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Adv Stephen Baker

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Baker & Partners

Position

Partner advocate. Specialist areas: international asset recovery, international co-operation and financial crime. Important cases: AG v O’Brien; AG v Caversham & Bell; Abacha; Cantrade Bank; Hanover Bank; Federal Republic of Brazil v Durant International Corp and Kildare Finance Ltd. Practises at both Jersey and English Bars.

Career

Trained 7 Bedford Row, London; qualified 1989; Fraser Milner Casgrain, Toronto, Canada 1989; 7 Bedford Row 1990; senior legal adviser Jersey Attorney General’s Department 2001-03; principal, Baker & Partners 2003; door tenant 7 Bedford Row.

Member

ICC Fraudnet – Jersey Representative; International Criminal Bar Association; Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists.Chairman, IBA Asset Recovery Sub-Committee, Chairman Jersey Institute of Law

Education

Durham School; Manchester University (LLB Hons); Cambridge University (LLM); Inns of Court School of Law.


Jersey

Dispute resolution

Within: Leading individuals

Adv Stephen Baker - Baker & Partners

Within: Dispute resolution

The ‘excellent litigation specialist practice’ at Baker & Partners consists of ‘an exceptional legal team which works together wholly in the interest of attaining the best possible result for the client’. The main bulk of the practice’s work revolves around trusts disputes and commercial contract litigation, but clients also appoint the group to handle novel issues such as public law and indemnity. Adv Simon Thomas is ‘incredibly professional, polite, prepared, thorough and consciencious’; he is currently acting for a group of African companies in a claim against RBC Trust Company and its former director for breach of fiduciary duties pertaining to his alleged participation in a secret commission scheme and RBC’s dishonest assistance therein. Practice head and ‘clever tactician’ Adv Stephen Baker ‘takes extraordinary pride in his work’ and led the advice to a Central American family on their action against the administrators of their Jersey trusts following the intervention of Jersey and foreign authorities in the management of said trusts, and senior associate Adv Charlie Sorensen collaborated with him to represent the liquidators of two BVI entities pursued in Jersey by the state of Brazil and the municipality of Sao Paolo on the grounds that they held funds misappropriated by a former public official. Clients also recommend Adv William Redgrave and senior associates Adv James Sheedy and Lynne Gregory, who recently joined from Centamin.

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    Modernisation of Jersey’s pensions law
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    Jersey opens the door to QROPs
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    Jersey Legislation Overview
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    Civil Liability for Breaches of the Codes
  • AML Update: Review of 2014 amendments to the substantive offences

    AML Update: Review of 2014 amendments to the substantive offences under the Proceeds of Crime (Jersey) Law 1999 
  • The New Charities Law - a bright new dawn

    As of Friday 21 November 2014, the new Charities (Jersey) Law 2014 (the " Law ") (or at least certain parts of it) came into effect.  This represents a quantum leap forward for Jersey in the charity field.  The Law has introduced a new test for what is charitable (the " Charity Test "), has introduced the post of a Charity Commissioner and a Charity Tribunal, and in time will introduce standards that those who run charities in the Island will have to abide by.  It is hoped that the Law will enable the Island to flourish as a centre for the administration of charitable and philanthropic structures.
  • New Managed Account Regime for Jersey Hedge Fund Managers

    An exemption which will enable Jersey-regulated fund managers to be appointed in relation to managed accounts has now been introduced.  This will enable hedge fund managers that are already regulated under the Financial Services (Jersey) Law (FS Law) in Jersey to carry out fund services business (FSB) to also service qualifying segregated managed accounts (QSMAs) without the need to seek additional regulation for the conduct of investment business under the FS Law.
  • The Security Interests (Jersey) Law 2012: Changes to Jersey's security regime

    On 2 January 2014, the Security Interests (Jersey) Law 2012 came into force in respect of Jersey law security over intangible movable property (e.g. shares/securities, bank accounts and custody assets).  The new law replaces the Security Interests (Jersey) Law 1983 (which was in force for the last three decades) and introduces a number of important changes which modernise Jersey's security regime.
  • Exclusive and Inherent Jurisdictions: to boldly go where no Court has gone before?

    On 26 November 2014, the Privy Council delivered judgment in the long-running case of Crociani & Others v. Crociani & Others [2014] UKPC 40 .  The case is of interest to trustees because it provides conclusive and binding guidance on the treatment of exclusive jurisdiction clauses in trust deeds.  However, it also raises questions as to the fundamental nature of the inherent supervisory jurisdiction of the Royal Court in connection with trust matters, and whether it is in fact broader than previously thought.
  • Accessing EU Institutional investor capital

    Luxembourg is one of the largest global investment fund domiciles, benefiting from the following factors: