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Quentin  Bregg

Quentin Bregg 

Senior Associate

Guernsey

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

Overview

Quentin is a Senior Associate in our Dispute Resolution department 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.

Memberships

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

My services
Contentious Risk & 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, better and more efficient outcomes are obtained. As Risk and Regulatory experts, our Dispute Resolution team frequently act on contentious matters, able to leverage their experience to help clients achieve the highest regulatory standards and avoid common pitfalls.

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Director & Shareholder Disputes
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Thanks to the depth of our experience and the resources of our team, we've acted on some of the largest pieces of litigation brought against directors offshore. We're well placed to deal with the 'bet the farm' proceedings that can occur in these type of disputes and have represented parties involved in intra-company disputes, including executive, non-executive and independent directors, majority and minority shareholders, companies and liquidators. We understand that shareholder disputes are often not simply 'black and white' and our team finds innovative and commercial alternatives to those which the Court may offer – taking a collaborative approach with our clients to ensure that the right result is achieved.

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Dispute Resolution
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When your business is involved in any kind of legal dispute it's crucial to work with lawyers who are hands-on, cost-effective and flexible enough to respond quickly and intuitively to your unique situation and needs. We know that there are many different ways a dispute can be resolved and work closely with our clients to understand every aspect of their business, priorities and goals. This allows us to find the best way forward for our clients and to advise on the commercial implications of a dispute, ensuring the process remains as stress-free as possible. Our approach is practical, responsive and tailored to the client's interests. Our expertise and reputation means we're first choice for a range of clients, including banks, trust companies, high net worth individuals and top law firms.

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Insolvency & Restructuring
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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, Collas Crill’s insolvency and restructuring team 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 United States, the United Kingdom 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; the United States and Russia. 

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 to effectively manage deteriorating relationships with creditors, financiers, investors or other interested parties.

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Regulatory Enforcement Action
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The regulatory environment both in local jurisdictions and internationally, is becoming increasingly complex at a time when regulatory agencies are becoming more zealous in their approach to enforcement and investigations. We guide clients through the impact of enforcement of investigatory actions by regulatory bodies, offering dedicated strategic advice on a broad range of issues including enforcement notices, governance matters, complaints, insider trading and dealing and market manipulation.

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Risk & Regulatory
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Collas Crill's multi-disciplinary approach to providing Risk & Regulatory services ensures that every aspect of our clients' businesses is covered. By drawing on the skills and experience of a highly experienced team of lawyers with expertise from across the firm, we are able to deal with all legal compliance issues that could affect your business, whether contentious or non-contentious. The assistance we are able to provide ranges from strategic matters to specific operational issues.

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My news and insights
News 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...

Deal 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...

Deal 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...

Insight 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...

News 22 Nov 2019

Draft insolvency legislation

The awaited changes to Guernsey's insolvency regime will hopefully be submitted to the Greffe soon, to be laid before the States early next year, say Law Officers. Drafts...

Insight 30 Aug 2019

Clarification on GFSC mandate

The Court of Appeal of Guernsey has recently provided clarification on the mandate of the island's financial regulator, the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC)...

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