Laurent Thibeault

Laurent Thibeault

Senior Counsel

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Laurent is a Guernsey Advocate and Senior Counsel in Walker's Guernsey Insolvency & Dispute Resolution Group. He specialises in trust, finance and insolvency, and corporate disputes and advises leading global law firms, fiduciaries and high net-worth clients across these areas. Laurent has significant experience acting for trustees, beneficiaries and protectors in contentious matters as well as in respect of non-contentious court applications and wider negotiations.

Having worked in the London and Paris offices of a Magic Circle firm's structured finance team and, previously, in financial restructuring and distressed debt, Laurent has a wealth of transactional experience and is uniquely placed to act on complex, cross-border contentious matters.

Laurent is a fluent French speaker.

Laurent joined Walkers (Guernsey) LLP in 2017. He trained with the London office of Bingham McCutchen (now Akin Gump) qualifying as a solicitor of England and Wales, having been involved in the team advising on post-2008 financial crisis litigation.

He practised in Paris and London in the finance department of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, including a period on secondment with a major international banking group as an in-house adviser on their trading floor.

He worked in the corporate law team of another leading offshore law firm before joining Walkers.

Admitted in:
England and Wales (non-practising)


London School of Economics and Political Science - LL.B. (Hons) Law and French Law
Université Robert Schuman (Strasbourg III) - Diplôme en Études Juridiques
Columbia Business School - Value Investing Executive Course

2023 Chambers UK - Dispute Resolution - Associates to Watch:

“Laurent has been excellent in the services provided and is always on hand to assist.”

“He provides clear and concise advice and is great to work with.”

“Laurent is very responsive and reliable.”

2020 Legal 500 - Dispute Resolution - Recognised Lawyer