In 1947 a valley in Guernsey was flooded to create a reservoir. Sometimes, when water levels are low, you can still see the tops of the cottages that stood in the valley.

Not all environmental changes are tangible – changes to Guernsey’s legal environment have been just as significant.

Trust & company

Corporate services

Guernsey corporate service providers (CSPs) provide support for the forming, administering and management of companies in Guernsey and elsewhere.

An advantage of using a Guernsey company is our modern progressive company law. Guernsey's non-cellular Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 was revised as recently as January 2020 with the introduction of substantive new insolvency provisions which make Guernsey a more attractive jurisdiction for the financial services industry. Guernsey is at the forefront of pioneering company legislation, having introduced the world first Protected Cell Company in 1997, and has continued to innovate with the introduction of Incorporated Cell Company in 2016.

To learn more, visit the Guernsey Registry or read our brochure.

Combining the advantages of legislation written for the current and future commercial environment with the latest online registry technology, Guernsey is a leading jurisdiction for the formation of all types of corporate entities, including companies, foundations, limited partnerships and limited liability partnerships.

Guernsey entities can be used for all types of business including asset protection, estate & succession planning, trading companies, family office, funds, local and international property holding and insurance. Guernsey’s mature and well-regulated financial services sector is well placed to provide administration services across all business areas and corporate structures.

The Guernsey Registry is truly world class, while at the same time being small enough to offer the highest levels of personal customer service. Companies can be formed in as little as 15 minutes (subject to certain restrictions) and ongoing administration is quick and easy using the Registry’s modern online services.

The Registry also provides IP protection through hosting the Bailiwick of Guernsey’s Intellectual Property Office.

For more information please visit Guernsey Registry’s website.

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