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Jersey

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

Lexstone Lawyers

Lexstone Lawyers' practice, led by senior group partner Marcus Stone, handles a range of finance deals, and advises a number of well-known banks in this space. Stone, a Jersey advocate, works alongside fellow founding partner Lucy Egerton-Vernon , who has a focus on Jersey foundations and charities law.

Practice head(s):Marcus Stone

Other key lawyers:Lucy Egerton-Vernon

Testimonials

'Lexstone's responsiveness and knowledge are key elements which lead clients to working with it.'

'Not only is Lucy Egerton-Vernon extremely knowledgeable and professional, she is a general pleasure to work with.'

Key Clients

AEW

Bank of Ireland

Münchener Hypothekenbank AG

DBS Bank Limited

Svenska Handelsbanken AB

Hawk Lending Limited

Royal Bank of Canada

Lenz & Staehelin

Soditic Group

Howard Kennedy

Garfield Bennett Trust Company Limited

Stenham Wealth

Work highlights

  • Advised Münchener Hypothekenbank on its £24m financing of the Pall Mall Unit Trust.

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Corporate and commercial
Corporate and commercial - ranked: tier 3

Lexstone Lawyers

Lexstone Lawyers' Lucy Egerton-Vernon and Marcus Stone handle a range of corporate advisory matters such as market entries, JPUT transactions and shareholder buybacks. Associate Claudia Martans provides a Panamanian law capability; the firm in addition has strong connections to Poland (Agnieszka Bielanska, a key senior associate in the team, is Polish-qualified) and is scheduled to open an office in Wroclaw in May 2019.

Practice head(s):Lucy Egerton-Vernon

Other key lawyers:Marcus Stone; Claudia Martans; Agnieszka Bielanska

Key Clients

Royal Road Minerals Limited

SFH Jersey Limited (Soditic)

Garfield Bennett Trust Company Limited

Stenham Wealth

Hawk Family Office

Work highlights

  • Advised Toronto-listed mining company Royal Road Minerals Limited as external general counsel, with particular mandates including advice on opening a branch in Peru.

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Private client, trusts and tax
Private client, trusts and tax - ranked: tier 4

Lexstone Lawyers

Lexstone Lawyers advises a number of long-standing private wealth clients on the drafting, administration and termination of trust instruments, the establishment of family offices and foundations, wealth restructuring exercises and the retirement and appointment of trustees. The team advises private clients, family offices and Jersey trust companies.

Practice head(s):Lucy Egerton-Vernon

Key Clients

SFH Jersey Limited (Soditic)

Garfield Bennett Trust Company Limited

Hawk Family Office

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Jersey

Offices in St Helier

Legal Developments in Jersey

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  • Enhanced Information for Cayman Entities

    The Cayman Islands Government has passed a number of amendment laws to strengthen Cayman's anti-money laundering and counter-financing of terrorism regime. The laws, published on 8 August 2019, are intended to help address certain recommended actions in Cayman's legislative framework identified by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force in its evaluation report published in March 2019.
  • New Cayman Data Protection Law – A guide for Cayman funds

    The Cayman Islands Data Protection Law, 2017 ( DP Law ) is currently scheduled to come into effect on 30 September 2019.  Once commenced, it will enact a framework of rights and duties to regulate the processing of individuals' personal data broadly based on the same internationally recognised privacy principles that form the basis for other data protection laws globally.  The DP Law will regulate the processing of all personal data in the Cayman Islands and will affect any entity established in the Cayman Islands, including investment funds, that processes personal data regardless of whether such processing takes place within the Cayman Islands and regardless of whether the personal data relates to Cayman individuals.  For our full briefing see Cayman Islands Data Protection Law: An Ogier Client Guide .
  • Exempt bodies: Substance regulations may still apply

    The Income Tax (Substance Requirements)(Implementation) Regulations, 2018 as amended (the Substance Regulations ) came into force on 1 January 2019 and have recently been further updated by The Income Tax (Substance Requirements)(Implementation)(Amendment) Regulations, 2019 (the Amendment Regulations ), with effect from 1 August 2019.  The Amendment Regulations have extended the scope of the Substance Regulations to include all tax exempt bodies that have been granted an exemption under paragraphs (3) and (5) of Schedule 1 of the Income Tax (Exempt Bodies) (Guernsey) Ordinance, 1989 (as amended) (the Exempt Bodies Ordinance ).  In addition, the Amendment Regulations clarify the scope of the Substance Regulations in relation to IP Assets and High Risk IP Companies – the balance of this note focuses on the change in status of tax exempt bodies. 
  • Cayman Islands wills law heralds a more flexible approach

    The rules recognising the legal formality of wills in the Cayman Islands are prescriptive, requiring the will to be executed in writing, signed at the foot of the document by the testator and witnessed by two witnesses who formally attest the will in writing in the presence of the testator.
  • Luxembourg Government submits bill to Parliament implementing the EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive 2

    On 8 August 2019, the Luxembourg Government submitted a draft law to the Parliament (the Draft Law ) to implement the Council Directive (EU) 2017/952 of 29 May 2017 ( ATAD 2 or the Directive ) into Luxembourg domestic law.
  • Ogier fund finance team now offers Luxembourg legal advice from US time zone with return of Catharin

    Ogier's fund finance team now offers Luxembourg legal advice from a US time zone with the return of fund finance specialist Catharina von Finckenhagen to the Cayman Islands as a dual-qualified Luxembourg advocate and Cayman attorney.
  • Enhanced Information for Cayman Entities

    The Cayman Islands Government has passed a number of amendment laws to strengthen Cayman's anti-money laundering and counter-financing of terrorism regime. The laws, published on 8 August 2019, are intended to help address certain recommended actions in Cayman's legislative framework identified by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force in its evaluation report published in March 2019.
  • Register of beneficial owners deadline approaching – are you ready?

    As of 1 March 2019, the Luxembourg law of 13 January 2019 (the Law ) creating a register of beneficial owners ( Registre des bénéficiaires effectifs or " RBE ") is in force.
  • Jersey substance proposals – the Banking and Finance perspective

    EU finance ministers have formally approved Jersey's economic substance legislation by removing the jurisdiction from the "grey list" on 12 March 2019 and the Privy Council granted formal approval to the Taxation (Companies - Economic Substance) (Jersey) Law 2019 (the Law) on 13 March 2019. The Law takes effect from 1 January 2019.
  • Ogier advises on $889 million acquisition of AIM traded payment services company by way of scheme of

    Ogier has advised Canadian payments technology company Nuvei Corporation on the US$889 million acquisition of AIM traded SafeCharge International Group Limited by means of a Court-sanctioned Guernsey scheme of arrangement.