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A guide to JPUTs (Jersey Property Unit Trusts)

Jersey, United Kingdom - June 17 2015 A Jersey Property Unit Trust (JPUT) is a specific type of Jersey trust which is commonly used to acquire and hold interests in UK real estate.Unlike

BVI: clarification on service out of jurisdiction

British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong - June 30 2015 A regular issue that arises concerning BVI incorporated companies relates to the subject of service out of jurisdiction. Given the international

The risks of social networking in the workplace

Guernsey - June 30 2015 Social networking has been creating a legal storm - a storm that has been brewing for some time, but which is now starting to gather momentum. Social

Unreasonable decisions a cautionary tale for trustees

Jersey - July 29 2015 The Royal Court set aside an instrument of appointment excluding beneficiaries from a trust in a trust and divorce context as being a decision which

Amalgamation of a Guernsey company with another company

Guernsey - June 10 2015 In short, an amalgamation involves two or more companies merging to become one. Under the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 (the "Law"), a Guernsey

Companies (Jersey) Law 1991: notes for company administrators

Jersey - September 16 2015 Review register of members to determine whether the company is public or private (Articles 16, 17 and 17A).Check register of members and beneficial

Distributions and share purchases and redemptions under the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991

Jersey - September 14 2015 This briefing note has been prepared as a supplement to Mourant Ozannes' client guide in relation to the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991 (the Law) to

Cayman Islands hybrid funds: the convergence of hedge and private equity

Cayman Islands - September 7 2015 There has been in recent years a marked convergence of the traditionally separate asset classes of "hedge" and "private equity", a trend that

Cayman Court makes first ruling on the meaning of fair value under the statutory merger regime

Cayman Islands - September 5 2015 On the 28th August 2015 the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands released its decision in In the Matter of Integra Group (Jones J). This case is the

Case study: Mr Brian Fox v Blanchelande College

United Kingdom - September 2 2015 In our last Employment Bulletin which focused on the theme of redundancy, we looked at the Guernsey Code of Practice regarding Handling Redundancy