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Jersey property unit trusts are frequently used to acquire and hold interests in UK commercial real estate due to the ease with which they can be established and the fiscal advantages they can potentially bring.
What makes Jersey so attractive to companies? (And there’s more to it than tax.)...
Funds update: AIFMD implementation under fire; European agreement on beneficial ownership registers; and more
Also: new Jersey accounts documentation and recent case law.
One of the key features of Jersey’s funds industry is the range of structures and regulatory approaches that can be used.
The Cayman Islands Department for International Tax Cooperation has launched its Automatic Exchange of Information portal and released an accompanying user guide.
There have been a number of significant legislative developments in Jersey since November 2012, as reflected in the length of this briefing.
On 19 December 2014 the Luxembourg Parliament enacted Bill no. 6720 and Bill no. 6722 introducing new Luxembourg tax measures applicable for corporations and individuals as of 2015.
These two cases are helpful in terms of how the court sees the inter-relationship between the new article 47 test for mistake and the pre-existing provision of the TJL at article 11.
This briefing summarises some key characteristics of such structures.
Ogier Legal in Cayman has advised Goldman Sachs International as arranger and lead manager on the issue of its first ever sukuk.
Ogier has announced that Caroline Bormans joined the Luxembourg office as a partner on 15 September 2014.
The US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) Regulations came into effect on 1 July 2014.
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.
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.
The US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) creates a new tax information reporting and withholding regime for payments made to certain Foreign Financial Institutions (FFIs) and other ‘foreign’ persons.
Ogier has compiled the most frequently asked questions regarding the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) regulations.
This briefing highlights the benefits of trust-based share plans and shows how schemes can be tailored to meet employer or country specific requirements.
This guide highlights the variety of share plans in the market and illustrates the way in which these can be tailored to meet specific requirements as needed.
The UK government has announced an amnesty for UK taxpayers, giving them an opportunity to check that their affairs are up to date and make a disclosure of any potential unpaid tax liabilities.