Store, which is a landmark Je...

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Bedell Cristin shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year - Jersey and Guernsey
16 Aug 2017 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell Cristin Jersey and Guernsey have been shortlisted for 'Law Firm of the Year' in the Citywealth IFC Awards 2018.

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Bedell Cristin finalist in two STEP categories
13 Jun 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin is a finalist in two categories of the prestigious STEP Private Client Awards 2017/18.

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States of Jersey to implement further charges for housing and work permissions
Employment Law Property 18 May 2017 Jersey

The Chief Minister's Department of the States of Jersey has released proposals to increase the cost to individuals and businesses of applying for work and housing permissions. New application fees have also been added.

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Lawyer magazine award
11 May 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted for ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ in the prestigious annual awards organised by The Lawyer.

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Bedell Cristin's outstanding service secures European Award
10 Apr 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin has been awarded the Offshore Client Service Award at the prestigious Chambers Europe Awards.

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The Access to Neighbouring Land (Guernsey) Law, 2016
Property 06 Feb 2017 Guernsey

The Project de Loi entitled The Access to Neighbouring Land (Guernsey) Law, 2016 was registered on 16 January 2017.

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Bedell Cristin advises on the largest office sale ever in Jersey

Specialist teams from Bedell Cristin's property and corporate departments in Jersey have completed the sale of Liberation House and Windward House on the Jersey waterfront.

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Significant milestone for Bedell Cristin
20 Sep 2016 Jersey BVI Guernsey London Singapore

The management buyout of Bedell Trust has completed following regulatory approvals. As a result, Bedell Cristin is now a wholly separate business to Bedell Trust.

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Bedell Cristin appoints new Managing Partner in Guernsey
22 Aug 2016 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin has appointed Advocate Kate Ovenden as the new Managing Partner of its award winning Guernsey office.

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Bedell Cristin partners and directors to attend MIPIM 2016

We are once again attending MIPIM - the world's premier real estate event in Cannes, from 14-17 March 2016.

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Bedell Cristin acts for Joint Liquidators in high value winding up proceedings

Bedell Cristin has acted for Joint Liquidators in the winding up of three Jersey companies ordered under Article 155 of the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991.

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Bedell Cristin named finalist in STEP Private Client Awards
28 Jun 2015 Jersey

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted in the prestigious STEP (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners) Private Client Awards for 2015.

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Bedell Cristin is finalist in leading SE Asia Awards
06 May 2015 Singapore

Bedell has been shortlisted in the ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ category in the prestigious Asian Legal Business SE Asia Awards 2015 for the third consecutive year.

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Bedell Cristin shortlisted for a further award
12 Mar 2015 Jersey

Bedell Crsitin has been shortlisted for a further industry awards adding to the accolades achieved to date this year.

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New Year begins with series of awards for Bedell Cristin
27 Jan 2015 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell has been recognised in a number of industry awards.

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Bedell Cristin expands banking and corporate teams to meet growth

Bedell Cristin has further strengthened its banking and corporate teams in Jersey through the appointment of two experienced local lawyers.

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Bedell Cristin joins the World Services Group
05 Sep 2014 Guernsey Jersey Singapore BVI London

We are pleased to announce our membership of the World Services Group (WSG) representing both Jersey and Guernsey in the Channel Islands. We are looking forward to working with other member firms and developing our membership.

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Chambers name Bedell Cristin ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’
30 Apr 2014 Jersey

Bedell Cristin has been named ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ at the Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2014.

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Jersey planning department revamps application advice service
Property 25 Oct 2013 Jersey

The two most frequent requests in recent times for change directed by the construction industry to the Planning Department at South Hill have been for the introduction of a planning appeals system based on the planning merits to an independent body and for ...

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Bedell Cristin advises on the acquisition of Spar in the Channel Islands

Bedell Cristin has advised Jersey company Jmart Limited (Jmart) on its acquisition of Spar (Channel Islands) Limited (Spar CI) and The Channel Island Wholesale Group (CIWG).

