Nick Batiste

Managing Director, Guernsey

Nick Batiste

Nick is responsible for the offshore offering of Saffery Champness in the Channel Islands, Switzerland, Dubai and the Cayman Islands. In his role, Nick works closely with the management teams across the offshore business on strategic and operational matters.

Nick advises a wide range of clients, both private and corporate, on the establishment, management and operation of offshore structures and the diversified asset classes held by those structures.

Born and educated in Guernsey, Nick joined the Guernsey office of Saffery Champness in 1992 and has worked his way through the ranks prior to his appointment to Managing Director in 2014.

Key experience

  • Offshore structuring for private (including HNW families, entrepreneurs, intra-generational family trusts) and corporate clients.
  • Multi-jurisdictional experience in terms of both clients and structures across a range of assets including property (residential, commercial and development), investments (all types), yacht ownership/management and other non-standard asset classes.
  • Acting for open and closed ended funds, unit trusts and partnerships.


Outside work, Nick enjoys swimming and is an avid follower of football and motorsport.