The relevance of public policy to judicial decisions affecting the Jersey finance industry
Our lead briefing this month is by new partner Oliver Passmore. Oliver currently sits on the steering committee for STEP's contentious trusts and estates special interest group.
He regularly draws on his expertise to produce commentaries for industry publications, including our lead briefing this month, which appears in Trusts & Trustees. Oliver's article explores how public policy arguments relating to the Jersey finance industry have been dealt with by the Jersey court.
Regulatory impact of the Insurance Distribution Directive on the investment services industry
Directive 2016/97/EU on Insurance Distribution: a new regulatory trap for the asset management and private banking industry rendering services to clients based in the EEA? Eva-Gyori Toursel explores the issues in this briefing.
Cayman HNWI Relocations Brochure
Ogier's Cayman team provides a comprehensive service to HNWIs looking to relocate to the jurisdiction. Our longstanding team draws on experience gained from operating in this market for many years, with an unrivaled track record and network of contacts.
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Guernsey Court of Appeal provides an avenue of escape to tax advisors and trustees
The long awaited judgment of the Guernsey Court of Appeal in M v St Annes Trustees has now been handed down. On appeal, neither party challenged the decision of the Royal Court that Guernsey law should follow Pitt v Holt.
The Court of Appeal therefore proceeded on the assumption (but without expressly deciding) that Guernsey law was as Pitt v Holt.
Current themes in private wealth structuring
At Ogier we continue to see Jersey trust companies winning substantive mandates for new private wealth structures. Plainly this bodes well for the future of the sector on the island. James Campbell's article considers the key drivers as to why ultra-high net worth families are choosing to structure now, and why these families and their advisers are choosing Jersey structures.
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30 years on from the trusts boom of the 1980s, the role semi-contentious practitioners is growing
In this Q&A Advocate Gavin Ferguson and senior associate Alice Bricogne explain how changes in the industry since the trusts boom in the 1980s and early 1990s have led to the blurring of the lines between contentious and non-contentious practitioners.
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