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Bedell Cristin

LA PLAIDERIE HOUSE, LA PLAIDERIE, ST PETER PORT, GY1 1WG, GUERNSEY
Tel:
Work 01481 812812
Fax:
Fax 01481 812813
Web:
www.bedellcristin.com
Grand Cayman, London, Singapore, St Helier, St Peter Port, Tortola

Guernsey

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Bedell Cristin

At Bedell Cristin, Kate Ovenden and senior associate Ann Halliday handle a range of lending, with a key strength being real estate finance work. The team also has strong capabilities in complex restructurings and distressed lending as well as work for non-bank lenders. Dylan Latimer joined in September 2019 from Mourant.

Practice head(s):Kate Ovenden

Other key lawyers:Ann Halliday; Dylan Latimer

Leading individuals

Kate Ovenden - Bedell Cristin

Rising stars

Ann Halliday - Bedell Cristin

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Bedell Cristin

Bedell Cristin handles a number of debt capital markets transactions, including high yield issuances. Kate Ovenden heads the firm's broader corporate and finance team, which also includes Richard Sharp, who has a track record of insurance-related work.

Practice head(s):Kate Ovenden

Other key lawyers:Richard Sharp

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Bedell Cristin

Bedell Cristin handles a range of work in the corporate space, with particular exposure to the financial services industry and the UK real estate market. Richard Sharp, among other work, handles complex mandates concerning technical points of Guernsey company law, as well as cross-border M&A.

Practice head(s):Kate Ovenden

Other key lawyers:Richard Sharp

Testimonials

'The corporate team is very professional, knowledgable about how to do deals and responsive.'

'It has great international links for projects that require overseas involvement.'

'Richard Sharp is quick to grab the important points in a transaction and get them suitably incorporated into the documentation.'

'Richard Sharp is always in control.'

 

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Bedell Cristin

Bedell Cristin enjoys a steady flow of ongoing and unique instructions in the contentious trusts field, representing both trustees and beneficiaries from a breadth of jurisdictions throughout Africa, the CIS region, the UK and beyond. Alasdair Davidson is a market leader in this field while Jon Barclay leads the team on commercial and corporate disputes, asset tracing and fraud instructions. Insolvency and regulatory matters are other core areas of the practice, with a significant number of instructions forwarded by leading international law firms and insolvency practices.

Practice head(s):Alastair Davidson

Other key lawyers:Jon Barclay

Testimonials

'A team of experienced senior lawyers with a wealth of experience of offshore litigation'From the firm (UK ONLY)

'Alasdair Davidson is a highly intelligent advocate with good judgement'

'Heavyweight litigators'

'Jon Barclay and Alastair Davidson are willing to bring added value'

Key Clients

BDO

KYRS Global

JT

Kent and Reliance Building Society

Trustee of the Madoff Estate

RBC

Rradar Group

Ned Bank

Louvre Group

Grant Thornton

Work highlights

  • An ongoing instruction defending Adil Popat in proceedings concerning alleged trusts spread across three continents with competing family interests.
  • Continuing to act as special counsel for Trustee of the Madoff Estatein Guernsey for all related actions and matters concerning the Madoff Ponzi scheme.
  • Instructed by David Rubin as liquidator of Highbridge Consulting Limited in a unique application to appoint a liquidator over a Guernsey limited partnership in order to facilitate the further investigation of alleged fraud concerning credit card debt relief schemes.
Leading individuals

Alasdair Davidson - Bedell Cristin

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 1

Bedell Cristin

Bedell Cristin enjoys a strong reputation in the insurance-linked securities arena, regularly handling the formations, transfers, amendments and delistings of such instruments. Practice head Richard Sharp advises on captive insurance structures and pension risk transfers, while of counsel Mark Helyar is a prominent name in the developing field of insurance and investment convergence structures. The team also provides regulatory assistance with corporate transactions in the sector.

Practice head(s):Richard Sharp

Other key lawyers:Mark Helyar

Testimonials

'Richard Sharp is helpful and readily available'

'Richard Sharp is extremely responsive with an exceptional turnaround time'

Leading individuals

Richard Sharp - Bedell Cristin

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 4

Bedell Cristin

Bedell Cristin's corporate team, which is led by Kate Ovenden and Richard Sharp, handles funds work, primarily private funds in the energy space, while some of the firm's other mandates concern regulated funds as well. Sharp also has insurance-related funds expertise. Dylan Latimer joined as a partner from Mourant, where he was a counsel, in September 2019.

Practice head(s):Kate Ovenden

Other key lawyers:Richard Sharp; Dylan Latimer

Key Clients

Catalyst Investment Management

Work highlights

  • Advised EV Private Equity on launching a new fund, EV Private Equity V Plus.
Next Generation Partners

Dylan Latimer - Bedell Cristin

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