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Calculators

These calculators will help you work out the stamp duty and land transaction tax payable on Jersey mortgages, purchases and leases.

Residential Calculators

Commercial Calculators

Stamp Duty and LTT Calculator -
Purchase of Freehold and Share Transfer Property

If you are a first time buyer, please use our First Time buyers calculator below.

The above information is provided for indicative purposes only. Please contact a member of our Property Department setting out the relevant circumstances in order to obtain a definitive quote. This firm accepts no responsibility for the information provided.

Stamp Duty and LTT Calculator -
First Time Buyers

To find out if you qualify for the concessionary rate as a first time buyer please contact a member of our Property team.

The above information is provided for indicative purposes only. Please contact a member of our Property Department setting out the relevant circumstances in order to obtain a definitive quote. This firm accepts no responsibility for the information provided.

Stamp Duty and LTT Calculator -
Mortgages

Generally, stamp duty or land transaction tax on mortgages is charged at a rate of 0.5% plus the £80 registration fee.

The above information is provided for indicative purposes only. Please contact a member of our Property Department setting out the relevant circumstances in order to obtain a definitive quote. This firm accepts no responsibility for the information provided.

Stamp Duty Calculator -
Leasehold

Stamp duty relating to a contract lease, sub-lease or licence to occupy or an assignment or extension of a lease, sub-lease or licence is calculated by multiplying the annual rental (which must be the market value) stipulated in the contract by the number of years (rounding up any fraction of a year upwards) up to a maximum term of 21 years.

The above information is provided for indicative purposes only. Please contact a member of our Property Department setting out the relevant circumstances in order to obtain a definitive quote. This firm accepts no responsibility for the information provided.

Stamp Duty Calculator (Commercial) -
Purchase of Freehold Property

Stamp duty is levied by the Treasurer of the States on every contract passed before Court. Land Transaction Tax (LTT) is not payable on the transfer of any share relating to commercial property.

The above information is provided for indicative purposes only. Please contact a member of our Property Department setting out the relevant circumstances in order to obtain a definitive quote. This firm accepts no responsibility for the information provided.

Stamp Duty Calculator (Commercial) -
Mortgages

Generally, stamp duty or land transaction tax on mortgages is charged at a rate of 0.5% plus the £80 registration fee.

The above information is provided for indicative purposes only. Please contact a member of our Property Department setting out the relevant circumstances in order to obtain a definitive quote. This firm accepts no responsibility for the information provided.

Stamp Duty Calculator (Commercial) -
Leasehold

Stamp duty relating to a contract lease, sub-lease or licence to occupy or an assignment or extension of a lease, sub-lease or licence is calculated by multiplying the annual rental (which must be the market value) stipulated in the contract by the number of years (rounding up any fraction of a year upwards) up to a maximum term of 21 years.

The above information is provided for indicative purposes only. Please contact a member of our Property Department setting out the relevant circumstances in order to obtain a definitive quote. This firm accepts no responsibility for the information provided.

News/Experience
Bedell Cristin associate sworn in as a Jersey Solicitor
Property Private Client 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 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 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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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 shortlisted in Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2018
20 Nov 2017 Jersey Guernsey BVI

Bedell Cristin has been included in the shortlist for International Law Firm of the Year - non UK.

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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 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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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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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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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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Two Bedell Cristin Partners named in the 'Top 50 IFC editor's choice list' by Citywealth
05 Oct 2017 Jersey

David Cadin, Managing Partner and Zillah Howard, Partner have been named in the Autumn 2017 'Top 50 IFC editor's choice list' by Citywealth.

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Supporting our BVI practice
22 Sep 2017 Jersey Guernsey BVI Singapore London

The effects of hurricanes Irma and Maria have caused devastation across the British Virgin Islands. While our staff are safe and well and the office has suffered minimal damage, it will be some weeks before we are fully operational in the region.

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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 are exhibiting sponsors at the Guernsey Insurance Forum in London
Insurance & Re-Insurance 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 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 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 appoints new Partner in London and makes nine other promotions across the Group
04 Sep 2017 Jersey London Guernsey

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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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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 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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Branding and Reputation Award for Bedell Cristin
19 Jun 2017 Jersey Guernsey BVI London Singapore

Bedell Cristin has won an award in the Best Rebranding Campaign category in the Citywealth Brand Management and Reputation Awards, 2017.

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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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Thousands raised at Charity Lunch with Eric Knowles
13 Jun 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin and Equiom recently co-hosted a charity lunch raising just over £21,000 for Cancer Research UK.

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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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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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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 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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Bedell Cristin explains and explores blockchain over breakfast
04 Apr 2017 Guernsey

An early start on Tuesday 28 March did not deter an audience intrigued to learn more about the emerging blockchain technology and the opportunities on offer for Guernsey. Spanning Guernsey's finance, banking, insurance and technology sectors, over 50 att...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Business Ethics - The Bribery Act was just the start
10 Jan 2017 Jersey

Bedell Cristin and Macfarlanes to host presentation in Jersey on Business Ethics - The Bribery Act was just the start - 8 February 2017.

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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'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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Bedell Cristin has two partners included in power women "Top 200" list
06 Dec 2016 Jersey

Bedell Cristin has two of its partners included in the Citywealth 2016 IFC Power Women "Top 200" list.

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New Managing Partner joins list of the most influential in the industry
21 Nov 2016 Jersey

Managing Partner, David Cadin, has been included in the definitive list of the top 50 most influential professionals working in the private client industry.

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

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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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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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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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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 advises Wandle Holdings Limited in relation to a US$6.17 billion facility
Banking & Finance 21 Jun 2016 Jersey BVI

Bedell Cristin has provided both Jersey and BVI legal advice to Wandle Holdings Limited, the shareholder in Polyus Gold International Limited ("Polyus Gold"), in relation to a US$6.17 billion facility arranged by Sberbank of Russia.

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

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

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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Sports volunteers recognised by Bedell Cristin for the fourth year running
21 Oct 2015 Guernsey

For the fourth year running Bedell Cristin Guernsey, in partnership with the Guernsey Sports Commission, committed to a week-long celebration of local sports volunteers.

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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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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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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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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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Amendments to Guernsey's company legislation are now in force
03 Sep 2015 Guernsey

A number of significant amendments to Guernsey's company legislation, the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 (as amended), have come into force today, 3 September 2015, subject to certain transitional provisions.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Blades ladies four announce sponsorship for the season
14 Apr 2015 Guernsey

The Bedell Cristin Blades ladies four rowing team has agreed sponsorship with law firm Bedell Cristin in Guernsey for the third successive 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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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 acts in ground breaking longevity structure
Insurance & Re-Insurance 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 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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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Lisa Springate to speak at the Protectors and Power-holders in Trust Conference
08 Dec 2014 Jersey

Lisa Springate is to speak at the "Protectors & Power-holders in Trust International Symposium" at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel in London on 26 February 2015.

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Bedell Cristin has four lawyers included in power women "Top 200" list
27 Nov 2014 Jersey BVI

Bedell Cristin has four of its lawyers included in the Citywealth 2014 IFC Power Women list and is the only firm to have three included in the Jersey section.

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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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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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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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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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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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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 Partner has been shortlisted for Woman of the Year
07 Nov 2014 Jersey

Lisa Springate, has been shortlisted for Woman of the Year within the Business Growth category at the Citywealth Power Women Awards.

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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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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 partner to attend MIPIM UK
08 Oct 2014

Bedell Cristin Guernsey partner, Kate Ovenden, will be attending MIPIM UK at Olympia, from 15 - 17 October 2014, where she will be based at the Guernsey Finance stand.

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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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Bedell Cristin supports world class musicians
29 Jul 2014 Jersey

World class international musicians are in Jersey this week to perform along with some of the world’s leading music college students as part of the Jersey International Masterclasses.

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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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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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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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Bedell Cristin Jersey joins Globalaw
18 Jun 2014 BVI Singapore Jersey

We are pleased to announce our membership of Globalaw and we are looking forward to working with other member firms.

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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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Stephen Adams and Kristian Wilson quoted in the South China Morning Post
16 Jun 2014 BVI Singapore

Views from an article which examines the BVI’s relationship with Asia, written by two of Bedell Cristin’s leading lawyers, have been quoted in a recent news report in the South China Morning Post.

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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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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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Bedell Cristin BVI sponsors Swim the Sound
11 Jun 2014 BVI

Nearly 150 people gathered to participate in the Swim the Sound fund raising event earlier this month (June 1) and between them they raised over $US 21,000 for Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR).

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Partner Bruce Scott will sit on panel at Legal Week Audience with... Private Client 2014
06 Jun 2014 London

Partner, Bruce Scott is a panelist at the "Legal Week - Audience with ... Private Client" on Thursday 12 June 2014 at The Law Society, London. Discussions will include the latest trend and developments in the world of Private Client Real Estate

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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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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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Bedell Cristin Guernsey advises on acquisition of Heritage Insurance Management Limited by Artex Risk Solutions
Corporate & Commercial Insurance & Re-Insurance 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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Three lawyers shortlisted in Euromoney Legal Media Group Europe Women in Business Law Awards 2014
19 May 2014 Jersey

The shortlist for the fourth annual Euromoney Legal Media Group Europe Women in Business Law Awards has been announced where Bedell Cristin have three lawyers nominated.

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Bedell Cristin is finalist in leading SE Asia Awards
12 May 2014 BVI Singapore

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted in the ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ category in the prestigious Asian Legal Business SE Asia Awards 2014.

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The Premier of the BVI, Dr. the Honourable D Orlando Smith, OBE, led the guest list at a drinks reception hosted by law firm Bedell Cristin
06 May 2014 BVI

The Premier of the BVI, Dr. the Honourable D Orlando Smith, OBE, led the guest list at a drinks reception hosted by law firm Bedell Cristin.

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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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Bedell Cristin's Mark Helyar to sit on panel at thought leadership event in Zurich
15 Apr 2014 Guernsey

ILS Insight is a free thought leadership event hosted by Guernsey, which takes place on Wednesday 2 July 2014 at the Park Hyatt Zurich and brings together experts from across the ILS space for dialogue and debate surrounding the top industry issues of 2014/15.

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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 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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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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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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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 deal is named Equity Deal of the Year in European IFLR Awards
07 Apr 2014 Jersey

An innovative equity deal in which Bedell Cristin acted as Jersey legal adviser has been named the Equity Deal of the Year at the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) European Awards 2013.

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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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The Foundation for Liver Research
20 Mar 2014 Jersey

Dick Cristin, the founder of Bedell Cristin, created the R.H. Cristin Settlement with the intention of benefiting the advancement of liver research and the alleviation of suffering for those with liver disease.

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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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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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Chevron Corporation
Litigation Guernsey

Acting for Chevron Corporation in litigation and related issues in Guernsey.

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Bedell Cristin contribution to insurance and reinsurance cross border guide
Insurance & Re-Insurance 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 & Re-Insurance 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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Bedell Cristin to sponsor INSOL Channel Islands Conference in June

INSOL Channel Islands One Day Seminar - 12 June 2014

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Bedell Cristin Partners to attend MIPIM 2014
11 Feb 2014 Jersey

We are once again attending MIPIM - the world's premier real estate event - in Cannes from 11-13 March 2014.

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Bedell Cristin's BVI team strengthened following further growth
10 Feb 2014 BVI

Erica Mandryko, an experienced corporate and commercial specialist in BVI law, has been appointed to strengthen the BVI team.

