Special Purpose Structures

Special Purpose Structures are established for a specific purpose rather than for a person, charity or a corporation. The purpose can be virtually anything as long as it’s socially and legally acceptable, e.g. to determine the effects of changing weather patterns upon farming in Jersey. Special Purpose Structures have been used in a variety of commercial transactions including securitisations, ship and aircraft financing and employee share ownership plans. The purpose of locating these legal entities offshore is often to take advantage of the fiscal neutrality of Jersey when ownership of the main client operating subsidiaries is multi-national.