Family Office Briefing

London - Thursday 11th July

Family Office Briefing

Foremost in Family Office 1

Company Law 2

Trust Law 3

  1. In 2018, Guernsey Finance published strategy documents about growing the island's range of global specialisms, setting out an agreed objective for Guernsey to become foremost of mind amongst the global financial services community for the provision of specialist family office services. To support that goal, it gave a commitment to develop and hone the regulatory and legal approach to provide the most supportive environment globally for the servicing of private capital and wealth.
  2. Guernsey is a popular jurisdiction in which to incorporate companies for use on a wide range of transactions, including investment funds, private equity, structured finance and securitisations. Along with providing an at-a-glance comparison of company law in Guernsey, Jersey, the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands, this guide sets out the types of company available under Guernsey law, and the basic principles of Guernsey law in respect of companies.
  3. Guernsey is a leading jurisdiction for the establishment and management of trusts. The island has a large and well-qualified professional fiduciary industry, modern trusts legislation and an effective judicial system. Along with providing an at-a-glance comparison of company law in Guernsey, Jersey, the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands, this guide sets out the type of trusts available under Guernsey law, and the basic principles of Guernsey law in respect of trusts.