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CISX Restructure
13 Jan 2014 Jersey

Following our recent news releases concerning The Channel Islands Stock Exchange, LBG ("CISX"), the restructure of the CISX by way of a scheme of arrangement was approved by the Royal Court of Guernsey on 20 December 2013.

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Islamic Finance Deal of the Year Accolade
Insurance & Re-Insurance 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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Making AIFMD Compliance a Priority for 2014
07 Jan 2014 Jersey

End of transitional arrangements approaching fast

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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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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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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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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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CISX re-opens for new listing applications
28 Oct 2013 Jersey Guernsey London

Further to our previous update, the Channel Islands Stock Exchange ("CISX") has now confirmed that it is once again able to consider new listing applications in the usual course of business.

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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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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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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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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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Proposed amendments to Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 – audit and annual validations
08 Oct 2013 Guernsey

At its next meeting on 30 October 2013, the States of Guernsey will be asked to approve further changes to the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008, as amended.

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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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Bedell Cristin named as Offshore Law Firm of the Year
02 Oct 2013 Jersey

Bedell Cristin has won the ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ category in the prestigious new Legal 500 UK Awards 2013.

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Bedell Cristin strengthens London based Jersey legal team with senior hire
24 Sep 2013 London

Bedell Cristin has bolstered the corporate and finance offering of its London- based Jersey legal team with the appointment of Tom Davies as a Senior Associate.

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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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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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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 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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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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Bedell Cristin has two rising stars in private wealth list
12 Sep 2013 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell Cristin is the only firm in the Channel Islands to have two practitioners included in a list of the ‘Top 35 under 35’ published this week by the leading private wealth magazine, Private Client Practitioner.

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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 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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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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Bedell Cristin Creative Arts Programme announces the Original Works Concert
12 Aug 2013 Jersey

An event like no other is currently being produced that will feature original music of all genres mixed with live choreography, film and design.

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New award launched for Bedell Cristin Volunteers' Week night of recognition
29 Jul 2013 Guernsey

A NEW award has been launched by the organisers of Bedell Cristin Volunteers’ Week to recognise young sports volunteers.

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Bedell Cristin supports World Class Musicians
22 Jul 2013 Jersey

World class musicians and their students will be in Jersey this week for a series of concerts, lectures and master classes.

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Bedell Cristin advise First Names Group on acquisition of Basel Group
19 Jul 2013 Jersey

Bedell Cristin acted as legal adviser in the acquisition by First Names Group of international trust business, Basel Group, which completed on 17 July 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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Guernsey Update - Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive ("AIFMD") update
15 Jul 2013 Guernsey

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

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Jersey's value to the UK economy
10 Jul 2013 Jersey

Jersey Finance commissioned a study to analyse for the first time the value of the Jersey economy to the UK.

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Bedell Cristin lawyers to speak at businesslife.co Boardroom Intelligence Seminar
10 Jul 2013

Board performance, governance matters, and risk in the boardroom are among the hot topics that will be examined in the third businesslife.co Boardroom Intelligence Seminar, on Wednesday 10 July, from 2pm to 5.30pm.

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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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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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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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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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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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Amendment to the Jersey Wills & Successions Law: Equality for all - better late than never!
Private Client 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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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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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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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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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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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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A chilling end for R22 – But will you catch a cold?
Private Client 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 is finalist in prestigious Asian Awards.
19 Mar 2013 BVI Singapore

Bedell Cristin has been short listed in the ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ category of the Asian Legal Business SE Asia Law Awards 2013.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bedell Cristin Guernsey awarded offshore law firm of the year at UK Captive Services Awards
18 Feb 2013 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin Guernsey has been named offshore law firm of the year in the UK Captive Services Awards 2013.

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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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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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Leading lawyer joins Bedell Cristin in Guernsey
04 Feb 2013 Guernsey

One of Guernsey’s leading corporate and finance lawyers has joined Bedell Cristin.

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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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Senior associate appointment at Bedell Cristin Guernsey strengthens team further
23 Jan 2013 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin in Guernsey has expanded with the appointment of Kerrie Le Tissier as a senior associate.

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Launch of UK Long Lease Property Fund for Axa Real Estate
22 Jan 2013 London

A Bedell Cristin team headed by London-based partner, Bruce Scott and assisted by associate, Amedeo Claris-Delmedico, provided Jersey legal and regulatory advice to AXA Real Estate Investment Managers in connection with the establishment and launch of the U...

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Manage the risk, avoid the crisis...
22 Jan 2013

Bedell Cristin hosted a seminar on 17 January 2013 for nearly 100 clients on the subject of data management, and in particular electronic data management.

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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 shortlisted for offshore law firm of the year in UK Captive Services Awards
16 Jan 2013 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin in Guernsey has been shortlisted in the UK Captive Services Awards for 2013 in the offshore law firm of the year category.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Belgravia

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

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

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

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

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

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Private trust companies
Briefings | 01 Sep 2017

A private trust company ("PTC") is a useful vehicle to consider in the planning and establishment of trust structures for high net worth and ultra high net worth families. Rather than transferring assets to a service provider's professional trustee company,...

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Non-charitable purpose trusts
Briefings | 01 Sep 2017

Non-charitable purpose trusts are expressly provided for by the Trusts (Jersey) Law 1984 as amended (the "Trusts Law"). Whilst the Trusts Law provides that a trust will be invalid to the extent that "it is created for a purpose in relation to which there is...

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Foundations: mergers
Briefings | 01 Sep 2017

The Foundations (Jersey) Law 2009 (the "Law") allows for the establishment of Jersey foundations, and adds significantly to the structuring opportunities available to clients selecting Jersey as a jurisdiction for private wealth management purposes.

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Foundations: migrating to Jersey
Briefings | 01 Sep 2017

The Foundations (Jersey) Law 2009 (the "Law") allows for the establishment of Jersey foundations, and adds significantly to the structuring opportunities available to clients selecting Jersey as a jurisdiction for private wealth management purposes.

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Jersey foundations: how are they being used?
Briefings | 01 Sep 2017

The Jersey foundation was introduced in July 2009 as a new form of incorporated vehicle. From the beginning, three broad categories of use for the Jersey foundation - for succession planning, as orphan structures for specified purposes, and for philanthrop...

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Jersey foundations
Briefings | 01 Sep 2017

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

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EU General Data Protection Regulation
Briefings | 07 Jul 2017

This briefing provides an overview of the key changes introduced by the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (the "GDPR"), which will have extra-territorial effect in the Channel Islands in relation to the personal data of EU citizens, and the provisions...

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The International Stock Exchange - Listings
Briefings | 06 Jul 2017

The key advantages to listing on the Official List of The International Stock Exchange (TISE) as operated by The International Stock Exchange Authority Limited (TISEA) are: – TISE is licensed, regulated and supervised by the Guernsey Financial Services Com...

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Jersey investment funds: an overview
Briefings | 05 Jul 2017

Jersey is one of the premier offshore jurisdictions for the establishment of investment funds and other investment structures. Jersey is highly regarded for the quality of its regulatory regime and its legal and other service providers. Investment funds con...

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Insolvent trusts: the Z Trust cases
Briefings | 16 Jun 2017

For the first time the Royal Court of Jersey has given guidance on the issues facing trustees of trusts who find that they are unable to pay trust liabilities out of trust assets as they fall due, or where the trust liabilities exceed the trust assets. Whi...

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Jersey corporate insolvency - the two regimes
Briefings | 16 Jun 2017

There are two principal regimes for corporate insolvency in Jersey: désastre and winding-up. This Briefing seeks to highlight the major features of each and some of the differences between the two.

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Putting Jersey companies into English administration
Briefings | 16 Jun 2017

A Jersey company or one of its creditors may wish the company to be placed into administration in England under Schedule B1 of the UK's Insolvency Act 1986 (the "Act").

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Recognising and assisting foreign insolvency office-holders in Jersey
Briefings | 16 Jun 2017

Insolvency office-holders appointed under a law or by a court outside Jersey will have no authority, as a matter of Jersey law, to act in Jersey. It is normal therefore for an application to be made for recognition of their appointment and authority to exe...

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EU Market Abuse Regulation increases the attraction of the Channel Islands Securities Exchange for listing high yield bonds
Briefings | 15 Jun 2017

The International Stock Exchange (TISE) (formerly known as The Channel Islands Securites Exchange or CISE) has experienced an increased interest in listing specialist securities, particularly high yield bonds, since the introduction of a new European Union ...

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Guernsey freezing injunctions
Briefings | 18 May 2017

The Royal Court of Guernsey has jurisdiction to grant freezing injunctions in support of domestic and international proceedings, both before and after judgment.

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Cross-border disputes and asset tracing - pre-action disclosure regimes in Guernsey
Briefings | 18 May 2017

In modern cross-border litigation it is often absolutely critical to be able to secure evidence and to identify assets in advance of commencing a legal claim. Sophisticated operators commonly deploy a complex and opaque web of international vehicles. Corpor...

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The new Arbitration (Guernsey) Law, 2016 - a guide to the key provisions
Briefings | 10 May 2017

Historically, parties in Guernsey have been reluctant to use arbitration as a means of resolving a dispute, largely due to perceived shortcomings in the previous 1982 legislation. The new Law seeks to address these concerns by introducing provisions akin to...

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The Arbitration (Guernsey) Law, 2016 - a summary
Briefings | 10 May 2017

This much anticipated Law came into force on 12 December 2016. It replaces the previous legislation from 1982 which was widely considered to be outdated and inefficient - conferring too few powers upon the tribunal and requiring too much judicial interventi...

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Guernsey funds
Briefings | 02 May 2017

Guernsey is, for many, the jurisdiction of choice for the establishment and/or administration of all types of collective investment vehicle, including private equity, hedge and property funds, across a wide range of asset classes.

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Islamic finance in Jersey
Briefings | 25 Apr 2017

The Islamic finance sector has grown in recent years from being a specialised niche to a multi-billion dollar global mainstream industry. It has proved dynamic and innovative and has provided an increasing range of sophisticated products. It now offers a re...

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Jersey takes a step closer to modern mental capacity law
Briefings | 29 Mar 2017

The Capacity and Self Determination (Jersey) Law 2016 (the 'new Law') has been approved by the States of Jersey and is expected to come into force in April 2018, radically altering the way in which mental health issues are dealt with in Jersey.

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Jersey private funds
Briefings | 28 Mar 2017

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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Guernsey document and records retention
Briefings | 07 Mar 2017

Over recent years, businesses and employers in Guernsey (as in the rest of the world) have come under increased pressure from legislators and regulators alike to take steps to combat financial crime, including money laundering and terrorist financing. Some ...

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Guernsey register of beneficial ownership
Briefings | 17 Feb 2017

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. Following consultation papers issued ...

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The Access to Neighbouring Land (Guernsey) Law, 2016
Briefings | 03 Feb 2017

The Project de Loi entitled The Access to Neighbouring Land (Guernsey) Law, 2016 was registered on 16 January 2017, although it remains subject to Royal Assent. The new legislation provides that where a person requires entry onto neighbouring property for ...

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Enforcement of foreign judgments in Jersey
Briefings | 20 Jan 2017

This briefing explains how foreign judgments may be enforced in Jersey. Jersey has its own legal system and is a separate jurisdiction from that of England and Wales. Judgments obtained outside Jersey which provide for the payment of a sum of money may be ...

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Enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in Jersey
Briefings | 20 Jan 2017

This briefing explains how foreign arbitral awards may be enforced in Jersey.

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Jersey probate for non-Jersey domiciliaries
Briefings | 11 Jan 2017

The purpose of this document is to provide general information and outline how to apply for a Jersey Grant of Probate or Administration for non-Jersey domiciled deceased estates.

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Guernsey legal opinions
Briefings | 25 Oct 2016

In finance transactions, legal opinions are often sought from local counsel as to the capacity of entities formed under the laws of Guernsey to enter into transactions and documents and as to the laws of Guernsey generally. This briefing summarises issues ...

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The Companies (Treasury Shares) Regulations, 2016 and The Companies (Treasury Shares) (Amendment) Regulations, 2016
Briefings | 18 Oct 2016

The Companies (Treasury Shares) Regulations, 2016 and The Companies (Treasury Shares) (Amendment) Regulations, 2016 (together the "Regulations") were both implemented on 22 July 2016. The Regulations have had a significant impact on how companies in Guerns...

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The Population Management (Guernsey) Law, 2016
Briefings | 18 Oct 2016

In April 2017 the Population Management (Guernsey) Law, 2016 (the "New Law") will come into effect, reforming Guernsey's current population regime in a bid to diversify the demographic of an ageing population. This new strategy is the result of a political...

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Public access to documents in Guernsey civil proceedings
Briefings | 16 Aug 2016

The presumption in Guernsey is that justice must be done in public. Accordingly, unless there is some exceptional factor in any particular case which means the interests of justice can only be served by conducting proceedings in private, all civil hearings ...

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BVI business companies
Briefings | 21 Jul 2016

The British Virgin Islands ("BVI") have become the world’s premier international corporate domicile, with over 465,000 active companies.

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Procedure for voluntary liquidation under the BVI Business Companies Act
Briefings | 21 Jul 2016

This briefing addresses the usual manner in which solvent voluntary liquidations proceed under the BVI Business Companies Act 2004, as amended (the "Act"). The observations that follow are subject to the particular provisions of the Memorandum and Articles ...

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Structuring venture capital deals in the BVI
Briefings | 21 Jul 2016

The British Virgin Islands ("BVI") is a popular jurisdiction in which to form venture capital funds and incorporate start-up companies. It is estimated that 60% of all the world’s alternative investment funds are domiciled in offshore jurisdictions such as ...

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Taking and registering security in the British Virgin Islands
Briefings | 21 Jul 2016

This briefing will examine key aspects of taking and registering security in the British Virgin Islands.

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BVI hedge fund overview
Briefings | 21 Jul 2016

The BVI Securities and Investment Business Act (the "SIBA") and the Mutual Fund Regulations (the "Regulations") under which all hedge funds are regulated defines a mutual fund as a company, partnership or unit trust.

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Protectors: are their powers fiduciary and does the court have power to intervene?
Briefings | 15 Mar 2016

This briefing formed the basis of a presentation delivered by Zillah Howard at the IBC conference "Challenging Fiduciary Decisions" held in London on 3 March 2016.

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The Common Reporting Standard: Jersey Guidance Notes update
Briefings | 07 Mar 2016

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

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Registered charities in Jersey
Briefings | 05 Feb 2016

The Charities (Jersey) Law 2014 (the "Charities Law") is a new piece of legislation which forms part of the Island's initiative to strengthen and develop Jersey's position as a centre of excellence for philanthropic wealth management. It is being brought i...

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Summary winding up of Jersey companies
Briefings | 15 Jan 2016

A summary winding up is a statutory procedure used to wind up a solvent Jersey company.

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Special purpose vehicles and securitisation in Jersey
Briefings | 07 Dec 2015

This briefing relates to the use of Jersey companies as special purpose vehicles ("SPVs") specifically established for the purposes of securitisations and other structured financing transactions.

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Bedell Cristin acts for Joint Liquidators in high value winding up proceedings
Briefings | 25 Nov 2015

Bedell Cristin has acted for the Joint Liquidators in the winding up of three Jersey incorporated companies ordered under the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991 (the "Companies Law"). The winding up proceedings are particularly significant as they involved the su...

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The Common Reporting Standard: draft Jersey legislation released
Briefings | 04 Nov 2015

The draft Taxation (Implementation) (International Tax Compliance) (Common Reporting Standard) (Jersey) Regulations 201- (the "Regulations") were lodged au Greffe on 13 October 2015. The purpose of the Regulations is to give effect to Jersey's obligations ...

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Striking off, dissolution and restoration under the BVI Business Companies Act, 2004
Briefings | 03 Nov 2015

The British Virgin Islands has, for a long time, been a popular destination for the establishment and management of offshore vehicles, the majority of which have been established pursuant to, and continue to be operated in accordance with, the framework of ...

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Jersey Very Private Funds
Briefings | 19 Oct 2015

A popular choice with those fund promoters looking for a flexible vehicle with a light-touch regulatory regime is the Jersey 'Very Private Fund' ("VPF"). The key criteria for establishing a fund as a VPF is that it must not be offered to more than 15 potent...

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Amendments to Guernsey's company legislation
Briefings | 03 Sep 2015

This briefing summarises the key changes made by the Companies (Guernsey), Law, 2008 (Amendment) Ordinance, 2015.

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An introduction to Guernsey's legal system
Briefings | 18 Aug 2015

This briefing is intended to provide a high-level overview of Guernsey's status as a self-governing jurisdiction with its own independent legal system and jurisprudence. It will be of interest to clients who may not be familiar with Guernsey's unique const...

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Appeals in Guernsey civil proceedings
Briefings | 18 Aug 2015

This briefing provides an outline of the routes of appeal from Guernsey's principal court of first instance, the Royal Court. Note that in minor civil cases which are heard in the Magistrate's Court in Guernsey, or any civil cases which are heard in the Cou...

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Guernsey case management and civil proceedings
Briefings | 18 Aug 2015

Proactive case management is a concept that pervades modern Guernsey civil procedure. This briefing outlines the powers of the court with respect to case management, together with various interlocutory procedures which form part of the civil litigation tool...

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Responding to a Guernsey civil claim
Briefings | 18 Aug 2015

This briefing outlines the procedural steps which follow commencement of a Guernsey civil claim, including consideration of the types of pleadings which are lodged in Guernsey proceedings and the procedure for amending those pleadings.

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Bribery and corruption - Guernsey
Briefings | 18 Aug 2015

Historically, the law against bribery in Guernsey and Sark consisted of a common law offence which was rather uncertain in its ambit and seldom, if ever, tested in court. The position in Alderney was similar, albeit reinforced to some extent by a 1994 statu...

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Statutory "Family Friendly" Rights
Briefings | 18 Aug 2015

This briefing summarises key changes to the Employment (Jersey) Law 2003 (the "Law") in connection with maternity, adoption, parental and flexible working rights (the "Family Friendly Rights").

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A guide to civil proceedings in Guernsey
Briefings | 03 Aug 2015

This briefing is intended to provide a high-level overview of how one brings proceedings and for the sake of simplicity this note will cover proceedings in Guernsey alone. It is important to note that the Bailiwick consists of the three separate and distinc...

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Introduction to Employment (Jersey) Law 2003
Briefings | 28 Jul 2015

The Employment (Jersey) Law 2003 (the "Law") came into force on 1 July 2005. Since this date there have been a number of amendments to the Law. Laws in connection with discrimination and "family friendly" rights (including maternity, paternity and adoption)...

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Recent developments in the funding of litigation in Jersey
Briefings | 17 Jul 2015

There have been significant developments in the United Kingdom during the past two decades in the funding of commercial litigation. Some, although not all, of these developments have also impacted on the Jersey commercial litigation market.

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Using a Jersey company for a stock market listing
Briefings | 25 Jun 2015

This briefing looks at Jersey's attractiveness as a location for companies seeking a stock market listing, and considers the practical issues that are likely to be of relevance when structuring a public offering using a Jersey-based vehicle.

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Incubator and approved funds now available in the BVI
Briefings | 28 May 2015

Two new fund products have been added in the British Virgin Islands under the Securities and Investment Business (Incubator and Approved Funds) Regulations, 2015 (the "Regulations"); the incubator fund and the approved fund. Following the success of the Ap...

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Change of Control Obligations under the Financial Services (Jersey) Law 1998
Briefings | 19 May 2015

This briefing is of interest to entities carrying on financial service business for the purposes of the Financial Services (Jersey) Law 1998, as amended (the "FSJL") and highlights a common pitfall among registered persons (including licensed investment adv...

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Russia and CIS: Jersey structures for private clients
Briefings | 14 Apr 2015

For Russian and CIS clients wishing to establish a structure for the preservation of private wealth, Jersey represents a very attractive choice. A British Crown Dependency, but not part of the United Kingdom, the Island has operated as an international fina...

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Philanthropy
Briefings | 14 Apr 2015

For many people, philanthropy is a topic of increasing importance. Whilst philanthropy may, in strict terms, focus on the wellbeing of human kind, the term tends to be given a wider meaning, encompassing a broad range of giving initiatives. Some of those i...

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The duties of directors under Jersey law
Briefings | 06 Feb 2015

The text of this briefing is limited in its application to Jersey companies. This is a complex area of law not easily summarised into short form. It follows that this briefing should in no way be regarded as exhaustive.

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UK QROPS changes will affect Jersey pension plans
Briefings | 28 Jan 2015

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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The deep freeze: the growing impact of sanctions on Jersey
Briefings | 20 Jan 2015

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Trusts - Mistake (including Hastings-Bass) in Jersey: setting aside decisions to help settlors, trustees, other fiduciaries and beneficiaries
Briefings | 20 Jan 2015

This briefing describes a remedy where a settlor or a fiduciary has made a transfer of property to a trust or where a trustee or fiduciary makes a decision that amounts to a mistake and in either case that transfer or that decision had adverse or unintended...

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BVI corporate guarantees - cakes and ale all around
Briefings | 24 Dec 2014

Corporate guarantees are perhaps more common in the British Virgin Islands ("BVI") than in other jurisdictions given the accommodating nature of the statutory environment in which BVI companies operate. As a result when structuring security packages for BVI...

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Privy Council rules on trust jurisdiction clauses: Crociani & O'rs v Crociani & O'rs [2014] UKPC 40
Briefings | 26 Nov 2014

In Crociani & O'rs v Crociani & O'rs & Camilla de Bourbon des deux Siciles [2014] UKPC 40 ("Crociani"), the Privy Council has delivered a significant ruling which will have far reaching effects for trust lawyers (both contentious and non-contentious) all ov...

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Jersey eligible investor funds
Briefings | 07 Oct 2014

Jersey launched a new fund product aimed at "eligible investors", with the issue of the Jersey Eligible Investor Fund Guide (the "Guide") by the Jersey Financial Services Commission ("JFSC") on 22 July 2013.

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Jersey schemes of arrangement
Briefings | 01 Oct 2014

This briefing outlines the statutory provisions relating to Jersey schemes of arrangement.

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Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive: new Jersey regulations and the impact on existing Jersey structures
Briefings | 01 Oct 2014

This briefing provides an overview of the regulatory authorisations which Jersey AIFs, Jersey AIFMs and other Jersey service providers require in order to continue their EU activities. The regulatory regime for Jersey funds has always distinguished between ...

