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Bedell Cristin

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London, Singapore, St Helier, St Peter Port, Tortola
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Bedell Cristin is a leading award-winning law firm in Guernsey advising world class financial institutions and businesses, intermediaries and high-net-worth individuals and their advisers on Guernsey law. Renowned for our expertise across the banking, corporate, commercial, fund, litigation and private client sectors, we are also a top-tier ranked insurance reinsurance practice, have a leading market share in the Insurance Listed Securities market and have been a consistent winner of industry awards for our role within the captive industry.

Led by Managing Partner, Kate Ovenden, our diverse range of major global clients include RBS,RBSI, HSBC, Barclays, Santander, Lloyds , Goldman Sachs, Deloittes, Marsh, Canada Life, Eddie Stobart, National Bank of Abu Dhabi and Aviva.

We also advise on listings on The International Stock Exchange and provide sponsor services related to those listed.

Our litigation team is consistently appointed to act in the highest profile disputes in the courts in the Channel Islands, whilst we also advise on many of the most significant cross border insolvency cases and have extensive experience in the courts dealing with asset tracking, disclosure and freezing orders.

Acknowledged by clients as 'commercial and responsive, 'versatile and highly effective', we have strength in depth and are able to provide innovative solutions in relation to multi-billion pound cross border transactions and other complex matters. In addition to Guernsey, the firm has offices in Jersey, London, Singapore and the BVI and is able to provide a one-stop solution in matters requiring Jersey, Guernsey and BVI advice.

Legal Developments in Jersey

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  • Modernisation of Jersey‚Äôs pensions law

    Modernisation of Jersey’s pensions law
  • Jersey Opens the door to QROP‚Äôs

    Jersey opens the door to QROPs
  • Jersey Legislation Overview

    Jersey Legislation Overview
  • Civil Liability for Breaches of the Codes

    Civil Liability for Breaches of the Codes
  • AML Update: Review of 2014 amendments to the substantive offences

    AML Update: Review of 2014 amendments to the substantive offences under the Proceeds of Crime (Jersey) Law 1999 
  • The New Charities Law - a bright new dawn

    As of Friday 21 November 2014, the new Charities (Jersey) Law 2014 (the " Law ") (or at least certain parts of it) came into effect.  This represents a quantum leap forward for Jersey in the charity field.  The Law has introduced a new test for what is charitable (the " Charity Test "), has introduced the post of a Charity Commissioner and a Charity Tribunal, and in time will introduce standards that those who run charities in the Island will have to abide by.  It is hoped that the Law will enable the Island to flourish as a centre for the administration of charitable and philanthropic structures.
  • New Managed Account Regime for Jersey Hedge Fund Managers

    An exemption which will enable Jersey-regulated fund managers to be appointed in relation to managed accounts has now been introduced.  This will enable hedge fund managers that are already regulated under the Financial Services (Jersey) Law (FS Law) in Jersey to carry out fund services business (FSB) to also service qualifying segregated managed accounts (QSMAs) without the need to seek additional regulation for the conduct of investment business under the FS Law.
  • The Security Interests (Jersey) Law 2012: Changes to Jersey's security regime

    On 2 January 2014, the Security Interests (Jersey) Law 2012 came into force in respect of Jersey law security over intangible movable property (e.g. shares/securities, bank accounts and custody assets).  The new law replaces the Security Interests (Jersey) Law 1983 (which was in force for the last three decades) and introduces a number of important changes which modernise Jersey's security regime.
  • Exclusive and Inherent Jurisdictions: to boldly go where no Court has gone before?

    On 26 November 2014, the Privy Council delivered judgment in the long-running case of Crociani & Others v. Crociani & Others [2014] UKPC 40 .  The case is of interest to trustees because it provides conclusive and binding guidance on the treatment of exclusive jurisdiction clauses in trust deeds.  However, it also raises questions as to the fundamental nature of the inherent supervisory jurisdiction of the Royal Court in connection with trust matters, and whether it is in fact broader than previously thought.
  • Accessing EU Institutional investor capital

    Luxembourg is one of the largest global investment fund domiciles, benefiting from the following factors: