Legal and tax system

Jersey boasts a first class modern trusts law. Over time, it has been subject to amendment to ensure it remains flexible yet robust. Jersey Trusts Law has, at its core, principles derived from English trust law but was designed to meet the more sophisticated needs of international clients.

The Jersey Trusts Law gives jurisdiction to the Royal Court of Jersey over foreign and domestic trusts administered in Jersey and this provides reassurance to settlors and beneficiaries to the extent that if litigation arises in relation to a trust, the decisions taken will be in Jersey, by an internationally recognised Court and within a complex, supportive infrastructure that understands sophisticated international trust issues.

The States of Jersey are aware of the need to continually review its legislation to maintain Jersey's reputation as one of the foremost international jurisdictions, and the five main tenets upon which this is based are: stability, security, flexibility, quality and respectability. The island has long been at the forefront of preventative measures designed to combat the abuse of the financial system by organised crime and money laundering. More recently measures have been introduced to enhance investor protection.

Minerva Trust & Corporate Services Limited is regulated in Jersey by the Jersey Financial Services Commission. 

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