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Could flexible leases help to save the high street?
Property Property Development 19 Sep 2019 Jersey

2,870 retail stores have closed in the UK in the first half of 2019, and the British Retail Consortium has estimated that 900,000 retail jobs could be lost by the end of 2025.

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We are hosting a seminar in Jersey on 27 March entitled 'Planning and Development: Getting it right'
Property Development Property 14 Mar 2019 Jersey

This masterclass will navigate you through the entire process from initial application through to the much-feared planning tribunal.

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Offshore Firm of the Year in the Legal 500 UK Awards 2018
27 Nov 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

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Bedell Cristin bolsters property team through series of appointments and promotions

Bedell Cristin has bolstered its property team in Jersey through the appointment of Jeff O’Boyle as a Senior Associate and Priya Jobanputra as an Associate.

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Bedell Cristin finalist in two STEP categories
13 Jun 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin is a finalist in two categories of the prestigious STEP Private Client Awards 2017/18.

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New show and tell regulations for Cayman trustees

Two new pieces of Cayman Islands ("Cayman") legislation have introduced important new obligations for trustees of Cayman trusts and Cayman trust companies. There are new obligations on trustees to keep records on those connected with the trust (including se...

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New SIBL Law sets 15 January 2020 deadline for Cayman ‘Excluded Persons’ to become 'Registered Persons' with CIMA

The new Cayman Islands ('Cayman') Securities Investment Business (Amendment) Law, 2019 (‘Law’) ('SIBL') has passed, amending the ('SIBL') Securities Investment Business Law (2019 Revision).

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Cayman Islands Monetary Authority extends deadline for SIBL Excluded Persons to 15 August 2019

The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority ('CIMA') has issued Notices under Regulation 53A of the Anti-Money Laundering (Amendment) Regulations, 2019 ('Regulations') that all persons currently registered as 'Excluded Persons' under the Cayman Islands ('Cayman'...

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Proposed new discrimination legislation for Guernsey

The States of Guernsey has launched a 12 week consultation period for the proposed new discrimination legislation.

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Suspicious Activity Reports – What can the Channel Islands learn from the UK?
Regulatory & Compliance 05 Jul 2019 Jersey

The Law Commission of England and Wales has just produced a report on suspicious activity reports ("SARs") filed under the anti-money laundering regime.

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A shift towards outcomes-based regulation of private trust companies in Guernsey

The Guernsey Financial Services Commission has released important guidance for private trust companies and licensed fiduciaries who administer them. The clarity and simplicity of licensing exemptions will be welcomed news for local industry and those lookin...

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Joint report by the IBA and the OECD on the Role of Lawyers and International Commercial Structures could bring changes to international transactions
Regulatory & Compliance 05 Jun 2019 Jersey

In late 2016, and in the light of the controversies relating to the Panama and Paradise Papers, a joint Task Force on The Role of Lawyers and International Commercial Structures was established by the Secretariat of the Organisation for Economic Co-operatio...

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New Cayman bill to expand the definition of 'money laundering regulations'
Regulatory & Compliance 23 Apr 2019 Cayman Islands

If passed into law in its current form, The Monetary Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2019 (‘Bill’) published in the Cayman Islands (‘Cayman’) Gazette, will amend the Monetary Authority Law (2018 Revision) (‘MAL’) to clarify the definition of ‘money laundering r...

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Cayman publishes its data protection regulations and sets a date
Regulatory & Compliance 10 Apr 2019 Cayman Islands

On 2 April 2019 the Cayman Islands ('Cayman') Data Protection Regulations, 2018 ('Regulations') were published in the Gazette, together with a Commencement Order setting a date of 30 September 2019 for the Data Protection Law, 2017 ('Law') to come into forc...

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Cayman confident its task force will bring CFATF progress
Regulatory & Compliance 27 Mar 2019 Cayman Islands

The Caribbean Financial Action Task Force recently published its Fourth Round Mutual Evaluation Report on the Cayman Islands). It assesses Cayman’s progress towards adoption of ever improving international regulations on matters such as anti-money launderin...

