Nancy Chien > Bedell Cristin > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile

Bedell Cristin

Work Department

  • International Private Client
  • Pensions & Employee Incentives
  • Regulatory & Compliance


Nancy is head of Bedell Cristin’s International Private Client practice in Jersey.

Nancy has extensive experience in a wide range of offshore matters in both the private client area as well as the corporate sphere. In the private client context, Nancy advises ultra-high net worth families, family offices and intermediaries on all aspects of private client structuring including the use of trusts and foundations, as well as related corporate law issues (including where such vehicles are used for philanthropic purposes). She has considerable experience with high value and complex structures which enable the clients to retain a degree of control over their family assets and achieve effective succession planning.

In the corporate area, Nancy is one of the only Jersey lawyers with specific experience in pensions and employee incentive arrangements (having previously worked for Ashurst in London). She is the chairperson of the Jersey Pensions Association and is working closely with the Jersey government to enhance Jersey’s offering of end of service gratuity plans and international savings vehicles. 

Nancy also has considerable experience in regulatory matters affecting offshore vehicles and service providers, including FATCA, the common reporting standard (CRS) and economic substance.


Fluent in English, Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese


  • Advocate – Jersey,
  • Solicitor – England & Wales (non-practising),
  • Barrister – New Zealand,
  • Solicitor – BVI,
  • Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP),
  • Chairperson of the Jersey Pensions Association
  • Member of the technical committee STEP Jersey

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Private client, trusts and tax

(Leading individuals)

Nancy ChienBedell Cristin

Bedell Cristin‘s international private client department is led by the ‘consistently fantasticNancy Chien, who has developed a strong reputation for advising private clients from China and the Middle East on trust and foundation issues. The team excels in wills and probate, pensions and employee incentives, with the ability to provide BVI law assistance from Jersey. Edward Bennett is an expert in trusts, foundations, international estate planning and related corporate and commercial issues. Managing associate Donna Withers leads the wills and probate team and has developed a niche in vulnerable person’s law, while senior associate Elizabeth Shaw is an expert in succession and tax planning through trust structures.