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Ogier provides practical advice on BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Irish, Jersey and Luxembourg law through our global network of offices across the Asian, Caribbean and European timezones. Ogier is the only firm to advise on this unique combination of laws.

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Family Office

Family Office

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Ogier has a wealth of experience in working with different types of family office, local and international families and providers of family office services in order to meet the diverse needs of ultra-high-net-worth individuals and their families and to understand the challenges facing them. In particular, Ogier has identified the increasing need for ultra-high-net-worth individuals and their families to establish family offices with substance in our jurisdictions.

We can provide practical assistance in relation to the governance of family offices, in particular the role of family members, external consultants and investment advisors in the family office structure, succession issues and generational planning and the creation of soft or hard frameworks to support interaction and communication between the family office, family members and their key advisors.

We can also assist with the legal and regulatory issues involved in establishing new family offices and for existing family offices including financial services regulation, necessary licensing and staffing permissions, anti-money laundering reporting and obligations, and data protection, together with the relocation of family members, family offices and staff to  our jurisdictions and related business set-up, property, immigration and employment matters.

We can provide training to family office administrators to assist with CPD requirements.

Our corporate administration business Ogier Global has a specialist Private Wealth Services team which establishes and governs structures.

  • Staffing permissions
  • Employment contracts
  • Policies and procedures
  • Registration with appropriate authorities
  • Secondment and consultancy arrangements
  • Immigration including work permits and visas
  • Income tax, social security registration cards, insurances
Establishment and structuring
  • Trusts
  • Foundations
  • Companies
  • Limited partnerships
  • Family unit trusts
  • Alternative structures, including cell companies
  • Private trust companies
  • Holding structures for luxury assets
  • Family charters
  • Multi-generational families
  • Composition of boards by family members and professional advisors
  • Authorisation, licensing and registration of family office entities and advice on available exemptions from regulatory licensing requirements
  • Authorisation, licensing and registration of individuals where applicable
  • Financial services regulation (investment services, funds, trusts and corporate administration)
  • Business licences and staffing permissions including high value residency and licensed status applications
  • Anti-bribery and corruption/avoiding facilitation of tax evasion
  • Anti-money laundering (AML)
  • Data protection/GDPR
  • Policies and procedures
  • Family investment exemptions
Relocations and property
  • Relocations to our jurisdictions –family offices/high-net-worth individuals/employees
  • Business licences including high value residency and licensed status applications
  • Commercial investment acquisitions and sales
  • Commercial leases
  • Residential property
  • Settling into the new jurisdiction
  • Introductions to other advisors and contacts
Estate planning, wills and probate
  • Estate planning advice
  • Probate
  • Wills and codicils
Ogier Global family office services
  • Incorporation and establishment of family office structure in line with legal/regulatory advice 
  • MLRO/CO Appointments
  • Data Protection Officer
  • Staff Handbook drafting
  • Annual Employee Declarations
  • Premises
  • Payroll services
  • Full governance services to the family office

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Family Office

"The team go the extra mile, considering all options and assisting with even the smallest of queries"

Legal 500, 2023

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