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ChBA Jersey Conference 2019 - Booking

Booking is essential.
When 7 November 2019
from 01:45 PM to 08:00 PM
CPD accreditation
3.00 hours
Where Pomme D'Or Hotel, St Helier, Jersey
Contact Name
Contact Phone 07791 398254
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Registration & Coffee



Welcome from the Conference Chair, Michael Gibbon QC, Maitland Chambers


Peter Dodge, Radcliffe Chambers

Thomas Fletcher, Maitland Chambers

Mark Hubbard, New Square Chambers



The Wobling Fund: a crypto case study

A short case study exploring the regulatory and legal position of a Jersey based investment fund in trouble, looking at:

  • the recent Primeo and Weavering Privy Council decisions re Cayman fund collapses and preferential payments;
  • the Guernsey decision Liang v RBC Trustees on trustees and proceeds of crime;
  • the lessons to be learned from the Woodford fund situation in England; and
  • Bitcoin/crypto assets as a source of risk.


Andrew de Mestre QC, 4 Stone Buildings

James Potts QC, Erskine Chambers

Albert Sampson, 4 Stone Buildings

Andrew Thompson QC, Erskine Chambers


Directors’ duties in the face of insolvency & corporate responsibility for delinquent directors’ acts

  • Directors’ duty to consider creditors and what the duty requires.
  • When the duty is triggered and how the test is applied after BTI v Sequana and Burnden Holdings
  • Attribution in the light of Singularis Holdings Ltd v Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Ltd.
  • Company directors: authority & agency.


Sarah Tulip, 3VB

Worldwide freezing orders: Recent developments

  • The duty of full and frank disclosure, with particular reference to Fundo Soberano and PJSC Bank v Kolomisky
  • Post judgment freezing orders, with particular reference to MWP v Emmott and Markham v O'Hara.
  • The Angel Bell exception, with particular reference to Koza v Ackil.


Afternoon tea




Rebecca Page, Maitland Chambers

Shareholder Spats: The recent approach of the English Court to minority discounts and offers to purchase shares in unfair prejudice petitions

  • Minority Discounts: When will the court order a share purchase with a minority discount? Considering the Court's approach post Re Blue Index
  • Offers to Purchase Minority Shares: a question of substance, form or circumstance? Examining what constitutes a fair offer in light of the Court of Appeal's guidance in Re Sprintroom and considering when an offer can provide a defence to liability.


Amanda Hardy QC, 5 Stone Buildings

Oliver Marre, 5 Stone Buildings

UK Tax update for Jersey Practitioners

  • New taxes on Jersey entities buying, holding and selling UK property, including CGT and SDLT.
  • Disclosure obligation for Jersey entities including the new 12 year enquiry widow and DOTAS.
  • Case law update, including excluded property trusts and Barclays Wealth; charities and Routier and the effect of Brexit on cross border tax issues including Panayi.


Nicholas Le Poidevin QC, New Square Chambers

Alexander Learmonth, New Square Chambers


Trustees under pressure: departure, indemnity and insolvency

  • Dislodging unsatisfactory trustees is not always easy or cheap – both in and out of court.
  • Protection against liabilities; rules vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, so the proper law will be important.
  • The priority scramble - Re Z Trusts in Jersey.


Drinks and Canapes Reception



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