Sectors

Corporate Services

Jersey is a destination of choice for complex, cross border, multijurisdictional corporate business. Our offshore corporate services ecosystem – including advisory, fiduciary and support services – provides the requisite expertise and experience built over six decades of supporting corporate transactions, across all asset classes, from across the globe.

 

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A leading international finance centre for more than 60 years

13,500+

highly skilled and experienced finance professionals

20+

international banks based in the island

In brief At the heart of Jersey’s international appeal is its enduring political and economic stability.

In this environment, we have developed an offering that balances product innovation alongside high standards of regulation, world class legislation and a depth and breadth of expertise.

Jersey firms – which encompass a sophisticated range of international banks, trust companies, fund and corporate administrators, law firms, and a fully formed specialist intermediary market – offer global business a range of offshore corporate sector services, such as corporate entities seeking to list as well as advising and setting up innovative, tax-approved savings plans for multinational employers.

Case Studies: Supporting Global Business ›

Real-life examples of the international clients Jersey firms support with complex, offshore and cross-border, multi-jurisdictional services.

Corporate Services Offered by Jersey Firms

Scroll over the images to view the corporate services which local experts –  law firms, fiduciaries, fund and corporate administrators, fund managers, banks and investment managers – can support corporate clients with:

Accounting and reporting
Administration of special purpose vehicles (SPVs)
Employee benefits and savings plans
Advising boards and shareholders
Advising on public and private mergers and acquisitions

All stages of the entity life cycle
Fund and corporate administration
Company formation
Company secretarial
Creating new structures for commercial growth
Investment advice
International Savings Plans

Completing exchange-based listings
Outsourced company secretarial services
Restructuring
Merger and Acquisition
Real estate acquisitions
Shariah-compliant investments
Vehicle establishment and administration
Tailored solutions meeting the highest standards of corporate governance

Jersey’s Corporate Services Clients

The types of clients our Corporate Services firms provide for include:

  • Asset managers
  • Creditors
  • Family offices
  • Funds or Funds Managers
  • Global investor consortiums
  • Investment companies
  • Insurance companies
  • Large multinational companies
  • Private equity firms
  • PLCs
  • Real asset and debt managers
  • Real estate investment management companies
  • Telecommunications, energy and technology providers
  • UHNWIs
  • US-Listed targets
Client Case Studies
Capital Markets

Jersey is proud to be the clear jurisdiction of choice for corporate entities seeking to list. We also have the greatest number of FTSE 100 and AIM companies registered outside of the UK. 

Specialist Corporate Services for Global Clients

International Savings Plans

ISPs are an innovative, tax-approved savings plans for multinational employers, and large international employers setting up ISPs wish to establish them in a reputable well-regulated jurisdiction.

What sets us apart as an ideal jurisdiction for international employers setting up ISPs is our robust regulatory framework and political and economic stability. Jersey’s ISP product is approved by the Jersey tax authorities, a clear example of our Island’s modern and sophisticated legal framework.

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Reporting ESG Data

The drive to standardise sustainability reporting presents our industry with a number of opportunities and challenges, particularly in its fund sector. Recommendations by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) are encouraging firms to focus on governance, strategy, risk management and metrics and targets as they look at how they can put new disclosure requirements into practice.

In Jersey, service providers such as Apex and IQEQ are developing fund solutions that use the latest technology to collect, evaluate and report ESG data. These solutions are seeing strong take-up by managers who are keen to meet the growing demand for transparency from investors and to streamline regulatory compliance under emerging frameworks such as the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulations (SFDR).

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Sustainability and Corporate Services Resources

Shariah-Compliant Corporate Services

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Jersey’s finance industry has an established reputation for corporate structuring, and especially special purpose vehicles (SPVs) used for a variety of purposes, including the acquisition of real estate assets in the UK, Europe and the USA. Shariah scholars have deemed the use of independent SPVs acceptable, enabling Jersey entities to be used successfully to facilitate Sukuk structures.

Jersey-based SPVs have been used in connection with a wide variety of Shariah-compliant capital markets transactions. These have included structures established for the purpose of making off-balance sheet investments and securitising assets.

While all of the island’s companies are governed by the provisions of the (Jersey) Companies Law, a company in a Shariah-compliant transaction can usually be incorporated very quickly. In fact, we have an urgent incorporation service that allows a company to be incorporated in less than 24 hours, if all the required information is supplied.

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