Over recent years Bedell has expanded its network considerably by opening offices in some of the world's leading finance centres. One of the key initiatives in meeting client demand for the provision of multi-jurisdictional offshore services has been the development of a BVI legal team based at Bedell Cristin Jersey.
Following the success of the BVI practice, Bedell Cristin has now organised its BVI law practice under a new Bedell Cristin BVI Partnership which will commence business later this autumn. Bedell Cristin BVI Partnership will operate from new offices in the BVI and Singapore in addition to continuing to service its European based clients out of Jersey. Our BVI law team will also work closely with our Jersey and Guernsey law teams in servicing our clients in Asia.
Complementing this development, Bedell Trust will at the same time be forming an affiliation with an established BVI corporate management services company to support the provision of BVI corporate services to Bedell clients. These developments are central to the Bedell strategy to provide multi-jurisdictional legal and fiduciary services in the key locations where our international client base demands them.
Bedell Cristin BVI Partnership will be immediately augmented by the addition of Mr Stephen Adams as a partner. Stephen is the principal at award winning BVI firm Barker Adams, and has over 15 years experience in the areas of corporate, banking and investment funds and has worked extensively in BVI, Hong Kong and Canada. He is recognised by the prominent legal directories as a leading lawyer in the BVI. Barker Adams' business will be merged into the new firm and the Bedell Cristin BVI Partnership will continue to focus on corporate, banking, international finance transactions, investment funds and litigation.
Bedell Managing Partner, Richard Gerwat, said "Bedell recognises the critical importance of the Asian economies to the growth of its business and developing our BVI law capabilities further in this way, coupled with a Singapore presence, will complement our existing service capabilities and provide an excellent and wider platform from which to service the growing Asian markets and the significant global demand for BVI legal and corporate services."
Bedell Cristin Singapore will be headed by Stephen Adams and partner Simon Pascoe will continue to manage the BVI operations. Bedell is a leading offshore provider of legal and fiduciary services with a multi-jurisdictional presence in key locations including Jersey, Guernsey, London, Dublin, Geneva, Mauritius and BVI. Bedell Cristin is a leading law firm which provides Channel Islands, BVI and Mauritian legal advice, with a strong emphasis on crossborder international finance. Bedell has received substantial industry and client recognition for providing outstanding client services.