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Collas Crill

40 DON STREET, ST HELIER, JE1 4XD, JERSEY
Tel:
Work 01534 601700
Fax:
Fax 01534 601701
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Web:
www.collascrill.com
St Peter Port, St Helier, Singapore

Paul Wilson

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Work 01534 601752
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Collas Crill

Work Department

Corporate and commercial department.

Position

Partner and head of Collas Crill’s corporate and commercial department in Jersey. A Jersey advocate who deals predominantly with M&A, insolvency and corporate restructuring, employment law, banking, competition law and regulatory advisory work.

Career

Bond Dickinson (formerly Bond Pearce) trainee 1993-1995; English Solicitor 1995 to 2001. Collas Crill (formerly Crill Canavan) 2001 to date; qualifying as a Jersey advocate in 2009 and becoming a partner in 2010. Notable publications include: Chapter on Jersey Employment Law in ‘How to Hire and Fire in 100 Jurisdictions’ (publishing 2005 and reissued 2010).

Member

Law Society of Jersey; Law Society of England and Wales; Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Experts; Employment Lawyers’ Association.

Education

Exeter School, Exeter; Kingston University (LLB Hons); Guildford College of Law (Law Society Finals, English Solicitors’ Exams).

Leisure

Football, skiing, cricket.

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Legal Developments in Jersey

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  • The New Charities Law - a bright new dawn

    As of Friday 21 November 2014, the new Charities (Jersey) Law 2014 (the " Law ") (or at least certain parts of it) came into effect.  This represents a quantum leap forward for Jersey in the charity field.  The Law has introduced a new test for what is charitable (the " Charity Test "), has introduced the post of a Charity Commissioner and a Charity Tribunal, and in time will introduce standards that those who run charities in the Island will have to abide by.  It is hoped that the Law will enable the Island to flourish as a centre for the administration of charitable and philanthropic structures.
  • New Managed Account Regime for Jersey Hedge Fund Managers

    An exemption which will enable Jersey-regulated fund managers to be appointed in relation to managed accounts has now been introduced.  This will enable hedge fund managers that are already regulated under the Financial Services (Jersey) Law (FS Law) in Jersey to carry out fund services business (FSB) to also service qualifying segregated managed accounts (QSMAs) without the need to seek additional regulation for the conduct of investment business under the FS Law.
  • The Security Interests (Jersey) Law 2012: Changes to Jersey's security regime

    On 2 January 2014, the Security Interests (Jersey) Law 2012 came into force in respect of Jersey law security over intangible movable property (e.g. shares/securities, bank accounts and custody assets).  The new law replaces the Security Interests (Jersey) Law 1983 (which was in force for the last three decades) and introduces a number of important changes which modernise Jersey's security regime.
  • Exclusive and Inherent Jurisdictions: to boldly go where no Court has gone before?

    On 26 November 2014, the Privy Council delivered judgment in the long-running case of Crociani & Others v. Crociani & Others [2014] UKPC 40 .  The case is of interest to trustees because it provides conclusive and binding guidance on the treatment of exclusive jurisdiction clauses in trust deeds.  However, it also raises questions as to the fundamental nature of the inherent supervisory jurisdiction of the Royal Court in connection with trust matters, and whether it is in fact broader than previously thought.
  • Accessing EU Institutional investor capital

    Luxembourg is one of the largest global investment fund domiciles, benefiting from the following factors:
  • 2. Trustee Liability Insurance – Do you get what you paid for?

    In this case, which will be of interest to all professional trustees and their employers, the English Court of Appeal examined the insurance and indemnity arrangements in place for a Jersey trust company business, and in particular:
  • Luxembourg joint ventures

    Joint ventures ( JV ) are not a particular term of art under Luxembourg law. Where a small number of active principals, voluntarily constitute a new, shared business enterprise, this can be for joint investment purposes or a joint commercial enterprise and it is not required to take any particular prescribed legal form.
  • Luxembourg New Tax Measures 2015

    On 19 December 2014 the Luxembourg Parliament enacted Bill n° 6720 (the Budget Law ) and Bill n°6722 (the Zukunftspack - Action Plan for the Future ) introducing new Luxembourg tax measures applicable for corporations and individuals as of 2015.
  • Funds Legal and Regulatory Update

    Period covered:  30 September 2014 to 31 December 2014
  • Channel Islands Securities Exchange Authority Limited: Chapter 8 Debt Listings

    Funds Legal and Regulatory Update