In 2008, changes were made to the regulation of investment funds in Guernsey, creating two regulatory regimes for collective investment schemes. Further changes to the registered investment scheme regime were made as of 1 April 2015 - this briefing analyses the differences between the two regimes.
Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 26 March 2015 | Practice Area: Financial Reporting
Guernsey's draft Island Development Plan (IDP) was published by the Environment Department on 16 February and is now going through the planning inquiry process, an independent review conducted by planning inspectors. There are numerous new provisions within the draft IDP, as this briefing explains.
Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 23 March 2015 | Practice Area: Planning and Development
Jersey's planning appeal process is changing radically, with the introduction of a new appeals process for decisions made or actions taken under the Planning and Building (Jersey) Law 2002. In this briefing, Carey Olsen looks at key features of the new appeals process.
Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 12 March 2015 | Practice Area: Planning and Development
2015 is with us, and the 30 June deadline for the first reports of Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) information is looming. While some listed Guernsey and Jersey funds delegate FATCA reporting to a third party, the obligations remain the fund's responsibility, as this briefing explains.
Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 04 March 2015 | Practice Area: Financial Reporting
A recent successful application before the Royal Court of Guernsey, commonly known as a Public Trustee v Cooper category 3 type, is believed to be the first of its kind to be determined in this jurisdiction. In this briefing, Carey Olsen sets out the facts, the judgment and its significance.
Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 18 February 2015 | Practice Area: Succession Planning and Trusts
One of the key trends in Guernsey in recent years has been the emergence of the private trust company. Its popularity has grown as ultra-high net worth families look to consolidate their various family interests in a bespoke private structure, as this Carey Olsen briefing explains.
Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 12 February 2015 | Practice Area: Succession Planning and Trusts
This briefing looks at an unusual Guernsey deal in which an order was secured for the discharge of an administration order made pursuant to the Companies (Guernsey) Law 2008, on the basis that the company could survive as a "going concern".
Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 09 February 2015 | Practice Area: Corporate
This Carey Olsen briefing looks at two Jersey judgments which address the important question of when trustees of Jersey trusts should submit to the jurisdiction of foreign courts in matrimonial proceedings involving beneficiaries of Jersey trusts.
Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 05 February 2015 | Practice Area: Family Law
The Foundations (Jersey) Law 2009 introduced a new type of entity, the foundation, into Jersey's legal landscape in 2009. This Mourant Ozannes guide offers a brief summary of the law.
Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 23 January 2015 | Practice Area: Private Client
The Jersey Law Commission recently delivered a consultation paper entitled 'Divorce Reform', which is refreshingly straightforward and surprisingly comprehensive. In an area of law in which the primary source of legislation dates from 1949, the overhaul proposed by the paper is long overdue.
Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 06 January 2015 | Practice Area: Family Law
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