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The ‘practical and commercialJason Morgan leads the team at Carey Olsen, which includes Davey Le Marquand and senior associates Jonathan Anderson and John Le Tissier, who ‘has an encyclopaedic knowledge of Guernsey property law’. The firm advised Bailiwick Investments on its acquisition of Sandpiper CI, and acted for Stenprop on its £61.3m acquisition of commercial office building Trafalgar Court.

Collas Crillalways provides an excellent service’. The firm’s highlights included acting for the Guernsey Housing Association on the £2m acquisition of a site in St Peter Port, and advising Channel Islands Property Fund and Bailiwick Investments on the transfer of a £17m commercial building from one fund to the other. Other clients include RBS, Lloyds Bank and Ravenscroft. The ‘excellentJason Green heads the team, which includes Paul Nettleship, Chris Bound and Michael Morris.

The ‘impressiveMourant Ozannes provides ‘prompt, commercial and relevant service’. The ‘calm and approachableMark Torode heads the practice, and Peter Ferbrache is recommended. Torode’s highlights included advising Blackstone on the sale of three office blocks in Guernsey. Associate Laura Bougourd is ‘helpful, approachable and knowledgeable’.

Ogier’s practice is led by the ‘calm and efficient’ Martyn Baudains, who joined the firm from Babbé LLP in December 2016. Senior associate Claire Smith joined from Eversheds LLP in November 2015. Clients include a number of prominent retailers including Sandpiper, which the firm advised in connection with liquor licensing matters.

At the ‘excellentAFR Advocates, its lawyers attract praise for their ‘willingness to listen and take client views on board’. The ‘friendly and practical’ Mark Ferbrache heads the practice and is supported by Peter Stahelin. The firm advises a wide variety of clients on major real estate transactions, and also handles dilapidations and lease agreements.

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Legal Developments in Guernsey for Commercial property

  • Guernsey’s New Trust Legislation

    A brief overview of the key changes to the Island's Trust Legislation taking effect on Monday 17 March 2008 Much of Guernsey's economic success over past decades has been due to its adaptability and flexibility to react to changing market situations and conditions.
    - Carey Olsen

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  • In re B; B v T (Court of Appeal, 11 July 2012)

    A trustee's duty of confidentiality has recently been discussed and to some extent clarified in the recent Guernsey Court of Appeal decision of In re B; B v T (Court of Appeal, 11 July 2012). This summary has been prepared to provide you with a summary of the case as well as the general issues raised, but is not intended to cover all matters or to provide commentary.   This summary does not constitute legal advice.
  • The Company Administration Regime in Guernsey

  • Guernsey Image Rights Legislation

    The Image Rights (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Ordinance 2012 (the Ordinance) and The Image Rights (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Regulations, 2012
  • Guernsey Foundations

    The Foundations (Guernsey) Law, 2012 (Law) is awaiting Royal assent, expected to be given by the end of the year or early next year. Whilst Guernsey is not the first jurisdiction to provide for foundations, the Law does provide a number of unique options for individuals wishing to take advantage of the benefits provided by foundations. The purpose of this note is to provide both a general summary of the features of a Guernsey foundation, as well as a summary of these unique options that will be available under the Law.
  • Competitive Guernsey

    Guernsey has been considering the introduction of local competition law since at least 2005 and by bringing into effect The Competition (Guernsey) Ordinance, 2012 on 1 August 2012, has introduced an effective Competition Law regime, to regulate the same 3 core areas recognized in most competition regimes, namely the abuse of a dominant position, anti-competitive arrangements, and mergers and acquisitions.
  • Foundations in Guernsey

    On 25 July 2012 the States of Deliberation, Guernsey’s parliament, approved the project de loi The Foundations (Guernsey) Law, 2012 (the “Law”). Subject to Privy Council approval, the Law is expected to come into force in late 2012 or early 2013. This note is a brief summary of certain features of the new Law.
  • Friendly Rivalry? The Competition Laws of the Channel Islands

    • New Competition Law for Guernsey in force on 1 August 2012 • Jersey and Guernsey now both regulate the abuse of a dominant position, anti-competitive arrangements, and mergers and acquisitions • Key differences between the islands' competition laws • Overall, a pan-Channel Island approach to regulation
  • Making a will in Guernsey May 2012

    On 2 April 2012 The Inheritance (Guernsey) law 2011 came into force which has replaced Guernsey’s forced heirship regime with a system of full testamentary freedom (accompanied by family and dependent provisions).
  • Listing Specialist Securities on the Channel Islands Stock Exchange

    The Channel Islands Stock Exchange LBG ("CISX") began its operations in October 1998. It is based in St Peter Port, Guernsey and provides a listing facility and bespoke trading platform.
  • Image rights laws to be introduced in Guernsey

    “Image is everything” - Andre Agassi once famously declared in an advert for camera brand, Canon.

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