We act for both overseas and local businesses, financial institutions and individuals in a range of commercial actions. These include breach of contract/covenant disputes, breach of trust actions, professional negligence, company law claims and shareholder actions.
The firm often provides a strategic lead in multi-jurisdictional cases where there is a Jersey angle, such as Jersey-based assets, parties or information. We tailor our team to the requirements of each individual client and case. We provide clear, practical advice from the outset and careful case management, and we excel on the finer points of legal detail and in the courtroom.
The firm specialises in international fraud and asset recovery cases, and in obtaining the necessary interim and post-judgment freezing and disclosure orders to maximise the effectiveness of litigation. See Fraud and Asset Recovery.
Many Jersey cases give rise to disputes as to the jurisdiction of the Jersey courts, which country’s law is to be applied, and whether Jersey is the most appropriate forum to determine the dispute.
Baker & Partners has been involved in many of the leading cases in this area including most recently successfully defeating an application to stay Jersey proceedings related to the Russian Oligarch Oleg Deripaska in favour of Russia, on the grounds that our client would not get justice in Russia.
The firm has acted both for parties seeking interim injunctions and for those challenging them, including search orders, worldwide freezing orders and disclosure orders. Examples include the Crociani litigation in which the firm obtained worldwide freezing orders for over $140m both before and after judgment, as well as asset disclosure orders against various parties, and successfully pursued consequent contempt proceedings for breach of a disclosure order.