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Ogier

Trusts

2 ranked lawyersBand 2GuernseyGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Proficient in a broad range of trust and foundation structuring, administration and disputes. Clients include trustees, beneficiaries and banking institutions. Further experience with other private client structures including family unit trusts and family limited partnerships. Also provides advice on regulatory matters to trust companies.

Strengths

A client comments: "They are very efficient and have a very strong commercial and private wealth team."

A source notes: "They are very good at providing wealth management, trust and fiduciary advice."

Notable practitioners

Gavin Ferguson serves as the head of the firm's private client, trust and tax team. He is comfortable advising on the full life-cycle of a trust, from establishment to termination, and regularly works with corporate groups, individuals and fiduciaries.
"He's a hugely personable and technically excellent lawyer." "He is very capable and driven, and he has first-class knowledge."

Matthew Guthrie works with trustees and beneficiaries on a range of matters including trust formation and administration.
"His commercial practicality and pragmatism mean dealing with him is a pleasure." "He is a problem solver." "He is extremely knowledgeable, intelligent and user-friendly."

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Overview

Ogier's Guernsey Private Client and Trusts team is led by partner Matthew Guthrie. The team advises trustees, private banks and ultra-high net worth clients on the lifecycle of trusts from establishment, restructuring and administration to succession planning. We have in-depth knowledge of trusts and foundations, enabling us to provide flexible and practical guidance on choosing the most effective jurisdiction. The team combines with our corporate specialists to provide commercially focused corporate advice regarding companies that underlie trust structures or on new investments structures as they arise.

Ogier's Trusts Advisory Group draws together experts from different disciplines and locations - Jersey, Guernsey, BVI, Cayman and Hong Kong - to provide a seamless contentious and non-contentious advisory service which also includes relevant corporate support.

Key contacts: Matthew Guthrie and Gavin Ferguson

Trusts

Ogier

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Location

Redwood House

St Julian's Avenue

St Peter Port

Guernsey

UK

GY1 1WA

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Guernsey

Trusts


Gavin Ferguson
Band 2
Matthew Guthrie
Band 2