Legal Week's Private Client Global Elite 2018:
What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?
Obtaining orders for the appointment of a provisional liquidator of a solvent company, then in turn its winding up on the just and equitable ground. This made new law.
Advising the liquidators of Landsbanki Guernsey (Deloitte) over the course of an 8-year administration and liquidation. This concluded in 2017 with a net return to creditors of 92%.
Retained to provide expert evidence on Guernsey insolvency law in an English High Court claim valued at £148 million.
Instructed with Mishcon de Reya on behalf of NAMA to investigate and pursue a Bankrupt's Guernsey assets.
Christian heads up the Guernsey dispute resolution practice, leading a team of talented commercial litigators with strong expertise in financial services related disputes.
If there is a high value dispute between trustees and beneficiaries; between bank and customer/investor; between commercial entities; between majority/minority shareholders; against directors; or within a contentious liquidation Christian and his team are likely to be acting for one of the parties.
He is among the leading commercial litigation practitioners at the Guernsey Bar with a particular expertise in contentious trust related matters, and corporate disputes. Christian is a member of ACTAPS and STEP and is also a CEDR accredited mediator.
On any given matter Christian advises on matters of strategy, settles Court papers and takes the lead in any Court appearances.