"Their performance has been outstanding. Every lawyer I have worked with has been responsive, skilled and exceptionally knowledgeable."
Chambers 2016

Insolvency & Restructuring

Our dedicated insolvency practice advises on Jersey, Guernsey and BVI law.

Working with leading legal and accountancy practices, we have extensive expertise in insolvencies with an international element and have advised on many significant cross-border insolvency cases, both contentious and non-contentious, as well as security enforcement, asset tracking, disclosure and freezing orders.

Our highly experienced team has also for a number of years been at the cutting edge of developing the law on assisting foreign office holders and from seeking assistance from the courts in other jurisdictions.

The highly acclaimed guide 'Jersey Insolvency & Asset Tracking' (5th Edition) edited by Bedell Cristin Partners Robert Gardner and Edward Drummond is available to purchase.  For further details please click here.

  • Excellent understanding of commercial realities and cross-border issues, and always provide pertinent advice.
    Legal 500 2015
  • Their performance has been outstanding. Every lawyer I have worked with has been responsive, skilled and exceptionally knowledgeable.
    Chambers 2016
News/Experience
Bedell Cristin are platinum sponsors at INSOL International Channel Islands One Day Seminar
Insolvency & Restructuring 05 Sep 2017 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin are platinum sponsors at the INSOL International Channel Islands One Day Seminar taking place at the Duke of Richmond Hotel in St Peter Port, Guernsey on Wednesday 13 September, 2017.

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Bedell Cristin shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year - Jersey and Guernsey
16 Aug 2017 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell Cristin Jersey and Guernsey have been shortlisted for 'Law Firm of the Year' in the Citywealth IFC Awards 2018.

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Bedell Cristin finalist in two STEP categories
13 Jun 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin is a finalist in two categories of the prestigious STEP Private Client Awards 2017/18.

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Lawyer magazine award
11 May 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted for ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ in the prestigious annual awards organised by The Lawyer.

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ARIES launch Guernsey Insolvency Practice Statements
Insolvency & Restructuring 03 May 2017 Guernsey

Today ARIES, the Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Experts, being the Channel Islands member of INSOL International, has produced Guernsey Insolvency Practice Statements (“GIPS”). These are a voluntary initiative launched in Guernsey intended for ...

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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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Bedell Cristin's outstanding service secures European Award
10 Apr 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin has been awarded the Offshore Client Service Award at the prestigious Chambers Europe Awards.

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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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Significant milestone for Bedell Cristin
20 Sep 2016 Jersey BVI Guernsey London Singapore

The management buyout of Bedell Trust has completed following regulatory approvals. As a result, Bedell Cristin is now a wholly separate business to Bedell Trust.

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Bedell Cristin appoints new Managing Partner in Guernsey
22 Aug 2016 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin has appointed Advocate Kate Ovenden as the new Managing Partner of its award winning Guernsey office.

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Enabling the sale of one of Jersey's most valuable commercial properties

We act for the liquidators of a group of companies ultimately owned by a Jersey family trust.

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Where disruption meets opportunity

Bedell Cristin, commercial litigation partner, Lisa Springate has been invited to speak at the annual Trusts Conference hosted by BL Events in Jersey, on 25 May 2016.

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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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Bedell Cristin acts for Joint Liquidators in high value winding up proceedings

Bedell Cristin has acted for Joint Liquidators in the winding up of three Jersey companies ordered under Article 155 of the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991.

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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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Leading insolvency seminar held in Guernsey next month
Insolvency & Restructuring 19 Aug 2015 Jersey Guernsey

Insolvency and trust specialists will gather in Guernsey on Wednesday 9 September 2015 for a one day seminar looking at the issues affecting practitioners.

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Guernsey Insolvency - new Practice Direction on liquidator appointment costs and procedure
Insolvency & Restructuring Litigation 19 Aug 2015 Guernsey

On 19 August 2015 the Royal Court of Guernsey issued an important Practice Direction concerning the information which will be required to accompany any future application for the appointment of a liquidator or administrator.

