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Carey Olsen

PO BOX 98, CAREY HOUSE, LES BANQUES, ST PETER PORT, GY1 4BZ, GUERNSEY
Tel:
Work 01481 727272
Fax:
Fax 01481 711052
Email:
Web:
www.careyolsen.com
Carey Olsen, Tim Corfield, St Peter Port, GUERNSEY

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Tim Corfield

Tel:
Work 01481 732073
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Carey Olsen

Work Department

Dispute Resolution and Litigation

Position

Tim is a partner and advocate in the dispute resolution and litigation group. He specialises in advisory and trial work with expertise in company law disputes and contentious corporate transactional matters, banking and financial services litigation, funds litigation and shareholder activism, and regulatory investigations, as well as having significant experience in the fields of corporate insolvency, restructuring and general commercial and trusts litigation. He has undertaken numerous contentious and non-contentious schemes of arrangement, including takeover schemes and bespoke members' and creditors' schemes. During his career he has appeared in matters before the English High Court, the Royal Court of Guernsey and the Guernsey Court of Appeal.

Tim is ranked consistently by the independent, international legal directories as one of Guernsey's leading litigators (Legal 500, Chambers UK and Global, the International Bar Association's 'Who's Who Legal'), and has been described in them as, "terrific"; "a master of litigation with an analytical mind who can think outside the box to find sensible solutions"; "the right man for difficult heavyweight commercial litigation"; as having a "dominant and effective courtroom presence"; "relentlessly charming, unflappable and totally dedicated to winning"; and a "team player and a delight to work with."

Tim's representative work often has an international / cross-border element, and he has acted for boards of directors (either in contentious or regulatory matters, but also as part of his board advisory practice, assisting boards of directors, or committees or constituents thereof, on commercially sensitive or complex transactions and investigations), major corporates, investment banks, funds, private equity houses and other financial institutions, as well as administrators/custodians/investment managers, and companies investors, trustees, office holders and individuals.

Career

Tim qualified in 1999 as a solicitor, then as a solicitor-advocate, of the English courts where he practised for six years before moving to Guernsey in 2005, and being called as an advocate of the Royal Court of Guernsey in 2008.

Member

Tim is a member of the International Bar Association, the Chancery Bar Association, INSOL and the Institute of Directors.

Education

Shrewsbury School, England; University of London (1996 LLB Hons); University of Bristol (1997 PG Dip LP); Université de Caen Basse-Normandie (2007 Certificat d’Etudes Juridiques Françaises et Normandes).


Guernsey

Dispute resolution

Within: Leading individuals

Tim Corfield - Carey Olsen

Within: Dispute resolution

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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