Laila Arstall

Senior Associate
Laila Arstall

A Senior Associate with Carey Olsen, Laila Arstall has extensive experience in the formation and administration of trusts, companies and partnerships, as well as dealing with issues of data protection and confidentiality.  Since moving to Guernsey from Singapore, Laila has developed considerable experience in matters of taxation under Guernsey law and practice and has advised on tax issues relating to the structuring of offshore pension arrangements, employee incentive schemes, as well the use of structures for commercial purposes, including private equity and collective investment arrangements.  Her experience includes providing advice in relation to the EU Savings Directive and its implications for trustees, financial institutions and beneficiaries; dealing with requests for information pursuant to Tax Information Exchange Agreements and advising both private client and industry representative bodies on changes to Guernsey's tax law and practice in 2012 in response to developments in the UK's treatment of QROPs.

Laila has contributed on matters of tax to a number of Working Parties established by industry to assist on consultation with the States of Guernsey on matters of taxation and tax compliance.  She is also a member of the Statement of Practice Working Group, the Double Taxation Agreement Working Group, the FATCA Working Group and the CRS Expert Group established by the States of Guernsey's Income Tax Office to assist with the development of guidance on matters of tax and tax compliance.

Laila has written numerous commentaries and is a regular contributor of articles and chapters on Guernsey's tax regime for a number of publications, including for Sweet & Maxwell's European Cross- Border Estate Planning; Thomson Reuter's The European Lawyer Reference Series - Private Client Tax, Bloomberg BNA's Global Tax Guide, and the LexisNexis Guide to FATCA Compliance.

LL.B., Kings College; London University (Hons) 
Associate of Kings College 
Solicitors Law Finals
Certificat d'Etudes Juridiques Françaises et Normandes Mention, Très Bien Université de Caen Basse
Advocate of the Guernsey Bar
Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales