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Carey Olsen is a market leading offshore law firm. We deliver exceptional services to our clients from the key offshore financial centres of the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey. We also have an established presence in Cape Town and the City of London.

We're consistently the firm of choice for clients and advisers who refer work to our jurisdictions.

Our firm offers a partner-led service. We employ 300 people and our 42 partners head up a total complement of 185 fee earners. We provide legal services in relation to all areas of corporate and finance law, trusts and fiduciary law, investment funds and dispute resolution as well as to private clients.

We work with an extensive range of clients including directors, global financial institutions, investment funds, private equity houses, corporations, trustees, governments and private individuals including entrepreneurs. We also routinely work with leading legal advisers elsewhere on international transactions and cases involving our jurisdictions.

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A guide to Jersey property unit trusts

Jersey has gained a strong reputation as a prime location in which to establish investment structures of all descriptions, including property funds and property holding vehicles. This guide provides a general overview of Jersey property unit trusts, now commonly referred to as 'JPUTs'.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 17 March 2016 | Practice Area: Property Finance

Arbitration: a case of procedural irregularity and wasted costs

One of the attractions of arbitration over litigation is, of course, likely cost savings, but the lack of legal input exposes it to the risk of procedural errors. This briefing looks at a recent Guernsey case which is instructive for those looking to avoid the costs of a wasted arbitration process.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 03 March 2016 | Practice Area: Arbitration

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Guernsey's insurance sector: a guide to the legal framework

Guernsey’s position as Europe’s leading captive insurance domicile has made the jurisdiction renowned for insurance activity - a large proportion of which provides general insurance cover to UK parents. This article summarises the legal framework underpinning Guernsey’s diverse insurance sector.view abstract

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 01 March 2016 | Practice Area: Insurance

Guernsey's new consumer protection legislation - the details

The contractual landscape between consumers and traders in Guernsey will soon be changing with the introduction of new consumer protection legislation. This briefing examines the legislation and the potential benefits for the public, as well as the impact it will have on the local business marketplace...view abstract

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 23 February 2016 | Practice Area: Consumer Protection

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Jersey jurisdiction: arresting cross-border debts

In a recent case, Jersey’s Royal Court held that Jersey companies’ debts to a Turkish parent were situate in Turkey, so Jersey had no jurisdiction to arrest those debts to pay the parent’s creditors. This Carey Olsen briefing looks at the lessons that can be learned from this case.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 19 February 2016 | Practice Area: Cross Border

Granting, perfection and enforcement of security over shares in the British Virgin Islands

This Carey Olsen briefing describes the types of security which can be taken over shares in British Virgin Islands companies and various issues in relation to the granting, perfection and enforcement of such security.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 17 February 2016 | Practice Area: Mortgages and Security

The EU-US Privacy Shield: the details of the new data protection deal

An agreement on a replacement for the EU-US Safe Harbor data transfer scheme has been reached. Details of the new 'EU-US Privacy Shield' scheme have yet to be announced, and there remains a high degree of uncertainty about its terms. This briefing looks at the key elements of the Privacy Shield.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 16 February 2016 | Practice Area: Data Protection and Privacy

Important changes to the BVI Business Companies Act

The BVI Business Companies (Amendment) Act 2015, which is due to come into force shortly, introduces a number of important changes to the provisions of the BVI Business Companies Act which are expected to have a beneficial effect for companies registered in the BVI.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 22 January 2016 | Practice Area: Corporate

Data protection - the privacy force awakens?

The new EU Data Protection Reform package, agreed in December, aims to strengthen citizens' rights via the use of global data protection standards, streamline international transfers and more robustly enforce the current rules. This briefing looks at the key changes and their potential impact.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 14 January 2016 | Practice Area: Data Protection and Privacy

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Royal Court of Jersey dismisses challenge to validity of tax regulations

The Royal Court of Jersey has dismissed a challenge to the validity of the Taxation (Exchange of Information with Third Countries) (Jersey) Regulations 2008. This decision provides helpful guidance on the operation of the amended regulations.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 06 January 2016 | Practice Area: Taxation

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