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Jeffrey Giovannoni

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Voisin Law

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Private client and commercial teams


Jeffrey was made partner of the commercial team in January 2015 and is an advocate and notary public. Jeffrey’s main expertise is in corporate, trusts and pensions law. He appears in court for civil and criminal matters. He is regularly involved in corporate finance transactions which have included projects for the London Olympics and in the aircraft, automobile and oil sectors. He advises on both local and international mergers and acquisitions and has been involved on projects in Russia, Eastern Europe, Africa, the USA and in the Middle East. He also advises trust companies on their local and international pension products. Recent deals: advised on a substantial migration of an employee savings plan from Guernsey to Jersey containing over 4,000 employees; set up various foundations for Russian and Ukrainian clients to hold assets worth in excess of $1bn; established a charitable trust to support a charity based in Syria helping war victims for a Swiss trust company; lead advisor on the creation of a charitable trust for children living with the consequences of radioactive contamination; advised major credit card company with a $500m minority participation in a Californian start up; assisted the same credit card company in a complex joint Middle Eastern venture; advised upon the offshore financial requirements for a Manchester based hotel group; assisted with a $2bn restructuring of a Middle Eastern family business; advised upon the $800m securitisation of a UK property holding group (group securitisation); assisted with structuring requirements for a California and Jersey based technology start up; advising on sale and purchase of shares in a local property holding company (Mervanna); lead Jersey advisor in a £900m financial restructuring of a property holding group; sold 50% share holding in a Jersey trust business.


Qualified 2002; partner present firm 2015


French, German


Skiing, tennis, squash, rowing


Corporate and commercial

Within: Corporate and commercial

One client describes the service provided by Voisin Law as ‘thoroughly impressive’. The corporate and commercial lawyers ‘are willing to work to tight deadlines and able to work as an integral part of the wider transaction team effortlessly’. The group was instructed to act as counsel on the Jersey law aspects of a high-value group restructuring under the leadership of the ‘extremely responsiveJeffrey Giovannoni on behalf of a global financial services company, and Chris Le Quesne led the advice to a Jersey company with regard to its winding-up. Also notable is Kate Anderson, who oversaw the acquisition of a Jersey property holding structure and the subsequent restructuring within the purchaser group, and senior associate Daniel Walker, who handled a number of significant multi-jurisdictional real estate transactions. Ian Strang leads the practice, which counts VG, Randalls and LV Group among its clients.

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