Trust Essentials - January 2018

Hat-trick for Ogier at Citywealth IFC Awards

We were delighted to win a hat-trick of awards at the Citywealth IFC Awards last week, scooping best law firm in the Caribbean and Jersey for the second year running, and also named as runner-up in Guernsey. 

It is just four months since we were named International Legal Team of the Year by STEP, and to receive more awards that focus on the international offering of our private client and trusts teams reflects the skill and hard work of everyone in the team.

The head of our Guernsey trusts team, partner Gavin Ferguson, was in London last night to collect the awards. 

Read the full article here: Hat-trick for Ogier at Citywealth IFC Awards

New charity law building on strong foundations

Jersey is gearing up to become a worldwide centre of excellence for charity and philanthropy when the final phase of the new charities law comes into force in May – and the number of foundations registered is already rising in anticipation.

Read the full article here: New charity law building on strong foundations

The Cayman Islands Non-Profit Organisation Law

Recently implemented legislation designed to facilitate the investigation and enforcement of anti-money laundering will have significant implications for charities operating in Cayman. Fraser Allister highlights what charities should be aware of in this briefing.

Read the full article here: The Cayman Islands Non-Profit Organisation Law: key considerations for charities

Why every minute counts for Guernsey trustees 

As a result of today's climate, in which professional trustees are held to increasingly high standards by regulators, courts and clients alike, the importance of fiduciaries recording their decisions has never been greater.

In this briefing Alice Bricogne underlines the importance of trustee minutes from a Guernsey perspective.

Read the full article here: The importance of trustee minutes: A Guernsey view


About Ogier

Ogier provides practical advice on BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey and Luxembourg law through its global network of offices. Ours is the only firm to advise on these five laws. We regularly win awards for the quality of our client service, our work and our people.


This client briefing has been prepared for clients and professional associates of Ogier. The information and expressions of opinion which it contains are not intended to be a comprehensive study or to provide legal advice and should not be treated as a substitute for specific advice concerning individual situations.

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