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Richard Field


Richard is counsel to the dispute resolution and litigation team in Guernsey specialising in corporate and commercial litigation, including banking, investment and funds litigation. He also advises on regulatory and compliance issues, including anti-money laundering (AML), sanctions, eGaming and data protection.

Richard has acted for global financial institutions on a number of complex investment disputes, usually involving multi-jurisdictional issues. He also has experience of dealing with applications for injunctive relief, fund redemption issues and providing litigation and regulatory support in respect of significant cross-border transactions, including those involving fraud.

Richard regularly advises on sensitive AML and other compliance issues, often involving reports to the authorities and consideration of conflict of laws issues. He recently successfully represented a trustee in a "momentous decision" application before the Royal Court which involved AML considerations.

His data protection practice encompasses drafting terms and conditions, policies and procedures and advising on incident responses and international transfers. He has presented on the implementation of the forthcoming GDPR and is at the forefront of considering its implementation in Guernsey.

He has a keen interest in emerging technologies and Fintech within the regulatory context and is a regular attendee at Guernsey's Digital Greenhouse.

He has spoken publicly on regulatory matters, authored articles on data protection, litigation developments, Guernsey's AML regime and Alderney’s eGaming regime and produced guideline notes on Guernsey’s data protection laws. He is a member of the Guernsey Association of Compliance Officers and the Guernsey International Lawyers Association.


Richard was admitted as a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales in 2002. Prior to joining Carey Olsen in 2008, Richard was an associate with global firm Eversheds LLP. Richard was admitted as an advocate of the Royal Court of Guernsey in February 2013.

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