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This briefing discusses some of the issues to be considered by trustees of Guernsey trusts and their advisers when foreign couples connected with the trust divorce.
Ogier has expanded the reach of its dispute resolution practice into Hong Kong to serve Asian clients in their own time zone.
Ogier has provided Guernsey legal advice to Burford Capital on the raising of $150m through an issue of retail bonds on the London Stock Exchange.
This judgment in the Court of Appeal considered an appeal on one part of the judgment of Lieutenant Bailiff Chadwick (the Judge) of December 2013.
Should a trustee appeal a decision of the Royal Court in administrative proceedings? In the matter of the R and RA Trusts
The Court of Appeal in Guernsey has handed down an important judgment in non-contentious trust proceedings commenced by way of application made by the trustees.
This judgment considered whether an accountant was under a duty to advise its client about possible tax-saving schemes or of the need to take specialist tax advice.
Privy Council hands down judgment in claim against redeemed investors by liquidators of Fairfield Sentry
The Privy Council has handed down judgment in the claim brought by the liquidators of Fairfield Sentry against a number of redeemed investors.
In this case there had been a succession of fundamental errors in the administration of two Jersey trusts, both given the same name and having the same terms and beneficiaries.
First Mistake Case Post Trust Law Amendment No: 6 — In the matter of Strathmullan Trust  JRC 056
This decision is the most recent Jersey decision to consider setting aside a trust on the ground of mistake.
Can a Royal Court blessing be given to a momentous decision by directors of an underlying company to a trust?
It is helpful for trustees to know that where they provide directors to a company underlying a trust, they can still get the protection of the court where a momentous decision is to be made.
In Global Tradewaves Ltd, liquidators appointed by the BVI court to GTL obtained leave to examine a former director of GTL in relation to the company’s affairs.
This judgment deals with the in-camera element of a complicated piece of litigation involving a complex trust structure with a substantial portfolio of investments.
The recent judgment in the Guernsey case of (Investec & ors v Glenalla & ors) deals with the risks faced by the trustees of an insolvent trust.
The Royal Court of Jersey recently faced a trustee’s application seeking the court’s blessing of its refusal to disclose trust information to a former beneficiary.
DPAs may be relevant to any Jersey company that is liable to prosecution under the UK’s Bribery Act 2010.
Shameer Jasani has been appointed as a partner in the Cayman Islands office while Ray Ng joins the BVI and Asia office as partner and head of litigation.
Ogier has been promoted to a top-tier firm in Guernsey and continues to hold top slots in Jersey in the Chambers UK 2014 rankings.
Ogier has improved its Guernsey rankings and maintained top positions in Jersey in Legal 500 2013.
Ogier has been named Commercial Litigation Law Firm of the Year in Guernsey 2013 by Corporate International.
This case is a useful refresher on the topic of provision of information by a trustee to a beneficiary.