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Making a will in Jersey for Jersey domiciled individuals
Briefings | 26 Aug 2014

This briefing provides answers to some of the key questions which you may have regarding the need for you to make a will. It should be noted that this briefing only applies to individuals who are domiciled in Jersey.

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Pensions changes finalised and coming into effect on 1 January 2015
Briefings | 13 Aug 2014

Our pensions briefing of November 2013 summarised the consultation paper entitled "Tax rules applying to pensions and pension schemes" ("Consultation"). A summary of the responses to the Consultation was subsequently presented to the States by the Minister ...

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Amendments to the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991
Briefings | 06 Aug 2014

The Companies (Amendment No. 11) (Jersey) Law 2014 (the "Amendment Law") came into force on 1 August 2014. The Amendment Law makes a number of significant amendments to the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991 (the "1991 Law") which are designed to bring greater fle...

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Court of Appeal in Jersey orders first ever interim payment on account of costs
Briefings | 14 Jul 2014

In Crociani, Foortse, BNP Paribas Jersey Trust Corporation Ltd & Appleby Trust (Mauritius) Ltd v Crociani & O'rs [2014] JCA 095 ("Crociani"), the Jersey Court of Appeal has awarded an interim payment on account of costs to the successful Respondents to the ...

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Investment Business (Approved Managers) Regulations, 2012, as amended
Briefings | 09 Jul 2014

Much anticipated and welcomed change was introduced to the regulatory regime that applies to British Virgin Islands (BVI) domiciled fund managers and advisors by the Investment Business (Approved Managers) Regulations, 2012 (the "Regulations") as amended wh...

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Guernsey security
Briefings | 23 Jun 2014

This briefing is intended to summarise the issues usually encountered when taking security in finance transactions involving Guernsey situs intangible assets.

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BVI FATCA update
Briefings | 06 Jun 2014

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act ("FATCA") was introduced by the United States in 2010 as part of the US Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act (known as the HIRE Act). The purpose of FATCA is to reduce tax evasion by US citizens. FATCA requires ...

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Why use a BVI company in your cross border transaction or global group structure?
Briefings | 15 May 2014

A BVI Business Company can be incorporated within 24 hours of the BVI registered agent having received all of the required anti-money laundering due diligence information on the proposed shareholders and directors of the company.

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Cell companies in Jersey
Briefings | 06 May 2014

This briefing provides a summary of the main provisions of Jersey law relating to protected and incorporated cell companies.

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The art of decision making by pension trustees: clarity provided by the Element Six Pension case
Briefings | 01 May 2014

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. The judgment provides insight into the duties of pension trustees and fundame...

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BVI - Relaxing the rules on use of the word "fund"
Briefings | 25 Apr 2014

Using the word "fund" when naming a BVI entity was previously restricted by the Securities and Investment Business Act, 2010 ("SIBA") to companies which obtained recognition from the BVI Financial Services Commission ("Commission") as a public, professional...

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Overruled: Court of Appeal sets new test for permission to appeal applications in Jersey
Briefings | 14 Apr 2014

In Crociani, Foortse, BNP Paribas Jersey Trust Corporation Ltd & Appleby Trust (Mauritius) Ltd v Crociani & Others [2014] JCA 089 ("Crociani"), Bedell Cristin appeared for the successful Respondents to the appeal in what is already being hailed as a landmar...

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Landmark ruling on trust jurisdiction clauses: Crociani, Foortse, BNP Paribas Jersey Trust Corporation Ltd & Appleby Trust (Mauritius) Ltd v Crociani & Others [2014] JCA 089
Briefings | 09 Apr 2014

In Crociani, Foortse, BNP Paribas Jersey Trust Corporation Ltd & Appleby Trust (Mauritius) Ltd v Crociani & Others [2014] ("Crociani"), the Jersey Court of Appeal has delivered a landmark ruling which will have far reaching effects for trust lawyers (both c...

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Jersey limited liability partnerships
Briefings | 08 Apr 2014

Jersey LLPs are governed by the Limited Liability Partnerships (Jersey) Law 1997 (as amended, the "Law"). This briefing summarises the main requirements to form an LLP and highlights its principal features.

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Jersey trusts
Briefings | 18 Feb 2014

A "trust" is a legal arrangement which exists in many jurisdictions when one person (a "trustee") owns assets not for his own use and benefit but for the benefit of others (the "beneficiaries"). It is normal, but not essential, for a trust to be constituted...

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The status of Jersey as a well regulated international financial centre
Briefings | 03 Feb 2014

The Channel Islands comprise Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, other islands and islets. The relationship with the British monarchy is a long and strong one. Continental Normandy and the Channel Islands were one duchy at the time of the Norman Conquest of ...

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Wills & Successions (Amendment No.2) (Jersey) Law 2013
Briefings | 15 Jan 2014

The Wills & Successions (Jersey) Law 1993, as amended (the "Law") was the subject of a Report by Professor Meryl Thomas ("Professor Thomas") dated 12 October 2009, which was commissioned by the Jersey Community Relations Trust in 2009 (the "Report"). The Re...

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Financial services regulation in Jersey
Briefings | 15 Jan 2014

Jersey's reputation as a leading international finance centre has been assisted by being a well-regulated jurisdiction which applies global standards upon which clients and investors alike can rely. Jersey has been independently assessed by a number of supr...

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Security Interests (Jersey) Law 2012
Briefings | 02 Jan 2014

The Security Interests (Jersey) Law 2012 (the "Law") came into full force on 2 January 2014. The Law significantly reforms the way in which security may be taken over Jersey intangible movable property and will enhance the remedies that are available to a s...

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Overview of Jersey Investment Funds which are subject to the AIFMD
Briefings | 13 Dec 2013

This table provides an overview of the different regulatory classifications that are available when establishing a fund in Jersey which is compliant with the AIFMD. Bedell Cristin is able to offer specific advice on the selection of the most appropriate cl...

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Overview of Jersey Investment Funds which are not subject to the AIFMD
Briefings | 13 Dec 2013

This table provides an overview of the different regulatory classifications that are available when establishing a fund in Jersey which is not required to be compliant with the AIFMD. Bedell Cristin is able to offer specific advice on the selection of the ...

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Tax Information Exchange Agreements
Briefings | 06 Dec 2013

Tax Information Exchange Agreements ("TIEAs") are international agreements which allow governments to exchange information relevant to their domestic tax laws and as provided for within the TIEAs. Jersey has entered into numerous TIEAs, in compliance with t...

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The test for administrative appeals: JT (Jersey) Limited v Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority [2013]JRC238
Briefings | 04 Dec 2013

The judgment issued on 29 November, 2013 in JT (Jersey) Limited v Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority [2013]JRC238 ("JT v JCRA") provides some much needed clarity with regard to the legal test for administrative appeals. The case relates to an appeal u...

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New guidance for public body decision-makers: JT (Jersey) Limited v Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority [2013]JRC238
Briefings | 29 Nov 2013

Public body decision-makers are often concerned to ensure that decisions they take will not be susceptible to challenge, for instance by making sure they comply with a fair and proper process and taking into account all relevant factors. The judgment of the...

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Rejuvenation of Jersey's pensions regime
Briefings | 08 Nov 2013

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"). The Consultation Paper seeks to modernise and simplify the current arcane rules...

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Planning introduces new system for pre-application advice
Briefings | 25 Oct 2013

The Planning Department ("the Department"), on Monday 21st October, issued a press release entitled "Planning Revamps Pre-Application Advice".

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Enforcing English matrimonial orders against Jersey trusts
Briefings | 16 Oct 2013

The English matrimonial courts have jurisdiction to vary a trust in accordance with domestic law. This is so, even where the trust is located abroad and governed by the law of another jurisdiction. Thus, 'nuptial settlements' (whether on-shore or off-shore)...

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Control of Housing and Work (Jersey) Law 2012
Briefings | 01 Oct 2013

This briefing note provides a summary of the key provisions of the Control of Housing and Work (Jersey) Law 2012 (the "Law"). The Law has been devised to establish a registration process for Jersey residents and to provide for the control of both work and ...

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Intellectual Property (Unregistered Rights) (Jersey) Law 2011
Briefings | 18 Jul 2013

The Intellectual Property (Unregistered Rights) (Jersey) Law 2011 (the "Law") came into force on 18 December 2012. The introduction of the Law marks a significant change to the legal framework in Jersey in relation to unregistered intellectual property rig...

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Costs in trustee applications
Briefings | 25 Jun 2013

This briefing looks at the principles which apply in relation to the recovery of costs from a trust fund.

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Due diligence in the BVI - simple but effective
Briefings | 17 Jun 2013

In the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008, there has been greater emphasis placed on effective due diligence on investments and acquisition targets. Important lessons should have been learnt from the many high profile hedge fund frauds and failures o...

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Guernsey foundations
Briefings | 11 Jun 2013

In this briefing, we will provide a general summary of the key features of Guernsey foundations, including their creation and administration, and we will explore some of the issues which will be of interest to those considering setting up a Guernsey foundat...

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Guernsey trusts
Briefings | 11 Jun 2013

A "trust" is a legal arrangement which exists in many jurisdictions when one person (a "trustee") owns assets not for his own use and benefit but for the benefit of others (the "beneficiaries"). It is normal, but not essential, for a trust to be constitute...

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Cell companies in Guernsey
Briefings | 10 Jun 2013

This briefing provides a summary of the main provisions of Guernsey law relating to protected and incorporated cell companies.

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Real estate holding structures in Jersey
Briefings | 07 Jun 2013

A wide range of Jersey entities may be used for real estate holding structures, with companies, limited partnerships and unit trusts being the most commonly favoured, often in combination. The choice of entity will depend principally on the proposed use of ...

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A chilling end for R22 - but who will catch a cold?
Briefings | 16 May 2013

EU Regulation 1005/2009 on substances that deplete the ozone layer prohibits, with effect from 1st January 2015, the use of R22 and similar gases in air conditioning systems. As is explained later in this briefing, there are issues in Jersey as to whether t...

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Jersey residential property - a guide to letting
Briefings | 18 Apr 2013

Letting residential property may seem like an easy source of income, but it can also be a legal and practical minefield. If there are disagreements between you and your tenants, it can quickly become a drain on your time and resources. The best way to avoi...

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Is your pension scheme compliant with the requirements for QROPS?
Briefings | 08 Apr 2013

This briefing is relevant for trustees, employers, members and administrators of Jersey pension schemes that receive transfers from UK pension schemes or other Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes ("QROPS") for Jersey residents. In practice this i...

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The new frontiers of discovery
Briefings | 28 Mar 2013

Litigation Partner, David Cadin, recently obtained orders from the Master of the Royal Court which extended the boundaries of discovery in Jersey. Proceedings were started by Order of Justice in 2010 for breach of trust against Bedell Cristin's clients and...

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Storm cloud on the horizon - How safe is your information and how safe are you?
Briefings | 19 Mar 2013

2012 has been the year of the cloud. It is estimated that Amazon's cloud services alone now account for at least 1% of all internet consumer traffic and that this is likely to only increase over the next few years. The big internet companies, in particular ...

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Disclosure in Guernsey litigation
Briefings | 13 Mar 2013

In any litigation, documents are likely to feature as evidence. Those documents may be significant in their own right or may be crucial in refreshing the memories of witnesses. Disclosure is the legal process pursuant to which the parties to litigation reve...

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Third party disclosure in Guernsey
Briefings | 13 Mar 2013

The Guernsey courts have a selection of tools available to them to enable documents to be obtained from third parties who may be caught up in fraud or other wrongdoing.

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AIFMD and Channel Island AIFMs: The private placement regime - obligations and opportunities
Briefings | 01 Mar 2013

The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (the "Directive") was published in July 2011. It seeks to regulate alternative investment fund managers ("AIFMs") managing or marketing alternative investment funds ("AIFs") in the European Union.

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Company migration to and from Guernsey
Briefings | 25 Feb 2013

Part VII of the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 as amended (the "Law") allows companies to migrate into and out of Guernsey (i.e. to or from the Guernsey Register of Companies (the "Register") to or from a jurisdiction with equivalent legislation).

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Guernsey insurance overview
Briefings | 18 Feb 2013

Although Guernsey has a distinctive French-Norman legal heritage, its 20th century corporate and commercial laws have largely been based on equivalent UK legislation. Consequently, much of Guernsey's legislation in this area will be familiar to those used t...

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With or without prejudice?
Briefings | 18 Feb 2013

The settlement of disputes through without prejudice negotiations, particularly at mediation, is a prominent feature of the post-Woolf litigation world, even in offshore jurisdictions such as Jersey. Parties are encouraged to put their cards on the table wi...

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Guernsey limited partnerships
Briefings | 18 Feb 2013

The Limited Partnerships (Guernsey) Law, 1995 (as amended) (the "Partnerships Law") was enacted to provide the finance industry in Guernsey with an additional flexible vehicle. It provides a limited liability option for a person who wishes to participate fi...

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Overriding provisions of Guernsey law affecting third parties contracting with Guernsey companies
Briefings | 07 Feb 2013

Guernsey companies are utilised for significant structuring and offshore transactions including captive insurance, investment funds and special project vehicles owning property. Generally, contractual relations with banks, insurers, reinsurers and investme...

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Security options for insurance transactions
Briefings | 07 Feb 2013

It is common for a Guernsey captive to reinsure a fronting insurer which in turn insures the captive's parent. Consequently, the issue of security is a common theme in Guernsey captive arrangements. Some of the security options available and some legal iss...

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A modern take on an old classic - equity aiding the defective execution of a power
Briefings | 15 Jan 2013

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 Shinorvic Trust, the Royal Court of Jersey had to consider whether this principl...

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Making a will in Jersey for non-Jersey domiciled individuals
Briefings | 14 Jan 2013

This briefing explains when you should make a Jersey will if you are not domiciled in Jersey. It only deals with movable assets in Jersey and not, therefore, land or other immovable property situate in Jersey.

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Continuation of a foreign jurisdiction company to the British Virgin Islands
Briefings | 14 Dec 2012

A foreign company may continue as a company incorporated under the BVI Business Companies Act 2004 as amended (the "Act") if the laws of the jurisdiction in which it is registered permit it to continue in another jurisdiction, including the Virgin Islands. ...

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Corporate wealth protection on divorce given boost by English Court of Appeal
Briefings | 13 Nov 2012

In Petrodel Resources Ltd & Ors v Prest & Ors [2012] EWCA Civ 1395 ("Prest"), the English Court of Appeal has delivered a startling ruling which will have far reaching effects for wealthy individuals seeking to protect their assets on divorce.

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British Virgin Islands Securities and Investment Business Act, 2010 ("SIBA")
Briefings | 12 Nov 2012

On-going requirements for funds recognised as professional funds or private funds under the provisions of the British Virgin Islands Securities and Investment Business Act, 2010 and the Mutual Funds Regulations, 2010 (together, "SIBA").

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Iniquitous acts and sharp practice - fraud unravels all
Briefings | 07 Nov 2012

This briefing explains the crime/fraud exception to legal professional privilege and considers the position in Jersey in light of the English case of BBGP Managing General Partner Ltd and others v Babcock & Brown Global Partners ("BBGP").

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Trusts (Amendment No.5) (Jersey) Law 2012
Briefings | 02 Nov 2012

The Trusts (Jersey) Law 1984, as amended (the "1984 Law") has been the backbone of Jersey's success story as one of the private wealth jurisdictions of choice. Indeed, the 1984 Law has been used as the model for similar laws in other jurisdictions. The late...

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Changes to the rules on Jersey fund prospectuses
Briefings | 25 Oct 2012

Changes are being made to the regulation of prospectuses issued by Jersey "certified funds" - that is, collective investment funds established under the Collective Investment Funds (Jersey) Law 1988. (This includes Jersey expert funds, but not private schem...

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The BVI Business Companies (Amendment) Act, 2012 and the BVI Business Companies Regulations, 2012
Briefings | 28 Sep 2012

The BVI Company is the most popular offshore corporate vehicle in use today with roughly 450,000 active companies and closing in on 1,000,000 entities formed to date. This popularity, in part, comes from the flexibility afforded by the BVI Business Companie...

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Bribery and corruption - Jersey
Briefings | 19 Sep 2012

This briefing explains the laws governing bribery and corruption in Jersey. Jersey has its own legal system and is a separate jurisdiction from that of England and Wales. To combat bribery and corruption, it enacted the Corruption (Jersey) Law 2006 (the "C...

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Instituting civil proceedings in Jersey
Briefings | 31 Aug 2012

Jersey has a legal system which is separate from that of any other jurisdiction. Whilst it is judicially independent, unsurprisingly, it reflects many of the practices and procedures to be found in the courts of England and Wales, but with distinct differen...

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The discovery process in Jersey litigation
Briefings | 31 Aug 2012

In any litigation, documents are likely to feature as evidence. Those documents may be significant in their own right or may be crucial in refreshing the memories of witnesses. Discovery is the legal process pursuant to which the parties to litigation reve...

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Disclosure from third parties – a panoply of remedies
Briefings | 31 Aug 2012

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Mediation in Jersey
Briefings | 10 Aug 2012

This briefing focuses on mediation, perhaps the most common form of alternative dispute resolution ("ADR") procedures. Mediation is widely used in the UK and has well established advantages over traditional litigation including: substantial costs savings a...

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The pre-nups and downs of modern marriage
Briefings | 10 Aug 2012

As divorce and remarriage become more commonplace, many are realising that it may be prudent not to rely on the promise of ever lasting love, especially where finances are concerned. Paradoxically, your spouse is probably the greatest threat to your wealth ...

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Family law in Jersey
Briefings | 10 Aug 2012

This briefing is intended to provide answers to some of the key questions that you may have regarding family law proceedings in Jersey whether you are married, unmarried or in a civil partnership.

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Jersey private placement funds
Briefings | 27 Jul 2012

A new private placement fund regime has been introduced in Jersey, with the issue of the Jersey Private Placement Fund Guide (the "Guide") by the Jersey Financial Services Commission ("JFSC") on 26 January 2012. The Guide sets out new criteria for the regul...

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Obtaining evidence in Jersey at the request of a foreign court
Briefings | 24 Jul 2012

The purpose of this briefing is to summarise the procedure for obtaining evidence in Jersey at the request of a foreign court (the "Requesting Court") in civil or commercial proceedings pending or in contemplation outside the Island.

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The informal freeze under the Proceeds of Crime (Jersey) Law 1999
Briefings | 24 Jul 2012

This briefing looks at the importance of "knowing your client", an important obligation that sits on many financial and non-financial services businesses, including law firms, in the context of recent Jersey litigation where the client of a bank had his ass...

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Mareva relief in Jersey in aid of foreign litigation
Briefings | 23 Jul 2012

The purpose of this briefing is to set out how and when the Jersey courts will grant Mareva relief to assist litigants in foreign jurisdictions.

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Dispute resolution in Jersey
Briefings | 23 Jul 2012

In many cases, Alternative Dispute Resolution ("ADR") might offer a more cost effective, time efficient solution to dealing with a dispute than traditional litigation. This briefing gives an overview of the approach to ADR in Jersey.

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The new Foundations (Guernsey) Law: Solid foundations built on Guernsey granite
Briefings | 12 Jul 2012

Guernsey has a long and successful history in demonstrating its flexibility and pragmatism in reflecting and adapting to changes in world trade and commercial needs. Stretching back to the days of the "impôt" and merchant trading with the European continen...

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Jersey expert funds
Briefings | 11 Jul 2012

This briefing explains the regulatory classification for collective investment funds established in Jersey qualifying as "expert funds". The expert fund classification provides a flexible "fast track" procedure for the establishment of investment funds in J...

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Jersey listed funds
Briefings | 11 Jul 2012

This briefing explains a new regulatory classification for listed investment funds established in Jersey, which was introduced by the Jersey Financial Services Commission (the "JFSC") with effect from 9 January 2007.

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Jersey unregulated funds
Briefings | 11 Jul 2012

Funds established in Jersey are generally subject to regulation by the Jersey Financial Services Commission ("JFSC"). The degree of regulation varies depending upon the type of fund.

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Private equity funds in Jersey
Briefings | 11 Jul 2012

Private equity funds are typically established as limited partnerships and this overview therefore focuses upon the principal features, formation, regulation and taxation of limited partnerships for such purposes.

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BVI segregated portfolio company
Briefings | 16 May 2012

This briefing looks at segregated portfolio companies.

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Features of BVI limited partnerships
Briefings | 16 May 2012

The British Virgin Islands Partnership Act 1996 (the "Act") reflects many recent developments in partnership law and codifies the law for general partnerships, local limited partnerships and international limited partnerships into one piece of legislation.

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Codes of practice for certified funds
Briefings | 15 Mar 2012

The Jersey funds industry is anticipating the launch of new codes of practice for certified funds (the "Codes") by the Jersey Financial Services Commission (the "JFSC") on 2 April 2012 (the "Effective Date").

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Powers of attorney
Briefings | 14 Mar 2012

The Powers of Attorney (Jersey) Law 1995 (the "Powers of Attorney Law"), which came into force on 1 October 1995, effected a number of significant changes to the previous law on powers of attorney in the Island.

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Supply of Goods and Services (Jersey) Law 2009
Briefings | 07 Mar 2012

The Supply of Goods and Services (Jersey) Law 2009 (the "Law") came into force on 1 September 2009. The Law is aimed at consolidating consumer protection in relation to contracts for the supply of goods, hire purchase arrangements and the supply of service...

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Statutory recognition of netting, contractual subordination and non-petition provisions
Briefings | 26 Jan 2012

With the continuing development of sophisticated cross-border financial transactions, certain contractual practices have evolved and, with the passage of time, become recognised as standard in the relevant marketplace. Financial centres such as Jersey monit...

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The precarious business of providing a reference
Briefings | 10 Jan 2012

Providing a reference for a departing or former employee can be a tricky task. Any negligent or deliberate errors could lead to compensation pay-outs and it is therefore crucial to strike the right balance. If he or she was a model employee and is departi...

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Limited Partnerships (Jersey) Law 1994
Briefings | 20 Sep 2011

Limited partnerships in Jersey are governed by the Limited Partnerships (Jersey) Law 1994 (the "Partnerships Law"). Jersey limited partnerships are transparent for the purposes of Jersey taxation. Non-Jersey tax resident investors participating as limited ...

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Managing conduct issues in the workplace
Briefings | 04 Aug 2011

This briefing discusses the management of conduct issues in the workplace. It sets out how the Jersey Employment Tribunal (the "Tribunal") has approached misconduct dismissals, and is accompanied by a summary of the procedure to be followed by employers whe...

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The AIFM directive - the Channel Islands' perspective
Briefings | 04 Aug 2011

On 11 November 2010 the European Parliament approved the Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers (the "Directive"), following months of negotiation.