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EU reaffirms Cayman's cooperation and adds ten countries to its blacklist
Regulatory & Compliance 14 Mar 2019 Cayman Islands

On 12 March 2019, the European Commission (‘EC’) published its latest list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions, adding ten jurisdictions to the five already on its list.

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Jersey and Guernsey satisfy the EU on fair taxation and are confirmed as co-operative jurisdictions

Both Jersey and Guernsey fulfilled commitments made in 2017 to introduce substance measures to meet European expectations on fairness of taxation by the end of 2018 and have now been formally confirmed as 'cooperative jurisdictions'.

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Un-civil penalties: the imposition of civil financial penalties on principal persons
Regulatory & Compliance 12 Feb 2019 Jersey

The Jersey Financial Services Commission has published a consultation on extending its decision making process to include the imposition of civil penalties on principal persons.

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Jon Barclay to speak at the ACAMS Cyprus Symposium on 7 February 2019
Regulatory & Compliance 01 Feb 2019 Guernsey

Jon Barclay, Partner, will be speaking at the Anti-Financial Crime Symposium (ACAMS) in Limassol, Cyprus on 7 February 2019.

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Data flows between Jersey and the UK post-Brexit: a Data Protection Update
Regulatory & Compliance 29 Jan 2019 Jersey

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'.

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Cayman economic substance legislation expected to be in force by 1 January 2019
Regulatory & Compliance Economic Substance 18 Dec 2018 Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly is scheduled to debate The International Tax Co-operation (Economic Substance) Bill, 2018 in December 2018.

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Cayman regulation update: New CIMA handbook
Regulatory & Compliance 11 Dec 2018 Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (‘CIMA’) has published its 2018 Edition of its Regulatory Handbook and its Appendices, as well as the latest editions of and amendments to guidance notes and Rules.

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31 December 2018 AML officer deadline: CIMA publishes FAQs for reefs AML forms
Regulatory & Compliance 07 Dec 2018 Cayman Islands

In time to help fund Anti-Money Laundering Officers meet the 31 December 2018 deadline for regulated funds to notify the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority of their appointment of AML Officers, CIMA has published answers to Frequently Asked Questions on matt...

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Cayman data protection regime will now start in September 2019
Regulatory & Compliance 28 Nov 2018 Cayman Islands

At a business briefing on 14 November 2018, representatives of the Cayman Islands Government stated that the Cayman Islands Data Protection Law 2018 would not come in to force in January 2019, as previously advised, but would be delayed until September 2019.

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Cayman government advisory on OECD substantial activity requirements
Regulatory & Compliance 27 Nov 2018 Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands (‘Cayman’) Government (‘CIG’) has issued an Industry Advisory that the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (‘OECD’) has confirmed that it had extended the ‘substantial activities’ requirement to ‘no or only nominal tax’...

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A new Sanctions Law anticipated in Jersey

Bringing you a brief explanation of sanctions, how Jersey currently deals with them and the reasoning behind a proposed new Jersey Sanctions Law. If you need further advice or help on anything mentioned, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

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Jersey and the United Nations human rights treaties
Regulatory & Compliance 31 Oct 2018 Jersey

As we approach the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights ("UDHR"), Tom Harris explains the current situation in and future plans of Jersey regarding the various United Nations ("UN") human rights treaties.

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FATF adds new definitions of virtual assets and virtual asset providers to its international standard recommendations
Regulatory & Compliance 29 Oct 2018 Cayman Islands

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CIMA's new Regulatory Policy for Licensing Mutual Fund Administrators
Regulatory & Compliance 11 Oct 2018 Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (‘CIMA’) has published a new Regulatory Policy - Licensing Mutual Fund Administrators which sets out the criteria CIMA will apply in licensing mutual fund administrators.

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Bedell Cristin senior associate recognised in top young professionals list

Jasmin Semlitsch, a senior associate at Bedell Cristin, has been named on eprivateclient’s Top 35 Under 35.

