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MIDLAND CHAMBERS, 2-10 LIBRARY PLACE, ST HELIER, JE1 2BP, JERSEY
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Jersey

Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Baker & Partners

Baker & Partners presents a truly full-service offering of highly-regarded advocates who are routinely praised by a client list of blue-chip businesses, corporate service providers, foreign governments, private clients and UK law firms. Mandates largely comprise high-value, multi-jurisdictional disputes in the fields of contentious trusts, insolvency, asset recovery, civil fraud, commercial litigation and regulatory matters. Adding substantial weight to the already extensive team, which includes stand-out members Stephen Baker ('pragmatic, commercial and creative'), William Redgrave ('clever and tactical') and senior associates James Sheedy ('level-headed'), Charlie Sorensen and Lynne Gregory is the appointment of senior counsel James Corbett QC, who formerly led Kobre & Kim's office in the Cayman Islands.

Practice head(s):Stephen Baker; Simon Thomas; William Redgrave

Other key lawyers:James Corbett QC; Lynne Redgrave; James Sheedy; Amita Chohan; Simon Thomas; Charlie Sorensen

Testimonials

'A powerhouse of a firm, with practitioners who are friendly and practical'

'William Redgrave is a superb advocate'

'James Corbett QC is an exceptional advocate; eloquent, always engages with the judge positively, and has an exceptional knowledge of all aspects of commercial law'

'Lynne Gregory is an extremely competent lawyer'

'James Sheedy has an encyclopedic knowledge of trusts law'

'Amita Chohan is an exceptionally bright lawyer'

'Steve Baker is the driving force behind the firm. He is very commercial and fights his client's corner'

'Simon Thomas is very intelligent, helpful and always a pleasure to work with'

'James Corbett QC is calm, extremely knowledgeable, organised and creative'

'Charlie Sorensen is a responsive and diligent senior associate, whose analysis is measured and client-friendly'

'A very strong team'

Key Clients

CMC Holdings

BNP Paribas Jersey Trust Corporation

Elesh Gheewala

Grant Thornton

Margaret Smith (trustee in the bankruptcy of the Joseph M. De Mauro estate)

Lumiere

Samantha Scott

Temple Estates Limited

Barclays Pharmaceuticals

Beneficiaries of the I, J, L, K trusts

Work highlights

  • Acting for CMC Holdings on claims of fiduciary duty breaches against a former company director.
  • Representing BNP Paribas Jersey Trust Corporation as defendants in the Crociani v Crociani litigation.
  • Appointed by the US Bankruptcy Court as special counsel to the client in the bankruptcy of the Joseph M. De Mauro estate.
  • Successfully prosecuted (on behlaf of the Attorney General of Jersey) the former managing director of Lumiere Wealth Limited for a number of mis-selling offences.
  • Defended Temple Estates Limited in an action brought by the current directors alleging breach of duty.
Leading individuals

Stephen Baker - Baker & Partners

William Redgrave - Baker & Partners

Rising stars

Charlie Sorensen - Baker & Partners

James Sheedy - Baker & Partners

Lynne Gregory - Baker & Partners

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Jersey: Dispute resolution

Regulatory and White-collar
Regulatory and White-collar - ranked: tier 1

Baker & Partners

Baker & Partners is a leading name in the field of regulatory investigations, regularly acting for both businesses and Jersey’s regulatory prosecutors in a number of high-profile cases. Simon Thomas' experience covers fraud prosecutions, negligent financing claims and regulatory public law issues. Recent mandates for William Redgrave include securing high-value freezing orders for both domestic and international litigation actions, as well as acting in banking-sector mis-selling claims. The also team also has expertise in mutual legal assistance matters.

Practice head(s):Stephen Baker; Simon Thomas; William Redgrave

Other key lawyers:Julian Gollop

Testimonials

'An excellent combination of established advocates from Jersey and specialist barristers with a UK background'

'One of the pre-eminent litigation practices in Jersey'

'Simon Thomas acts on complex and serious trial proceedings smoothly and according to plan'

'Simon has a very approachable manner and prepares cases thoroughly'

'Simon Thomas is an excellent jury advocate and his cross-examination is devastating. He is not simply a good advocate but an excellent lawyer who understands how to present cases which makes him very jury friendly'

'Stephen Baker and Julian Gollop are very competent advocates'

'Baker & Partners provides excellent and insightful knowledge of the law'

'Baker & Partners is approachable and works in a collegiate manner'

'No other firm has the same level of experience in Jersey'

