Edward Drummond


Edward is an experienced commercial litigator and a qualified Jersey advocate. He is a partner in the Jersey litigation team and co-head of the firm's regulatory and compliance team.

Edward has extensive experience of commercial litigation, contentious insolvency and regulatory matters (including investigations), acting for financial institutions, trustees and beneficiaries, insolvency office-holders, hedge funds, insurance companies (and insureds), employers and employees, and other entities, both onshore and offshore.

Edward has appeared before the Courts of Jersey, England, the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands. Having obtained an MA in Jurisprudence at Oxford University he began his career at Norton Rose in London in 1999, qualifying as a solicitor-advocate, before moving to the Cayman Islands office to Maples and Calder to practise Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands law. Edward moved to Jersey in 2008 and qualified as a Jersey advocate in 2011.

  • Advocate - Jersey
  • Solicitor-advocate* - England & Wales
  • Attorney-at-law* - Cayman Islands
  • Solicitor-advocate* - British Virgin Islands
  • Insolvency Lawyers Association (ILA)
  • Executive committee of Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Experts (ARIES)
  • Member of INSOL Technical Research Committee


Industry focus
  • Editor of 'Jersey Insolvency and Asset Tracking 5th Edition'.
  • Co-author of the Jersey chapter of 'Enforcement of Foreign Judgments' (published by Kluwer Law International).
  • 'Leading Lawyers' category - 2018 Citywealth Leaders List
  • 'Leader in their field' - Chambers UK, Europe and Global 2019 and 2018
  • 'Honours List' in the 'Leading Lawyers' category - 2016 and 2015, Citywealth Leaders List
  • "Rising Star" in restructuring and insolvency - IFLR1000 2016

  • Acts for successful plaintiffs in $200m Crociani trust dispute
  • Acts for Harbour as petitioning creditor in £1.2 billion bankruptcies of Orb and Dr Cochrane
  • Acted as amicus curiae to the Royal Court, resolving 20 years of directions in the Banayou Trust (2019)
  • Acted for KPMG receivers of Mukhtar Ablyazov's assets in $5 billion claims by JSC BTA Bank (2011 to 2019)
  • Acted for JT in the first claim under the Employment (Jersey) Law 2003 to reach the Court of Appeal (2016)
  • Acted for United Company Rusal on $5 billion debt restructuring via parallel scheme of arrangement (2014)
  • He is easy to work with, very technically astute and polished.
    Chambers 2019
  • Very quick and skilled, you feel like he is on your wavelength. He takes time to understand the situation.
    Chambers 2018
  • Technically strong.
    Legal 500 2018
Insolvent trusts: latest decision in the Z Trust cases
Insolvency & Restructuring 04 Jun 2019 Jersey

The Royal Court has now imposed comprehensive directions to deal with an insolvent trust in the latest Z Trust case: [2019] JRC 069. These were based on those proposed by Bedell Cristin and approved by the Court in the Hickman insolvent estate case back in ...

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What do you do when your sole beneficiary has ceased to exist?
Litigation 16 May 2019 Jersey

A creative solution by Advocate Edward Drummond, recently appointed as amicus curiae to assist the Jersey Court, resolved 20 years of trustee directions in The matter of the Banayou Trust [2019] JRC 078.

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London International Disputes Week 2019
Litigation 23 Apr 2019 Jersey

Bedell Cristin Partner Edward Drummond is co-hosting a panel session, 'Trust litigation in the offshore world: the London connection', at London International Disputes Week (LIDW) 2019.

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Data flows between Jersey and the UK post-Brexit: a Data Protection Update
Regulatory & Compliance 29 Jan 2019 Jersey

Whether there is an orderly Brexit or a no-deal Brexit, from 29 March 2019 the UK will become, in GDPR terms, a 'third country'.

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Court of Appeal Rewrites Test For Trust Rectification in Jersey

For the first time, the Court of Appeal ("CA") has considered the rectification of trusts in Jersey and expanded the long-standing three stage test with a new seven stage test in B and C v Virtue Trustees (Switzerland) AG and Ors re The C Trust [2018]JCA219...

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Bedell Cristin achieves more Crociani success in the Court of Appeal
Litigation 16 Aug 2018 Jersey

The Jersey Court of Appeal decision in the long-running Crociani litigation has now been published. Bedell Cristin act for the successful plaintiffs, Cristiana Crociani and her children, whose claims for breach of trust were all upheld.

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A further $33m Crociani success for Bedell Cristin
Litigation 15 Jun 2018 Jersey

After a further trial in the Crociani matter, the Royal Court has ordered the defaulting trustees to pay a further $33m into the Grand Trust, in addition to the $100m already ordered.

