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Within Banking and finance, Appleby is a third tier firm,

Appleby’s ‘advice is relevant and insightful’. The team acted as Jersey counsel to the senior and mezzanine agent on the £555m financing of Cinven’s £1bn acquisition of CPA Global. Wendy Benjamin is recommended; James Gaudin ‘displays great knowledge’; and Alastair Drummond is ‘client driven’.

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Within Commercial property, Appleby is a first tier firm,

The ‘effective’ team at Appleby recently advised Dandara in relation to the development of its Langtry Gardens retirement village development. Tim Hart is ‘at the top of his game’, and Andrew Pim is also well regarded. Georgina Cook joined Bois Bois.

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Within Corporate and commercial, Appleby is a second tier firm,

Appleby recently assisted AnaCap Financial Partners, a London-based private equity firm, in relation to its agreement to acquire the international division of IFG Group, a financial services group. Mark Lewis is ‘technically good, and user friendly’.

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Within Dispute resolution, Appleby is a second tier firm,

The team at Appleby has ‘top-level understanding of issues’. It recently acted for a Jersey company in a shareholder action seeking the enforcement of redemption and information obligations. Fraser Robertson is ‘competent and down to earth’; Gillian Robinson is ‘thorough’; and Michael Cushing is ‘hugely impressive’. David Benest left to establish David Benest Law.

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Within Investment funds, Appleby is a third tier firm,

Appleby’s ‘commercially focused’ team acted on the formation of Wellington Partners Ventures’ fourth life science fund as a non-domiciled fund in Jersey. Andrew Weaver ‘will provide prompt information over the phone rather than looking into matters and reverting’. Mark Lewis is also a key contact.

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Within Private client, trusts and tax, Appleby is a second tier firm,

Appleby delivers ‘user-friendly advice’. The team provides trust services to high-net-worth individuals, international private banks and trust companies, advising on the establishment, restructuring and winding-up of private, charitable, purpose and commercial trusts. It also works closely with the firm’s trust litigators. Naomi Rive is ‘extremely knowledgeable in all areas of trust law’, and litigator Fraser Robertson has ‘immense knowledge and understanding of trusts, trustees and protectors’. Marc Guillaume is also well regarded.

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Within Structured finance and securitisation, Appleby is a second tier firm,

The team at Appleby is ‘capable and easy to work with’, and recently advised an independent provider of exchange-traded products on the Jersey aspects of its launch. James Gaudin is recommended.

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Jersey: Overview

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  • Jersey Eligible Investor Funds

    This briefing gives a summary of the key features of a Jersey eligible investor fund. Read more ...
  • Jersey companies law – amendments

    Significant changes to the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991 will come into force on Friday 1 August 2014 bringing greater flexibility to those using Jersey companies. Read more ...
  • Financial Services and Regulatory Summer Update 2014

    The aim of this Update is to focus on current legal and regulatory developments affecting financial services institutions in Jersey and to provide some brief thoughts on the implications of these developments for your business. In this Update, we look at current consultations on civil penalties and changes to the Money Laundering Order. Our Spotlight article considers changes to the tipping-off rules which are coming into effect shortly.   Read more...
  • Tantular v AG: Royal Court in Jersey provides clarification as to the impact of saisies judiciaires

    The Royal Court in Jersey has recently determined that a saisie judiciaire may not be granted over the assets of a discretionary trust merely on the grounds that the offender (or suspected offender, as the case may be) is a beneficiary. Whilst the Court acknowledged that there were some instances in which a saisie judiciaire would have an impact on a trust, in Tantular v AG [2014] JRC128, the Court held that a saisie judiciaire which froze an entire Trust, to the detriment of the other, innocent beneficiaries, would be both prejudicial and disproportionate. The Court also stressed that a beneficiary's interest in a trust and corresponding right to trust property is no more than a mere right to be considered as a recipient of benefit.  Read more...
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    Private equity funds are set to benefit from updates to the Cayman Islands Exempted Limited Partnership Law.  The Cayman Islands has once again shown itself to be an innovative and responsive jurisdiction in terms of providing user-friendly and practical legislation.  The Exempted Limited Partnership Law, 2014 will come as a welcome relief to an industry post-global financial crisis otherwise suffering from a severe case of "regulatory fatigue". Read more...
  • Revisions to the Cayman Islands Exempted Limited Partnership Law

    A long-anticipated overhaul of the Cayman Islands Exempted Limited Partnership Law was enacted by the Cayman Islands Government on 2 July 2014.  Changes have been introduced to simplify, clarify and add flexibility to the establishment and ongoing operation of Cayman Islands exempted limited partnerships. Read more...
  • BVI Approved Managers Regime

    The Investment Business (Approved Managers) Regulations, 2012 (the Approved Manager Regulations) provides an attractive "regulatory light" option for qualifying investment managers and advisors. The application process under the Approved Manager Regulations is generally quick and straightforward making it an appealing and popular option for both start-up and existing qualifying investment managers and advisors. Read more ...
  • CIMA introduces new director registration and licensing regime

    The Cayman Islands Government has brought into force the Directors Registration and Licensing Law, 2014 providing for the registration and licensing of individuals or companies appointed as directors of Cayman Islands mutual funds and entities carrying out securities investment business, which would include Cayman Islands incorporated or registered investment managers.   Read more...
  • Continuing obligations for BVI private and professional funds

    A summary of the on-going obligations for BVI private and professional funds.  Read more...
  • Cayman Islands introduces third party rights legislation

    The Cayman Islands government has today implemented the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Law, 2014, which provides a statutory framework permitting contracting parties to allow persons who are not party to contracts governed by Cayman Islands law, but who are expressed by the terms of the contract as benefiting under it, to enforce provisions of the contract.   Read more...