Offshore top 30 position: 9
Channel Islands-headquartered Bedell Cristin had a good year in 2012, reporting a revenue increase of five per cent for its law firm, excluding Bedell Trust, the fiduciary arm. The firm’s partnership headcount rose by one to 30 and it added seven lawyers.
Bedell Cristin built on its hire of BVI lawyer Stephen Adams in early 2012 by moving him to Singapore to launch an office there in July — its first Asian presence. It then hired Appleby partner Valerie Georges-Thomas for the BVI office.
The further development of the Singapore office is identified as a strategic aim for the coming year, in tandem with the Mauritius office. Managing partner Richard Gerwat identifies Asia and other developing markets as a major focus for the offshore sector over the coming years.
Closer to home, Bedell joined forces with Crossland Private Office to form Bedell Family Office, an administration and advisory company for high-net-worth individuals based in Jersey. The venture is expected to work closely with the private client team at Bedell Cristin.
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Qualified lawyers: 68