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Disgraced financial adviser jailed for seven years

A DISGRACED financial adviser has been jailed for seven years for charges related to selling fraudulent investments. Christopher Paul Byrne was initially due to be sentenced earlier this month but the hearing was abruptly adjourned when the 50-year-old’s advocate, Olaf Blakeley, said his client was helping Guernsey authorities with their investigations into a company that […]

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John Harris returns as the Office of the Information Commissioner announces Jersey NED appointments

After stepping down from the JFSC for hedalth and burn out related reasons, John Harris returns to the Jersey regulatory world. It was announced on the 12 October 2018 that the Chief Minister, Senator John Le Fondré, has signed a Ministerial Decision to appoint four Non-Executive Directors to the board governing the Office of the […]

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Article: New substance requirements for offshore companies from 2019

The EU has put pressure on offshore centres such as Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man to make sure that companies which are tax resident there have genuine local substance. Recently issued guidelines extend the scope of the EU’s Code of Conduct for Business Taxation with respect to companies located in zero tax territories. […]

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Bank fined £25K for transferring $400K from dead man’s account

A MIDDLE-EASTERN bank has been fined £25,000 and ordered to pay £2,805 in compensation after transferring $401,103 from a deceased man’s Jersey account without the correct authorisation. Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank PJSC appeared in the Royal Court on Friday after pleading guilty to the offence of ‘intermeddling’. Crown Advocate Julian Gollop, prosecuting, explained how on […]

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JERSEY Consultation on the introduction of substance requirements for certain Jersey tax resident companies

Introduction 1. Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man have been working together to address the concerns of the EU Code of Conduct Group (Business Taxation) (“the COCG”) regarding economic substance. 2. As part of a review of over 90 jurisdictions, the EU Code Group concluded that a. Jersey and the other Crown Dependencies were […]

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Jersey limited liability partnerships in force on 1 August 2018

Limited liability partnerships (“LLPs”) are common in many jurisdictions. This briefing summarises the principle features of Jersey LLPs. A new law The Limited Liability Partnerships (Jersey) Law 2017 (the “2017 Law”) came into force on 1 August 2018, fully repealing and replacing the 1997 law of the same name. The new law brings significant improvements, […]

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JFSC issues ICO guidance note

The Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) has today issued a guidance note containing information about our approach to ICO activity. ICOs are a digital way of raising funds from the public using distributed ledger technology. The guidance note details the JFSC’s approach to businesses that wish to launch an ICO in Jersey. The note sits […]

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JFSC begins 20th anniversary year with launch of its annual business plan

Marking 20 years since the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) was established, the Island’s financial regulator says it’s confident it can face new challenges posed by a changing global financial environment. Unveiling its annual business plan and budget to more than 300 members of Industry on 17 January, the JFSC will set out its objectives and priorities for […]

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