Mondaq Europe - Jersey: Corporate/Commercial Law
Baker & Partners
In October 2017 the English High Court handed down a significant judgment in which it found that the assets of five discretionary trusts settled by Russian oligarch, Sergei Pugachev could be used to satisfy claims by Mr Pugachev's creditors.
Baker & Partners
In Round 2 of our series of 3 articles on Jersey's approach to the concept of transparency in respect of beneficial ownership information...
Walkers
In In the matter of the M Trust [2017] JRC 198, the Royal Court was asked to set aside the transfer of assets into a Jersey discretionary trust on the ground of mistake pursuant to Articles 11...
Jersey Finance Limited
Jersey Government Brexit business survey.
Walkers
There's something for both trust litigators and non-contentious practitioners in this recent judgment from Jersey's Royal Court, issued on 10 November ([2017] JRC 191).
Baker & Partners
A recent judgment of the Royal Court has reinforced the wide nature of the court's jurisdiction to order a just and equitable winding up of an insolvent company whilst underlining the court's apparent distaste for désastre in the context of corporate insolvency.
Carey Olsen
The States of Jersey Chief Minister's Office has published a draft law for consultation, which if enacted would see the introduction of US-style limited liability companies ("LLCs") in Jersey (the "Draft Law").
Oben Law & Regulatory
A recent decision of the English Court of Appeal appears to have introduced a difference of approach between the UK and Jersey in relation to an issue which is important to trustees...
Jersey Finance Limited
Fund assets serviced in Jersey are up 14.7% on last year raising $346.5bn.
Intertrust
After the geopolitical upheaval of 2016 it would have taken a brave forecaster to stick their neck out and predict a completely stable 2017 in the social and political spheres.
Bedell Cristin
Non-charitable purpose trusts are expressly provided for by the Trusts (Jersey) Law 1984 as amended (the "Trusts Law").
Baker & Partners
In a series of 3 articles (Rounds 1 to 3), we explore Jersey's approach to the concept of transparency in respect of beneficial ownership information.
Bedell Cristin
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.
Baker & Partners
A recent judgment of the Guernsey Royal Court provides comprehensive guidance on the duties of directors. In Carlyle Capital Corp Limited (in liquidation) and ors v Conway and ors there is extensive consideration of the duties owed by a director to the company and the standard of care to be expected. The judgment will be of great interest to the wider offshore financial services market.
Carey Olsen
James Willmott, partner in our Jersey corporate practice, provides a Q&A on the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991 (Jersey Companies Law), the principal Jersey companies legislation...
Baker & Partners
The JFSC has been focusing heavily on Suspicious Activity Reports ("SARs") recently. This is understandable. SARs are a crucial part of the regulatory framework. If regulated businesses are properly reporting suspicions of criminal conduct then the law enforcement agencies receive vital ammunition for cleaning up the finance industry and investigating crime without lifting a finger.
Carey Olsen
Jersey has been at the forefront of the global finance industry for over 50 years and is acknowledged as one of the world's leading international finance centres for banking...
Bedell Cristin
Foundations were introduced in Jersey in 2009 pursuant to the Foundations Law 2009, providing an alternative to trusts for the increasing numbers of the Island's clients who are more familiar with the concept...
Walkers
Article 115 of the Companies Law deals with restrictions on distributions made by a company and makes clear that the Companies Law only restricts or seeks to control distributions which reduce the net assets...
Walkers
Initial and Annual Listing Fees effective from 1 January 2017.
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Jersey Finance Limited
Jersey Government Brexit business survey.
Walkers
In In the matter of the M Trust [2017] JRC 198, the Royal Court was asked to set aside the transfer of assets into a Jersey discretionary trust on the ground of mistake pursuant to Articles 11...
Walkers
There's something for both trust litigators and non-contentious practitioners in this recent judgment from Jersey's Royal Court, issued on 10 November ([2017] JRC 191).
Baker & Partners
A recent judgment of the Guernsey Royal Court provides comprehensive guidance on the duties of directors. In Carlyle Capital Corp Limited (in liquidation) and ors v Conway and ors there is extensive consideration of the duties owed by a director to the company and the standard of care to be expected. The judgment will be of great interest to the wider offshore financial services market.
Baker & Partners
A recent judgment of the Royal Court has reinforced the wide nature of the court's jurisdiction to order a just and equitable winding up of an insolvent company whilst underlining the court's apparent distaste for désastre in the context of corporate insolvency.
Bedell Cristin
Jersey is an attractive choice of jurisdiction in which to establish philanthropic structures for a variety of reasons.
Bedell Cristin
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.
Oben Law & Regulatory
A recent decision of the English Court of Appeal appears to have introduced a difference of approach between the UK and Jersey in relation to an issue which is important to trustees...
Carey Olsen
A number of court decisions have demonstrated that discretionary trust assets are not always immune from freezing injunctions obtained against settlors/beneficiaries.
Walkers
Initial and Annual Listing Fees effective from 1 January 2017.
Bedell Cristin
The Jersey foundation was introduced in July 2009 as a new form of incorporated vehicle.
Carey Olsen
The States of Jersey Chief Minister's Office has published a draft law for consultation, which if enacted would see the introduction of US-style limited liability companies ("LLCs") in Jersey (the "Draft Law").
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