Bedell Cristin, the Jersey-based international law firm, has promoted Kristian Wilson to partner, in its Singapore office.
Wilson, has been with the firm since June 2013, specialises in commercial law, having worked and qualified as a solicitor (England and Wales) at Slaughter and May in both London and Paris before practising offshore law in Jersey and the BVI, the firm said.
Because he is also a qualified BVI lawyer, his practice includes corporate and financial matters, with a focus on joint ventures, private equity and cross-border transactions, according to a statement announcing Wilson’s promotion.
Wilson speaks English as his first language but “is competent in French and Mandarin Chinese,” according to Bedell.
Alasdair Hunter, head of the Bedell Cristin BVI practice, said Wilson’s being named a partner coincides with an “accelerated growth in demand” the firm is seeing from Asian clients “who are increasingly wishing to access capital markets in Europe”.
Bedell Cristin dates back to 1939, when an advocate named George Bedell set up in practice in St Helier, Jersey, after previously helping to introduce income tax to the island. Bedell joined forces in 1958 with another lawyer, Dick Cristin, according to a history on the Bedell Group website. Bedell has had an office in Singapore since 2012.