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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.

Jon Barclay is recognised by peers and clients for his courtroom skills. He practised as a barrister at a leading UK Chambers and was admitted as an Advocate in Guernsey in 2006. He specialises in international financial services litigation, with a particular focus on cross-border asset recovery, regulatory disputes, and fraud investigations. Acknowledged in the major legal directories as ‘brilliant and tenacious,’ and as ‘a very thorough litigator……who gives it all he’s got in court’, Jon has been instrumental in helping to build and enhance the firm’s strong litigation practice in Guernsey.

Richard Sharp specialises in advising on insurance, listings, and general corporate and commercial transactions. He joined Bedell Cristin in 2012 and was admitted as an Advocate in Guernsey in 2014. A leading legal adviser across a range of major global deals, his recent work includes providing advice to FWU Group as a sponsor to an innovative securitisation of in-force life insurance policies which was awarded Life Transaction of the Year by Trading Risk magazine and advising The Channel Islands Securities Exchange Limited on its innovative listing on its own exchange.

These appointments follow on from the recent announcement of Kate Ovenden’s appointment as the new Managing Partner of the Guernsey office, whilst former Managing Partner, Mark Helyar, remains with the firm in the role of ‘Of Counsel’ and continues to advise a number of key clients.

David Cadin, Managing Partner of Bedell Cristin in Jersey, commented: “Since we opened an office in Guernsey more than 10 years ago, we have consistently strengthened the teams and added to the dynamic expertise that we provide to an increasing range of international clients. These promotions also point to our commitment to recruit and retain the very best talent across our business in order to meet client service demands.”

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