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Guernsey

Banking and finance
Leading individuals

Gavin Farrell - Ferbrache & Farrell LLP

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Ferbrache & Farrell LLP

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.

Leading individuals

Gavin Farrell - Ferbrache & Farrell LLP

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Ferbrache & Farrell LLP

New firm Ferbrache & Farrell LLP ‘attracts the very best talent’; the ‘lawyers of the highest standard know their job, work together as a team and are clearly on top of things at all times’. The dispute resolution team is led by the ‘technically competent, client-concerned, serious and punctualMartin Jones, who advised three individuals as beneficiaries with regard to a UK trust administered by Guernsey trustees who alleged the clients had lost their beneficiary status due to defects in the documentation which appointed them as such. The group also acted for a senior employee of a major bank in disciplinary proceedings, assisted a Guernsey advocate with his claim for the repayment of loaned monies, and advised on issues arising from regulatory anti-fraud enforcements. Also notable is ‘commercially astute’ of counsel Adam Cole, who – alongside Jones – was instructed to represent the Office of the Public Trustee of the Bailiwick as the trustee of several occupational pension schemes following the forced removal of the previous trustees. Consultant Peter Ferbrache is also noteworthy.

Next generation lawyers

Adam Cole - Ferbrache & Farrell LLP

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 4

Ferbrache & Farrell LLP

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.

Leading individuals

Gavin Farrell - Ferbrache & Farrell LLP

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    The Channel Islands Stock Exchange, LBG (the Exchange or CISX) commenced operations on 27 October 1998 and is intended to provide recognised facilities for the listing and trading of securities issued by companies and investment funds.
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