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Ferbrache & Farrell LLP

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Advocate and Partner


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.


Native English and French, German


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

Lawyer Rankings

Guernsey > Banking and finance

(Hall of Fame)

Gavin FarrellFerbrache & Farrell LLP

Gavin Farrell and associate Natalie Le Cras are key names at Ferbrache & Farrell LLP, which handles a range of cross-border lending work including private fund finance; frequently representing borrowers. Restructuring is another area of expertise.

Guernsey > Investment funds

(Hall of Fame)

Gavin FarrellFerbrache & Farrell LLP

Ferbrache & Farrell LLP handles a range of fund formation and advisory mandates, covering both private funds as well as open-ended funds work. Gavin Farrell‘s team has a strong following among Norwegian managers, and also advises US university endowments. Natalie Le Cras is the key senior associate.

Guernsey > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Gavin FarrellFerbrache & Farrell LLP

At Ferbrache & Farrell LLP, the ‘well-respected’ Gavin Farrell is the main partner in a team which handles on-island deals, work for private equity and complex corporate work – he typically works with senior associate Natalie Le Cras. While the firm is only present in Guernsey, it is popular for inter-island referrals from Jersey’s independent firms.