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Carey Olsen is ‘very good – it is always attentive and makes clients feel valued’. The firm handles a range of primarily office-related deals, but also handles logistics and leisure transactions, as well as planning law. Jason Morgan, who heads the practice, has ‘excellent knowledge, a thorough and professional approach to contracts and a keen commercial eye’. Along with senior associates John Le Tissier and Allan Skirrow, he advised the Webb Guernsey Property Unit Trust on the £7.2m purchase of three office buildings in St Peter Port. Davey Le Marquand advises sellers and tenants in keynote office deals, as well as handling dilapidations disputes. Senior associate Rachel Jones is also involved in key mandates. Other clients include pan-Channel Islands car dealership Jacksons, ABN AMRO and SPP Holdings. Jonathan Anderson is now at Hadef & Partners LLC in Abu Dhabi.

Collas Crill is ‘a premier firm’ that provides ‘excellent legal knowledge and sage commercial advice that is delivered promptly by a very knowledgeable team’. Chris Bound and Jason Green advised The Liberation Group on the property aspects of the sale of the company to Caledonia Investments. Green also advised Sigma Roc on its purchase of Ronez Group. Paul Nettleship advised J&D Norman on the sale of BNP Paribas House to a private investor. At senior associate level, Jeff O’Boyle is a new recruit from Babbé LLP and Donald Millar is ‘also excellent to work with’.

Second-to-none in its approach and level of service’ according to clients, Mourant Ozannes fields a property team that is ‘always sensitive to its clients’ concerns while being driven to complete a deal efficiently’. Mark Torodestands out as a key figure on the scene in Guernsey – he is fully in touch with the industry and works tirelessly to ensure the best possible outcomes’. He advised Guernsey Electricity on a range of developments and purchases surrounding the redevelopment of Guernsey Airport, and advised the same client on the purchase of property surrounding the island’s power station. Associate Laura Bougourd is praised for her ‘approachability, attention to detail and delivery’ – she and Torode advised the insurer underwriting warranties given by Aggregate Industry concerning its sale of Ronez to SigmaRoc. Also recommended are consultant Kate Dewsnap and non-lawyer planning adviser James Le Gallez. Other clients include developers, retailers and mortgage lenders.

Ogier’s Martyn Baudains is advising Deloitte as administrators and liquidators of the Long Port Group, an insolvent property company which owned a number of key commercial properties. Baudains also acted alongside associate Claire Smith for Aggregate Industries on its sale of quarrying company Ronez to Sigmaroc. Senior associate Piers Dereham joined the firm from Babbé LLP in September 2016. Other clients include the John Lewis Partnership, Channel Islands Fuels, Boots and Sandpiper CI, which operates Guernsey’s Hotel Chocolat, Marks & Spencer and Jack Wills stores.

AFR Advocates handles a range of non-contentious work regarding leasing, real estate finance, office space purchases, as well as contentious matters such as lease terminations and construction disputes. Peter Stahelin handles many of the deals, with Mark Ferbrache also active.

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Legal Developments in Guernsey for Commercial property

  • Guernsey’s New Trust Legislation

    A brief overview of the key changes to the Island's Trust Legislation taking effect on Monday 17 March 2008 Much of Guernsey's economic success over past decades has been due to its adaptability and flexibility to react to changing market situations and conditions.
    - Carey Olsen

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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.

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