Insolvency | Guernsey insolvency law reform proposals: a comparison with English law

Thursday 29 November 2018


Hermione Williams
Francesca Perselli


The Old Government House Hotel
St Anne's Place,
St Peter Port,
Guernsey, GY1 2NU


08:00 Registration
08:30 Seminar
09:30 Close


We are pleased to invite you to the latest in our series of 'New Square Thursdays' breakfast seminars on Thursday 29th November at The Old Government House Hotel.

This seminar by Hermione Williams and Francesca Perselli, both of whom have worked in Guernsey, will be of interest to those whose practice areas include company and insolvency. The relevant principles and authorities on two key areas will be considered.


Guernsey insolvency law reform proposals: a comparison with English law

The States of Guernsey has approved proposals by the Committee for Economic Development to reform Guernsey’s insolvency laws. Draft legislation which amends the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008, is currently being considered.
Two areas of reform will be discussed in this talk:
  1. Giving the Royal Court the power to compulsorily wind up an insolvent foreign company; and;
  2. Enhancing the power of liquidators and administrators to set aside transactions at an undervalue and extortionate credit transactions.


In both instances it has been proposed to bring Guernsey’s regime in line with that in the UK, and to draw upon the provisions in the English Insolvency Act 1986.

We hope you will be able join us for coffee, bacon rolls and lively conversation to start off the morning!


Places are limited. To reserve your place, please email Sarah Laughton at


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