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AIJA to host Family Office Seminar in Jersey
International Private Client 14 Jun 2018 Jersey

AIJA, the International Association of Young Lawyers, is hosting its 2018 Family Office conference in Jersey. AIJA is the only global association devoted to lawyers and in-house counsel aged 45 and under. However, you do not need to be under age 45 nor a me...

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International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) to host family office seminar in Jersey - register now

AIJA will host a family office conference from 12-14 July 2018, open to AIJA members and non-members alike. The event is expected to attract attendees from across the UK and offshore jurisdictions; it is targeted at family offices, providers of family offi...

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Limitation of trustee liability under Jersey law - some clarity for trustees
25 Apr 2018 Jersey

A judgment, eagerly awaited by Jersey and Guernsey trustees, has been delivered by the Privy Council (on appeal from the Guernsey Court of Appeal) in a matter involving the Tchenguiz family trusts. Of most interest to trustees and their contractual counterp...

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Protection for innocent third parties given by Jersey Royal Court
Litigation 12 Mar 2018 Jersey

Bedell Cristin’s litigation team successfully argued for protection for innocent third parties in the context of pre and post-judgment disclosure orders before the Jersey Royal Court in two recent cases.

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Bedell Cristin key speakers at Comsure GDPR surgery
Regulatory & Compliance 25 Jan 2018 Jersey

Bedell Cristin's regulatory law team spoke this morning at the Comsure GDPR surgery at the Pomme D'Or Hotel.

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Bedell Cristin secures successful outcome for the Plaintiffs in the US$200m Crociani case
Litigation 21 Sep 2017 Jersey

On 11 September the Royal Court handed down its judgment in Crociani & O'rs v Crociani & O'rs [2017] JRC146 in favour of the Plaintiffs, Cristiana Crociani and her minor daughters, following the trial, which ran from mid-January until early April 2017. The...

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Here to Guide you through GDPR

There has been a great deal of activity across the Channel Islands because of the pending introduction of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Bedell Cristin Partner to speak at GDPR seminar - What businesses should be thinking about now
Litigation Regulatory & Compliance 28 Apr 2017 Jersey

Bedell Cristin Partner, Edward Drummond is one of the expert speakers discussing the implications of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the new EU Regime on data protection which will impact on businesses in the Channel Islands when it is introd...

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Partners to speak on insolvency hot topics

Two Bedell Cristin partners will be speaking at a seminar devoted to legal updates and developments in Jersey insolvency law and practice.

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Preparing for future UK legislation
Litigation Regulatory & Compliance 13 Feb 2017 Jersey

Finance professionals were alerted to future UK legislation focusing on tax evasion and avoidance and wider corporate economic crime in a seminar hosted by us last week entitled ‘Business Ethics – The Bribery Act was just the start…'

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Business Ethics - The Bribery Act was just the start
10 Jan 2017 Jersey

Bedell Cristin and Macfarlanes to host presentation in Jersey on Business Ethics - The Bribery Act was just the start - 8 February 2017.

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New edition of Jersey Insolvency and Asset Tracking just published
Insolvency & Restructuring 11 Oct 2016 Jersey

A new edition of an acclaimed book on insolvency in Jersey, Channel Islands, has been published which includes updated and enhanced analysis on a range of legal developments in the Island.

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Bedell Cristin to sponsor INSOL Channel Islands Conference in June
Insolvency & Restructuring 26 Feb 2016 Jersey

INSOL Channel Islands One Day Seminar - 9 June 2016

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Acted for the Jersey borrowers in the Glengall Bridge group
Insolvency & Restructuring 15 Dec 2015 Jersey

We acted for the Jersey borrowers in the Glengall Bridge group, which own development land in London worth in excess of £50m.

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The nature of credits and debits that apply when operating a bank account

On 3 August 2015, the Privy Council has helpfully explained the nature of the credits and debits that apply when operating a bank account.

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Bedell Cristin acts on $5 billion debt restructuring
Insolvency & Restructuring 04 Aug 2015 Jersey

Bedell Cristin have acted on the recent successful restructuring of syndicated bank facilities of over $5 billion for United Company Rusal plc ("Rusal").

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Edward Drummond to speak at C5 Fraud Conference in Geneva
Litigation 06 Mar 2015 Jersey London

Bedell Cristin partner Edward Drummond is due to speak at C5's 28th Forum on Fraud, Asset Tracing and Recovery in Geneva.

