Martin Palmer BA (Hon) Law, ADIT

Director and Principal, Jordans Trust Company Limited

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Martin Palmer BA (Hon) Law, ADIT

Martin joined Jordans in 1984 and is now the Director and Principal of Jordans Trust Company Limited.
In August 2012 he was awarded the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation from the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

Martin advises on a wide variety of planning structures established in jurisdictions such as The British Virgin Islands, Cyprus, Jersey, Switzerland, the UAE and the UK. His clients include entrepreneurs, property developers, high net worth families and leading international trust companies.

Martin is a Contributing Editor of "The Journal of International Tax, Trust & Corporate Planning" and has co-authored "International Tax Planning using UK Companies" which is now in paperback, and in its 3rd edition. In 2012 he wrote a case law summary for the supplement to Gore Brown on Companies.

Martin speaks regularly at Jordans conferences and at external events both nationally and internationally. In the past, these have included the INTAX Forum in Moscow, the STEP conference in Hong Kong, and more recently, the ICSA Jersey branch in January this year.

Jordans Trust Company Limited is accredited to provide CPD by the Law Society, and Martin has provided these services to large London city firms over the last few years.

Conclusions from the International Tax Planning Association conference

I recently attended the International Tax Planning Association (ITPA) conference in Monaco, where I presented details of the new PSC Register and some reasonably conservative approaches to protecting beneficial owners from indiscriminate public disclosure. A transcript of my talk will be published by the ITPA shortly. The other presentations and the panel discussion on BEPS and...

Abolition of Bearer Shares

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill has received Royal Assent, making it the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015. The Act will bring many changes, to be introduced over many months, including, in the first phase, the abolition of Bearer Shares. So if you hold, or have in issue, bearer shares, you need to consider your position going forward. Part 7,...

The strength of personal relationships and the rule of law

In many countries there is a cultural tendency to put greater trust in the strength of personal relationships than in relatively abstract concepts such as legal structures. It’s a preference expressed by many Asian ultra-high net worth individuals, to have their hard-won wealth held by a trusted friend in a secret, undocumented nomineeship, rather than by a legally robust structure such as a...

Seychelles as a trust domicile

Practioners in offshore tax planning and structuring arrangements should take note of the facilities Jordans Trust Company can offer in Seychelles.   With Russian CFC rules imminent and an increasing focus by high net worth clients in the African and Asian markets on succession planning, the ability of Jordans to provide trusts and foundations managed in Seychelles has...

OECD Model Tax Convention : 2014 update

Important developments are occurring in international tax law which owners of UK, Benelux , Cyprus, Hong Kong and Seychelles companies should be aware of.  Companies registered and tax resident in these territories are potential beneficiaries of their double tax treaty networks. Potential benefits of double tax treaties include : exemptions from foreign...

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