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Bedell Cristin appoints new Partner

Bedell Cristin has appointed Guy Westmacott as a Partner two years after he joined the firm.

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Bedell Cristin advises Comcast on £22bn offer to acquire Sky
Regulatory & Compliance 19 Jun 2018 Jersey

Lawyers from Bedell Cristin have advised Comcast Corporation on the Jersey regulatory aspects of its bid for Sky plc.

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BYOD: Are you responsible for data on your personal device?

With a month to go until GDPR becomes enforceable (25 May), businesses are rushing to get their houses in order, even more so in light of the recent Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal. Under the current data protection regime, Facebook should expect to pa...

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CIMA public advisory on virtual currencies
Regulatory & Compliance 25 Apr 2018 Cayman Islands

The last year has seen a considerable growth in the international and Cayman Islands (‘Cayman’) market for investments in virtual or ‘crypto’ currencies and Initial Coin Offerings (‘ICOs’). The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (‘CIMA’) has issued a ‘Public...

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David Cadin to speak at the JIBS SARs Forum on 27 March 2018
Regulatory & Compliance 20 Mar 2018 Jersey

Managing Partner, David Cadin, will speak at the SARs half day forum at the Jersey International Business School on Tuesday 27 March. This event aims to give a non-legalistic, comprehensive breakdown of the legislation by focusing on common problems facing ...

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Bedell Cristin key speakers at Comsure GDPR surgery
Regulatory & Compliance 25 Jan 2018 Jersey

Bedell Cristin's regulatory law team spoke this morning at the Comsure GDPR surgery at the Pomme D'Or Hotel.

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Bedell Cristin partner Jon Barclay to join panel at the Anti-Financial Crime Symposium taking place on Wednesday 7 February 2018 in Nicosia, Cyprus
Litigation Regulatory & Compliance 15 Jan 2018 Guernsey

This full-day event will focus on current challenges being faced by Mediterranean-based organisations and international finance centres as they seek to detect, prevent and disrupt financial crime in their regions. Against a backdrop of industry-wide demand ...

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Offshore Firm of the Year in the Legal 500 UK Awards 2018
27 Nov 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

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Guernsey Register of Beneficial Ownership - now live!

The Beneficial Ownership of Legal Persons (Guernsey) Law, 2017 (the "Law") came into force on 15 August 2017.

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Bedell Cristin shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year - Jersey and Guernsey
16 Aug 2017 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell Cristin Jersey and Guernsey have been shortlisted for 'Law Firm of the Year' in the Citywealth IFC Awards 2018.

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Data protection is coming to Cayman in January 2019
Regulatory & Compliance 02 Aug 2017 Cayman Islands

On 2 August 2017 the Cayman Islands (‘Cayman’) Information Commissioner’s Office (‘ICO’) indicated that the Cayman Government’s Data Protection Law 2017 (‘the Law’) is expected to come into effect in January 2019 (see here).

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Here to Guide you through GDPR

There has been a great deal of activity across the Channel Islands because of the pending introduction of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Bedell Cristin finalist in two STEP categories
13 Jun 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin is a finalist in two categories of the prestigious STEP Private Client Awards 2017/18.

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Lawyer magazine award
11 May 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted for ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ in the prestigious annual awards organised by The Lawyer.

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Bedell Cristin Partner to speak at GDPR seminar - What businesses should be thinking about now
Litigation Regulatory & Compliance 28 Apr 2017 Jersey

Bedell Cristin Partner, Edward Drummond is one of the expert speakers discussing the implications of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the new EU Regime on data protection which will impact on businesses in the Channel Islands when it is introd...

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Bedell Cristin's outstanding service secures European Award
10 Apr 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin has been awarded the Offshore Client Service Award at the prestigious Chambers Europe Awards.

