Corporate & Commercial

Ferbrache & Farrell LLP’s corporate department offers full service corporate, banking and commercial cover and is able to advise on all aspects of Guernsey corporate and commercial law, including banking and finance, regulatory, investment funds, asset management and listings on The International Stock Exchange (TISE).

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22 March 2024
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Dispute Resolution

The dispute resolution department at Ferbrache & Farrell LLP has vast experience of local and international litigation and dispute resolution generally, gained from acting in complex local and international high-value disputes, both in Guernsey and throughout the world.

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22 March 2024
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Property

The Guernsey property department is dedicated to providing tailored solutions that meet and exceed clients’ expectations. In addition, the property department provides support to colleagues in the corporate and dispute resolution departments on real estate-related technical points of law.

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22 March 2024
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In April 2022, the Capacity (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2020 (the “Law”) came into force, enabling a person (“Donor”)  to appoint an Attorney (or Attorneys)…
UK Real Estate

We are delighted to help in relation to providing legal advice for real estate in England and Wales. We listen. We learn what your needs are. We proactively respond. Whether it’s personal or commercial property, we always provide sound and pragmatic advice, adding value to the transaction.

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Private Client

Our services for private client matters include the drafting of realty and personalty wills, obtaining Grants of Probate, acting as professional executors and assisting foreign lawyers who have requirements in this jurisdiction.

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22 March 2024
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In April 2022, the Capacity (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2020 (the “Law”) came into force, enabling a person (“Donor”)  to appoint an Attorney (or Attorneys)…

Introduction

Advice on all aspects of Guernsey Corporate & Commercial law

Ferbrache & Farrell LLP’s corporate department comprises well-known individuals who all previously worked together as one of the most highly regarded and successful teams in the Guernsey office of an international offshore law firm.

The department offers full service corporate, banking and commercial cover and is able to advise on all aspects of Guernsey corporate and commercial law, including banking and finance, regulatory, investment funds, asset management and listings on The International Stock Exchange (TISE).

Each member of the department has worked at major offshore law firms locally, gaining valuable experience in matters of Guernsey corporate and commercial law, either for Guernsey clients or as part of transactions with an international exposure. The team has worked with most of the leading law firms across a number of jurisdictions.

Expertise

Corporate

Our corporate and commercial team has considerable experience in advising on a wide range of corporate matters.

The team advises both local and international companies, directors, shareholders and other stakeholders on a full range of corporate activity.

This includes: drafting of memoranda and articles of association, capital structuring, distributions, shareholders’ agreements, legal opinions, migrations and amalgamations, reinstatement of companies, distributions and capital structuring.

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Commercial

Our corporate and commercial team can offer advice on a range of commercial law matters, including advising in relation to purchasing agreements, distribution agreements, licensing agreements and standard terms and conditions for the sale of goods and/or supply of services.

In addition, we regularly advise shareholders on all aspects of shareholder and joint venture agreements.

We act on the behalf of local and international businesses of various sizes, as well and partnerships and individuals.

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Regulatory Advice

Our team has significant expertise in advising financial institutions and other financial services clients, including fund administrators, trust companies, investment managers, investment funds, banks and insurance companies on a wide range of regulatory matters including:

  • regulatory applications and notifications, including new licences, variations or cancellations of existing licences and others
  • regulatory implications of mergers, acquisitions and reorganisations, including obtaining regulatory approval for changes of ownership or control
  • economic substance requirements
  • marketing of investment products and services
  • anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing, including delegation, reliance on third parties and designation of compliance and money laundering reporting officers
  • anti-bribery and corruption
  • regulatory investigations
  • FATCA
  • data protection, including GDPR and local legislation
  • market abuse and insider dealing
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Our corporate and commercial team has extensive experience in providing legal advice on all aspects of M&A transactions for local, UK and international corporate clients, institutional investors and private individuals.

We advise both buyers and sellers on a wide range of transactions including private company acquisitions and disposals (shares and assets), joint ventures, takeovers and mergers, restructurings and reorganisations (including schemes of arrangement), equity investments, share buy backs and capital reorganisations.

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Finance & Banking

Our corporate and commercial team provides advice on all aspects of financing transactions to both borrowers and lenders.

We have expertise in managing complex transactions but also advise local borrowers and lenders on both proposed and existing arrangements.

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Securities & Listings

We have experience of advising on listings on The International Stock Exchange and Guernsey companies and funds listing on the London Stock Exchange which includes advising listed investment companies and listed unit trusts.

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Investment Funds

Our team has an international reputation in offshore investment funds.

We advise on the formation, structuring and regulation of investment funds as well as providing ongoing legal advice to offshore funds and their managers and investors for the life of a fund up to dissolution.

In addition, we advise open-ended and closed-ended funds on financing as well as bank and non-bank lenders to those funds.

We have significant experience in advising on fund re-domiciliation including the re-domiciliation of existing funds as well as advising promoters moving offshore or between jurisdictions.

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Asset Management

We have experience in advising asset managers established in Guernsey on a range of legal issues and have supported managers wishing to establish an offering in Guernsey.

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Intellectual Property

We advise a broad range of clients with respect to protection of their intellectual property rights. In this regard, we advise on matters including licensing and royalties, trademarks, patents, design rights and structuring for the protection of intellectual property.

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Corporate Governance & Compliance

We have expertise in advising on a broad spectrum of corporate governance matters including directors’ duties.

We also advise on all aspects of compliance with economic substance legislation.

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eGaming

Our team has experience of advising on the legislative and regulatory requirements for the establishment of eGaming businesses in Alderney as well as advising on running an eGaming business in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

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