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Bedell Cristin act for Rokos in dispute with Brevan Howard
Litigation 06 Feb 2015 Jersey

Anthony Robinson, assisted by David Cadin, Edward Drummond and Dina El-Gazzar recently acted for Christopher Rokos, one of the co-founders and a highly successful trader with Brevan Howard (the largest hedge fund manager in Europe).

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Oligarch on the run - lessons to be learned

The amazing tale of Mukhtar Ablyazov, a Kazakh oligarch alleged to have committed a multi-billion dollar fraud, was the subject of a seminar jointly hosted by Bedell Cristin and KPMG at the Pomme D'Or on 5 November 2014.

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Bedell Cristin acts on $5 billion debt restructuring

Bedell Cristin partners Anthony Dessain and Edward Drummond and Associate Jessica Bermingham have acted on the recent successful restructuring of syndicated bank facilities of over $5 billion for United Company Rusal plc ("Rusal"), a Jersey company listed o...

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Two Bedell Cristin Partners to speak at the Institute of Law Conference
Insolvency & Restructuring 17 Sep 2014 Jersey

Mark Dunlop and Edward Drummond were speakers at the Institute of Law conference "The Enforcement of Creditors Rights'

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Restructuring of over USD 5 billion syndicated bank facilities
Insolvency & Restructuring 30 Jul 2014 Jersey

Restructuring of syndicated bank facilities of over USD 5 billion for United Company Rusal plc

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When "all" does not mean "all"...
Insolvency & Restructuring 21 Mar 2014 Jersey

The Royal Court of Jersey has determined a novel point of insolvency law in relation to the vesting of claims in a désastre, Jersey's unique bankruptcy regime for personal and corporate debtors.

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Bedell Cristin to sponsor INSOL Channel Islands Conference in June

INSOL Channel Islands One Day Seminar - 12 June 2014

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A new dawn for Tax Information Exchange Agreements

Bedell Cristin is currently advising a number of trust companies and individuals in relation to requests under Tax Information Exchange Agreements ("TIEAs").

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New Channel Islands insolvency body earns world-wide recognition

The Channel Islands insolvency body, the Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Experts ('ARIES') has had its membership of the premier global insolvency body, INSOL International, ratified.

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Bedell Cristin strengthens experienced litigation team with two Partner appointments

Bedell Cristin has appointed Rob Gardner and Edward Drummond as partners to further strengthen the firm’s top ranking litigation group in Jersey.

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Bedell Cristin lawyers to speak at businesslife.co Boardroom Intelligence Seminar
10 Jul 2013

Board performance, governance matters, and risk in the boardroom are among the hot topics that will be examined in the third businesslife.co Boardroom Intelligence Seminar, on Wednesday 10 July, from 2pm to 5.30pm.

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Manage the risk, avoid the crisis...
22 Jan 2013

Bedell Cristin hosted a seminar on 17 January 2013 for nearly 100 clients on the subject of data management, and in particular electronic data management.

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Insolvent trusts: the Z Trust cases
Briefings | 04 Jun 2019

The Royal Court of Jersey has given further guidance on the issues facing trustees of trusts who find that they are unable to pay trust liabilities out of trust assets as they fall due, or where the trust liabilities exceed the trust assets. Whilst the Cour...

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Civil litigation in Jersey - the basics
Briefings | 26 Nov 2018

This is a basic guide to civil litigation in Jersey. Claims exceeding £30,000 are dealt with by the Royal Court of Jersey, in accordance with the Royal Court Rules 2004 ("RCR") and Practice Directions, which were significantly overhauled in 2017. If you ha...

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Should "some unreasonableness" be expected in litigation?
Briefings | 14 Mar 2018

March 2018 saw the publication of Calligo Limited v Professional Business Systems CI Ltd [2018] JRC 044; a noteworthy decision of the Deputy Bailiff arguably narrowing the Jersey test for indemnity costs.

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EU General Data Protection Regulation
Briefings | 07 Jul 2017

This briefing provides an overview of the key changes introduced by the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (the "GDPR"), which will have extra-territorial effect in the Channel Islands in relation to the personal data of EU citizens, and the provisions...

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Jersey corporate insolvency - the two regimes
Briefings | 16 Jun 2017

There are two principal regimes for corporate insolvency in Jersey: désastre and winding-up. This Briefing seeks to highlight the major features of each and some of the differences between the two.

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Putting Jersey companies into English administration
Briefings | 16 Jun 2017

A Jersey company or one of its creditors may wish the company to be placed into administration in England under Schedule B1 of the UK's Insolvency Act 1986 (the "Act").

