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This issue June/July 2010: Contents Contributors Business


06 NEWS A round-up of issues that matter to the Channel Islands and their businesses


10 JERSEY AND THE UK Is it time to take stock of the constitutional


SIR PHILIP BAILHACHE Chair of the Institute of Law, Commissioner of the Royal Court and former Bailiff of Jersey, Sir Philip examines Jersey’s current constitutional relationship with the UK.


relationship between the island and the mainland?


16 CHINA It may be one of the world’s leading economies,


but there are still business opportunities here for the Channel Islands


40 FUNDS The fund industry has had to be flexible in


recent years. What challenges can it expect to face next?


36 QROPS If you are thinking of moving your pension


outside the UK, there are a few things you need to know first


KATIE LE QUESNE A member of businesslife.je’s editorial board, Katie talks to Nicola Palios, the departing CEO of Mourant Ltd, on the remarkable growth of the company and what’s next on the agenda.


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NICOLA PALIOS As CEO of Mourant Ltd, Nicola oversaw a boom time for the company. She gives us her version of its success


ALISTAIR BARR An award-winning MarketWatch journalist, Alistair puts the new American HIRE Act under the microscope, and looks at the possible ramifications for the Channel Islands.


28 THE HIRE ACT Yet again, legislation from the US threatens


to have an impact on offshore jurisdictions


32 IPOS With companies looking to launch on the


stock markets, how can the Channel Islands reap the rewards?


MOIRA O’NEILL Personal Finance Editor at Investors Chronicle, Moira gets to grips with the ins and outs of QROPS, looking at the benefits and downsides of moving your pension out of the UK.


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44 COMPLIANCE How companies that get on top of compliance


rules can gain a competitive edge LIFE


In our lifestyle section, we look at how to pass the time in Paris; motorboats you would love to spend time on; the 10 best restaurants in the world; and take Time Out with Jason Nabi, Head of BNP Paribas Securities Services, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.


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