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Seychelles Foundations – their nature and advantages

15 Sep 2016
Foundations are most easily visualised as a combination of a company and a trust. They are increasingly being used by UK citizens, particularly entrepreneurs, for wealth management purposes. Foundations have a separate legal personality and can therefore hold their own assets, contract with third parties and sue in their own name and in their own capacity. A foundation does... Read More AboutSeychelles Foundations – their nature and advantages »

By Philip Jacques

What financial records are required to be held by a Seychelles international business company?

14 Nov 2014
On 30 October my colleague, Amy Roost, posted a blog about the financial records that BVI business companies must keep. It is useful to contrast this with the requirements under the Seychelles International Business Companies Act, 1994 (the “Act”).    Under section 65 of the Act, a Seychelles IBC shall keep or cause to be kept proper ‘accounting records’:   (i)... Read More AboutWhat financial records are required to be held by a Seychelles international business company? »

By Philip Jacques

Jersey: amendments to the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991

27 May 2014
On 21 May 2014, Jersey adopted the Companies (Amendment No. 11) (Jersey) Law 2014 in order to confirm and strengthen the competitiveness and standing of the Jersey company. The changes represent a significant amendment of the jurisdiction’s company law regime and are expected to come into force in September of this year. The Amendment Law contains a summary of the changes it its... Read More AboutJersey: amendments to the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991 »

By Philip Jacques

The Jersey Private Trust Company

21 May 2014
The offshore discretionary trust notion has developed over the years, and many of the offshore jurisdictions have modernised their legislation to keep in tune with the continuing development of it. These offshore jurisdictions have had to adapt to the needs of the hard-headed entrepreneurs and family business empires, who are sometimes uninclined to relinquish control over their... Read More AboutThe Jersey Private Trust Company »

By Beth Lansdown

The Bribery Act 2010: adequate procedures

18 Mar 2014
On 17 December I blogged about the implications of the Bribery Act for offshore jurisdictions. One of the offences under the Act is the section 7 offence of failing to prevent bribery. A commercial organisation can commit an offence if it fails to prevent bribery by a person associated with it. While it is not always easy to determine who is an associated person it can be an... Read More AboutThe Bribery Act 2010: adequate procedures »

By Philip Jacques

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