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Mourant Ozannes, Felicia De Laat, St Helier, JERSEY

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Felicia De Laat

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Felicia specialises in collective investment funds with a particular focus on private equity  and property funds, and has acted for a number of the firm’s clients in this area including Ardian, CVC Capital Partners, Schroders,, Aviva Investors and Legal & General. Highlight deals: Advising CVC Capital Partners from a Jersey law perspective in connection with the establishment of CVC Asia Fund IV and the CVC Growth Fund, advising Ardian from a Jersey law perspective in connection with the establishment and activities of their investment funds managed from Jersey including the establishment of AXA Secondary Fund VI, advising on the original establishment of a €1 billion plus managed account investing in real estate debt securities and advising Aviva on the establishment of the Aviva Investors Real Estate Recovery II Fund and the subsequent sale of 100% of the interests held by investors in that fund to a third party buyer.


Admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, Australia in January 2000 and as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in September 2005 (currently non-practising in both jurisdictions); joined Mourant Ozannes in 2005, partner of Mourant Ozannes LP in 2010.


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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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