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Cross Border and International Transactions

Parslows cross border and international transactions team has extensive experience in leading and advising on a variety of M&A and other cross border and international transactions.

We can call upon English and Jersey law specialists providing smart, flexible, high-quality M&A and cross-border legal services. We are adept at handling Jersey and or England and Wales cross-border and international transactions and are used to working closely with overseas professionals to provide the best advice and service to our clients.

Our team members have successfully advised on M&A and other commercial transactions in many other parts of the world including Australia, China, Dubai, much of the EU, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, USA, Russia and Singapore.

What do you mean by cross border transactions?

A cross border transaction is essentially any transfer of property, goods or services between individuals or business entities who reside in different jurisdictions. The transaction itself may be straightforward such as sourcing razor blades from China for sale in Jersey or as complex as joint venture trading structures in various jurisdictions.

Why is a legal opinion used in cross border transactions?

A legal opinion is issued by a law firm expressing legal conclusions and/or analysis of a specific transaction. The recipient of the opinion will then rely on its contents as a basis for entering into a specific transaction.

Legal opinions are commonly requested where a cross-border transaction has a Jersey element to it. These can be on a wide range of issues ranging from standard corporate capacity opinions to opinions on specific areas of corporate law and practice.

What is the purpose of a legal opinion?

A legal opinion:

  • informs the recipient of the legal effect of entering into the proposed transaction
  • identifies legal risks and issues that the recipient should address as part of the transaction
  • confirms a party’s ability to enter into and perform its obligations under the transaction

Our business team regularly provides legal opinions on matters of Jersey law to banks and other corporate lenders, financial institutions and transaction parties.

Over the years, we have developed relationships with several trusted and like-minded overseas legal counsel and tax advisors with whom we regularly engage with on our international transactions.

What our clients say

“Thank you …”

Catia is fantastic at her job! I don’t know what I would have done in the early days of setting up my business if it wasn’t for her! Thank you for being so supportive!

Jersey Business Law June 16, 2022

“Your guidance and humour eased the process …”

I would like to thank you David [Hill], not only for the professional manner in which you acted on the sale for us, but for your guidance, handholding and humour during the process. It was indeed an intense experience made all the easier for us by this.

Jersey Business Law May 12, 2022

“Work was impeccable …”

Where do I start? I used Parslows for all of the legalities for my new business. I often had meetings, phone calls and emails with Catia Barros & Carl Parslow. The advice, patience, and kindness I received from them and everyone at Parslows was fantastic. The work they did for me was impeccable, and they talked me through everything in stages. When I was unsure, they simplified it and made me feel like I had complete control of what was happening to better my business and its legal aspects.

I thank you all sincerely for the compassion and empathy you had for me while receiving your services. I will be sure to be back again should I request your expertise.
I highly recommend Parslows to anyone. Thank you again, Michael Kirkwood and the staff from Lifeline Training Ltd.

Jersey Business Law March 30, 2022

“Expertise in commercial contracts was a major benefit …”

We worked with David Hill and his expertise in commercial contracts was a major benefit. He was also cost sensitive and kept us advised of our run rate. Legal 500 – 2022 client testimonial 

Jersey Business Law October 4, 2021

“Reliable and trustworthy …”

A reliable and trustworthy service that other competitors could only hope to achieve. Legal 500 – 2022 client testimonial

Jersey Business Law October 4, 2021

“Service levels are excelled …”

A firm where service levels are excelled and where a client is an individual and not just a number. Legal 500 – 2022 client testimonial

Jersey Business Law October 4, 2021

“Parslows present a cohesive approach to the needs of the client …”

The team at Parslows present a cohesive approach to the needs of the client that remained consistently high even during a global pandemic. Legal 500 – 2022 client testimonial 

Jersey Business Law October 4, 2021

“Practical and pragmatic …”

In the context of advising on a complex joint venture framework agreement, a very practical and pragmatic approach was taken, with many potential pitfalls identified. Legal 500 – 2022 client testimonial

Jersey Business Law October 1, 2021

“Highly recommend Parslows to other entrepreneurs for legal guidance and support …”

It has been a pleasure working with Parslows on the setup of my business. David and the team have been great and the entire process, from onboarding to completion, was professional and highly efficient. They really took the time to listen to what I wanted and, in the end, provided me with everything I needed to start an ecommerce site on the right footing. I would highly recommend Parslows to any other entrepreneurs looking for legal guidance and support. Michael Landor, Heirloom Watch

Jersey Business Law May 27, 2021

“Excellent communication and service …”

Excellent communication and service from David Hill. Assisting Sunworks (C.I.) Ltd with commercial contracts for rolling out renewable energy in Jersey. Mark Brandon, Sunworks

Jersey Business Law December 8, 2020

“Very grateful for thoroughness and advice on the deal …”

"Our involvement in local commercial solar generation is a big step and we were very grateful to David Hill of Parslows for his thoroughness and advice on the deal”.

Jersey Business Law December 1, 2020

“I would not hesitate to recommend Parslows …”

I am very pleased with how everything went. It is very unlikely I would ever be asked for my opinion, but if I was I would not hesitate to recommend Parslows Jersey. Give my thanks to the other members involved.

Jersey Business Law July 2, 2019

“Well beyond the call of duty …”

Thank you for spending time well beyond the call of duty over last few weeks. I appreciate your professionalism and thoroughness during what has been an incredibly stressful time for me.

Jersey Business Law January 29, 2019

“In-depth expertise and knowledge …”

David [Hill] has provided sound and pragmatic legal advice. He has in-depth expertise and knowledge and highly recommended.

Jersey Business Law December 1, 2018

“Fully informed at all times and able to make decisions with confidence …”

David [Hill] expertly guided me through a recent acquisition.  He explained the various contracts and clauses in a clear and concise manner, ensuring that I was fully informed at all times and able to make decisions with confidence.

Jersey Business Law August 9, 2018

“Measured and professional approach …”

Your measured and professional approach proved the correct strategy to adopt and I am so grateful for the way you steered me through the many obstacles and mine fields the other party threw up.  Your work was always presented on the moral high ground and was always accurate.

Jersey Business Law June 19, 2018

“Prompt and professional …”

Thanks very much for your prompt and professional attention to this matter.

Jersey Business Law December 3, 2014