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Provided by Baker & Partners



Baker & Partners is Jersey’s leading independent offshore specialist litigation firm. The firm has always maintained a conflict-free model having no relationship with an associated financial or fiduciary services business.

Baker & Partners is unique among Jersey firms in being led by a partnership of very experienced courtroom advocates who have between them conducted a very large number of trials both in England and Jersey. This has earned the firm a reputation for the kind of forensic and incisive analysis of a dispute that is the hallmark of the English bar.  

The firm has acted in some of the most substantial Jersey litigation including contentious trust and commercial matters, fraud, asset recovery and regulatory cases. Our work is often highly complex and usually has an international component. Baker & Partners acts for blue chip companies, trustees, beneficiaries, high net worth individuals and governments.  The firm has been responsible for recovering many hundreds of millions of pounds on behalf of corporations, individuals and governments.

Among recent major cases in which the firm has acted are Crociani v Crociani, Trilogy Management Limited v YT, Sheyko vs Consolidated Minerals, Dalemont v Senatorov, and Brazil v Durant.  The firm has also recently acted for the Kenyan Plaintiff CMC Holdings in a dishonest assistance claim against RBC Trust Company, and for the Plaintiffs in a breach of confidence and conspiracy claim against UC Rusal, both of which settled in 2021.



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Asset Tracing & Recovery (Law Firms) - Global-wide
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What the team is known for

A leading independent specialist litigation firm based in Jersey with a presence in London and the Cayman Islands. Baker & Partners has acted in some of the most substantial Jersey asset recovery litigation and has an established expertise in obtaining disclosure and freezing orders from the Jersey courts.

Strengths

"Lots of firms are generalist, dipping their toe in the waters, but Baker's have been specialised for a long time. I enjoy working with them. They have a presence in China and Indonesia which is really helpful."

"They understand asset recovery and political fraud more than most. It's a nuanced area. You need to understand the landscape to work in that field. I really appreciated their willingness to listen to new ideas and strategies. They are not averse to working with you rather than instructing you with what needs to be done."

Work highlights

The firm continues to assist BNP Paribas Trust Corporation (Jersey) Limited in its worldwide efforts to recover over USD100 million from the Crociani family.

Notable practitioners

Stephen Baker is a founding partner of the firm and a leading disputes specialist with a focus in asset recovery arising from trust and commercial litigation. He is experienced in the interaction between criminal and civil asset recovery actions and works on fraud cases as well as related asset tracing. An interviewee explains: "He is extremely reactive, ready to talk when there is a question on our side with no delay, giving clear answers all the time. He has an instinct for asset recovery."

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Contentious trust and commercial matters, fraud, asset recovery and regulatory cases