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Nin  Ritchie

Nin Ritchie  

Senior Associate | Guernsey

  • Very helpful and professional in her approach
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  • She works fast and delivers high quality work within very tight turnaround times.
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  • Approachable, good humoured and very efficient.
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  • a ‘go to’ person when it comes to a myriad of questions that might require legal, regulatory, risk & governance consideration
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  • is excellent at presenting complicated concepts in a digestible manner.
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Overview

Nin is a well established dispute resolution practitioner with a loyal client base comprising finance services businesses and those from other regulated sectors, spanning risk & regulatory, corporate disputes and contentious trust matters many of which have multi-jurisdictional/international elements.

She leads the cross-departmental risk and regulatory team to deliver a seamless offering to clients with complex and varied needs: "I have found Nin to be an extremely approachable individual and very much someone that can be considered a ‘go to’ person when it comes to a myriad of questions that might require legal, regulatory, risk & governance consideration." Nin works closely with the Jersey based risk & regulatory team to ensure that clients with a presence across the Channel Islands are able to receive a blended Channel Islands service.

"I help clients through complex situations and, on occasion, tumultuous times in the most pragmatic, commercial and careful way."

Experience

Nin is known for her work in regulatory compliance and enforcement, financial crime, risk and governance. Clients rely on her skills, experience, calm matter and technical to provide advice and guidance on complex legal matters with high risk factors and potentially devastating outcomes. "I have engaged Nin on a number of other issues that required expert legal advice. Nin is my go to resource when we need legal assistance with complex and high priority regulatory and risk related matters." She is trusted by her clients to provide accurate, commercial and time sensitive advice.

Nin has a strong sanctions practice that extends across transactional, advisory and contentious matters and is an expert in this legally complex and important developing area of practice. Nin has an established international network where clients require cross-jurisdictional sanctions advice.

Nin leads, and regularly presents at, an industry Risk & Regulatory forum created for leading individuals from a cross section of the finance sector to share information from a commercial and legal perspective, praised by one client as being "one of the most useful and progressive initiatives in the industry". Nin regularly speaks at local conferences, and writes, on regulatory matters.

Key matters in 2020 include:

  • Advising on client regulatory obligations in respect of a new target market involving complex structuring; and, developing an appropriate risk based compliance framework.
  • Representing individuals in a regulatory enforcement matter focused on a Guernsey fund.
  • Advising on a financial crime matter in respect of the determination of provenance of funds.
  • Engaged to provide expert advice on Alderney e-gaming in respect of ongoing proceedings in England.

Background

On leaving school, Nin qualified as a nurse and worked in medical research in London.

She returned to Guernsey in 2002 where she spent 8 years within the banking division of the Guernsey Financial Services Commission. During this time she obtained a law degree from Nottingham Law School and completed the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, Bloomsbury.

She joined Collas Crill as a trainee in 2010 and qualified into the dispute resolution team.

Awards

Nin is recommended by Chambers and Partners for her work on contentious regulatory matters.

Membership

Nin is a member of the Institute of Directors and the Guernsey International Legal Association.

My services
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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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 1 Mar 2021

On the sofa with Nin and Sandra

In the first episode of our 'On the sofa' podcast, Senior Associate Nin Ritchie and Director of Collas Crill Compliance Sandra Lawrence discuss cyber security rules and...

Insight 9 Dec 2020

Guernsey and Brexit

The end of the Brexit transition period is on 31 December 2020. Although 2020 has been an eventful year in so many ways, businesses need to consider what the end of the...

Guide 9 Dec 2020

Brexit and Guernsey – What you need to know

The UK formally ceased to be a member of the EU on 31 January 2020. Following this, the terms of a withdrawal agreement between the UK and the EU (the Withdrawal Agreement)...

News 22 Oct 2020

Chambers and Partners UK 2021

Collas Crill has retained its rankings in Chambers and Partners UK 2021 across all departments and banded individuals in Guernsey and Jersey, with a number of partners being...

Insight 23 Sep 2020

The FinCEN Files

Senior Associate Nin Ritchie shares her thoughts on the recent news about the FinCEN leaks. I'm a regulatory lawyer, I love a bit of drama (I shouldn't admit it, I know)...

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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