Richard Sharp

Partner

Richard joined the firm in 2012 having worked for another leading Channel Islands firm for the previous five years.

Richard has considerable experience of offshore transactions and specialises in investment funds and listing matters. He previously worked for UK firm Cobbetts LLP where he advised on a wide range of private and public corporate transactions. Richard has also worked in-house for the corporate finance department of WH Ireland plc.

Professional
  • Advocate - Guernsey
  • Solicitor* - England & Wales

*non-practising

News/Experience
Bedell Cristin are exhibiting sponsors at the Guernsey Insurance Forum in London
Insurance & Re-Insurance 21 Sep 2017 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin are once again exhibiting sponsors at the Guernsey Insurance Forum hosted by Guernsey Finance in London on 5 October 2017.

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Bedell Cristin advises on another global ILS first

The Guernsey office of Bedell Cristin has advised Artex Risk Services (Guernsey) Limited in connection with its role as settlement and collateral trustee to what is believed to be the first ever issue of ILS notes on a private blockchain. The ‘ILSBlockchai...

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Bedell Cristin lawyers attend leading insurance seminar in Zurich
Funds & Investment Structures 30 Jun 2017 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin is represented at the forthcoming ILS Insight forum hosted by Guernsey Finance in Zurich on 6th July.

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EU Market Abuse Regulation increases the attraction of the Channel Islands Securities Exchange for listing high yield bonds
Banking & Finance Funds & Investment Structures 11 May 2017 Jersey Guernsey London

The Channel Islands Securities Exchange has experienced an increased interest in listing specialist securities, particularly high yield bonds, since the introduction of a new European Union market abuse regime on 3 July 2016, effected as a result of the new...

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Bedell Cristin to attend Guernsey Funds Forum on 11 May 2017
Funds & Investment Structures 06 Apr 2017 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin are once again exhibiting sponsors at the Guernsey Funds Forum which takes place at etc.venues, 155 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3YD on Thursday 11 May 2017 from 12pm.

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The Channel Islands Securities Exchange Limited (CISE) to rebrand on 6 March 2017 as The International Stock Exchange
Funds & Investment Structures Listing Services 02 Mar 2017 Jersey Guernsey

The Channel Islands Securities Exchange Limited (CISE) to rebrand on 6 March 2017 as The International Stock Exchange

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EU Market Abuse Regulation increases the attraction of the Channel Islands Securities Exchange for listing high yield bonds
Listing Services 03 Feb 2017 Jersey Guernsey London

The Channel Islands Securities Exchange has experienced an increased interest in listing specialist securities, particularly high yield bonds, since the introduction of a new European Union market abuse regime on 3 July 2016, effected as a result of the new...

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Bedell Cristin's Guernsey office advised on the launch of new clean-tech fund
Funds & Investment Structures 12 Dec 2016 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin's Guernsey Office has acted as lead adviser to Jordan based promoter Catalyst Investment Management Company on the launch of its latest clean-tech fund.

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New fund regime for Guernsey
Funds & Investment Structures 17 Nov 2016 Guernsey

The Guernsey Financial Services Commission ("GFSC") yesterday launched a new regime for private investment funds, following a brief consultation with industry.

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Bedell Cristin appoints two partners in Guernsey

Bedell Cristin Guernsey has announced that two of its leading lawyers, Advocate Jon Barclay and Advocate Richard Sharp, have become partners in the firm.

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Bedell Cristin Guernsey advise on award winning Life Transaction of the Year
Insurance & Re-Insurance 14 Jul 2016 Guernsey

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Bedell Cristin advises the Channel Islands Securities Exchange with its listing on its own Exchange
Listing Services 24 Jun 2016 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell Cristin was appointed by The Channel Islands Securities Exchange Limited ('The CISE') to act as key advisers in connection with its listing on its own exchange. The transaction saw Bedell Cristin provide legal advice and also act as listing sponsor u...

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Bedell Cristin to attend Guernsey Funds Forum 12 May 2016

Bedell Cristin are once again exhibiting sponsors at the Guernsey Funds Forum which takes place at etc.venues, 155 Bishopsgate in London on Thursday 12 May 2016 from 12pm.

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Amendments to Guernsey's company legislation are now in force
03 Sep 2015 Guernsey

A number of significant amendments to Guernsey's company legislation, the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 (as amended), have come into force today, 3 September 2015, subject to certain transitional provisions.