Key Clients

Meinl Bank

Beneficiaries of the I, J, K and L Trusts

Link Asset Services Limited

The Attorney General of Jersey

Jersey Financial Services Commission

Work highlights

  • Acted for Meinl Bank in challenging attempts by the Austrian authorities to obtain Jersey-held material to use in criminal investigations.
  • Instructed to act for the UHNW beneficiaries of four trusts which are the subject of investigation by Jersey and international authorities.
  • Successfully prosecuted the former managing director of Lumiere Wealth for a number of mis-selling offences on behalf of the Attorney General of Jersey.
  • Instructed to prosecute the director of Parisma Trading with offences of fraud and fraudulent conversion on behalf of the Attorney General of Jersey
Leading individuals

Simon Thomas - Baker & Partners

William Redgrave - Baker & Partners

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  • Enhanced Information for Cayman Entities

    The Cayman Islands Government has passed a number of amendment laws to strengthen Cayman's anti-money laundering and counter-financing of terrorism regime. The laws, published on 8 August 2019, are intended to help address certain recommended actions in Cayman's legislative framework identified by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force in its evaluation report published in March 2019.
  • New Cayman Data Protection Law – A guide for Cayman funds

    The Cayman Islands Data Protection Law, 2017 ( DP Law ) is currently scheduled to come into effect on 30 September 2019.  Once commenced, it will enact a framework of rights and duties to regulate the processing of individuals' personal data broadly based on the same internationally recognised privacy principles that form the basis for other data protection laws globally.  The DP Law will regulate the processing of all personal data in the Cayman Islands and will affect any entity established in the Cayman Islands, including investment funds, that processes personal data regardless of whether such processing takes place within the Cayman Islands and regardless of whether the personal data relates to Cayman individuals.  For our full briefing see Cayman Islands Data Protection Law: An Ogier Client Guide .
  • Exempt bodies: Substance regulations may still apply

    The Income Tax (Substance Requirements)(Implementation) Regulations, 2018 as amended (the Substance Regulations ) came into force on 1 January 2019 and have recently been further updated by The Income Tax (Substance Requirements)(Implementation)(Amendment) Regulations, 2019 (the Amendment Regulations ), with effect from 1 August 2019.  The Amendment Regulations have extended the scope of the Substance Regulations to include all tax exempt bodies that have been granted an exemption under paragraphs (3) and (5) of Schedule 1 of the Income Tax (Exempt Bodies) (Guernsey) Ordinance, 1989 (as amended) (the Exempt Bodies Ordinance ).  In addition, the Amendment Regulations clarify the scope of the Substance Regulations in relation to IP Assets and High Risk IP Companies – the balance of this note focuses on the change in status of tax exempt bodies. 
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    The rules recognising the legal formality of wills in the Cayman Islands are prescriptive, requiring the will to be executed in writing, signed at the foot of the document by the testator and witnessed by two witnesses who formally attest the will in writing in the presence of the testator.
  • Luxembourg Government submits bill to Parliament implementing the EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive 2

    On 8 August 2019, the Luxembourg Government submitted a draft law to the Parliament (the Draft Law ) to implement the Council Directive (EU) 2017/952 of 29 May 2017 ( ATAD 2 or the Directive ) into Luxembourg domestic law.
  • Ogier fund finance team now offers Luxembourg legal advice from US time zone with return of Catharin

    Ogier's fund finance team now offers Luxembourg legal advice from a US time zone with the return of fund finance specialist Catharina von Finckenhagen to the Cayman Islands as a dual-qualified Luxembourg advocate and Cayman attorney.
  • Enhanced Information for Cayman Entities

    The Cayman Islands Government has passed a number of amendment laws to strengthen Cayman's anti-money laundering and counter-financing of terrorism regime. The laws, published on 8 August 2019, are intended to help address certain recommended actions in Cayman's legislative framework identified by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force in its evaluation report published in March 2019.
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    As of 1 March 2019, the Luxembourg law of 13 January 2019 (the Law ) creating a register of beneficial owners ( Registre des bénéficiaires effectifs or " RBE ") is in force.
  • Jersey substance proposals – the Banking and Finance perspective

    EU finance ministers have formally approved Jersey's economic substance legislation by removing the jurisdiction from the "grey list" on 12 March 2019 and the Privy Council granted formal approval to the Taxation (Companies - Economic Substance) (Jersey) Law 2019 (the Law) on 13 March 2019. The Law takes effect from 1 January 2019.
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    Ogier has advised Canadian payments technology company Nuvei Corporation on the US$889 million acquisition of AIM traded SafeCharge International Group Limited by means of a Court-sanctioned Guernsey scheme of arrangement.