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Carey Olsen’s ‘excellent’ funds team attracts praise for its ability to ‘cut through the toughest legal challenges’. Graham Hall heads the eight-partner team and advised Regional REIT on its successful launch and admission to trading on the Main Market of the LSE. The ‘outstandingBen Morgan assisted Waterland Private Equity Investments with its fund-raising for Waterland Private Equity VI. The ‘knowledgeable, commercial and pragmaticTom Carey advised Permira Debt Managers on the final closing of its direct lending fund Permira Credit Solutions II. Highlights for Andrew Boyce (who is ‘one of the finest minds in the Guernsey legal sector’) included assisting with the launch of Park Square Capital Credit Opportunities II. The ‘attentive and client-friendlyDavid Crosland advised Macquarie Infrastructure Debt Investment Solutions on the launch of an inflation-linked infrastructure debt fund. Christopher Anderson and Tony Lane are also recommended.

Mourant Ozannesconsistently provides a fast, diligent, proactive and responsive service’. Highlights included advising iCON Infrastructure on the launch of iCON Infrastructure Partners III; assisting Offshore Merchant Partners with the establishment and final close of Offshore Merchant Partners Asset Yield Fund; and advising JZ Capital Partners on a $121m fundraising through a placing and open offer of ordinary shares. The ‘highly intelligent’ Gavin Farrell heads the team, which includes the ‘approachable, friendly and proactiveDarren Bacon and the ‘fantasticHelen Wyatt, who became a partner in February 2016. Caroline Chan joined from Ogier in November 2015, and Barney Lee retired in December 2015.

Ogier delivers ‘an exceptional level of service, with fast response times and excellent availability’. William Simpson advised Development Partners International on the establishment of African Development Partners II. The ‘professional, approachable and thorough’ Bryon Rees is ‘a pleasure to work with’. He became a partner in September 2015, and advised Equitix on the establishment of Equitix Fund IV. Highlights for the ‘excellentFrances Watson included assisting Sequoia Economic Infrastructure Income Fund on its IPO. Managing associate James Cooke is ‘a rising star’.

Babbé LLP stands out for its ‘good service, prompt responses and quick preparation of documents’.

Collas Crill acted for Darwin Alternative Investment Management in the establishment of Darwin Bereavement Services Fund, and advised Providence Group on the establishment of a number of bespoke regulated and unregulated PCC structures. It also assisted London Central Portfolio Property Holdings with the merger of its fund portfolio with those of two Jersey sister funds. Paul Wilkes, Wayne Atkinson, Jason Romer and senior associate Tristan Ozannes are recommended.

Applebyprovides very efficient service and its lawyers work hard to meet clients’ needs’. The ‘thorough, knowledgeable and thoughtful’ Kate Storey, who became a partner in April 2016, advised BMO Real Estate Partners on the establishment, financing and debt listing on the Channel Islands Securities Exchange of a real estate investment club deal structure. Jeremy Berchem’s highlights included acting for Blackstone on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Broadgate West Property I and Broadgate West Property II. The Carlyle Group, Tritax Big Box REIT and Brooks Macdonald Funds are also clients.

Bedell Cristin assisted clients with the launch of various funds, as well as carrying out ongoing advisory work for existing fund clients. Mark Helyar advised an authorised open-ended class B collective investment scheme on its restructuring. Kate Ovenden and senior associate Richard Sharp is recommended. Kerrie Le Tissier moved to Collas Crill in February 2016.

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Legal Developments in Guernsey for Investment funds

  • 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.
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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.
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  • 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
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    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).
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