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Bedell Cristin to attend Guernsey Funds Forum
Funds & Investment Structures 07 Apr 2015 Guernsey London

Bedell Cristin are once again exhibiting sponsors at the Guernsey Funds Forum which takes place at etc.venues, 155 Bishopsgate in London on Thursday 14 May 2015 from 12pm.

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Bedell Cristin provides pan Channel Island advice on Covéa's acquisition of Sterling Insurance Group

Bedell Cristin's Guernsey and Jersey offices have acted alongside each other as counsel to the French mutual Covéa in connection with its purchase of UK regulated life insurer Sterling Insurance Group.

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Bedell Cristin Guernsey advises on acquisition of Heritage Insurance Management Limited by Artex Risk Solutions
Corporate & Commercial Insurance & Re-Insurance 22 May 2014 Guernsey London

Bedell Cristin in Guernsey have acted for Artex Risk Solutions in relation to the acquisition of Heritage Insurance Management Limited, the specialist captive and insurance management arm of Guernsey headquartered Heritage Group.

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Insights
The International Stock Exchange - Listings
Briefings | 06 Jul 2017

The key advantages to listing on the Official List of The International Stock Exchange (TISE) as operated by The International Stock Exchange Authority Limited (TISEA) are: – TISE is licensed, regulated and supervised by the Guernsey Financial Services Com...

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EU Market Abuse Regulation increases the attraction of the Channel Islands Securities Exchange for listing high yield bonds
Briefings | 15 Jun 2017

The International Stock Exchange (TISE) (formerly known as The Channel Islands Securites Exchange or CISE) has experienced an increased interest in listing specialist securities, particularly high yield bonds, since the introduction of a new European Union ...

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Guernsey funds
Briefings | 02 May 2017

Guernsey is, for many, the jurisdiction of choice for the establishment and/or administration of all types of collective investment vehicle, including private equity, hedge and property funds, across a wide range of asset classes.

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Guernsey legal opinions
Briefings | 25 Oct 2016

In finance transactions, legal opinions are often sought from local counsel as to the capacity of entities formed under the laws of Guernsey to enter into transactions and documents and as to the laws of Guernsey generally. This briefing summarises issues ...

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The Companies (Treasury Shares) Regulations, 2016 and The Companies (Treasury Shares) (Amendment) Regulations, 2016
Briefings | 18 Oct 2016

The Companies (Treasury Shares) Regulations, 2016 and The Companies (Treasury Shares) (Amendment) Regulations, 2016 (together the "Regulations") were both implemented on 22 July 2016. The Regulations have had a significant impact on how companies in Guerns...

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Amendments to Guernsey's company legislation
Briefings | 03 Sep 2015

This briefing summarises the key changes made by the Companies (Guernsey), Law, 2008 (Amendment) Ordinance, 2015.

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Company migration to and from Guernsey
Briefings | 25 Feb 2013

Part VII of the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 as amended (the "Law") allows companies to migrate into and out of Guernsey (i.e. to or from the Guernsey Register of Companies (the "Register") to or from a jurisdiction with equivalent legislation).

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Overriding provisions of Guernsey law affecting third parties contracting with Guernsey companies
Briefings | 07 Feb 2013

Guernsey companies are utilised for significant structuring and offshore transactions including captive insurance, investment funds and special project vehicles owning property. Generally, contractual relations with banks, insurers, reinsurers and investme...

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Security options for insurance transactions
Briefings | 07 Feb 2013

It is common for a Guernsey captive to reinsure a fronting insurer which in turn insures the captive's parent. Consequently, the issue of security is a common theme in Guernsey captive arrangements. Some of the security options available and some legal iss...

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Transfers of long term insurance business in Guernsey
Briefings | 13 Feb 2007

The Insurance Business (Bailiwick of Guensey) Law, 2002, as amended (the "Law") provides that certain transfers of long term insurance business require the sanction of the Royal Court in Guernsey (the "Royal Court") and sets out the procedure governing such...

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Brexit and Guernsey's captive insurance industry
Articles | 05 Jul 2017

The outcome of the UK referendum on 23 June 2016 to leave the EU was both shocking and unprecedented but Guernsey is well positioned to meet any challenges. Richard Sharp, partner explains. Published in Contact Magazine - July/August 2017 issue.

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A sturdy jurisdiction
Articles | 06 Jun 2017

Richard Sharp reflects on the potential advantages and position of Guernsey post-Brexit. Published in Captive Review - June 2017.

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