We advise beneficiaries and trustees on all aspects of contentious trusts law including breach of trust claims, requests for information, applications to set aside for mistake and enforcement of foreign judgments.

We also advise on complex commercial litigation, company law disputes including minority shareholder actions and claims of breach of fiduciary duty against directors. Other areas of expertise include employment law, enforcement of restrictive covenants and regulatory work including investigations by the JFSC.

The dispute resolution team is led by Dr. Elena Moran who joined Ward Yates on 1 October 2018, having previously been a partner of Collas Crill. Her recent dispute resolution mandates include:

Crociani v Crociani [2017] JRC 146 & [2018] JCA 136A - breach of trust

In the matter of the A and B Trusts [2018] JRC 068 - validity of settlement of assets into trust

In the matter of the A Family Trust [2017] JRC 014 - setting aside transfer of assets into trust by reason of mistake

Tepe v Botas [2016] JRC 012A & [2016] JCA 135 - enforcement of arbitration awards, state immunity (currently on appeal to the Privy Council)

Representation of Lumiere Wealth Limited [2016] JRC 179 - just and equitable winding-up following investigation by JFSC

Nautech v CSS Limited [2014] JCA 180 & [2015] JCA 021- infringement of copyright

Harper v Apex Trust Company Limited [2014] JRC 253 - setting aside trusts for uncertainty

Representation of Maltese Holdings [2012] JRC 239 - just and equitable winding-up

Key contact

Elena Moran

Elena Moran

Partner

+44 1534 883857

elena.moran@wardyates.com
I’ve been working with Elena on a three-month trust dispute trial in Jersey involving a claim for over $200m and have worked with her previously. She is extremely clever with an astounding grasp of detail. She is a very talented lawyer more than capable of dealing with high profile and high net worth cases. She is also extremely good with clients.

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Other Services:

Banking & Finance

We advise on all aspects of finance and security packages involving Jersey entities and assets.

Corporate & Commercial

We advise on all aspects of corporate structuring and transactional work, including due diligence, acquisitions and disposals, mergers, shareholder agreements and joint venture arrangements, as well as insolvency, security enforcement and restructuring including court approved schemes of arrangement.

Dispute Resolution

We advise beneficiaries and trustees on all aspects of contentious trusts law including breach of trust claims, requests for information, applications to set aside for mistake and enforcement of foreign judgments.

Private Client & Trusts

We advise on all Jersey aspects of international private client and non-contentious trust matters including commercial trusts.