Jasmin Semlitsch, senior associate at Bedell Cristin in Guernsey, and Sonia Shah, associate in Jersey, have been shortlisted for Citywealth’s Future Leaders Awards 2019. Both lawyers were also named in the Citywealth Future Leaders Top 100 list this year.
Jasmin is shortlisted for Lawyer of the Year IFC – senior/managing associate. She has a strong reputation for her contentious and non-contentious trust work, for which she has also been recognised by several other industry accolades. She is dual-qualified as a solicitor in Australia and England and Wales and has recently passed the Guernsey Bar so will shortly be called as an Advocate. Jasmin has alsocontributed to a number of legal publications.
Shortlisted for Lawyer of the Year – associate, Sonia advises fiduciaries, leading onshore law firms and high net worth individuals in relation to contentious and non-contentious trust and commercial matters. Sonia plays an instrumental role in the Bedell Cristin team acting for the successful plaintiffs in the recent Crociani & O’rs Vs Crociani & O’rs case and is well-recognised for her exemplary client-handling skills and her meticulous attention to detail.
Now in its fifth year, the Citywealth Future Leaders awards programme champions young professionals in the wealth sector who are under 40. The philosophy behind the awards is to support future leaders who excel at work and make an important contribution to society.
The shortlist is based on submissions, judges’ recommendation and editorial research.
“Just to be shortlisted is a fantastic achievement. Jasmin and Sonia are exceptionally strong lawyers and are positioning themselves as leaders of the future. We are immensely proud of them both, and indeed, the commitment and expertise that they bring to our cross-jurisdictional team on a daily basis,” said David Cadin, Bedell Cristin Managing Partner.