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Oben Law is a boutique litigation firm, led by Advocates David Wilson and Simon Franckel. The team at Oben Law work on the largest and most complex cases. Our Advocates are experienced litigators, with particular expertise in the financial services sector.

We help clients to resolve their offshore disputes.  The disputes are often complex, multi-jurisdictional and involve multiple parties.

Our aim is to avoid court proceedings, whenever possible, and to help our clients achieve their objectives through timely advice, persuasion and negotiation.

When that is not possible, we use our advocacy skills and expertise to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients through litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. Our experience includes, but is not limited to:
 

  • Asset tracing and recovery
  • Company, shareholder and partnership disputes
  • Disciplinary proceedings
  • Expert evidence
  • Financial services sector-specific litigation
  • Fund disputes
  • Injunctions, including freezing, disclosure and search & seizure
  • Insurance disputes
  • Personal disputes
  • Professional negligence

We have considerable expertise in the fiduciary business sector, and specifically in relation to problem-solving for trustees and trust disputes.

Our clients include trust and corporate service providers, high-net-worth individuals and leading international private wealth intermediaries.

Our expertise includes:
 

  • Breach of trust claims
  • Beneficiary disputes
  • Powers, discretions and decision-making
  • Retirement, removal and indemnities
  • Trustee directions and applications

We provide clear and timely advice in relation to insolvency matters.

Our clients include creditors, directors, insolvency practitioners, liquidators, foreign trustees in bankruptcy and the Viscount (the officer of the Jersey Court responsible for administering bankruptcies).  We also have an in-house chartered accountant with forensic experience who is able to assist on these matters.
 

  • Advising on solvency issues
  • Advising on creditors’ pursuit of claims
  • Acting for the Viscount and liquidators in the administration of bankruptcies
  • Court applications, such as contested bankruptcies, just and equitable windings-up and schemes of arrangement
  • Cross-border assistance, including advising foreign trustees in bankruptcy on obtaining assets and information situated in Jersey

In September 2017 Oben Regulatory and Logicalis formed an association for the purpose of offering a comprehensive service to address issues of Data Protection and Cyber Security.

The basis of the association is the EU Directive of 2018. This requires businesses to have a solution that is not merely IT-based, not merely a regulatory issue, and not simply a legal one. It is a significant matter which requires an appreciation of all three aspects.

An association between Logicalis (one of the largest specialists in managed security systems in the Channel Islands) and Oben (with its regulatory business and law firm) is uniquely placed to offer such a comprehensive service.

Logicalis Services:

  • Advising on GDPR Solutions
  • Data Discovery and Classification
  • Encryption Solutions
  • Breach Detection
  • Data Loss Prevention
  • Data Access Controls
  • Managed Cyber Security Services
  • Secure Cloud Backup and Recovery
  • User Security Awareness Training and Testing

Oben Services:

  • Compliance with GDPR
  • Advising on Third Party Contracts
  • Employment Issues
  • Breaches
  • Dealing with Inspections and Prosecutions
  • Training
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Data Subject Access Requests

 

We are well placed to deal with issues arising in the areas of financial services regulation and white-collar crime.  The expertise and experience of our advocates is augmented by that of our colleagues in Oben Regulatory Limited.

We advise on contentious regulatory issues and investigations, which often span a number of jurisdictions.

We liaise extensively with regulatory bodies, assist clients in their interactions with them and are able to mitigate potential sanctions and scope and implement any necessary remedial steps.

  • AML/CFT and sanctions
  • Anti-bribery and corruption
  • Directors’ duties and board advice
  • Disclosure and seizure notices
  • Financial services, portfolio management and mis-selling claims
  • Fraud, and serious and complex crime
  • Investigations and reports
  • Regulatory action, including fines and banning and disqualification orders

We help clients to resolve their offshore disputes.  The disputes are often complex, multi-jurisdictional and involve multiple parties.

Our aim is to avoid court proceedings, whenever possible, and to help our clients achieve their objectives through timely advice, persuasion and negotiation.

When that is not possible, we use our advocacy skills and expertise to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients through litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. Our experience includes, but is not limited to:
 

  • Asset tracing and recovery
  • Company, shareholder and partnership disputes
  • Disciplinary proceedings
  • Expert evidence
  • Financial services sector-specific litigation
  • Fund disputes
  • Injunctions, including freezing, disclosure and search & seizure
  • Insurance disputes
  • Personal disputes
  • Professional negligence

We have considerable expertise in the fiduciary business sector, and specifically in relation to problem-solving for trustees and trust disputes.

Our clients include trust and corporate service providers, high-net-worth individuals and leading international private wealth intermediaries.

Our expertise includes:
 

  • Breach of trust claims
  • Beneficiary disputes
  • Powers, discretions and decision-making
  • Retirement, removal and indemnities
  • Trustee directions and applications

We provide clear and timely advice in relation to insolvency matters.

Our clients include creditors, directors, insolvency practitioners, liquidators, foreign trustees in bankruptcy and the Viscount (the officer of the Jersey Court responsible for administering bankruptcies).  We also have an in-house chartered accountant with forensic experience who is able to assist on these matters.
 

  • Advising on solvency issues
  • Advising on creditors’ pursuit of claims
  • Acting for the Viscount and liquidators in the administration of bankruptcies
  • Court applications, such as contested bankruptcies, just and equitable windings-up and schemes of arrangement
  • Cross-border assistance, including advising foreign trustees in bankruptcy on obtaining assets and information situated in Jersey

In September 2017 Oben Regulatory and Logicalis formed an association for the purpose of offering a comprehensive service to address issues of Data Protection and Cyber Security.

The basis of the association is the EU Directive of 2018. This requires businesses to have a solution that is not merely IT-based, not merely a regulatory issue, and not simply a legal one. It is a significant matter which requires an appreciation of all three aspects.

An association between Logicalis (one of the largest specialists in managed security systems in the Channel Islands) and Oben (with its regulatory business and law firm) is uniquely placed to offer such a comprehensive service.

Logicalis Services:

  • Advising on GDPR Solutions
  • Data Discovery and Classification
  • Encryption Solutions
  • Breach Detection
  • Data Loss Prevention
  • Data Access Controls
  • Managed Cyber Security Services
  • Secure Cloud Backup and Recovery
  • User Security Awareness Training and Testing

Oben Services:

  • Compliance with GDPR
  • Advising on Third Party Contracts
  • Employment Issues
  • Breaches
  • Dealing with Inspections and Prosecutions
  • Training
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Data Subject Access Requests

 

We are well placed to deal with issues arising in the areas of financial services regulation and white-collar crime.  The expertise and experience of our advocates is augmented by that of our colleagues in Oben Regulatory Limited.

We advise on contentious regulatory issues and investigations, which often span a number of jurisdictions.

We liaise extensively with regulatory bodies, assist clients in their interactions with them and are able to mitigate potential sanctions and scope and implement any necessary remedial steps.

  • AML/CFT and sanctions
  • Anti-bribery and corruption
  • Directors’ duties and board advice
  • Disclosure and seizure notices
  • Financial services, portfolio management and mis-selling claims
  • Fraud, and serious and complex crime
  • Investigations and reports
  • Regulatory action, including fines and banning and disqualification orders