Offshore relocations - relocating your business

An increasing number of businesses, their leading individuals and families are relocating to the Channel Islands and the Caribbean, citing business friendly environments and quality of lifestyles as the motivating factors as well as being tax advantageous.

Relocating your business

Ogier operates from well regulated international locations that each have an excellent reputation for enabling business to thrive.

Our multi-disciplinary Offshore Relocations team can help navigate the route to setting up and establishing substance offshore, in particular setting up a business in BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey or Luxembourg, through each stage in the business lifecycle including start up, relocation, operation, expansion and change.

From small to large, well-established to start-up, traditional to e-businesses, Ogier facilitates relocations within a range of sectors including

  • banks
  • trust companies
  • hedge funds
  • fintech
  • mining and commodities
  • digital and gaming
  • retailers
  • hoteliers
  • accountants
  • financial services companies
  • engineering and construction

Our jurisdictions are home to some of the world’s leading banks and financial institutions. A large number of entrepreneurs, consultants and directors have also made the move, bringing their headquarters, or arms of their businesses, along with their families, to our locations.

Our strategy is to provide a hub from which all questions can be answered, including pre-move planning, advice on the application process, purchasing property, establishing businesses and employing people in any of our locations.

We work alongside the government bodies responsible for inward investment, as well as other agencies who will guide you through your move, whether it be business, personal or both.

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Services

Services

Corporate advisory

We work with clients around the world to provide a range of corporate development and management services across the full lifecycle of a company, including:

Regulatory, compliance and policy development and implementation

Advising on directors’ duties and corporate governance matters

Advising on all share capital and distribution matters including share rights, dividend declarations and capital distributions, redemptions and buybacks and transfers of shares or other securities

Corporate restructuring and reorganisation

Supporting restructuring or reorganisation of companies as a normal part of a business lifecycle including advising on corporate restructuring, group reorganisations, re-domiciliation and migration and statutory mergers and statutory amalgamations.

Employment law

Our employment team manages a wide range of workplace issues from standard employment instructions, tribunals and the courts, to immigration, work place safety, data protection, licencing and relocation support. 

Intellectual property (IP)

We advise on patent, trademark and copyright registration, protection and exploitation and IP enforcement. In particular our team has experience working with clients seeking to commercialise their IP from the strategic base of the Cayman Islands.

Inward investment

We provide a full range of services to assist clients interested in establishing a presence and investing in the Cayman Islands, Guernsey or Jersey, including advice on interactions with key government departments and statutory authorities related to areas of interest and local legal services for Channel Islands and Cayman Islands businesses.

Real estate

Ogier advises both domestic and international clients on buying and selling residential property in the Channel Islands and the Caribbean (BVI and Cayman) and provide a range of services relating to the purchase and ownership of property assets in those locations. Our wider services include advising on relocations to Jersey and high value residency applications in conjunction with trusted tax advisers, co-ordinating surveyors, architects, site and property finding professionals as well as private banks to provide a seamless and personal service to our high net worth clients.

Examples of work

Altis Partners

A top 20 hedge fund manager, Altis Partners relocated all its principals and operations to Jersey.

Brevan Howard

Brevan Howard is one of the largest hedge fund managers in the world with approximately US$40bn under management (and the largest in Europe) relocated its head office to Jersey together with a number of its senior management.

Blue Crest Capital Management

Blue Crest relocated its head office to Jersey, together with a number of its senior management. Prior to closing to outside investment, Blue Crest was Europe's third largest hedge fund manager.

Centamin

Centamin is a mineral exploration, development and mining company which relocated to Jersey from Australia.

Consolidated Minerals

Consolidated Minerals is a private global mining business which relocated key personnel from Australia and South Africa.

E-Gaming

Jersey has recently amended its gambling legislation to permit and encourage e-gaming businesses to set up in Jersey. Jersey is now an attractive alternative to places like Gibraltar and businesses can benefit from better infrastructure and expertise along with the credibility associated with being in a well regulated jurisdiction.

Heritage Oil plc

Heritage Oil plc is a FTSE 100 oil company which has its main office in Jersey, where its chief executive also lives.

Lydian International

This Toronto listed mining company which has relocated key executives and employed local geologists and administration staff.

Ocean Rig

Ocean Rig is a deep water drilling operation currently in the Falklands and Brazil which operates its administration and contracts business out of Jersey.

Randgold Resources plc

This FTSE 100 Jersey-incorporated, African focused gold mining company opened an office in Jersey and relocated its senior management from London and elsewhere.

Strada

Strada Energy is a geothermal drilling company headquartered in Jersey, Channel Islands, with subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Chile, and North America.

Systematica Investments

Systematica Investments spun out of Blue Crest in 2015 and established an office in Jersey.

Waitrose

Waitrose acquired the Checkers supermarket business in Jersey and Guernsey, which included the relocation of key Waitrose executives to Jersey and a new Jersey holding structure.