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Guernsey

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

Babbé LLP

Babbé LLP's corporate practice handles a mixture of corporate work, both on and off-island. The firm is selected by some Jersey firms for inter-island referrals. Stuart Tyler heads the practice.

Practice head(s):Stuart Tyler

Work highlights

  • Advised Saffery Champness Management International, a family trust, on the sale of equity investments in a CIS dairy products manufacturer.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Babbé LLP

Babbé LLP fields a team with a track record of acting on a significant number of the bailiwick’s leading cases. The team has a particularly strong financial litigation offering, with lawyers including Todd McGuffin, Nicholas Robison and Ian Swan representing multinational financial institutions and trust companies in corporate insolvency, contentious trust and regulatory disputes. The practice also leads on complex commercial litigation matters including highly-publicised civil fraud cases, with Anna Guggenheim QC being a go-to name in this field. Law firms from London and further abroad often refer to the practice for multi-jurisdictional cases.

Other key lawyers:Todd McGuffin; Nick Robison; Ian Swan; Anna Guggenheim

Key Clients

HSBC

Credit Suisse

Carillion

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Grant Thornton

Rawlinson & Hunter

Work highlights

  • Represented the executive directors of the Carlyle Fund in defending an appeal against an unsuccessful claim of $2bn against the client.
  • Acting for the trustees of the Tchenguiz Discretionary Trust in two long-running and high-profile disputes involving investment businesses associated with Robert Tchenguiz.
  • Successfully secured the winding-up of Carillion Insurance, a captive insurer to liquidated engineering and outsourcing company Carillion Construction.
  • Acted on behalf of the Sark Electricity Price Control Commissioner in the jurisdiction's first ever appeal and judicial review of a price control order.
  • Acting for Leonie Paraskevaides (as director of Joannou & Paraskevaides) in Guernsey's largest corporate insolvency with total group losses exceeding $700m.
Leading individuals

Anna Guggenheim QC - Babbé LLP

Ian Swan - Babbé LLP

Next Generation Partners

Nicholas Robison - Babbé LLP

Todd McGuffin - Babbé LLP

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Private client, trusts and tax
Private client, trusts and tax - ranked: tier 3

Babbé LLP

Babbé LLP has developed a strong presence in the field of family office structuring, advising a substantial list of international families with the development and governance of bespoke wealth structures, with senior associate Elena Gogh an emerging name in this field. The team is regularly instructed to handle the establishment, migration and operation of private trusts and foundations, while Nicholas Donnithorne is a sought-after expert in the field of pension, employee benefit and commercial trust structures.

Practice head(s):Nicholas Donnithorne

Other key lawyers:Elena Gough

Leading individuals

Nicholas Donnithorne - Babbé LLP

Rising stars

Elena Gough - Babbé LLP

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Guernsey

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