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The aim of this update is to focus on current legal and regulatory developments affecting financial services institutions in Jersey.
The continuing obligations of Cayman Islands regulated funds are set out in the Companies Law and Mutual Funds Law (as amended).
The Cayman Islands is one of the world’s leading offshore jurisdictions for the establishment of investment funds.
This paper explains the attractions of the Cayman Islands as a destination for managers wanting to establish offshore hedge funds.
In April 2009, the States of Deliberation approved the introduction of a new form of business structure: the limited liability partnership.
This briefing provides an introduction to the factors that determine whether a Jersey insurance business transfer scheme is required.
The court has emphasised the onus on a plaintiff to ensure their case is progressed expeditiously and the need to balance that obligation with the European Convention on Human Rights.
There is a newly published white paper on a proposed law to protect against sex discrimination.
The CRPL was enacted with a view to maintaining the confidentiality of commercial activities that take place in or in connection with the Cayman Islands.
Guernsey: all potentially interested parties to be considered by the court when blessing a decision of trustees
The Guernsey Court of Appeal has upheld a decision blessing a trustee’s decision to pay for the costs of refinancing a trust asset from the assets of a family trust.
Jersey has approximately 30 tax information exchange agreements currently in force, with more in various stages of negotiation and agreement.
The Garnet litigation highlights the potential repercussions for banks and financial institutions in reporting suspicion and a resulting refusal of consent by the FIS.
To appeal a decision of the Royal Court, a party must serve a notice of appeal within one month from the date the judgment or order was ‘pronounced’.
In Re C (a Bankrupt) BVIHC 0080/2013: common law recognition of a foreign bankruptcy trustee in the BVI
In Re C (a Bankrupt) BVIHC 0080/2013, Mr Justice Bannister QC allowed common law recognition of a foreign bankruptcy trustee for the first time in the BVI.
The Guernsey Court of Appeal has reinstated an asset restraint order made over assets in a trust, where a beneficiary of that trust faced criminal proceedings in South Africa.
Mourant Ozannes has examined the principles relating to costs in non-adversarial trust proceedings.
What is the role of the Royal Court of Jersey in trustee applications for directions regarding disclosure of trust information?
The Royal Court of Jersey has blessed the decision of the trustee of the Y Trust to refuse disclosure of information concerning the trust to the first respondent.
Royal Court clarifies limits of customary law exception in respect of time-barred breach-of-trust claims brought by incoming trustee
Where a newly incorporated PTC recently appointed as successor trustee seeks to bring claims for breach of trust against predecessors, it will not be able to benefit from empêchement d’agir.
Direct disclosure obligations resulting from joinder of adult beneficiaries to matrimonial proceedings affecting trusts
The trustees had applied to the Royal Court of Jersey and the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court for the approval of their decisions not to participate in the English financial remedy proceedings.
While a business founder may have come up with a brilliant invention, he or she may be totally unfamiliar with even the most basic corporate concepts.