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Guernsey insolvency law – administration orders
Briefings | 03 Aug 2011

In everThe concept of administration under Guernsey insolvency law is a relatively recent one. Since the changes to Guernsey company law in 2008 it is now possible to obtain an administration order from the Royal Court in Guernsey. The purpose of such an or...

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Jersey separate and incorporated limited partnerships
Briefings | 29 Jul 2011

It is now possible to establish separate limited partnerships ("SLP") and incorporated limited partnerships ("ILP") in Jersey.

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Cell companies: the segregation of assets and liabilities
Briefings | 22 Jul 2011

The concept of cell companies was first introduced to Jersey in February 2006. In addition to the widely recognised structure of a protected cell company, Jersey also introduced a completely new concept - the incorporated cell company.

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Class G trust company business: the regulation of natural persons acting as directors under the Financial Services (Jersey) Law 1998
Briefings | 22 Jul 2011

This briefing is of interest to Jersey resident individuals who act as company directors, in Jersey or elsewhere, or whose employment (other than by a licensed trust company) requires them to act as company directors to other entities.

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Guernsey litigation update – admission of hearsay evidence in civil proceedings
Briefings | 10 Jun 2011

The law relating to the admission of evidence in civil proceedings in Guernsey has been overhauled. On 28 April, 2011 the Evidence in Civil Proceedings (Guernsey and Alderney) Law 2009 came into force and it has removed many previous restrictions concerning...

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Enforcement of foreign judgments in Guernsey
Briefings | 08 Jun 2011

This briefing explains how foreign judgments may be recognised and enforced in Guernsey.

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An overview of Jersey company law
Briefings | 05 Apr 2011

The Companies (Jersey) Law 1991 (the "Law") came into force on 30 March 1992. Since that date, the Law has been periodically amended and updated so as to ensure that Jersey company law is modern and flexible. This briefing summarises some of the provisions ...

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Rectification of trust documents
Briefings | 18 Mar 2011

In circumstances where an error is identified in trust documents, one of the possible solutions to consider is the remedy of rectification. Rectification is awarded by the Royal Court in the exercise of its discretion. Where the remedy is awarded, the usua...

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Record management within the financial services sector
Briefings | 10 Mar 2011

The purpose of this briefing is to address some of the issues a business may have to consider in relation to its record management policy and procedures in order to comply with the provisions of the Law.

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Redundancy: summary of the provisions of Amendments No.5 and No.6 to the Employment (Jersey) Law 2003
Briefings | 10 Mar 2011

This briefing provides a summary of the key provisions of Amendments No.5 ("Amendment No.5") and No.6 ("Amendment No.6") to the Employment (Jersey) Law 2003 (the "Law"). Please note that the amendments are complex. If employment issues arise to which these ...

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Security for costs and the corporate plaintiff - paying for the privilege of limited liability?
Briefings | 28 Jan 2011

The usual costs rule in litigation is that the losing party pays the winning party's reasonable legal costs. If a Defendant fears that a Plaintiff will not or will be unable to pay those costs, it can attempt to safeguard against that risk by bringing an ap...

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Structuring an AIM or LSE IPO using a Jersey or Guernsey vehicle
Briefings | 23 Nov 2010

This briefing covers the practical issues that are likely to be considered by UK advisers when structuring an AIM or LSE IPO using a Jersey or Guernsey based vehicle ("FloatCo").

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Selling a property in Jersey
Briefings | 21 Oct 2010

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Money Laundering (Jersey) Order 2008 - individual client identification
Briefings | 07 Oct 2010

In order that we are able to act for you, the Money Laundering (Jersey) Order 2008 requires us to obtain certain information about you.

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High hedges legislation in Jersey
Briefings | 05 Jul 2010

The High Hedges (Jersey) Law 2008 (the "Law") came into force in January 2008, and defines a high hedge as being "so much of a barrier to light as….formed…. by a line of two or more evergreens….and a height of more than 2 metres above ground level". The La...

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The extraction of water from wells and boreholes pursuant to the Water Resources (Registration) (Jersey) Order 2008
Briefings | 05 Jul 2010

The Water Resources (Registration) (Jersey) Order 2008 (the "Order") came into force on 1 January 2009. The Order was made pursuant to a provision in the Water Resources (Jersey) Law 2007 (the "Law") which empowers the Minister for Planning and Environment ...

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The Companies (Guernsey) Law 2008
Briefings | 02 Jul 2010

On 1 July 2008, Guernsey's new companies law, the Companies (Guernsey) Law 2008 (the "Law") came into force. This briefing summarises the major changes to this area of law and outlines important administrative steps which need to be taken by company admini...

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Jersey property: The Taxation (Land Transaction) (Jersey) Law 2009
Briefings | 07 Jun 2010

The Taxation (Land Transaction) (Jersey) Law 2009 (the "Law"), now in force, places a legal obligation on the purchaser of share transfer property to pay a tax equal to the stamp duty payable on freehold transactions. This new tax charge is called land tran...

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Borrowing on the security of a Jersey property
Briefings | 27 May 2010

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Procedure for the incorporation of a Jersey company
Briefings | 15 Apr 2010

This briefing provides an outline of the procedure for the incorporation of a Jersey company. Jersey company law is governed by the Companies (Jersey) Law, 1991, as amended (the "1991 Law") which came into force on 30 March, 1992 and repealed the earlier C...

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Purchasing share transfer property in Jersey
Briefings | 25 Feb 2010

When you buy a unit in or a whole property by share transfer, you are in fact purchasing shares in a company. If you are buying a unit, the articles of association of the company give you the right to occupy the unit.

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Purchasing freehold property in Jersey
Briefings | 25 Feb 2010

When you buy a freehold property in Jersey, you do not sign the contract; instead, it is passed to the Royal Court and you or your attorney will attend court on a Friday afternoon to swear an oath to abide by the terms of the contract. A copy of the contrac...

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Purchasing flying freehold property in Jersey
Briefings | 25 Feb 2010

When you buy a unit in a property by flying freehold, the land and buildings are owned by an association which is governed by a declaration of co-ownership. Sometimes, there are further regulations made by the co-owners under a power in the declaration. Yo...

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The Anti-Money Laundering Regime: A Jersey Overview
Briefings | 20 Jul 2009

This chapter will appear in the "International Guide to Money Laundering Law and Practice" to be published by Bloomsbury Professional in December 2009.

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Directors' liabilities and indemnities under The Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008
Briefings | 14 May 2009

As of 1 July 2008, The Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 (the "2008 Law") introduced a number of significant changes to the provisions of the constitutional documents i.e. the memorandum of incorporation and the articles of incorporation (hereinafter collectiv...

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The migration of fund functionaries to the Financial Services (Jersey) Law 1998
Briefings | 19 Mar 2009

Since 2003, the Jersey Financial Services Commission (the "Commission"), has been implementing an initiative to integrate a number of pre-existing regulatory laws into the Financial Services (Jersey) Law 1998 (the "FSJ Law"). By providing a "one-stop shop"...

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Jersey's new corporate tax regime: zero/ten
Briefings | 28 Jan 2009

Significant changes have been made to the system of corporate taxation in Jersey. These changes include the introduction of a standard rate of corporate income tax of 0% and the phasing out of exempt company status. The new regime is simply referred to in J...

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Distinction between public and private companies in Jersey
Briefings | 28 Jan 2009

This briefing outlines the distinctions between public and private companies in Jersey. The Companies (Jersey) Law 1991, as amended (the "1991 Law") provides for companies incorporated in Jersey to be either public or private.

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Jersey companies law amendments
Briefings | 28 Jan 2009

The Companies (Amendment No.2) (Jersey) Regulations 2008 (the "Regulations") and the Companies (Amendment No. 9) (Jersey) Law 2008 (the "Law") were approved by the States of Jersey on 15 and 16 January 2008, respectively. The Regulations came into force on ...

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Purchasing unrestricted property in Jersey
Briefings | 07 Jan 2009

While the Island of Jersey has strict regulations in relation to granting residency status, it is possible to purchase what is known as "unrestricted property". In essence, this is property that does not fall within the ambit of the Housing (Jersey) Law 19...

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Migration of a foreign incorporated body to Jersey
Briefings | 10 Nov 2008

In 2002, changes were made to the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991, as amended, (the "1991 Law") to enable a body incorporated in a foreign jurisdiction to move its place of incorporation to Jersey.

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The importance of procedural safeguards on redundancy - what employers in Jersey can learn from the Voisin case
Briefings | 30 Jun 2008

The purpose of this briefing is to consider the concept of redundancy in light of the unfair dismissal legislation and then to consider the facts of Voisin. Thereafter, the briefing analyses the Royal Court judgment and clarifies the relevant consideration...

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Transfers of long term insurance business in Guernsey
Briefings | 13 Feb 2007

The Insurance Business (Bailiwick of Guensey) Law, 2002, as amended (the "Law") provides that certain transfers of long term insurance business require the sanction of the Royal Court in Guernsey (the "Royal Court") and sets out the procedure governing such...

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Trusts (Amendment No.4) (Jersey) Law 2006
Briefings | 01 Oct 2006

The Trusts (Amendment No.4) (Jersey) Law 2006 (the "Law") was registered on 20 October 2006 by the Royal Court and came into force on 27 October 2006. The Law introduces several important amendments to the Trusts (Jersey) Law 1984 (the "1984 Law") as highl...

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Beneficiaries' rights to trust information in the light of Schmidt v Rosewood Trust Limited
Briefings | 01 Feb 2004

The decision of the Privy Council in Schmidt v Rosewood Trust Limited [2003] 2 A.C 709 ("Schmidt v Rosewood"), delivered in March 2003 on an appeal from the courts of the Isle of Man, has excited great interest among trust practitioners because it considers...

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Jersey Insolvency & Asset Tracking 5th Edition
Books | 11 Oct 2016

The latest edition of the highly acclaimed work 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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IoD Guidelines Order Form 2015
Books | 06 Feb 2015

IoD Guidelines for Jersey Directories 2015 Order Form.

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ADR and Trusts: an international guide to arbitration and mediation of trust disputes
Books | 05 Feb 2015

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Jersey First for Finance (Sixth Edition) 2014-2015
Books | 02 Jun 2014

Mark Dunlop, Partner, Bedell Cristin contributes an article to the publication ‘Jersey First for Finance’ entitled ‘Jersey’s new security regime’.

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The Dispute Resolution Review - Fifth Edition
Books | 11 Mar 2013

Alasdair Davidson and Jon Barclay write the Guernsey chapter and David Cadin and Dina El-Gazzar write the Jersey chapter of the fifth edition of The Dispute Resolution Review.

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Dunlop on Jersey Company Law
Books | 19 Jul 2011

"Dunlop on Jersey Law" is the first comprehensive book to be published on Jersey company law.

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

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

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The hidden costs of DIY wills
Articles | 07 Sep 2017

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

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An introduction to blockchains
Articles | 06 Sep 2017

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

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Foundations in Jersey
Articles | 20 Jul 2017

Will foundations in Jersey draw upon jurisprudence in civil law countries, or will they develop separately, drawing parallels with the law and practice relating to trusts and companies? Zillah Howard, Partner discusses. Published in Trust & Trustees, Vol. 2...

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Brexit and Guernsey's captive insurance industry
Articles | 05 Jul 2017

The outcome of the UK referendum on 23 June 2016 to leave the EU was both shocking and unprecedented but Guernsey is well positioned to meet any challenges. Richard Sharp, partner explains. Published in Contact Magazine - July/August 2017 issue.

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Peace of mind
Articles | 15 Jun 2017

Donna Withers explores Jersey's new mental capacity law. Published in STEP Journal - June 2017.

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A sturdy jurisdiction
Articles | 06 Jun 2017

Richard Sharp reflects on the potential advantages and position of Guernsey post-Brexit. Published in Captive Review - June 2017.

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Good things always come in threes
Articles | 18 May 2017

Richard Le Liard, senior associate, presents a round- up of recent regulatory developments. Published in the JEP Funds Review - 18 May 2017.

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Regime Change in Jersey
Articles | 18 Apr 2017

Martin Paul, head of funds and private equity group, and Richard Le Liard, senior associate discuss the regime of change in Jersey. Published in Funds Europe: Jersey Supplement 2017.

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To Protect & To Serve
Articles | 05 Apr 2017

Alasdair Davidson and Rupert Morris discuss the role of protectors in Guernsey trusts. Published in the STEP Journal - April 2017.

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Proposed Amendments to Jersey's Trusts Law
Articles | 24 Mar 2017

The Government of Jersey has confirmed that amendments are to be made to the Trusts (Jersey) Law 1984. Zillah Howard discusses the changes. Published in Jersey - First for Finance - March 2017.

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Jersey takes a step closer to modern mental capacity law
Articles | 16 Feb 2017

Donna Withers looks at a new law scheduled to come into force in April 2017 which will radically change the way the Island responds to mental health issues. Published in the JEP Law and Accountancy Review - 16 February 2017.

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Trust sector and continued litigation. How can Guernsey's trust legislation respond?
Articles | 18 Jan 2017

Rupert Morris and Alasdair Davidson assess how trust law in Guernsey may respond to changes in the sector. Published in eprivateclient Guernsey Report - January 2017.

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The EU-US ‘Privacy Shield’ heralds new era of trans-Atlantic data transfers
Articles | 13 Dec 2016

Rebecca McNulty considers the new “EU-US Privacy Shield”, and whether, as some say, it might one day be successfully challenged, amid calls for something still more robust. Published on International Investment online - 13 December 2016.

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Trust in the future
Articles | 20 Oct 2016

David Cadin discusses his management approach and the changes he is putting in place, the exciting opportunities for the business following the completion of the MBO and the future direction of the industry generally. Published in Connect Magazine - October...

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Jersey's Roundtable 2016
Articles | 16 May 2016

Zillah Howard, Partner participates in Jersey's Roundtable 2016. Published in Jersey First for Finance - March 2016

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Investing in Real Risk - Guernsey's Growing ILS Sector
Articles | 05 Apr 2016

Mark Helyar, Partner outlines the rationale for investing in real risk. Published in Captive Global - April 2016.

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The Global Outlook for Jersey Private Equity Real Estate
Articles | 16 Mar 2016

Simon Hopwood and Martin Paul consider recent trends in the Private Equity Real Estate (PERE) sector. Published in Jersey First for Finance - March 2016.

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Trust Litigation in Guernsey
Articles | 01 Jan 2016

Litigation in the trust sector has seen a number of high profile cases in Guernsey and Rupert Morris examines the impact two of these cases could have on trust work on the island. Published in eprivateclient - January 2016.

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Towards a Rescue Culture in Jersey?
Articles | 14 Dec 2015

This article written by Edward Drummond discusses the merits of incorporating a rescue culture, and an appropriate procedure enabling rescue, into Jersey Law. Published in The Jersey and Guernsey Law Review, October 2015.

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The Middle East: Bespoke structuring on the rise
Articles | 01 Dec 2015

Putting the right structure in place for the right client is essential when advising wealthy clients from the Gulf explain James Campbell and Henry Wickham. Published in eprivateclient - December 2015.

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Trusts, Company and Philanthropy Legislative Update
Articles | 06 Oct 2015

Jersey Practitioners have been faced with a number of significant legislative developments in recent months. Here, Henry Wickham summaries the most important and considers their implications. Published in STEP Journal October 2014.

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The Company Administration Regime in Guernsey
Articles | 06 Oct 2015

Alasdair Davidson looks at The Company Administration Regime in Guernsey - a Flexible and Creative Jurisdiction. Published in INSOL World 3rd Quarter 2014.

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Guernsey: innovating pre-packs
Articles | 24 Sep 2015

Alasdair Davidson discusses innovating pre-packs. Published in Legal Week September 2014.

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Succession to BVI Shares - The Sun is Shining
Articles | 24 Aug 2015

Stephen Adams and Kristian Wilson discuss the Succession to BVI Shares - The Sun is Shining. Published in BVI Finance.

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Rage against the regime
Articles | 03 Aug 2015

With global financial sanctions now reaching an unprecedented level, Angela Bilbow casts a view over the consequences sanctions have on Channel Islands financial institutions, how they are being tackled and what lies ahead.

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Re-situating the BVI: Offshoreart.co, International Finance and Contemporary Art
2015 | 29 Jul 2015

Kristian Wilson discusses re-situating the BVI: Offshoreart.co, International Finance and Contemporary Art. Published in the Business BVI magazine August 2015.

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Offshore Bound, China Business Law Journal
Articles | 26 May 2015

Stephen Adams is quoted in an article entitled Offshore Bound. Published in May 2015 edition of China Business Law Journal

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The Role of Offshore Jurisdictions in Russia
Articles | 26 May 2015

Kristian Wilson looks at the interaction between offshore jurisdictions, such as the BVI, and Russia. Published in the May 2015 edition of the Russian Law Journal, the leading English language legal journal in Russia. For the full article please click h...

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Jurisdiction clauses in trusts
Articles | 29 Apr 2015

Anthony Robinson and Eason Rajah QC write about jurisdiction clauses in trusts - published in Trust and Trustees, 29 April 2015.

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The role of offshore jurisdictions in the PRC
Articles | 27 Apr 2015

Kristian Wilson looks at some of the drivers for offshore jurisdictions such as the British Virgin Islands (BVI) to play such a significant role in structuring foreign direct investment (FDI) into and out of the people's republic of China (PRC). Published i...

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Jersey: International centre for philanthropy.
Articles | 07 Apr 2015

Zillah Howard discusses Jersey: international centre for philanthropy, published in Jersey First for Finance.

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Is Europe set for ILS growth?
Articles | 16 Mar 2015

Bedell Cristin partner Mark Helyar and Clive James of insurance captive manager Kane discuss whether there is room for European domiciles to gain a stronger foothold in the ILS market. Published in Insurance Day, 16 March 2015.

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Jersey: growing impact of sanctions
Articles | 09 Mar 2015

Lisa Springate discusses - Jersey: growing impact of sanctions. Published in Legal Week 13 February 2015.

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Guernsey - Insurance and Reinsurance 2015
Articles | 27 Feb 2015

Mark Helyar discusses Guernsey - Insurance and Reinsurance 2015, published in ICLG 4th Edition. Please click here for full article.

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Collateralised reinsurance takes centre stage
Articles | 24 Feb 2015

Collateralised re is the fastest growing source of alternative capacity and the good news is that it looks like it’s here to stay. It is now the dominant source of alternative reinsurance capacity and investors and capacity providers are increasingly seekin...

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Insight into Guernsey's Captive Offering
Articles | 13 Feb 2015

Captive Review speaks to leading industry figures in Europe's biggest captive insurance domicile, Guernsey. Published in Captive Review Guernsey 2015. Please click here for full report.

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Emerging Opportunities in Asia for BVI products
Articles | 11 Feb 2015

Stephen Adams and Kristian Wilson discuss Emerging opportunities in Asia for BVI products. Published in Business BVI, January 2015.

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Insolvency: Exploring the use of parallel schemes of arrangement
Articles | 04 Feb 2015

There has been continued growth in companies incorporated outside England using the scheme of arrangement regime contained in the UK Companies Act 2006 to restructure debts governed by English law. But in what circumstances should the debtor also initiate a...

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The BVI Stepping Stone to Russia
Articles | 24 Nov 2014

Simon Pascoe and Kristian Wilson discuss "The BVI Stepping Stone to Russia", published in the IFC Economic Report, November 2014

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Foundations: popular addition to structuring opportunities in Jersey
Articles | 19 Sep 2014

Bedell Cristin partner Zillah Howard discusses Foundations: popular addition to structuring opportunities in Jersey, published in Women in Business Law Expert Guides.

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Attacking Offshore Trusts
Articles | 30 Jul 2014

An Offshore Perspective on How to Deal with Divorcing Beneficiaries. Published in PCB Issue 4 of 2014, Sweet & Maxwell.

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Foundations v Trusts (now the dust has settled)
Articles | 28 Jul 2014

Foundations v Trusts (now the dust has settled), Edward Bennett looks at the pros and cons when using a trust or foundation to protect assets. Published in eprivate client magazine 2014.

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Seeking Truth from Fact: Use of Offshore Jurisdictions in the PRC
Articles | 07 Jul 2014

Kristian Wilson looks at the rationale and use of offshore jurisdictions in the People's Republic of China. Originally published in Tsinghua China Law Review, 6TSINGHUA CHINA L. REV. (2014)

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Litigation: The deep freeze: the impact of EU and US sanctions on Jersey
Articles | 23 Jun 2014

Lisa Springate looks at the impact on EU and US sanctions on Jersey. Published in Quorum Newsletter June 2014.

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Jersey's new security regime
Articles | 04 Jun 2014

Mark Dunlop looks at Jersey's new security regime. Published in Jersey - First for Finance May 2014.

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Litigation: Lisa Springate comments on the impact of sanctions on Jersey for Legal Week
Articles | 02 May 2014

Litigation: Lisa Springate comments on the impact of sanctions on Jersey for Legal Week

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Pensions: Flexible approach
Articles | 12 Feb 2014

Senior Associate, Nancy Chien says that significant changes are on the horizon for pensions in the Island. Published in JEP Law and Accountancy Review 2014.

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On course for success
Articles | 12 Feb 2014

Two Islanders who are currently pursuing law courses with the Institute of Law reveal their very different reasons for choosing to resume their studies. Published in JEP Law and Accountancy Review 2014.

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Guernsey: Charitable Trusts
Articles | 23 Jan 2014

Kerrie Le Tisser explains why non-charitable purpose trusts can be a useful tool for estate planning and wealth preservation. Published in Private Client Practitioner Guernsey Report 2014.

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Making an impact in the Far East
Articles | 31 Dec 2013

Nancy Chien, examines the reason behind a growing number of Channel Islands firms' decision to establish themselves in the Far East. Published in Business Brief - December 2013.

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Data: Shelter from the Storm
Articles | 17 Dec 2013

Alasdair Davidson and Rupert Morris discuss how to keep you and your data safe when using cloud-computing services. Published in STEP Journal December 2013 / January 2014.

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Private Wealth and Fiduciary: Reach for the skies
Articles | 10 Dec 2013

Henry Wickham, a solicitor in the international private client team, and the student liaison officer for STEP, explains many benefits of a STEP qualification - published in the JEP Careers & Employment Review December 2013.

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Insurance: Guernsey - Perfectly positioned for Insurance Linked Securities
Articles | 26 Nov 2013

Guernsey Finance discuss why Guernsey is the perfect jurisdiction for undertaking ILS.

