Quentin  Bregg

Quentin Bregg 

Senior Associate | Guernsey

Insolvency and Corporate Disputes

  • Quentin Bregg is a standout individual, very capable indeed.
    Legal 500
  • Quentin Bregg – fantastic advocate.

Overview

Quentin is a Senior Associate in our Insolvency and Corporate Disputes team and is based in Guernsey.

Quentin specialises in complex commercial litigation with a focus on financial services, insolvency, and regulatory disputes. He recently completed a secondment working in-house in the litigation team of a large global bank, where he dealt with a variety of commercial disputes.

He regularly advises clients on a variety of commercial disputes, including those involving contracts, debt recovery, insolvency and professional negligence. He has a particular interest in cross-border litigation and freezing orders.

"I take the time to listen to my client, to understand what they need from me. This allows me to get the job done right, the first time."

Experience

  • Representing a regulated individual director and company in relation to an extended regulatory investigation conducted by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.
  • Acting for trustees in a long-running dispute involving the former trustees of the trust who were found to have mismanaged trust property. Success was achieved at all instances and latterly at the Guernsey Court of Appeal.
  • Acting for the electricity supplier of Sark in challenging a price control order issued by the Sark Electricity Price Control Commissioner. The long running dispute made international headlines as the dispute threatened the viability of the provision of electricity to the Island. In the end, the client was successful in having the Commissioner revoking his Price Control Order.
  • Recently acting for a foreign company to secure a freezing order over a Guernsey-based fund in support of ancillary foreign proceedings worth approximately EUR 87 million.

Background

Having joined the firm in 2017, Quentin qualified as a Solicitor in Scotland in 2010 having trained with Maclay Murray & Spens LLP (now part of Dentons) and subsequently practiced at Brodies LLP in its Business Disputes and Asset Recovery Team. He is also a Scottish Notary Public.

He completed a secondment working in-house in the litigation team of a large global bank, where he dealt with a variety of commercial disputes. Quentin was sworn in as an Advocate of the Royal Court of Guernsey in 2021.

Memberships

Quentin is a member of the Law Society of Scotland, R3, Asset Recovery Next Gen Association and ARIES.

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Caroline West

Caroline West

 
My services
Corporate disputes
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Our dispute resolution specialists collaborate seamlessly with our corporate advisory and banking teams across jurisdictions to advise multinational corporations, trust companies, banks, funds, insurers, governments and directors. We provide a global perspective, working closely with our clients to ensure that they are best placed to respond to customer issues, fraud risks, rapidly changing market conditions and regulatory demands.

Insolvency
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For financially distressed companies in need of restructuring and reorganisation, or for those where the opportunity to do so has passed or failed, we work to achieve the most beneficial outcome in these difficult situations. 

Our team brings a wealth of experience from a range of diverse backgrounds to give quick, accurate, commercial advice, primarily across the financial services sector. 

Currently working on some of the largest and most complex cross-border insolvencies in the jurisdiction, we frequently advise top law firms from the People’s Republic of China, the US, the UK and other jurisdictions. We are regularly briefed by Sovereign Wealth Funds and Fortune 500 Companies to advise on particular restructurings, as well as investment managers from Europe and the US.

At whatever stage we are engaged, our involvement will assist in identifying the on-going risks facing a client and to enable that client to continue to identify and effectively manage deteriorating relationships with creditors, financiers, investors or other interested parties.

Contentious risk and regulatory
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In regulatory disputes there are often fine lines between the usual wrangling with the regulator and something more serious – by matching our mix of experienced contentious and non-contentious lawyers to the particular problem at hand, we achieve better and more efficient outcomes. As regulatory experts, we frequently act on contentious matters and can leverage our experience to help clients achieve the highest regulatory standards and avoid common pitfalls.

2 Jul 2021

Proceed with caution: BVI costs

Given that the BVI is an international business and financial centre, disputes usually have a cross-jurisdictional element to them. As a result, parties often instruct overseas legal counsel in addition to BVI practitioners. In such cases multiple firms ...

10 Jun 2021

Collas Crill explains… A guide to compulsory winding-up in Guernsey

This is part of a series of guides in which we examine areas of law that frequently arise in practice. Further guides will be released weekly; click here to subscribe to receive Collas Crill news and insights by email. Introduction Companies are wound ...

21 Oct 2020

Further promotion

Quentin Bregg, lawyer in Collas Crill's dispute resolution team in Guernsey, has been promoted to Senior Associate in the latest in a string of promotions across the firm. Quentin, who joined the firm in 2017, specialises in complex commercial litigatio...

14 Jul 2020

Approval of liquidators' fees

The Royal Court's latest judgment on an application to approve liquidators' fees demonstrates a strong and thorough approach to protecting creditors. Lt Bailiff Hazel Marshall QC robustly analysed the application and criticised some elements of the Liqui...

5 Jun 2020

Implications for directors' duties

Kenneth Davies v (1) Stephen Ford (2) Richard Monks (3) Greenbox Recycling Kent Ltd [2020] EWHC 686 (Ch) A High Court decision has, among other findings, provided clarity to the effect of the statutory provisions relating to dissolved companies once they...

16 Jan 2020

Insolvency overhaul

On 15 January 2020 the States of Guernsey approved the long-awaited final version of the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 (Insolvency) (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 (the Ordinance). The decision of when the amendments will come into force, and whether they w...

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