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Mourant

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

James Hill

Tel:
Work 01534 676145
Email:
Mourant

Work Department

Banking and finance, corporate, insolvency and restructuring.

Position

James is a partner in Mourant Ozannes' Finance & Corporate team. James graduated from Cambridge University and previously worked in London for a major City law firm. James joined Mourant Ozannes in October 2001.

James has a wide ranging practice covering corporate (including private equity, public and private M&A, joint ventures, corporate structuring and JPUT and corporate real estate structuring and transactions), equity capital markets (including IPOs and redomiciliations), banking and finance, debt capital markets and Channel Island Securities Exchange listings. James has been involved in many of the major transactions in Jersey in recent years and has played an important role in company law developments.

Career

Qualified as a Jersey advocate and English solicitor (currently non-practising); major City law firm, London; joined Mourant Ozannes 2001.

Education

Cambridge University.


Jersey

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Mourant handles a range of top-tier work. Practice head Gareth Rigby advises elite private equity fund sponsors on their fund finance transactions, with Mark Chambers also handling lender side work in this case. James Hill is a key contact for real estate finance, and Jon Woolrich's practice includes corporate finance deals. Simon Gould contributes regulatory expertise. Senior associate James Daniel is also well-regarded.

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Capital markets

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

James Hill - 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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