The English Law Commission has concluded that couples should be allowed to decide in advance how their assets will be shared if their relationship comes to an end, by preparing a "qualifying nuptial agreement". Carey Olsen looks at how the Jersey and Guernsey courts might deal with such agreements.
Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 14 July 2014 | Practice Area: Family Law
Guernsey's aviation registry, 2-Reg, offers the opportunity to register in Guernsey private and corporate aircraft (not being used for commercial air transport) based anywhere in the world. In this briefing, Carey Olsen explains why 2-Reg stands out from other aircraft registries.
Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 30 June 2014 | Practice Area: Air
In this briefing, Carey Olsen looks at a key Jersey Court of Appeal case which centred around the tension between the private interest in commercial confidentiality and the public interest in international co-operation in the investigation of potential tax evasion.
Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 19 June 2014 | Practice Area: Enforcement and Regulation
As a politically stable and fiscally advantageous financial centre, Jersey is a prime jurisdiction in which to incorporate a special purpose vehicle (SPV) as the issuer of debt securities. In this briefing, Carey Olsen takes a closer look at SPVs and their use in Jersey.
Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 13 June 2014 | Practice Area: Securitisation
The Channel Islands Securities Exchange Authority Limited (CISE) began its operations in December 2013, replacing the Channel Islands Stock Exchange, with the aim of becoming the premier offshore stock exchange in the European time zone. Carey Olsen looks at the advantages of a CISE listing.
Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 11 June 2014 | Practice Area: Capital Markets and Debt Securities
In this briefing, Carey Olsen rounds up all the latest developments in the Cayman Islands market, covering subjects including The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Law, which came into force on 21 May, the delayed Exempted Limited Partnership Law, as well as a number of key recent cases.
Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 05 June 2014 | Practice Area: Partnerships and LLPs
This case concerned an application by the Representors, in S and his mother WS to set aside the E Trust on the grounds of mistake. The judgment is a further orthodox application of the existing, well settled principles of equitable mistake established in Jersey law, as Carey Olsen reports.
Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 03 June 2014 | Practice Area: Succession Planning and Trusts
This is the latest in a line of decisions of the Royal Court concerning an application to set aside a trust for mistake. It is the first decided case after the new Articles 47B to 47J of the Trusts (Jersey) Law 1984, as amended, came into force. Carey Olsen takes a detailed look at the case.
Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 30 May 2014 | Practice Area: Succession Planning and Trusts
In 2008, changes were made to the regulation of investment funds in Guernsey. Those changes created two regulatory regimes for collective investment schemes in Guernsey - registered investment schemes and authorised investment schemes. This Carey Olsen briefing analyses the differences.
Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 28 May 2014 | Practice Area: Collective Investment Schemes
On 21 May, the States of Jersey adopted the Companies (Amendment No.11) Jersey Law 2014, representing the most significant amendment to Jersey's company law in recent years. The changes include many innovations of considerable interest - in this briefing, Carey Olsen looks at the highlights.
Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 23 May 2014 | Practice Area: Company Capital Maintenance
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