Jersey Companies and Structures

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Location and population
The Island of Jersey, also known as the Bailiwick of Jersey, is the largest of the Channel Islands with an area of 45 square miles. The Island is located approximately 160 kilometres south of England and 22 kilometres north of France in the bay of St. Malo. The population of Jersey according to the 2011 census is approximately 97,857. English is the official language of communication.

Politics and government
Jersey is a self-governing parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy, with its own financial, legal and judicial systems. It is not part of the United Kingdom but a self-governing Crown Dependency. Whilst not part of the European Union (EU), Jersey enjoys a special relationship with the EU based on the provisions of Protocol 3 of the Treaty of Accession of the United Kingdom to the European Community. Under this Protocol, Jersey complies with the EU Directives on trade in industrial and agricultural products but is not obliged to implement Directives or Regulations in other areas such as Taxation, Financial Services and the European Monetary Union.

The Jersey legal system is mainly based on English Common Law........please download PDF below for the full article.

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