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Gavin Farrell

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Work 44 1481 741 308
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Ferbrache & Farrell LLP

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Advocate and Partner

Career

Gavin Farrell was brought up in France, Germany and England and read law at the universities of Paris, Münster and London. Gavin then qualified as a French avocat and an English solicitor and worked for a number of years at Simmons & Simmons in their London and Paris offices, both in the general corporate and financial services/funds departments.

He then moved to Guernsey in 1999 where he was called as an Advocate of the Royal Court of Guernsey in 2002. Gavin became a partner in 2003 of the corporate department of Ozannes, now Mourant, until November 2016, whereupon he left to become one of the founding members of Ferbrache & Farrell LLP.

His practice covers general corporate and banking work, funds and the asset management industry.

Gavin has been ranked as a leading individual in banking, corporate and investment funds by a number of publications, as well as having been elected for a number of years as a Top Five Global Offshore Funds Lawyers in Who's Who. Gavin was also the only Guernsey lawyer to be inducted in more than one practice areas in Guernsey for the inaugural 2018 Legal 500 Hall of Fame, in both the Investment Funds and the Banking and Finance sections.

Languages

Native English and French, German

Member

Admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales  (non practising), as an avocat a la Cour d'Appel de Paris and as an Advocate of the Royal Court of Guernsey


Guernsey

Banking and finance

Within: Leading individuals

Gavin Farrell - Ferbrache & Farrell LLP

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Gavin Farrell - Ferbrache & Farrell LLP

Within: Corporate and M&A

At Ferbrache & Farrell LLP, 'response times and follow-up are superb' and the 'excellent team' is 'clearly of a high standard'. The team, led by the highly recommended Gavin Farrell and Natalie Le Cras, recently handled a number of transactions such as the Financial Services Opportunities Investment Fund's acquisition of an 85% interest in Kreston IOM and its wholly owned subsidiaries. In other highlights, the group was engaged to assist with corporate governance issues, the establishment of partnerships and joint ventures, and the sale of various companies and shares.

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Investment funds

Within: Leading individuals

Gavin Farrell - Ferbrache & Farrell LLP

Within: Investment funds

The 'very thorough and responsive' team at Ferbrache & Farrell LLP boasts 'excellent knowledge of legal and regulatory issues' in the investment funds space. One client rates Gavin Farrell as 'the number one in the Channel Islands for his communication skills, commercial awareness and proactive attitude'; alongside senior associate Natalie Le Cras, he recently oversaw the establishment of a number of Guernsey funds investing across a wide range of asset classes, including technology and innovation products. In another highlight, Nippon Growth Fund engaged the pair to handle its restructuring into an Irish UCITS sub-fund.

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