Tim Corfield is a partner and advocate in the litigation and dispute resolution group. He specialises in advisory and trial work with expertise in banking and financial services litigation, company law disputes and contentious corporate transactional matters, along with significant experience in the field of corporate insolvency and general commercial litigation.
During his career, he has appeared in matters before the English High Court, the Royal Court of Guernsey and the Guernsey Court of Appeal.
Corfield’s representative work, which often has an international/cross-border element, includes: fund redemption and investor disputes; combating shareholder activism; litigation in relation to misselling and misrepresentation; complex advisory and litigation work involving the construction of investment management agreements; merger/acquisition disputes; joint venture, shareholder and partnership disputes and petitions for unfair prejudice, including the first derivative action in Guernsey; contentious and non-contentious schemes of arrangement; and disputed insolvency processes.
He also has experience across a diversity of commercial sectors, from professional negligence claims (accountants, law firms, administrators and custodians) and regulatory investigations (financial services) to oil and gas disputes in Russia and the NIS. He has been involved in cases arising from the collapses of Enron, Lehman Brothers, the Icelandic Banks and Bernard L Madoff Investment Securities.
Corfield also has a strong ‘board advisory’ practice, assisting boards of directors (or committees or constituents thereof) on commercially sensitive investigations and transactions, as well as advising distressed corporates, directors and secured and unsecured creditors in formal cross-border and domestic restructuring and insolvency proceedings.
His clients include investment banks, hedge funds, private equity houses and other financial institutions, as well as corporates and individuals. He is regularly instructed by Magic Circle, City of London and US law firms. Corfield is cited as a ‘leader in his field’ by the IBA’s ‘Who’s Who Legal’ in its Global Commercial Litigation publication. His memberships include the International Bar Association, the Chancery Bar Association, INSOL and the Institute of Directors.
This information was sourced from the Carey Olsen website.
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