Legal and finance professionals in Abu Dhabi and Dubai can discover more about the value of using Jersey for structuring transactions and for the management of private wealth at seminars next week.

Leading Jersey lawyers Raulin Amy from Ogier Jersey and Trevor Norman from Volaw will join Jersey Finance chief executive Geoff Cook, on the podium to highlight the benefits of Jersey at a seminar staged at The West Wing at the Dubai International Financial Centre on Monday, March 15 starting at 6pm. A similar seminar will take place in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, March 17 at 6pm at the Beach Rotana Hotel.

Speakers will explain how some of its structures, including the recently established foundation vehicle, can be applied effectively to the needs of Middle Eastern clients in family succession planning and in meeting philanthropic objectives. They will review some of the other competitive features of the jurisdiction including Jersey companies’ capabilities in funds, structure finance and listings, including its relevance to the needs of Islamic investors.

It will also be an opportunity to update clients about the independent endorsements that Jersey has obtained in respect of the high standards of its regulatory regime during the last year which has further cemented its position as a leading finance jurisdiction in the European time zone. Jersey was in the first group to be placed on the OECD ‘white list’ and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Review of its regulatory and supervisory capabilities was the best to date of any jurisdiction.

Entitled ‘Embracing the New Decade’, the seminars are hosted by Jersey Finance, the body which represents the Jersey finance industry, and are part of a five day visit to the Middle East. The Jersey delegation includes representatives from a range of Jersey firms active in the Gulf region including Appleby, Ogier, BNP Paribas, Trident Trust, Volaw Trust, Royal Bank of Canada and Sanne Group.

Geoff Cook, chief executive, Jersey Finance Limited, said:

‘Jersey is a regular visitor to the Gulf region and we are delighted to be returning once again with news and updates on our structures, services and regulatory status. In addition to renewing contact with our many clients and other professional colleagues in the region, we wish to highlight the increasing technical expertise that we have available, and to explain how Jersey’s investment vehicles are increasingly suited to the requirements of corporate investors, professional advisers and their Gulf based private clients.’

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For further information, please contact Mike Sunier, Crystal Public Relations, on tel. +44 (0) 1534 618613 or e-mail mike@crystalpr.co.uk

Notes to Editors:

Seminar event details are as follows:

Monday 15th March 18.00 – 20.30
Dubai International Financial Centre,
The West Wing
The Gate, Level 14
PO Box 74777, Dubai, UAE.

Wednesday 17th March, 1800-2030
Beach Rotana Hotel Abu Dhabi
PO Box 45200, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Journalists are welcome to attend the seminars. Media representatives wishing to attend should contact Mike Sunier, Crystal PR Limited in Jersey at mike@crystalpr.co.uk to obtain more information and to confirm attendance.