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Mourant Ozannes

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Mark Chambers

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Mourant Ozannes

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Banking and finance, corporate, funds, insolvency and restructuring.


Mark specialises in banking, corporate, commercial, structured finance and investment funds. His practice has focused particularly on structured and project finance, corporate acquisitions, mergers, investments funds and private equity. Highlight deals: Mark is advising a local funds service business in relation to a major regulatory review/investigation. He advised the Black Sea Property Fund Ltd in respect of general restructuring, rationalisation of management function and conversion to ‘listed fund’ status. What the directories say: “Mark Chambers has ‘broad knowledge’,” (Legal 500 2013). ‘Commercial and problem-solving’ (Legal 500 2010). Clients say the two-partner team ‘looks outside the box on funds and gets its teeth into complex structures’ (The Legal 500).


Called to the English Bar (currently non-practising) 1996; practised in London; moved to Jersey 1998; sworn in as a Jersey advocate 2001; joined Mourant Ozannes 2007.


Jersey Funds Association – legal and technical committee.


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Mourant Ozannes maintains a healthy mix of lender and borrower-side work pertaining to new loan arrangements and refinancing transactions on behalf of an enviable blue-chip client base including names like Greystar, Goldman Sachs and CVC. Mark Chambers recently advised the Bank of China, HSBC and ING on the financing of the acquisition of London’s iconic ‘Cheesegrater’ Leadenhall Building by Hong Kong-based property firm CC Land; Gareth Rigby and James Hill handled a £500m facility for a syndicate of banks including Wells Fargo relating to the refinancing of the Merry Hill portfolio following its acquisition by Intu. Also notable is Paul Martin’s work for Eircom with regard to high-yield bond issues and an amendment and extension of its facilities agreement, and Jon Woolrich’s advice to O3b Networks on the refinancing of its $1.4bn facilities. Counsel Iain Millar plays a crucial role in the team and is also a key name to note.

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Corporate and commercial

Within: Corporate and commercial

Gareth Rigby heads Mourant Ozannes’ ‘responsive, commercial and sensible’ corporate offering, which ‘clearly comprises first-rate lawyers at all levels’ and provides a ‘pragmatic and prompt service’. A well-known UK betting company instructed the ‘practical, client-friendly and impressive’ Jon Woolrich and the ‘technically strong and responsive’ James Hill to advise on a large-scale reorganisation and distribution exercise following its refinancing. On the transactional front, counsel Iain Millar was part of the team which handled the $2.8bn purchase of Gazeley by Global Logistic Properties from Brookfield, and the highly recommended Paul Martin acted as sole Jersey counsel to an international investor in the acquisition of a personal care retail chain. Other key contacts include Robert Hickling, Mark Chambers and Neil McCarroll, who was recently promoted to counsel and handles a broad range of corporate transactions including cross-border private equity and debt restructurings.

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Investment funds

Within: Investment funds

At Mourant Ozannes, the investment fund lawyers ‘are exceptional and a real pleasure to work with’, and the ‘commercial and responsive’ team has ‘a deep bench that is unparalleled in Jersey’, according to one client. In recent highlights, team head Felicia de Laat advised CVC on the launch of its seventh flagship fund for private equity investment in Europe and North America, and Ben Robins oversaw Henderson Park’s establishment of its new European real estate investment platform and a number of subsequent acquisitions. Alistair Horn ‘is entirely focused on the client’s needs and getting the project done’; he recently led the advice to Google with regard to its high-value investment in Medicxi’s new fund dedicated to investment in European biotechnology companies. Tim Morgan acts for promoters, investors, regulators and service providers across a wide range of class assets. The team recently bolstered its junior ranks with the arrival of three associates from onshore firms and one from Ogier. Also notable are Daniel Birtwistle, who is ‘an excellent funds lawyer who provides sensible commercial advice in an easily digestible manner’, Mark Chambers and senior associate Matthew Satchell.

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