Offshore top 30 position: 17
Guernsey firm Babbé had a quiet year, with “no significant developments” and no change in its partner headcount of eight. The firm’s lawyer headcount dropped by two. This means that Babbé still has no female partners.
In the summer the firm hired Mourant Ozannes senior associate Darren Stephens as a consultant in its corporate team.
Major cases and deals for Babbé in 2012 included the successful appeal to the Privy Council by the Spread Trustee Company, which confirmed that if Guernsey’s trust statutes do not say otherwise, Guernsey law will follow English principles.
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Qualified lawyers: 22