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Mourant

22 GRENVILLE STREET, ST HELIER, JE4 8PX, JERSEY
Tel:
Work 01534 676 000
Web:
www.mourant.com/jersey

Robert Hickling

Tel:
Work 01534 676361
Email:
Mourant

Work Department

Banking and finance, corporate, insolvency and restructuring, insurance

Position

Robert works for leading corporates, financial institutions and intermediaries on a wide range of corporate, structured finance and banking transactions. Robert’s practice covers corporate (including IPOs, redomiciliations, M&A, joint venture work and re-structurings); capital markets (debt and equity); exchange-traded products; and banking/finance. He acted on a number of high profile transactions in 2011 and headed the team which advised Glencore on its IPO. That IPO was one of the largest ever and resulted in Glencore being listed on both the London and Hong Kong stock exchanges. He advised: Charter International plc in 2011/2012 in relation to its $2bn acquisition by Colfax; and INEOS in 2011 on its joint venture with PetroChina, involving a US$ 1.015 investment by PetroChina. Robert also acts for ETF Securities, a major company in the exchange-traded products sector. What the directories say: ‘Rob is constantly keeping clients up to date on regulation and legislation – we tend to get more partner time with Mourant Ozannes compared to the other firms’ (IFLR 1000, 2014). Robert is also ranked as a Leading Lawyer; ‘The ultimate professional, at the end of the phone any time of the day’ (Chambers UK, 2014); Robert Hickling is ‘a team player’ (Legal 500, 2013); Robert Hickling’s ‘knowledge of law and business is outstanding’ (Legal 500, 2013); He is widely regarded as a market-leading presence, with sources noting that ‘he is excellent, maintains good client relationships and works well with offshore directors’ (Chambers UK, 2013); Robert Hickling is ‘good to work with and good at responding’ (Legal 500, 2012); Robert Hickling is noted for his strength on structured finance work. Peers acknowledge that they ‘rate him highly and feel comfortable when he is on the other side’ (Chambers UK, 2012).

Career

Qualified as a Jersey solicitor 1998; partner 2000 to date.


Jersey

Capital markets

Within: Leading individuals

Rob Hickling - Mourant

Within: Capital markets

Mourant handles a mix of work, primarily in debt capital markets, frequently picking up roles as intermediaries to elite onshore firms. Paul Martin and Robert Hickling handle debt issuances, as does Jon Woolrich, whose work includes challenging cross-border mandates - Hickling also has structured finance expertise. James Hill has expertise in the use of Jersey cash box structures. Counsel Amy Demetriou works with Hickling on key deals.

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Corporate and commercial

Within: Leading individuals

Robert Hickling - Mourant

Within: Corporate and commercial

Mourant handles heavyweight transactions for well-known businesses and private equity houses, as well as market-leading real estate transactions. 'First-class practitioner' James Hill's practice includes matters such as heavyweight deals concerning real estate assets, while Robert Hickling and Paul Martin handle billion-pound M&A deals. Jon Woolrich , described as 'an effective, experienced operator' also advises on transactions for elite private equity houses. Gareth Rigby heads the practice. Below partner level, the 'very knowledgeable' counsel Iain Millar is held in high esteem by clients.

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