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John Greenfield

John Greenfield

Carey Olsen (Guernsey) LLPPO Box 98Carey House, Les BanquesSt Peter PortGuernsey, Channel IslandsGY1 4BZ

Thought Leader

WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

Asset Recovery 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

WWL says

John Greenfield is well versed in advising clients on complex asset-tracing matters relating to multi-jurisdictional disputes.


John undertakes the complete range of major litigation and advocacy work including asset tracing, multi-jurisdictional disputes and commercial and trust litigation. John has been counsel in many of the major litigation cases before the Courts of Guernsey and is one of the few Guernsey advocates to have appeared as counsel in the Privy Council. Most recently, John was counsel in the landmark Privy Council case of ITGL and Others v Glenalla & Others on behalf of the creditors; the judgment, handed down on 23 April 2018, established for the first time the effect of the Channel Islands' statutory regime for trustees' liability. Other recent matters have concerned issues of conflicts of laws where competing non-Channel Islands' laws were involved; and the principles of Channel Islands' law relating to restitution. This was a strongly contested case in which the Privy Council judges were split on certain of the issues. John had previously obtained judgments against the Tchenguiz Family Trust assets and having certain of those assets put into Receivership. These judgments were upheld by the Privy Council.

John is a member of the UK Fraud Advisory Panel and a founder (and the only Guernsey member) of FraudNet, a body of the World's leading fraud lawyers set up by the International Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) having previously been awarded the honour of Offshore Lawyer of the Year by ACTAPS. John was the first elected head of the Guernsey Bar in November 2008 and was re-elected to the role from 2010 to 2012.

WWL Ranking: Recommended
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