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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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Starting a business in Jersey - a guide to the fundamentals

Starting a business in Jersey (or relocating one there from another jurisdiction) is relatively straightforward, particularly compared to some other jurisdictions. However, there are some key issues to be aware of - this Carey Olsen guide addresses the fundamentals of starting a business in Jersey.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 14 April 2014 | Practice Area: Company Administration

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The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act - the implications for Cayman entities

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), which comes into force on 1 July, will force financial institutions around the world to report on their US tax resident accountholders. In this briefing, Carey Olsen sets out which Cayman Islands entities will be affected and looks at the next steps.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 02 April 2014 | Practice Area: Enforcement and Regulation

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Best behaviour - a Jersey employment guide to disciplinary issues

The unfair dismissal regimes in both Jersey and Guernsey identify conduct as a potentially fair reason for dismissal. This guide offers an introduction to Jersey law relating to disciplinary issues, with practical and easily understood tools to help employers manage such issues among their staff.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 25 March 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

IPOs using Jersey companies - why the offshore jurisdiction is proving popular

Increasingly, Jersey companies are being used as listing vehicles to effect listings on major world markets, including New York, Hong Kong and London. In this briefing, Carey Olsen explains why Jersey is proving popular as the place of incorporation of companies looking to list their shares.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 14 March 2014 | Practice Area: Capital Markets and Debt Securities

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A guide to funds and private equity in Guernsey

Guernsey has been at the forefront of investment funds legislation for the past 50 years, and has paved the way for regulation in many other offshore financial centres. This Carey Olsen guide presents a detailed overview of the investment funds and private equity market and how it works.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 10 March 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

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LLPs introduced in Guernsey - a guide to their use

In response to increasing demand for limited liability partnership (LLP) structures in Guernsey, and following the successful adoption of such structures in other jurisdictions, the States of Guernsey have recently approved draft legislation which introduces LLPs to Guernsey, as Carey Olsen reports.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 05 March 2014 | Practice Area: Partnerships and LLPs

Guernsey: FATCA-based reporting and UK intergovernmental agreement

On 15 March 2013, Guernsey's Chief Minister announced that Guernsey was finalising a draft intergovernmental agreement with the UK to cover a ‘tax package' of three initiatives. The timing of the announcement comes as Guernsey moves closer to concluding a FATCA agreement with the US.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 24 April 2013 | Practice Area: Enforcement and Regulation

A guide to funds and private equity in Jersey

Jersey is one of the world's major international finance centres with a reputation as a prime location in which to establish investment funds. In this comprehensive overview, Carey Olsen details Jersey's fund categories, fund vehicles, taxation, promoter policy and fund service providers.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 19 April 2013 | Practice Area: Collective Investment Schemes

In re the Exeter Settlement 2010 JRC012

This is the latest in a line of rectification of trust applications granted by the Royal Court. In this case the Court allowed the remedy in circumstances where there were no beneficiaries recorded in the trust instrument when it was executed. The Exeter Settlement is a Jersey law discretionary trust...view abstract

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 25 February 2010 | Practice Area: Private Client

Jewel in the crown

Michael Foot’s external review of the offshore finance industry recognised the importance of the crown dependencies to the UK. Russell Clark and Graham Parrott look at the report’s recommendations for the future

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 09 February 2010 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

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