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

AO HALL’s Sam Shires, who heads the department, is considered to be a ‘very competent and experienced lawyer'. He and associate Kim Paiva advised Relendex on the launch of its real estate lending exchange, which saw the pair liaising with the Guernsey Financial Services Commission for regulatory approvals.

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

Alison Ozanne heads the ‘very efficient and responsive' team at AO HALL, which is active in fund and trust litigation, with recent instructions coming from trustees, beneficiaries and fund managers. Ozanne is recognised for her ‘fully composed' and ‘pleasant' manner. Senior associates Gregory Tee and Sarah Brehaut are also recommended.

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Within Employment, AO HALL is a second tier firm,

Louise Hall leads the team at AO HALL, which has recently been called on to advise on exit packages, pension schemes and employment issues in offshoring. Hall worked alongside associate Rachael Beresford to represent a client in an unfair dismissal claim. Both receive praise for their ‘approachableness' and ‘depth of knowledge'.

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

Providing an ‘exceptional level of personalised service', AO HALL‘quickly gets to the heart of a matter'. The team, which is led by the ‘empathetic' and ‘helpful' Sam Shires, has been particularly busy advising clients on the implementation of the AIFMD.

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

The ‘highly approachable and pragmatic' Paul Buckle heads the fiduciary practice at AO HALL; he is recommended for his ‘excellent technical pension knowledge'. Working alongside litigation colleagues, the team acts for trustees in contested court application. Recent non-contentious work includes drafting trust documentation, advising on trustees’ obligations and liabilities and regulatory issues. Senior associate Victoria Pratt is also recommended.

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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.
  • 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.