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Preparing for future UK legislation
Litigation Regulatory & Compliance 13 Feb 2017 Jersey

Finance professionals were alerted to future UK legislation focusing on tax evasion and avoidance and wider corporate economic crime in a seminar hosted by us last week entitled ‘Business Ethics – The Bribery Act was just the start…'

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Bedell Cristin Managing Partner to speak at cloud strategy conference
Regulatory & Compliance 08 Nov 2016 Jersey

David Cadin is a speaker at a leading conference on cloud strategies and the impact of new regulation, organised and hosted by Calligo later this month.

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Impressive global line up of law enforcement and compliance specialists at Guernsey conference
Regulatory & Compliance 17 Oct 2016 Guernsey

Leading global authorities on financial crime and compliance are in Guernsey next month for the 2016 Guernsey Compliance and & Economic Crime Symposium hosted by the Jersey International Business School.

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Significant milestone for Bedell Cristin
20 Sep 2016 Jersey BVI Guernsey London Singapore

The management buyout of Bedell Trust has completed following regulatory approvals. As a result, Bedell Cristin is now a wholly separate business to Bedell Trust.

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Bedell Cristin appoints two partners in Guernsey

Bedell Cristin Guernsey has announced that two of its leading lawyers, Advocate Jon Barclay and Advocate Richard Sharp, have become partners in the firm.

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Bedell Cristin appoints new Managing Partner in Guernsey
22 Aug 2016 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin has appointed Advocate Kate Ovenden as the new Managing Partner of its award winning Guernsey office.

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Bedell Cristin assisted LGT with their acquisition of a controlling interest in Vestra Wealth (Jersey) Limited
Regulatory & Compliance 07 Jun 2016 Jersey

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Bedell Cristin partners to speak at Anti-Money Laundering, Financial Crime and Sanctions Conference
Regulatory & Compliance Litigation 07 Apr 2016 Jersey

Bedell Cristin partners, Lisa Springate and James Campbell, have been invited to speak at the Anti-Money Laundering, Financial Crime and Sanctions Conference hosted by Infoline in Jersey, on 26 May 2016.

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The Common Reporting Standard: Jersey Guidance Notes update

Further to our briefing note "The Common Reporting Standard: draft Jersey legislation released" dated November 2015, the Chief Minister's Department has published draft guidance notes dated February 2016 ("Guidance Notes") which provide guidance on the impl...

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The Common Reporting Standard: draft Jersey legislation released

The draft Taxation (Implementation) (International Tax Compliance) (Common Reporting Standard) (Jersey) Regulations 201- (the "Regulations") were lodged au Greffe on 13 October 2015.

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Amendments to Guernsey's company legislation

On 29 July 2015 a number of significant changes to Guernsey's company legislation, the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 (as amended), are expected to be approved by the States of Guernsey.

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Recognition for Bedell Cristin Partners in European legal awards

Two Bedell Cristin partners were recognised as leaders in their field across Europe in the Europe Women in Business Law Awards organised by Euromoney Legal Media Group.

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Bedell Cristin named finalist in STEP Private Client Awards
28 Jun 2015 Jersey

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted in the prestigious STEP (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners) Private Client Awards for 2015.

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Bedell Cristin is finalist in leading SE Asia Awards
06 May 2015 Singapore

Bedell has been shortlisted in the ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ category in the prestigious Asian Legal Business SE Asia Awards 2015 for the third consecutive year.

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Bedell Cristin shortlisted for a further award
12 Mar 2015 Jersey

Bedell Crsitin has been shortlisted for a further industry awards adding to the accolades achieved to date this year.

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Bedell Cristin Guernsey wins top captive award for third year
28 Jan 2015 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin Guernsey has been named Offshore Law Firm of the Year in the UK Captive Services Awards 2015.

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New Year begins with series of awards for Bedell Cristin
27 Jan 2015 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell has been recognised in a number of industry awards.

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Bedell Cristin expands banking and corporate teams to meet growth

Bedell Cristin has further strengthened its banking and corporate teams in Jersey through the appointment of two experienced local lawyers.

