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Jersey

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Voisin Law

At Voisin Law, Kate Anderson primarily handles borrower-side work concerning real estate finance. Below partner level, solicitor Daniel Walker also takes a lead role on key deals, including for challenger and alternative banks. With a number of mandates involving Islamic finance, the firm has a strong relationship with a number of Middle Eastern banks.

Practice head(s):Kate Anderson

Other key lawyers:Daniel Walker

Rising stars

Daniel Walker - Voisin Law

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Corporate and commercial
Corporate and commercial - ranked: tier 3

Voisin Law

Voisin Law covers the gamut of Jersey corporate work, including Jersey elements of UK real estate deals and restructurings. Jeffrey Giovannoni handles locally significant transactions featuring on-island assets, with Kate Anderson handling transactions for fund managers. Daniel Walker is a well-regarded senior associate.

Practice head(s):Ian Strang

Other key lawyers:Jeffrey Giovannoni; Kate Anderson; Daniel Walker

Testimonials

'Very efficient and smooth operators. Very dedicated to getting the transaction done - it is more like a City firm which happens to be in Jersey.'

'Kate Anderson, in particular, is very pragmatic and commercial. She stands out amongst Jersey lawyers in this respect.'

'Daniel Walker is very responsive, helpful, efficient and pragmatic.'

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

Voisin Law

Voisin Law has a reputation for involvement in a range of commercial and trust litigation, construction disputes, regulatory matters and property disputes. Ashley Hoy and Estelle Burns are the key locally-qualified names.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 4

Voisin Law

At Voisin Law, Kate Anderson handles various open-ended funds mandates. With Emirates NBD as a cornerstone client, the firm handles a number of mandates relating to Shari'ah-compliant funds. Some work also relates to private funds.

Practice head(s):Kate Anderson

Testimonials

'The team in general is very knowledgeable and helpful - clients always get the best advice, and the lawyers are always willing to discuss matters in detail.'

'Kate Anderson and advocate Chris Le Quesne are both very approachable and knowledgable.'

Key Clients

VG Trust & Corporate Services Limited

CGS III (Jersey) L.P.

Emirates Funds Limited

Henderson Asia Pacific Equity Partners II L.P.

The 181 Fund Limited

Elida Real Estate Unit Trust

Funa Funding Unit Trust

Gordian Ltd

Emirates NBD Asset Management Ltd.

SEDCO Capital European Real Estate Fund ICC

Work highlights

  • Advised Emirates NBD on its creation of an open-ended fund in Jersey.
  • Advises Emirates NBD on a suite of funds in Jersey, including the Shari'ah-compliant funds.

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Private client, trusts and tax
Private client, trusts and tax - ranked: tier 3

Voisin Law

Voisin Law has a steady roster of long-term, mid-tier clients in the trust and fiduciary services sectors, alongside advising a number of private clients. The practice is particularly known for its expertise as executors of high-value estates, advising on the planning of estates and the division of assets: Clare Nicolle is considered a go-to name in this field. The team also has expertise in the structuring and restructuring of family and philanthropic trusts, and Nigel Pearmain regularly advises trustees and fiduciaries on their duties and obligations under Jersey law.

Practice head(s):Nigel Pearmain

Other key lawyers:Claire Nicolle

Testimonials

'The team at Voisin Law is extremely personable, efficient and good value. Gets the job done without fuss'

'A relatively small team that is extremely focussed in terms of client service and delivery'

'Always seeks to go above and beyond'

'Very responsive and competitive'

'Clare Nicolle is a pleasure to work with and has a calm but determined approach to matters'

'Clare Nicolle is approachable, dependable, knowledgeable and client-focussed'

'Clare Nicolle has a thorough understanding of the practice area with a willingness to help and suggest commercial solutions to legal problems'

'A genuinely nice group of individuals willing to go that extra mile'

Key Clients

Stephenson Harwood LLP

Maurice Turnor Gardner

Wilsons Law

Penningtons Manches

Payne Hicks Beach

Foot Anstey LLP

Stevens & Bolton LLP

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

First Names Group

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