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David Jones


David is an advocate and head of the restructuring and insolvency team in Guernsey. He advises on complex restructurings and formal insolvencies in contentious, non-contentious and multi-jurisdictional matters.

In his time with Carey Olsen David has been involved in many of the largest insolvencies involving Guernsey entities, ranging from investment funds to global retailers. He is able to assist lenders in respect of the taking and enforcement of all forms of security. David regularly advises the boards of distressed entities and has extensive experience acting for office holders on all aspects of their appointments including the tracing and recovery of assets.

Notable matters include advising in relation to the restructuring and/or formal insolvencies of Joannou & Paraskevaides (Overseas) Limited, the philatelic investment business Stanley Gibbons (Guernsey) Limited, The Long Port Group and HMV Group plc. He has advised on the acquisition, restructuring and enforcement of a number of high value, multi-jurisdictional, non-performing loan portfolios on behalf of hedge fund acquirers.

David is a member of the Insolvency Lawyers Association and R3 and sits on the young members Committee of INSOL International. David lectures on INSOL's Foundation Certificate in International Insolvency and is part of the working group tasked with updating and revising Guernsey's insolvency laws. He has also been appointed as a member of Guernsey's first ever Insolvency Rules Committee (IRC).


David qualified as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales in 2004. He was called to the Guernsey Bar in 2014. He was made a partner at Carey Olsen in January 2019.

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What our clients say

"David Jones stands out as having both the ability to deliver in court with great technical ability and the practical application of the restructuring process."

Legal 500

"He's very commercial, practical and very personable. He comes at things from an angle that is easily understood but is also very good technically."

Chambers UK

"He's brilliant and he's very creative in his approach."

Chambers UK

“David Jones always looks for a pragmatic solution to resolve issues in a timely manner.”

Global Restructuring Review 2022