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Bedell Cristin joins the World Services Group
05 Sep 2014 Guernsey Jersey Singapore BVI London

We are pleased to announce our membership of the World Services Group (WSG) representing both Jersey and Guernsey in the Channel Islands. We are looking forward to working with other member firms and developing our membership.

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Chambers name Bedell Cristin ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’
30 Apr 2014 Jersey

Bedell Cristin has been named ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ at the Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2014.

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Due diligence

Bedell Cristin has advised on the corporate and regulatory due diligence in respect of several financial services businesses acquired by private equity buyers.

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Regulatory investigations

Bedell Cristin has acted as reporting professional under the Financial Services (Jersey) Law 1998.

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Structures in Trouble

Bedell Cristin has provided advice to the boards and trustees of various funds and other structures which have faced financial and/or regulatory difficulty.

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Financial services product development
Regulatory & Compliance Jersey Guernsey

Bedell Cristin has advised a variety of firms on the development of financial services products.

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Regulatory licensing
Regulatory & Compliance Jersey Guernsey

Bedell Cristin has assisted a number of businesses in obtaining regulatory authorisation.

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Overseas authorities

Bedell Cristin has provided advice to overseas regulatory authorities.

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Regulatory reviews
Regulatory & Compliance Jersey Guernsey

Bedell Cristin has assisted clients in responding to new and evolving legislation and regulation.

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Offshore Firm of the Year in the Legal 500 UK Awards 2018
27 Nov 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

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Bedell Cristin finalist in two STEP categories
13 Jun 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin is a finalist in two categories of the prestigious STEP Private Client Awards 2017/18.

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Lawyer magazine award
11 May 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted for ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ in the prestigious annual awards organised by The Lawyer.

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Bedell Cristin's outstanding service secures European Award
10 Apr 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin has been awarded the Offshore Client Service Award at the prestigious Chambers Europe Awards.

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Significant milestone for Bedell Cristin
20 Sep 2016 Jersey BVI Guernsey London Singapore

The management buyout of Bedell Trust has completed following regulatory approvals. As a result, Bedell Cristin is now a wholly separate business to Bedell Trust.

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Bedell Cristin is finalist in leading SE Asia Awards
06 May 2015 Singapore

Bedell has been shortlisted in the ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ category in the prestigious Asian Legal Business SE Asia Awards 2015 for the third consecutive year.

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Bedell Cristin Guernsey wins top captive award for third year
28 Jan 2015 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin Guernsey has been named Offshore Law Firm of the Year in the UK Captive Services Awards 2015.

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New Year begins with series of awards for Bedell Cristin
27 Jan 2015 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell has been recognised in a number of industry awards.

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Chambers name Bedell Cristin ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’
30 Apr 2014 Jersey

Bedell Cristin has been named ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ at the Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2014.

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Bedell Cristin appoints partner in Property Law Team
Relocating to Jersey 19 Feb 2013 Jersey

Bedell Cristin has strengthened its Commercial Property Law Team by the recruitment of Peter Bertram, one of Jersey’s foremost property lawyers.

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Could we be about to see a rent cap in Jersey?
Residential Property Property 26 Apr 2019 Jersey

Rent prices are increasing year on year. The latest figures from Jersey's housing price index show that, in the second quarter of 2018, rent prices increased by 10 per cent compared with the first quarter of the year.

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Potential reform to Branchage Law to protect wildlife

The use of heavy machinery used in cutting hedges is killing species and destroying biodiversity, therefore campaigners have lobbied to have the law changed.

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Appealing a planning or building decision
Property Residential Property 20 Feb 2019 Jersey

When can I appeal a decision?

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Andium considers opening affordable housing scheme to downsizers
Property Residential Property 11 Feb 2019 Jersey

Jersey’s housing issues have been a continuing topic of discussion in recent years. However, the housing-needs survey published in late January brought the subject to the fore as it estimated that 7,000 new homes would be needed by 2030 (including 1,100 fir...