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Listing Services: Listing rules
Articles | 29 Oct 2013

The Channel Islands Stock Exchange has launched an extractive industries sting initiative written by Associate Amedeo Claris-Delmedico and William Prast - published in Mining Journal 29 November 2013.

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The BVI: Asian Relationship
Articles | 23 Oct 2013

BVI: Stephen Adams and Kristian Wilson look at The BVI - Asian Relationship - published in IFC Caribbean 2014.

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BVI: Be vigilant
Articles | 01 Oct 2013

Savvy investors do detailed due diligence as early as possible, and it's simple but effective in the BVI, says Valerie Georges-Thomas - published in the Private Client Adviser magazine, October 2013.

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Private Wealth: Growing demand from Russia and CIS
Articles | 17 Sep 2013

Zillah Howard examines the opportunities for clients from Russia and CIS when investing in Jersey - published in Private Client Practitioner special review - September 2013.

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Litigation: AIJA (International Association of Young Lawyers) Annual Congress Buenos Aires 2013 - The Effectiveness of the Award
Articles | 11 Sep 2013

The Effectiveness of the award: Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgements and Arbitral Awards by Dina El-Gazzar.

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Property: Your first tentative steps...
Articles | 02 Jul 2013

Your first house purchase is one of the biggest and most exciting steps you will take in your life and it is a step made easier if you plan carefully and take good advice, Peter Bertram writes - published in Gallery magazine - July 2013.

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Wealth Management: Succession Planning & Wealth Preservation using Jersey Structures
Articles | 19 Jun 2013

For Russian clients wishing to establish a structure for the preservation of private wealth, Jersey is a very attractive choice, Zillah Howard and James Campbell write - published in Jersey Finance: Links with Russia publication, June 2013.

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Client Data: Manage the risk and avoid the crisis
Articles | 13 Jun 2013

Jon Barclay discusses client data: manage the risk and avoid the crisis - published in Blue Skies magazine Issue 32 - June 2013.

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Alternative Investment Funds 2013: Guernsey Chapter
Articles | 12 Jun 2013

Kate Ovenden, Partner writes the Guernsey Chapter for Alternative Investment Funds 2013. This article appeared in the 1st edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Alternative Investment Funds 2013; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London...

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Alternative Investment Funds 2013: Jersey Chapter
Articles | 12 Jun 2013

Martin Paul, Partner writes the Jersey Chapter for Alternative Investment Funds 2013. This article appeared in the 1st edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Alternative Investment Funds 2013; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London (w...

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Litigation: To the rescue
Articles | 04 Jun 2013

Lisa Springate and Dina El-Gazzar examine the importance of the landmark decision in Re The Shinorvic Trust - published in Trust and Estates Law and Tax Journal, June 2013.

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Property: Solving that penthouse poser
Articles | 03 Jun 2013

Peter Bertram, property team partner, explains the evolution of law covering the sale of flats - published in the JEP Homelife supplement - June 2013.

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Litigation: A modern take on an old classic
Articles | 11 May 2013

A modern take on an old classic by Lisa Springate and Dina El Gazzar - published in ACTAPS newsletter May 2013.

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Pensions: Protecting your QROPS
Articles | 15 Mar 2013

Nancy Chien, senior associate in the Private Wealth and Fiduciary, examines the importance of not falling foul of HMRC when moving benefits in a UK pension scheme in Jersey - published in the JEP Business Review - 14 March 2013.

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Alternative fund managers face regulatory regime
Articles | 15 Mar 2013

The Channel Islands are set to face a new regulatory regime later this year when a European directive targets alternative investment fund managers. Martin Paul reports - published in The Global Legal Post - 9 March 2013. Please click here for the full Ar...

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Insurance & Reinsurance 2013: Guernsey Chapter
Articles | 04 Mar 2013

Mark Helyar, Partner writes the Guernsey Chapter for Insurance & Reinsurance 2013. This article appeared in the 2nd edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Insurance & Reinsurance; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London (www.iclg.co.uk)

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Data: How big is your bomb?
Articles | 13 Feb 2013

David Cadin looks at the increasing mountain of data generated and stored by businesses - published in the JEP Law & Accountancy Review - 13 February 2013.

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Litigation: The Valetta Trust: Landmark decision reached on the validity of litigation funding in Jersey.
Articles | 01 Feb 2013

Landmark decision reached on the validity of litigation funding in Jersey by Lisa Springate and Robert Gardner. Published in Trusts and Trustees Volume. 19, number. 1 - 1 February 2013.

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Employment: Making employment laws work for Jersey
Articles | 30 Jan 2013

Employment law expert Vicky Milner was lead adviser to the IoD on the new anti-discrimination laws. Published in the Jersey Evening Post 30 January 2013.

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Foundations: Foundations for philanthropy
Articles | 10 Dec 2012

Zillah Howard considers the benefits of Jersey foundations for philanthropic purposes - article first published in STEP Journal December 2012/January 2013.

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Insolvency: Guernsey Insolvency Update
Articles | 17 Sep 2012

Alasdair Davidson upates readers on Guernsey insolvency - published in International Corporate Rescue Magazine Vol 9 issue 6.

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Litigation: Re the Shinorvic Trust: equity develops with modern standards and mores
Articles | 17 Sep 2012

Lisa Springate and Tim Wright write about the recent case of the Shinorvic Trust [2012] JRC 081, the Royal Court of Jersey had to consider whether an old principle of English equity applied in Jersey and, if so, whether it applied in a modern, unconventiona...

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Social Media: The Twitter Trap
Articles | 17 Sep 2012

Alasdair Davidson, cites how to ruin a business in 140 characters or less - published in Blue Skies magazine September 2012.

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Litigation: Equity to the rescue
Articles | 02 Sep 2012

Lisa Springate and Tim Wright on the Shinorvic Trust case and the application of an English principle in Jersey: Equity aids the defective execution of a power - copyright Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners - article first published in STEP Journal V...

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Insurance: Insurance Law Guernsey
Articles | 01 Aug 2012

Mark Helyar, Partner, takes a look at the world of insurance law - published in Lawyer Monthly August 2012.

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Litigation: Law takes an up-to-date look at finances in relationships
Articles | 18 Jul 2012

Lisa Springate says that the decision in the Shinorvic Trust case may alter the attitude of the English courts. Published in the JEP on 18 July 2012.

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Litigation: Jersey opens its doors to litigation funding
Articles | 06 Jul 2012

Jersey opens its doors to litigation funding by Lisa Springate and Robert Gardner - published in ACTAPS newsletter July 2012.

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Insurance: What is ILS Investment?
Articles | 30 Jun 2012

Mark Helyar, Partner discusses "What is ILS Investment?" - published in Global Business Magazine June 2012.

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Litigation: Alternative resolutions
Articles | 18 Jun 2012

Alasdair Davidson and Jon Barclay look at the increasing success of different ways of resolving disputes outside the courtroom - published in the Business Review, Guernsey Press 18 June 2012.

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Foundations: Heart Foundation
Articles | 23 May 2012

While charitable and non-charitable purpose Trusts in Jersey have been used for philanthropy, there's a growing interest in foundations, says Zillah Howard, published in STEP Journal 2012. Copyright Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, article firs...

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Funds: Cracking the codes
Articles | 16 May 2012

Caroline McGrath, lawyer, casts an eye over new codes of practice which have been brought in for certified funds - published in JEP Funds Review May 2012.

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Being a Litigator: Jersey Shore
Articles | 04 May 2012

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Litigation: Landmark decision reached on the validity of litigation funding in Jersey
Articles | 13 Apr 2012

Lisa Springate and Robert Gardner discuss the landmark decision reached on the validity of litigation funding in Jersey - published in STEP Journal April 2012.

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Funds: Codes of Practice for Certified Funds
Articles | 12 Apr 2012

The funds industry in Jersey is anticipating the launch of new codes of practice for certified funds (the "Codes"), to be implement from 31 March 2012 - published in the CISX Bulletin Board magazine Spring 2012.

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Insurance & Reinsurance 2012: Guernsey Chapter
Articles | 05 Mar 2012

Mark Helyar, Partner writes the Guernsey Chapter for The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Insurance & Reinsurance 2012 - published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London March 2012.

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Social Media: Legal Sector Review
Articles | 01 Mar 2012

It has become extremely easy to take a public tumble over Twitter, Facebook and other forms of social media, Alasdair Davidson discusses - published in Contact Magazine February/March 2012.

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Company Law: Dunlop on Jersey Company Law
Articles | 27 Feb 2012

STEP Jersey Chairman, Steven Meiklejohn praises Mark Dunlop’s comprehensive and authoritative commentary on a complex area of law - published in STEP Journal March 2012.

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Litigation: Case Notes
Articles | 15 Feb 2012

Advocate and partner Lisa Springate and Advocate Robert Gardner examine a new way to fund litigation - published in JEP Law and Accountancy Review 15 February 2012.

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Philanthropy: Philanthropy in Jersey
Articles | 13 Jan 2012

Partner, Zillah Howard explais why Jersey is an ideal jurisdiction in which to establish philanthropic structures - published in Jersey Finance Magazine 13 January 2012.

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Litigation: Commercial litigation funding explained
Articles | 11 Dec 2011

Alasdair Davidson, partner, litigation group at Bedell Cristin in Guernsey, considers commercial litigation funding - published in the Guernsey Press, Law and Accountancy Review 12 September 2011.

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Philanthropy: Flexible friend
Articles | 05 Dec 2011

Partner, Zillah Howard looks at using Jersey trusts and foundations for philanthropic purposes - published in STEP Journal December 2011/January 2012.

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SLPs and ILPs: Two ships come sailing in
Articles | 19 Sep 2011

Since April this year there have been two new types of legal vehicle available in Jersey: the separate limited partnership ('SLP') and the incorporated limited partnership ('ILP'), Richard Le Liard reports - published in Connect magazine Aug/Sept 2011.

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Finance in Jersey: Back to the Future
Articles | 08 Sep 2011

When we look back over the last half century we can also learn about the time yet to come, says Anthony Dessain, Senior Partner, - published in the JEP Finance Industry Review September 2011.

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Trust cases: In The Royal Court
Articles | 05 Sep 2011

Zillah Howard, Partner highlights some of 2011's Royal Court decisions in relation to trusts - published in Private Client Practitioner's Jersey Report 2011.

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CSR: Behind the scenes
Articles | 06 Jul 2011

Behind every successful business is a team of dedicated personnel but what we often overlook is the contribution busy professionals make to our island community - published in Guernsey Chamber of Commerce Contact Magazine June/July 2011.

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Relocating to Jersey - The benefits to people and investment businesses
Articles | 06 Jun 2011

Guy Le Sueur, Partner looks at the benefits to people and investment businesses when relocating to Jersey - published in the Hedge Fund Journal May 2011.

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Guernsey: The meaning of life
Articles | 07 Feb 2011

Mark Helyar discusses the different investment-wrapper option that the Guernsey captive jurisdiction is able to offer to investors interested in the jurisdiction - published in Captive Review Guernsey Report 2011.

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Property: Selling points
Articles | 06 Oct 2010

Advocate Guy Le Sueur offers some guidance on engaging an estate agent - published in the JEP Homelife supplement 30 September 2010.

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Property: There's never been a better time to buy
Articles | 31 Mar 2010

Uncertainty continues to blight the housing market, but says Partner Guy Le Sueur, there's no need to rush in just yet - published in the JEP Homelife Supplement 31 March 2010.

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