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Bedell Cristin

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Grand Cayman, London, Singapore, St Helier, St Peter Port, Tortola

Martin Paul

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Bedell Cristin

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Funds and private equity group.


Partner and head of the investment funds and private equity group. Wide-ranging experience in structuring offshore funds, investment syndicates and joint ventures in the real estate, private equity and other investment sectors. Particular expertise in regulatory and compliance matters. Contributor to the Jersey chapter in ‘International Guide to Money Laundering Law and Practice’ (2nd edition, Butterworths), and to other legal journals and industry publications. Member of industry steering groups concerned with investment fund matters.


Trained Laytons Solicitors, England 1994-96; qualified 1996; Crills, Jersey 1996-99; admitted as an advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey 1999; Bedell Cristin 1999; partner 2003 to date. Regular speaker at conferences and seminars.


Law Society of Jersey.


University of York (1991 BA Hons Economics (2(1)); 1993 CPE; 1994 LPC).


Corporate and commercial

Within: Corporate and commercial

Bedell Cristin recently promoted the highly recommended Tom Davies to partner and Guy Westmacott to managing associate. The ‘knowledgeable and efficient’ team represents clients such as JT Group, Aviva, Danske and Macquarie in significant transactions, contract negotiations, and debt and property portfolio acquisitions and dispositions. Westmacott was part of the team which acted for WisdomTree in its acquisition of ETF Securities’ exchange-traded commodity, currency and leveraged businesses, while practice head Tim Pearce led the Jersey advice to private equity investment firm Leonard Green & Partners with regard to its acquisition of intellectual property management and technology company CPA Global. Also notable is the team’s work for Claranet with regard to the Jersey law aspects of a refinancing and private equity investment transaction led by Tikehau Capital. Martin Paul, Alasdair Hunter and Bruce Scott are also key contacts. Simon Hopwood joined Maples and Calder's newly opened Jersey office.

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Investment funds

Within: Leading individuals

Martin Paul - Bedell Cristin

Within: Investment funds

Bedell Cristin’s Tom Davies is ‘an excellent hands-on practitioner’ and was recently promoted to partner within the ‘outstanding, very responsive and knowledgeable’ commercial practice, which is ‘great at coordinating other lawyers to get things done’. Longstanding client Evans Randall appointed a team led by Martin Paul to advise on a number of funds and structures investing into the UK’s real estate market, and related transactional issues. The group also acted for CVC in the installation of a scheme facilitating the conversion of treasury schemes from one currency to another, and Bruce Scott assisted Aviva with a number of projects, including the migration of its Jersey fund to a new service provider and the sale of a number of indirect assets, as well as providing ongoing regulatory advice. Senior associate Richard Le Liard is also a key contact. Simon Hopwood joined Maples and Calder's newly opened Jersey office.

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