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Changes introduced to residential lettings in Jersey
Residential Property Property 20 Dec 2018 Jersey

There has been a landslide shift in Jersey over the past five years in landlords’ obligations towards their tenants. The States have stepped in to regulate what had previously been perceived to be a sector that was open to abuse.

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Jersey house prices hit record levels as the States open the door to shared equity schemes
Property Residential Property 27 Feb 2018 Jersey

The States of Jersey have published their report on the Jersey House Price Index for the fourth quarter of 2017.

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Offshore Firm of the Year in the Legal 500 UK Awards 2018
27 Nov 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

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Bedell Cristin bolsters property team through series of appointments and promotions

Bedell Cristin has bolstered its property team in Jersey through the appointment of Jeff O’Boyle as a Senior Associate and Priya Jobanputra as an Associate.

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Bedell Cristin finalist in two STEP categories
13 Jun 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin is a finalist in two categories of the prestigious STEP Private Client Awards 2017/18.

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Offshore Firm of the Year in the Legal 500 UK Awards 2018
27 Nov 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

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Bedell Cristin finalist in two STEP categories
13 Jun 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin is a finalist in two categories of the prestigious STEP Private Client Awards 2017/18.

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Lawyer magazine award
11 May 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted for ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ in the prestigious annual awards organised by The Lawyer.

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Bedell Cristin's outstanding service secures European Award
10 Apr 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin has been awarded the Offshore Client Service Award at the prestigious Chambers Europe Awards.

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Intermeddling - Second bank fined for contravention of Probate Law
Wills & Probate 03 Oct 2019 Jersey

A second international bank in Jersey has been fined for the offence of intermeddling under the Probate (Jersey) Law 1998 (the "Probate Law").

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Leaping forward
Wills & Probate 15 Apr 2019 Jersey

Donna Withers, Head of Wills & Probate writes about how Jersey's new mental capacity law further protects vulnerable clients in this month's STEP Journal.

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A will made outside of Cayman can now deal with Cayman moveable assets
Wills & Probate 15 Mar 2019 Cayman Islands

The Formal Validity of Wills (Persons Dying Abroad) Law 2018 (‘Law’) came into force in the Cayman Islands (‘Cayman’) on 1 February 2019.

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STEP event 'The New Capacity Law in Jersey - opportunities, responsibilities and when it all goes wrong' - 17 January 2019
Wills & Probate 11 Jan 2019 Jersey

Donna Withers, head of wills & probate at Bedell Cristin, to speak at STEP event on 'The New Capacity Law in Jersey - opportunities, responsibilities and when it all goes wrong'. The presentation will be held at the Pomme d'Or Hotel, Jersey on 17 January ...

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Bank's costly error highlights the importance of following due probate process in Jersey

For the first time, a financial institution in Jersey has been sentenced in the Royal Court for the offence of intermeddling under the Probate (Jersey) Law 1998 ("the Probate Law"). This article explains the lessons to be learnt.

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Lasting powers of attorney law available in Jersey
26 Sep 2018 Jersey

A new piece of legislation introducing lasting powers of attorney ("LPAs") to Jersey is a welcome addition to the Island’s legal framework.

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Making a will in Cayman
Wills & Probate 16 Jul 2018 Cayman Islands

Making a Will and keeping it up to date is something we all know we should do, and something that often gets postponed. Here we take a short look at why it’s important to keep your Will under review, the events which mean you should consider whether to chan...

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Offshore Firm of the Year in the Legal 500 UK Awards 2018
27 Nov 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

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Bedell Cristin associate sworn in as a Jersey Solicitor
Property Wills & Probate 22 Nov 2017 Jersey

Jane Needham from Bedell Cristin was recently sworn in at Jersey's Royal Court.

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Bedell Cristin advises on the acquisition of Jersey's largest retail outlet.

Bedell Cristin's leading commercial property team in Jersey has advised on the purchase of the new landmark Next Department Store. The store has recently been redeveloped, having previously formed part of De Gruchy's Department Store, which is a landmark Je...

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Guernsey Register of Beneficial Ownership - now live!

