Trusts and Private Wealth

The British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey are renowned global finance centres with established fiduciary sectors that have operated for generations and are regulated to the highest standards of modern commercial practice.

Carey Olsen has one of the largest trusts and private wealth practices in the Channel Islands along with well-established practices in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and the Cayman Islands. We have the scale and experience to resource the establishment of many offshore trust vehicles, from the straight forward to the more complex structures to assist with wealth planning and asset protection. We also advise on the on-going administration and operation of offshore trusts. We understand the longevity of trusts work, which is why we focus on building long-term connections with our clients and their other advisers.

We represent professional trustees, private individuals and families, banks, financial institutions and charities from all over the world. Onshore law firms and international accountancy practices look to us for support on projects that require specialist advice on the laws and regulations of our jurisdictions.

Our lawyers work across a range of structures including private, corporate, charitable, purpose and commercial trusts, foundations, partnerships and companies. We advise on settlor reserved power trusts, private trust company arrangements, pension and employee benefit schemes, wills and matters of inheritance, international estate planning, regulatory advice and trust-related disputes.

With a fully integrated practice, we also represent trustees and beneficiaries in contentious matters and administrative applications that need to be made to the court. Our contentious trust lawyers have appeared in many significant offshore trust cases to come before the courts, including representing clients before the Privy Council in the UK.

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