Nancy Chien

Partner
Overview

Nancy is head of Bedell Cristin's International Private Client practice in Jersey.

Nancy has extensive experience in a wide range of offshore matters in both the private client area as well as the corporate sphere. In the private client context, Nancy advises ultra-high net worth families, family offices and intermediaries on all aspects of private client structuring including the use of trusts and foundations, as well as related corporate law issues (including where such vehicles are used for philanthropic purposes). She has considerable experience with high value and complex structures which enable the clients to retain a degree of control over their family assets and achieve effective succession planning.

In the corporate area, Nancy is one of the only Jersey lawyers with specific experience in pensions and employee incentive arrangements (having previously worked for Ashurst in London). She is the chairperson of the Jersey Pensions Association and is working closely with the Jersey government to enhance Jersey's offering of end of service gratuity plans and international savings vehicles. 

Nancy also has considerable experience in regulatory matters affecting offshore vehicles and service providers, including FATCA, the common reporting standard (CRS) and economic substance.

She is fluent in English, Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese.

What her clients say:
"She's one of the best lawyers in Jersey."
"Nancy is outstanding, she is very, very good advising on Jersey and BVI law."

Professional
  • Advocate - Jersey
  • Solicitor - England & Wales (non-practising)
  • Barrister - New Zealand
  • Solicitor - British Virgin Islands
  • STEP (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners) Member
Industry Focus
  • Chairperson of the Jersey Pensions Association
  • Member of the technical committee STEP Jersey
Credentials
  • 'Top 50 Most Influential List' - eprivateclient 2022, 2021
  • 'Leading Individuals' - Legal 500 2022, 2021, 2020
  • 'Next Generation Lawyers' - Legal 500 2019, 2018 and 2017
  • 'IWD 2019 Transatlantic Selection' - Citywealth Leaders List 2019
  • 'Top 20 Professionals' - Citywealth Leaders List 2019
  • Band 2 'Up and Coming Lawyer' – Chambers 2022, 2021, 2020 and 2018
  • 'Leading Lawyers' category and 'IFC Powerwomen Top 200' category - 2018, 2017 Citywealth Leaders List
  • 'Prominent Figure' in the 'Leading Lawyers' category - Citywealth Leaders List
  • Lawyer of the Year IFC - Partner -  Nancy Chien - Citywealth Future Leaders Awards 
  • Jersey Future Leaders List - Citywealth 

She is very knowledgeable on the dissolution of foundations. She is easy to deal with and very honest. She is very responsive, helpful, knowledgeable and has a broad range of expertise combined with specialist pensions knowledge.

Chambers and Partners

The key partner I work with is the superlative Nancy Chien: a super-intelligent, talented lawyer qualified in Jersey, the UK and the BVI, so a fantastic local resource.

Legal 500 UK

Working with a partner who had helped draft the underlying legislation that provided the solution was a huge advantage to us. An innovative, dynamic and pragmatic approach. Detailed technical knowledge and collaborative way of working.

Legal 500 UK

She's brilliant. She's really technical and easy to deal with, but also really human in her approach to things.

Chambers High Net Worth

Her ability to speak Mandarin is a big differentiator.

Chambers High Net Worth

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