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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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Bedell Cristin named finalist in STEP Private Client Awards
28 Jun 2015 Jersey

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted in the prestigious STEP (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners) Private Client Awards for 2015.

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Bedell Cristin is finalist in leading SE Asia Awards
06 May 2015 Singapore

Bedell has been shortlisted in the ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ category in the prestigious Asian Legal Business SE Asia Awards 2015 for the third consecutive year.

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New Registered Collective Investment Schemes Rules 2015 (the "2015 Rules")

In Guernsey, collective investment schemes (open- or closed-ended) can either be "authorised" or "registered".

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Bedell Cristin shortlisted for a further award
12 Mar 2015 Jersey

Bedell Crsitin has been shortlisted for a further industry awards adding to the accolades achieved to date this year.

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Bedell Cristin Guernsey wins top captive award for third year
28 Jan 2015 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin Guernsey has been named Offshore Law Firm of the Year in the UK Captive Services Awards 2015.

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New Year begins with series of awards for Bedell Cristin
27 Jan 2015 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell has been recognised in a number of industry awards.

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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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Bedell Cristin joins the World Services Group
05 Sep 2014 Guernsey Jersey Singapore BVI London

We are pleased to announce our membership of the World Services Group (WSG) representing both Jersey and Guernsey in the Channel Islands. We are looking forward to working with other member firms and developing our membership.

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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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IoD: Updates to Director Guidelines

The first updates in six years to guidelines aimed at local directors will be discussed at a seminar and book launch being held by the Jersey branch of the Institute of Directors (IoD) next month.

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Esquire Realty Holdings Limited - First Guernsey "Pre-pack"
Insolvency & Restructuring Litigation 11 Jun 2014 Guernsey

Alasdair Davidson, assisted by Jon Barclay led the successful application in the matter of Esquire Realty Holdings Limited on 16 April 2014.

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Bedell Cristin Guernsey Insolvency “First”
Litigation Insolvency & Restructuring 11 Jun 2014 Guernsey

The Royal Court of Guernsey has delivered a landmark ruling in the matter of Esquire Realty Holdings Limited on 16 April 2014.

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Insolvency: How strong and how long is "The Golden Thread"?

Jurisdictional issues in a globalised world – a Jersey view point

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Chambers name Bedell Cristin ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’
30 Apr 2014 Jersey

Bedell Cristin has been named ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ at the Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2014.

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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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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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Cross-border insolvency assistance
Insolvency & Restructuring 05 Jun 2013 Jersey

On 22 May 2013, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales delivered the reasoned judgment for allowing the appeal from the decision of the High Court of 12 April 2013 which we referred to in an e-alert dated 2 May 2013.

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Belgravia

Acting for Deloitte LLP, the Joint Liquidators of numerous companies in the Belgravia Group.

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Insolvent trusts: the Z Trust cases
Briefings | 16 Jun 2017

For the first time the Royal Court of Jersey has given 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. Whi...

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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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Bedell Cristin acts for Joint Liquidators in high value winding up proceedings
Briefings | 25 Nov 2015

Bedell Cristin has acted for the Joint Liquidators in the winding up of three Jersey incorporated companies ordered under the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991 (the "Companies Law"). The winding up proceedings are particularly significant as they involved the su...

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Guernsey insolvency law – administration orders
Briefings | 03 Aug 2011

In everThe concept of administration under Guernsey insolvency law is a relatively recent one. Since the changes to Guernsey company law in 2008 it is now possible to obtain an administration order from the Royal Court in Guernsey. The purpose of such an or...

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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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The Company Administration Regime in Guernsey
Articles | 06 Oct 2015

Alasdair Davidson looks at The Company Administration Regime in Guernsey - a Flexible and Creative Jurisdiction. Published in INSOL World 3rd Quarter 2014.

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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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Insolvency: Guernsey Insolvency Update
Articles | 17 Sep 2012

Alasdair Davidson upates readers on Guernsey insolvency - published in International Corporate Rescue Magazine Vol 9 issue 6.

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