2020

LawDeb acquires Eversheds Sutherland International LLP's Corporate Secretarial Services business, previously part of Konexo

2019

Claire Finn appointed as NED to the board of directors

2018

Robert Hingley becomes Chairman and Law Debenture appoint Denis Jackson as CEO, Katie Thorpe as CFO, David Williams as CTO

2017

Law Debenture (Ireland) Limited established a new office in Dublin.

2007

Safecall, The Whistleblowing Company, became a subsidiary.

Safecall was established in 1999 when whistleblowing was in its infancy and is now a leading provider of ethics telephone hotlines and online reporting systems to organisations worldwide.

2007

Delaware Corporate Services Inc. (“DCS”), originally formed in 1986 as a subsidiary of Morris, James, Hitchens & Williams LLP, was acquired by the Law Debenture Group

2002

Law Debenture opened an office in New York

1991

Law Debenture began providing corporate services to Special Purpose Vehicles and the Jersey office was opened.

1987

Richard Thomas formally starts the pension trustee business

Recognising the growing requirement for independent pension fund trustees, Richard Thomas started the pension trustee business which has now been providing services to some of the largest pension schemes in the country for over 30 years.

1982

The Law Debenture Group divided into two distinct complementary areas of business; The investment trust and the independent ​​​​​​​fiduciary services business.

1974

The decision is taken for LawDeb's investments to be separately managed

Independent investment managers, Touche, Remnant & Co. are appointed on a discretionary basis. Touche, Remnant & Co are later acquired by Henderson Administration, who now under the guise of Janus Henderson, continue to manage our portfolio of assets.

1973

LawDeb opens its Hong Kong office

To this day we continue to provide fiduciary services to individuals, large and small companies, multilateral agencies and national governments doing business in Hong Kong and mainland China.

1969

Law Debenture takes on its first pension scheme trusteeship

1963

By 1963 LawDeb has 130 trusteeships, and the following year undertakes its first Eurobond trusteeship

The rapid development of the Euromarkets enables us to build upon our international experience and establish ourselves as the leading trustee in this area.

1905

LawDeb takes on its first overseas trusteeship for a Japanese company, Kansai Railway Company Limited

This is soon followed by trusteeships for ventures in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Egypt, India, Mexico, USA and Venezuela.

1889

The Law Debenture Corporation was founded

The Law Debenture Corporation is founded as a limited company to facilitate the issue of corporate debentures.

The Corporation was established by a group of prominent businessmen, politicians and lawyers, with many of the founders of leading professional firms appearing on the list of original shareholders. This list includes Edwin Waterhouse of Price Waterhouse, now PwC.

Within a few years of foundation, the Corporation commences activities as a trustee

Today we remain trustee of a perpetual debenture stock issued by Merchants Trust in 1889.