Gavin Ferguson#1486

Gavin Ferguson

Gavin heads Ogier's Private Client & Trusts team in Guernsey, and provides contentious and non-contentious fiduciary services to high net worth individuals, corporate clients and charities. He advises on all aspects of trust and foundation law, including in respect of their creation, reorganisation and administration. He also advises on regulatory matters, general private client matters (including probate) and has an interest in Sharia compliant fiduciary structures. Gavin is a qualified Guernsey Advocate, BVI solicitor, English solicitor and Notary Public, and holds a personal fiduciary license which permits him to act as a director, protector, enforcer, guardian and council member. He was praised for his "very high degree of expertise" in trust and private wealth work, and described as "one of the island's top trust lawyers" in client feedback cited in the Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2017. Client feedback quotes by Legal 500 described him as "astute, affable, technically knowledgeable and efficient". Gavin is a STEP member and a contributing author to the STEP Certificate in Foundations. He is a council member of the International Wealth Advisers Forum 2.0, a Chartered Member of the CISI, a member of the International Tax Planning Association and Jurisdiction Editor for the Guernsey section of the ITPA's Portfolio of Laws. In 2015, he was named one of eprivateclient's 50 Most Influential. Gavin is a founding member and the current Guardian of local male cancer charity, MUG; and a member of the Board of Trustees for the Lloyds Bank Foundation for the Channel Islands.
Contributed to


Guernsey foundations
Guernsey foundations
Practice notes

This Practice Note, written by Gavin Ferguson, partner of Ogier, Guernsey, is a summary of the Guernsey foundations regime. It describes the main features of a Guernsey foundation and briefly addresses the incorporation process, the key persons involved in a foundation and their respective rights and duties, the uses of a foundation and the migration of a foreign foundations to Guernsey. The regulation and taxation of foundations is also mentioned.

Guernsey trusts
Guernsey trusts
Practice notes

This Practice Note written by Gavin Ferguson, Partner of Ogier, Guernsey is a summary of Guernsey trust law and the types of trust commonly established in Guernsey for both private wealth planning and commercial purposes. Guernsey regulation and taxation of trusts is also mentioned.

Practice areas


  • GAT
  • ITPA
  • GILA


  • Contributing Author

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