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Jersey

Our Jersey office has full commercial legal service capability, with a particular focus on providing specialist corporate, finance and investment funds advice for institutional and commercial clients.

Our recently formed Jersey team is well known in the local market and internationally for having acted in the highest profile cross-border transactions.

The partner-led team in Jersey works closely with lawyers and administrators in our London and other group offices.  We can provide you with access to the highest quality Jersey law advice and unmatched service levels.

Jersey has a proven and longstanding reputation as one of the best regulated and transparent international finance centres.  In November 2017, the OECD confirmed that Jersey is 'fully compliant' with all global standards of international tax transparency.  This unequivocal endorsement of Jersey's world-class regulatory framework is testament to the jurisdiction's ability to ensure that the framework is working well in practice.

The main features that make Jersey an attractive jurisdiction for cross-border transactions include:

  • a creditor / investor friendly legal system (based on English common law) with a sophisticated court system;
  • flexible and innovative company law legislation;
  • economic and political stability;
  • adherence to international regulatory standards, including (in relation to anti-money laundering legislation) exchange of information with respect to tax matters and cross-border regulator to regulator information;
  • tax neutrality;
  • track record of product and service innovation; and
  • skilled and responsive professional service providers.

Jersey entities are widely used for legitimate and tax transparent corporate and investment planning purposes by the most sophisticated multi-national groups, investment / asset managers and institutional financiers and their clients.

Jersey companies and investment funds are quoted on securities and investment exchanges worldwide, including the LSE, AIM, NYSE, NASDAQ, TSX and HKEX.

The island has signed up to information sharing mechanisms, including in relation to the OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project and the Common Reporting Standard (CRS).  It also maintains a private central register of beneficial ownership that meets international standards, to help share information with tax authorities around the world.

Jersey has signed 52 international tax agreements (39 TIEAs and 13 DTAs) to date, which assist in building good quality business with those countries.  They also reflect Jersey's commitment to complying with international tax transparency standards.

Contacts

Jersey

Maples and Calder Jersey
Christopher Byrne
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