Offshore Compliance and Regulatory News is a new Ogier publication is designed to inform you about recent developments in this important and rapidly changing sector.

In this first edition you'll find briefings covering a number of key areas - including sanctions, privilege over communications with regulators, the Ombudsman and civil liability for breaches of the codes - authored by some of our industry experts.

It's a pan-Channel Island publication, as there is much that can be usefully shared between the industry in Jersey and Guernsey, and it also looks to UK developments that may be influential in how regulation will develop here.

Ogier's regulatory team comprises 30 practitioners, with experts in Jersey, Guernsey, Cayman, BVI, Hong Kong and Luxembourg, covering all aspects of contentious and non-contentious financial services regulatory and compliance matters as well as advice on employment matters as well as advice on employment, health and safety, competition law, data protection and immigration issues.

We hope you this first edition useful and interesting - and we welcome your feedback.

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances.