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Mourant Ozannes

PO BOX 186, 1 LE MARCHANT STREET, ST PETER PORT, GY1 4HP, GUERNSEY
Tel:
Work 01481 723466
Fax:
Fax 01481 727935
Email:
Web:
mourantozannes.com/guernsey

Caroline Chan

Tel:
Work 01481 739305
Email:
Mourant Ozannes

Work Department

Banking & Finance, Corporate, Financial Services & Regulatory, Funds, Insolvency & Restructuring.

Position

Caroline is a Guernsey Advocate and has gained a wide variety of corporate and commercial experience across three jurisdictions, including specialisms in M&A transactions, investment funds, private equity, stock exchange listings and security and regulatory work.

Caroline has been involved in some notable Guernsey transactions and, in 2011, advised the Guernsey States (government) on the successful application for Guernsey companies to be recognised for listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

After studying Law at Oxford, Caroline trained and qualified as an English solicitor with Allen & Overy and spent nine years with them, including three years in Allen & Overy's Hong Kong office. On returning to Guernsey in 1998, Caroline spent nine years at Ozannes, qualifying as an Advocate in 2003. After spending eight years with another offshore law firm in Guernsey, where she became a partner in 2008, Caroline re-joined Mourant Ozannes in 2015 and continues to practise across the corporate, funds, financing and regulatory sectors.

What the directories say:
Caroline has been ranked in Legal 500 as a leading individual for Commercial and Banking, in Chambers & Partners UK for Corporate & Finance (including investment funds) and in IFLR1000. Caroline has also been shortlisted in the "Best in Offshore" category for the European Women in Business Law awards in 2013, 2014 and 2015. "Caroline 'is very reliable and good to work with,' state peers. She is experienced in a wide variety of corporate and commercial areas, including on funds and M&A transactions," (Chambers UK, 2015).

Career

Caroline qualified as a Guernsey Advocate in 2003. She was admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales (currently non-practising) in 1991 and in Hong Kong (currently non-practising) in 1994.


Guernsey

Banking and finance

Within: Leading individuals

Caroline Chan - Mourant Ozannes

Within: Banking and finance

Mourant Ozannes 'is a solid firm on whom clients can rely without fail'. The 'superb and extremely responsive' banking team services a wide variety of clients, including arrangers, lenders, borrowers, trustees and issuers, across the full range of mandates, and has 'a sound knowledge of the local legal and regulatory requirements'. In recent highlights, Caroline Chan oversaw a significant fund financing transaction on behalf of a major global bank as lender, and the 'calm and reliable' John Rochester guided a household name bank through the Guernsey, Jersey, BVI and Cayman law aspects of its ring-fencing transfer scheme. Along with 'superstar' senior associate Alana Gillies – who 'combines top-notch technical skills with amazing stamina and resilience' – he also acted for Santander in the amendment and restatement of a term loan facility to refinance a portfolio of industrial properties and the acquisition of further assets in the UK. Also notable are the 'calm and pragmatic' Helen Wyatt, senior associate Alex Porter, who has experience in dealing with Islamic financing matters, and 'clear and concise' practice head John Lewis.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Caroline Chan - Mourant Ozannes

Within: Corporate and M&A

John Lewis spearheads Mourant Ozannes' 'professional, knowledgeable and reliable' corporate and commercial outfit, which recently acted for LabTech Investments in its contractual takeover of Market Tech, and was instructed by a global law firm to assist with the establishment of a strategic real estate investment group, a private venture capital vehicle and a private equity vehicle. Frances Watson worked alongside counsel Alex Davies to oversee the merger of two investment managers to create a new entity focused on specialist lending assets. Clients such as Mariana Resources and Endeavour Mining instructed Helen Wyatt and the 'thorough and engaging' Caroline Chan to handle significant takeover and M&A transactions via a scheme of arrangement. In other highlights, John Rochester collaborated with the firm's dispute resolution department to successfully block the sanction of a scheme of arrangement in the Royal Court on behalf of an investment manager as minority shareholder in the purchasing company. Other notable clients include Ancala Partners, Mitsui Power Ventures and the Prospect Japan Fund.

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Investment funds

Within: Leading individuals

Caroline Chan - Mourant Ozannes

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