Babbé LLP

Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for High-calibre litigation group with a highly regarded team of Guernsey advocates who regularly litigate in court. Works with both plaintiffs and defendants in contentious insolvency and negligence claims. Counts a sizeable number of major financial institutions and local trust companies among its roster of clients. Also capable handling of regulatory issues.

Strengths The team is noted by market commentators for its "experience with major and complex litigation," in addition to the "high intellectual quality of the advocates."

A source also reports: "I thought they were great – really efficient and enjoyable to work with."

Work highlights Represented four former executive directors of Carlyle Capital in proceedings stemming from the collapse of an investment fund during the financial crisis of 2008.

Notable practitioners

Anna Guggenheim QC works on a variety of commercial litigation and has recently demonstrated extensive experience in insolvency disputes. Sources say: "She is a very assured presence, very reassuring and clearly experienced. She has the ear of the court."

Ian Swan continues his highly esteemed practice, which draws praise from market sources who report that "he completely understands the legal side of things and also grasps the dynamics of cases," adding: "He's an impressive advocate in court." He is called upon in connection with significant commercial and trusts litigation.