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Carey Olsen, David Jones, St Peter Port, GUERNSEY

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David Jones

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Carey Olsen

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Dispute Resolution and Litigation, Restructuring and Insolvency


David is an advocate providing specialised advice in relation to business restructuring and insolvency in contentious, non-contentious and multi-jurisdictional matters.

In his time with Carey Olsen David has been involved in many of the largest insolvencies involving Guernsey entities, ranging from investment funds to global retailers. He is able to assist lenders in respect of the taking and enforcement of all forms of security. David regularly advises the boards of distressed entities and has extensive experience acting for office holders.

Notable matters include advising in relation to the restructuring and/or formal insolvencies of Joannou & Paraskevaides (Overseas) Limited, the philatelic investment business Stanley Gibbons (Guernsey) Limited, The Long Port Group and HMV Group plc. He has advised on the acquisition, restructuring and enforcement of a number of high value, multi-jurisdictional, non-performing loan portfolios on behalf of hedge fund acquirers.

David is a member of the Insolvency Lawyers Association and R3 and sits on the young members Committee of INSOL International. David lectures on INSOL's Foundation Certificate in International Insolvency and is part of the working group tasked with updating and revising Guernsey's insolvency laws.


David qualified as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales in 2004. He was called to the Guernsey Bar in 2014. He was made a partner at Carey Olsen in January 2019.


Insolvency Lawyers Association and R3.


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Carey Olsen fields a ‘consistently strong team’ which clients describe as ‘adaptable’, ‘results-driven’, ‘pre-eminent’ and ‘second to none’. Among the key names to note is the ‘conscientious, cooperative, approachable and sensibleKaren Le Cras, whose ‘wealth of experience and sound instincts’ make her a client favourite, alongside the ‘extremely bright and effectiveElaine Gray. On the trust front, John Greenfield and Gray continue to act for the joint liquidators in the landmark Tchenguiz case, and Le Cras represented the trustee of a retirement plan in a Hastings-Bass application by one of its beneficiaries. Tim Corfield is ‘the best litigator on the island’, according to one client, and recently obtained the court’s approval on behalf of NYX Gaming with regard to its acquisition by Scientific Games via a scheme of arrangement. The team also frequently defends insurers and medical professionals in mistreatment and negligence claims, handles commercial disputes arising out of insolvencies, and advises clients on issues including asset tracing, fraud claims and regulatory breaches. Counsel David Jones is also a key contact.

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Guernsey: Restructuring & Insolvency (3rd edition)

April 2019. By David Jones, Partner

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to restructuring and insolvency laws and regulations that may occur in  Guernsey . This Q&A is part of the global guide to Restructuring & Insolvency (3rd edition). [Continue Reading]

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