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Jersey: Advancing the private client landscape

Sevyn Kalsi and Katherine Neal discuss the legal frameworks and standards that have allowed Jersey to establish itself as a transparent, modern, and attractive jurisdiction for private wealth matters

19 April 2016

A self-governing British Crown dependency, Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands, lying some 15 miles off the north-west coast of France.

Its legal system is derived, in part, from the customary laws of Normandy and, although strongly influenced by the laws of England and those adopted in other Commonwealth countries, Jersey creates its own laws, has its own court system, and offers a tax-neutral environment. All of which provides certainty for those considering the jurisdiction as a platform for private wealth, charitable, and commercial structures.Despite its relative size, Jersey has established itself as one of the world's leading financial centres, with political and economic stability and a modern, robust, and comprehensive legal infrastructure.

This, coupled with Jersey's wealth of highly skilled, forward-thinking, and commercially aware trust, legal, tax, banking, and fin...

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