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Tax and Jurisdictions

February 14, 2011

Continuity helps clients manage the challenges and inherent conflicts of working and sharing together. Our approach is grounded in business expertise and leverages mediation, negotiation and family systems skills. We recognize the importance of the continuing family relationships at every stage of our work.

 

February 14, 2011

Carey Olsen provides the full range of legal services to clients in the Channel Islands. The firm employs over 135 lawyers in its offices in Guernsey, Jersey and London.

Carey Olsen provides the full range of legal services to clients in the Channel Islands. The firm employs over 135 lawyers in its offices in Guernsey, Jersey and London.  
 
Carey Olsen's Fiduciary Law Group is the only legal practice in the Channel Islands to be ranked in the first tier by leading legal directory publications across the Channel Islands. Our experts provide focused legal services of the highest quality in relation to all aspects of trusts, pensions, wills and private wealth preservation and enhancement.
 

February 14, 2011

Established in 1858 as The Bank of N.T. Butterfield, the Butterfield group has more than 150 years' experience in private banking, with a presence in Guernsey that goes back more than 35 years.

 

February 11, 2011

The Zanon di Valgiurata family is the main shareholder of Morval Vonwiller Holding SA, a group to which Banque Morval belongs. We are a Swiss company based in Geneva and Lugano, whose family ownership and values are the source of inspiration for our activities: financial independence and capital strength are just as important for the bank itself as for its clients

 

February 3, 2011

The UK-based Institute for Family Business has recommended that the rules governing creation of a family business trust be simplified so that families can plan their succession successfully.

The UK-based Institute for Family Business has recommended that the rules governing creation of a family business trust be simplified so that families can plan their succession successfully.

According to IFB, family businesses use trusts to ensure stable management of the business, especially when handing over control to the next generation.

January 19, 2011

Cargill, the world’s largest agricultural commodities trader, will sell its shares in fertiliser company Mosaic, in a move designed to ensure the company remains 100% privately owned.

Cargill, the world's largest agricultural commodities trader, will sell its shares in fertiliser company Mosaic, in a move designed to ensure the company remains 100% privately owned.  

Founded nearly 150 years ago, the Minnesota-based company is still controlled by around 80 members of the Cargill and MacMillan families. The company said in a statement that the Mosaic transaction would help it accomplish the objective of "maintaining its status as a private company".

October 28, 2010

US family offices won a significant battle in their efforts to remain private earlier this year when they gained exemption from the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, writes Katie Barker

US family offices won a significant battle in their efforts to remain private earlier this year when they gained exemption from the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, writes Katie Barker.

Following the backlash from family offices over having to register with the US Securities and Exchange Commission and in order not to inadvertently disadvantage family offices, the US regulators amended the reforms to exclude family offices.

September 10, 2010

A ruling by Mumbai’s high court that has landed UK-based phone operator Vodafone with a huge tax bill could have ramifications for family companies looking to build business interests in India.

A ruling by Mumbai's high court that has landed UK-based phone operator Vodafone with a huge tax bill could have ramifications for family companies looking to build business interests in India.

The high court ruled on Wednesday that the $11 billion (€8.64 billion) sale of mobile phone business Hutchison Essar, a subsidiary of the Li family's Hong-Kong-based Hutchison Whampoa conglomerate, to Vodafone in 2008, is eligible for capital gains tax in India.

August 11, 2010

Billionaires might be lining up in the US to join the so-called Gates pledge initiative, but so far it has little support outside of America, writes Katie Barker.

Billionaires might be lining up in the US to join the so-called Gates pledge initiative, but so far it has little support outside of America, writes Katie Barker. 
 
Forty billionaires have signed up to the pledge, whereby they agree to give away at least half of their fortunes to philanthropy during their lifetime or shortly after their death. But not one of them is based outside of the US.
 

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