The Beneficial Ownership of Legal Persons (Guernsey) Law, 2017 (the "Law") came into force on 15 August 2017.

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Bedell Cristin shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year - Jersey and Guernsey
16 Aug 2017 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell Cristin Jersey and Guernsey have been shortlisted for 'Law Firm of the Year' in the Citywealth IFC Awards 2018.

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Bedell Cristin finalist in two STEP categories
13 Jun 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin is a finalist in two categories of the prestigious STEP Private Client Awards 2017/18.

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Lawyer magazine award
11 May 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted for ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ in the prestigious annual awards organised by The Lawyer.

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Bedell Cristin's outstanding service secures European Award
10 Apr 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin has been awarded the Offshore Client Service Award at the prestigious Chambers Europe Awards.

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Significant milestone for Bedell Cristin
20 Sep 2016 Jersey BVI Guernsey London Singapore

The management buyout of Bedell Trust has completed following regulatory approvals. As a result, Bedell Cristin is now a wholly separate business to Bedell Trust.

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Bedell Cristin appoints new Managing Partner in Guernsey
22 Aug 2016 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin has appointed Advocate Kate Ovenden as the new Managing Partner of its award winning Guernsey office.

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Bedell Cristin named finalist in STEP Private Client Awards
28 Jun 2015 Jersey

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted in the prestigious STEP (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners) Private Client Awards for 2015.

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Bedell Cristin is finalist in leading SE Asia Awards
06 May 2015 Singapore

Bedell has been shortlisted in the ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ category in the prestigious Asian Legal Business SE Asia Awards 2015 for the third consecutive year.

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Bedell Cristin shortlisted for a further award
12 Mar 2015 Jersey

Bedell Crsitin has been shortlisted for a further industry awards adding to the accolades achieved to date this year.

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New Year begins with series of awards for Bedell Cristin
27 Jan 2015 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell has been recognised in a number of industry awards.

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Bedell Cristin joins the World Services Group
05 Sep 2014 Guernsey Jersey Singapore BVI London

We are pleased to announce our membership of the World Services Group (WSG) representing both Jersey and Guernsey in the Channel Islands. We are looking forward to working with other member firms and developing our membership.

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Chambers name Bedell Cristin ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’
30 Apr 2014 Jersey

Bedell Cristin has been named ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ at the Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2014.

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Amendment to the Jersey Wills & Successions Law: Equality for all - better late than never!
Wills & Probate 07 Jun 2013 Jersey

Under Jersey law there is currently an inequality between the rights of a widow on the testate death of her husband and the rights of a widower on the testate death of his wife, to a life enjoyment of their deceased spouse's immovable estate.

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A chilling end for R22 – But will you catch a cold?
Wills & Probate 17 May 2013 Jersey

1 January 2015 will be a key date in many forthcoming disputes between landlords and tenants as to who is to bear the cost of replacing air conditioning systems.

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Lasting powers of attorney law available in Jersey
26 Sep 2018 Jersey

A new piece of legislation introducing lasting powers of attorney ("LPAs") to Jersey is a welcome addition to the Island’s legal framework.

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Offshore Firm of the Year in the Legal 500 UK Awards 2018
27 Nov 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

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Bedell Cristin's Head of Wills & Probate to speak at STEP 2017 conference on mental capacity
Wills and Estate Planning 23 Nov 2017 Jersey

Donna Withers, Head of Wills & Probate at Bedell Cristin, has been invited to speak at two STEP Special Interest Spotlight sessions being held on 30 November 2017 at The Montcalm, London.

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Bedell Cristin finalist in two STEP categories
13 Jun 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin is a finalist in two categories of the prestigious STEP Private Client Awards 2017/18.

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Lawyer magazine award
11 May 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted for ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ in the prestigious annual awards organised by The Lawyer.

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Bedell Cristin's outstanding service secures European Award
10 Apr 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin has been awarded the Offshore Client Service Award at the prestigious Chambers Europe Awards.

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