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Within Commercial and banking, AO HALL is a third tier firm,

The ‘approachable and well-organised’ team at AO HALL acted for EFIF in relation to financing provided to purchase an online procurement platform based in Russia. Sam Shires is recommended, and Matt Sanders is ‘methodical, knowledgeable and unflappable’.

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Within Dispute resolution, AO HALL is a third tier firm,

AO HALLprovides appropriate advice at a reasonable cost’. The practice assisted the fund manager and fund administrator in relation to proceedings concerning the Arasbridge Unit Trust. Alison Ozanne is ‘practical and commercial’.

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Within Employment, AO HALL is a second tier firm,

The team at AO HALL is ‘practical’, and ‘takes into account the commercial view’. It has recently advised in relation to offshoring, team moves, restrictive covenants, terms and conditions, stress claims, consultancy arrangements, and senior executive terminations. Louise Hall is ‘extremely knowledgeable in employment law’, and associate Rachael Beresford is ‘an excellent communicator’.

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Within Investment funds, AO HALL is a third tier firm,

AO HALL’s Sam Shires is experienced in the establishment and regulation of open-ended and closed-ended investment vehicles. The team advised PSG Mutual Fund PCC on the launch of the PSG Global Flexible Fund.

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Within Private client, trusts and tax, AO HALL is a third tier firm,

Paul Buckle heads the department at AO HALL, which advises in relation to pension restructuring, the transfer of structures, and litigation funds arrangements. Senior associate Victoria Pratt joined from Babbé.

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Guernsey: Overview

Legal Developments in Guernsey

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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.
  • Royal Court Civil Proceedings - A Shift From Ladbroke on External Lawyers' Fees?

    The limits of cost recovery in Guernsey litigation is an ever present issue for clients. It is even more acute where external lawyers are engaged because of the need for specialist assistance. This article explores those limits, with a focus on external lawyers' fees and the leading 2008 case of Ladbrokes PLC v Galaxy International Ltd.
  • The Company Administration Regime in Guernsey

  • Proposed changes to Guernsey Insolvency Laws

    The Guernsey States of Deliberation have approved changes to the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 which include several key changes affecting insolvencies in Guernsey.The Guernsey States of Deliberation have approved changes to the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 which include several key changes affecting insolvencies in Guernsey.
  • Guernsey Foundations

    A summary of the key aspects of the Foundations (Guernsey) Law, 2012. 
  • 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.
  • Non-charitable purpose trusts in Guernsey

    Guernsey law permits a purpose trust to be established with a particular purpose stated in the trust instrument and for which there are no ascertainable beneficiaries.
  • 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.