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Malcolm Macleod discusses the versatility of Jersey corporate structures

29 June 2017

Malcolm Macleod, our Head of Corporate Services for the Channel Islands, has discussed the versatility of Jersey corporate structures in Jersey Finance’s 2017-18 Jersey First for Finance publication.

In his article, Malcolm notes how Jersey’s reputation for supporting high net worth individuals (HNWIs) can sometimes distract from the Islands’ other work – not least its provision of corporate structures. Everyone from owner-managed entrepreneurial ventures to some of the world’s largest blue-chip, Fortune 500 and FTSE companies use Jersey vehicles for a whole range of corporate transactions – from acquiring real estate to incorporating holding companies that list on the UK FTSE and AIM stock exchanges.

As with Jersey’s private client work, it is not difficult to discern the Island’s appeal in the corporate structuring space. For starters, Jersey offers an enticing marriage of a straightforward neutral tax regime with a legislative framework for companies that is robust but flexible too – something that can be crucial for corporate work. Also, while last year scandals such as the Panama Papers thrust the reputations of some of the world’s international finance centres into the spotlight, Jersey emerged from the year with its name not only intact but stronger.

For any blue-chip multinationals or institutional investors wishing to maintain best practice while operating across borders, Jersey offers the highest level of corporate governance they can get.

You can read Malcolm’s full article, which was published earlier this year, here:

The versatility of Jersey corporate structures

If you would like to speak to Malcolm about corporate structuring and administration services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by email or by giving him a call on +44 (0)1534 714655.

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