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Private Client & Offshore Services

18 April 2019
Tim Clipstone Fund managers' perspective on Guernsey substance rules

Guernsey - Ogier

The government has approved new regulations which impose an economic substance test on Guernsey tax-resident companies in order to meet the requirements of the EU Code of Conduct Group. The regulations, which came into force on 1 January 2019, establish tests for tax-resident companies carrying on 'relevant activities', including fund management.

Authors: Tim Clipstone, Marcus Leese
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Julie Melia At a glance guide to Jersey wills for non-domiciled individuals

Jersey - Ogier

Personal assets that most commonly need to be accessed in Jersey following the death of a non-domiciled person are shares in Jersey companies and Jersey bank accounts and investments. If individuals are domiciled outside Jersey, they need not prepare a separate will to cover their Jersey personal estate if they already have a valid one which covers their worldwide personal estate; however, doing so can offer significant benefits.

Authors: Julie Melia, Victoria Grogan, Simon Lofthouse, Fiona Lilleyman
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Pedro Cortés Macau banking and financial services overview: legal update

Macau - Rato, Ling, Lei & Cortés Advogados

In 2018 and 2019 the legislature approved numerous laws to reinforce Macau's economic stability and international fiscal cooperation. Further, the government put forth for discussion numerous draft laws to stimulate diversification in the economy and encourage the development of the financial leasing industry. Additional measures are expected in 2019 and 2020 to develop the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and overcome the challenges presented by today's cross-border financial activities.

Authors: Pedro Cortés, Calvin Tinlop Chui
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