Baccata Trustees Limited

Trust and Fiduciary

Trusts and foundations are invaluable tools for the effective preservation of individual and family wealth.

As the cornerstone of Jersey’s successful development as an international finance centre, Jersey trusts are subject to a large body of legal opinion and decisions that have been handed down by the Royal Court of Jersey, acting within the Trusts (Jersey) Law 1984.

Today, Jersey Trusts are seen as the reference point for many jurisdictions that have come to bring trusts into their own system of civil law. We are pleased that many of our clients use Baccata’s undoubted professional expertise in the field of trusts and foundations to help with the structuring of their assets and succession planning.

Commercial Trusts

Whilst trusts and foundations are often used as vehicles for the preservation of private wealth, they also have an important role to play in the commercial world.

Many businesses use trusts and foundations as the entities in which they keep assets for employee benefit schemes and charitable activities. As experts in the use of trusts and foundations, Baccata advises a number of businesses on their use within the commercial field.

Trusts around the world

The success of trusts as vehicles that can be used for a variety of purposes, many civil law jurisdictions have enacted their own trust and foundation laws or have at the least signed up to the Hague Convention on the Law Applicable to Trusts.

The team at Baccata has both the experience and expertise in creating trusts in a variety of jurisdictions and will be pleased to advise you on the best jurisdiction in which to create a trust that works for you.

We have particularly strong experience in working with trusts in:

  • Jersey
  • Guernsey
  • UK
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Cayman Islands