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News Bedell Cristin bolsters its International Private Client team with Guernsey partner appointment

16 August 2021

Bedell Cristin has recruited Elena Gogh as a partner in its Guernsey office to further strengthen its International Private Client (IPC) team.

Elena is a qualified solicitor and has worked in Guernsey and the City of London for some of the world’s leading practices specialising in wealth planning. She was also previously Head of Legal for a single family office.

Elena has extensive wealth planning experience in designing and establishing bespoke asset holding structures, including trusts, foundations and private trust companies for private and business assets. She also advises trustees on complex trust matters and regulatory issues and has particular expertise in advising family offices and investment offices. She has established a number of single family offices in Guernsey for international families.

Fluent in Russian, Elena is the latest in a number of senior appointments in key jurisdictions. These appointments are designed to add to the international scope and weight of experience available from the IPC team, which is gaining increasing recognition for its strength in depth and the quality of individual lawyers.

This is supported by the latest rankings from Chambers and Partners, the influential legal research group, designed to identify top up-and-coming lawyers and law firms in international private wealth. Bedell Cristin’s Jersey IPC team is ranked along with four of its senior team in the individual categories, Nancy Chien and Edward Bennett, both partners in Jersey together with Cayman based partner, Andrew Miller and managing associate, Fraser Allister.

Tim Pearce, Global Managing Partner, commented: "I am delighted to welcome Elena as partner in the firm. Her arrival is a further step in strengthening the expertise and specialist wealth planning that we offer worldwide through our IPC team. She is the latest of a number of planned senior hires who will meet increasing demand for our IPC services in key markets."

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