Honesty, Trust & Independence

Get to know VALLA

The director/owners of VALLA have backgrounds in law, accountancy and merchant banking together with in-depth experience of providing bespoke offshore services to intermediaries and clients from all around the world.

Assisted by a motivated and knowledgable team of administrators and support staff, we are a professional financial services provider with a personal touch.

We are independent and therefore not restricted to dealing with any specific asset manager, bank, lawyer or other service provider. We work with our clients’ chosen professional advisors.

Our strength lies in this independence, which is rare in the ever growing world of private equity backed service providers, and our focus on understanding and meeting client needs. Decisions can be made and implemented without referral to layers of corporate approval and in this way VALLA is able to offer a unique level of personal service to its customers and professional advisors.


Our name was inspired by Lorenzo VALLA who was a 15th century Italian humanist, rhetorician and educator with a professorship in eloquence. VALLA was born and died in Rome. His family was from Piacenza; his father, Luciave della VALLA, was a lawyer who worked at the papal court.  One of VALLA’s most remarkable achievements lay in his emendations of Latin texts and he is best known for his textual analysis that proved that the Donation of Constantine was a forgery.

Today his name still stands for trust and honesty, the principal values of VALLA.

The Making of VALLA


2008: Our Beginnings

Purchase of Apex Trust Company Limited by a team led by David Petit, who is subsequently joined by Alison Johnson and Mark Baker as owner/directors.


2011: Laying Our Foundations

Formation of first ten foundations, being 10% of the foundations registered at that time with the Jersey Financial Services Commission.


2012: The Team Evolves

Peter Scull joins the company as client services director and part owner.


New Name, New Office

Move to new more spacious offices at 7 Esplanade, St Helier, Jersey and change our name to VALLA.

New Director

Nathan Petty promoted to the board and becomes a new part owner of the company.


Growth by Acquisition

VALLA concludes the purchase of a long established Jersey trust service company.

New Consultant

David Fitch aligns himself with the company and increases his consultancy role.

New Director

Grainne McGinley is appointed to the board


New Managing Director

Charles Hotton appointed as Managing Director with effect from 1 October 2017


New Consultant

Alison Johnson appointed as Consultant with effect from 1 January 2018

How can we assist you?


We have extensive knowledge of all forms of Jersey trusts, and are also able to administer trusts from other jurisdictions.


We can establish the foundation and provide the Qualified Person (Jersey foundations) and such other members of the council as are required for various jurisdictions.

Special Purpose Vehicles

Working closely with legal and tax professionals we can assist with the provision of the entities to enable the delivery of tailored results.


The benefits of talking to us before making a move to a new jurisdiction, either permanently or temporarily, are numerous.


We are able to have companies formed in most jurisdictions in the world, and can offer services ranging from full administration to provision of registered office only*.

(*for Jersey companies only and in specific circumstances only)


Provision of the limited partner is just one of the services we undertake.

Succession planning

The preservation of family wealth is central to much of our work with the provision and administration of bespoke structures.

Work For VALLA

School Leaver/Graduate Vacancy

At Valla we know how important our staff are to the continued growth and success of our business and we are currently looking to recruit a trainee trust & company administrator.

If you would like to learn more about this position, please e-mail a copy of your c.v. together with a covering letter to grainne.mcginley@vallalimited.com

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Contact Info


To find out more please contact Nathan either by completing the contact form or by using the contact details below.

+44 (0)1534 883625