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Recognising and assisting foreign insolvency office-holders in Jersey
Briefings | 16 Jun 2017

Insolvency office-holders appointed under a law or by a court outside Jersey will have no authority, as a matter of Jersey law, to act in Jersey. It is normal therefore for an application to be made for recognition of their appointment and authority to exe...

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Enforcement of foreign judgments in Jersey
Briefings | 20 Jan 2017

This briefing explains how foreign judgments may be enforced in Jersey. Jersey has its own legal system and is a separate jurisdiction from that of England and Wales. Judgments obtained outside Jersey which provide for the payment of a sum of money may be ...

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Enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in Jersey
Briefings | 20 Jan 2017

This briefing explains how foreign arbitral awards may be enforced in Jersey.

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Privy Council rules on trust jurisdiction clauses: Crociani & O'rs v Crociani & O'rs [2014] UKPC 40
Briefings | 26 Nov 2014

In Crociani & O'rs v Crociani & O'rs & Camilla de Bourbon des deux Siciles [2014] UKPC 40 ("Crociani"), the Privy Council has delivered a significant ruling which will have far reaching effects for trust lawyers (both contentious and non-contentious) all ov...

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Court of Appeal in Jersey orders first ever interim payment on account of costs
Briefings | 14 Jul 2014

In Crociani, Foortse, BNP Paribas Jersey Trust Corporation Ltd & Appleby Trust (Mauritius) Ltd v Crociani & O'rs [2014] JCA 095 ("Crociani"), the Jersey Court of Appeal has awarded an interim payment on account of costs to the successful Respondents to the ...

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Landmark ruling on trust jurisdiction clauses: Crociani, Foortse, BNP Paribas Jersey Trust Corporation Ltd & Appleby Trust (Mauritius) Ltd v Crociani & Others [2014] JCA 089
Briefings | 09 Apr 2014

In Crociani, Foortse, BNP Paribas Jersey Trust Corporation Ltd & Appleby Trust (Mauritius) Ltd v Crociani & Others [2014] ("Crociani"), the Jersey Court of Appeal has delivered a landmark ruling which will have far reaching effects for trust lawyers (both c...

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Tax Information Exchange Agreements
Briefings | 06 Dec 2013

Tax Information Exchange Agreements ("TIEAs") are international agreements which allow governments to exchange information relevant to their domestic tax laws and as provided for within the TIEAs. Jersey has entered into numerous TIEAs, in compliance with t...

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With or without prejudice?
Briefings | 18 Feb 2013

The settlement of disputes through without prejudice negotiations, particularly at mediation, is a prominent feature of the post-Woolf litigation world, even in offshore jurisdictions such as Jersey. Parties are encouraged to put their cards on the table wi...

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Iniquitous acts and sharp practice - fraud unravels all
Briefings | 07 Nov 2012

This briefing explains the crime/fraud exception to legal professional privilege and considers the position in Jersey in light of the English case of BBGP Managing General Partner Ltd and others v Babcock & Brown Global Partners ("BBGP").

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Bribery and corruption - Jersey
Briefings | 19 Sep 2012

This briefing explains the laws governing bribery and corruption in Jersey. Jersey has its own legal system and is a separate jurisdiction from that of England and Wales. To combat bribery and corruption, it enacted the Corruption (Jersey) Law 2006 (the "C...

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Security for costs and the corporate plaintiff - paying for the privilege of limited liability?
Briefings | 28 Jan 2011

The usual costs rule in litigation is that the losing party pays the winning party's reasonable legal costs. If a Defendant fears that a Plaintiff will not or will be unable to pay those costs, it can attempt to safeguard against that risk by bringing an ap...

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Money Laundering (Jersey) Order 2008 - individual client identification
Briefings | 07 Oct 2010

In order that we are able to act for you, the Money Laundering (Jersey) Order 2008 requires us to obtain certain information about you.

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Jersey Insolvency & Asset Tracking 5th Edition
Books | 11 Oct 2016

The latest edition of the highly acclaimed work on insolvency in Jersey, Channel Islands, has been published which includes updated and enhanced analysis on a range of legal developments in the Island.

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Towards a Rescue Culture in Jersey?
Articles | 14 Dec 2015

This article written by Edward Drummond discusses the merits of incorporating a rescue culture, and an appropriate procedure enabling rescue, into Jersey Law. Published in The Jersey and Guernsey Law Review, October 2015.

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Insolvency: Exploring the use of parallel schemes of arrangement
Articles | 04 Feb 2015

There has been continued growth in companies incorporated outside England using the scheme of arrangement regime contained in the UK Companies Act 2006 to restructure debts governed by English law. But in what circumstances should the debtor also initiate a...

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