Laila has extensive experience in the formation and administration of trusts, companies and partnerships, and with 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.
Laila's 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 and substance to a number of Working Parties established by industry to assist on consultation with the States of Guernsey on matters of taxation, tax compliance and substance requirements. Laila is also a member of the Statement of Practice Working Group, the FATCA Working Group, the CRS Expert Group and the DTA Working Group established by the States of Guernsey's Revenue Service to assist with the development of guidance on matters of tax, tax compliance and substance requirements.