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Bedell Cristin

PO BOX 75, 26 NEW STREET, ST HELIER, JE2 3RA, JERSEY
Tel:
Work 01534 814814
Web:
www.bedellcristin.com
Grand Cayman, London, Singapore, St Helier, St Peter Port, Tortola

Alasdair Hunter

Tel:
Work +44 (0)1534 814270
Email:
Bedell Cristin

Work Department

Capital markets, structured finance and banking.

Position

Based in Jersey, Alasdair practises both Jersey and British Virgin Islands law. His practice includes structured finance, high yield, banking, corporate, debt and equity listings on The International Stock Exchange (TISE) as well as insolvency, restructuring and security enforcement with a particular focus on distressed CMBS transactions.

Career

Trained Tods Murray, Edinburgh; qualified 1997; Allen & Overy, London and Hong Kong 1997-2003; Ogier, Jersey 2003-08; admitted as an advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey 2006; partner Bedell Cristin 2008 to date. Admitted as a solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court of the British Virgin Islands 2010.

Member

Law Society of Jersey.

Education

Hutchesons’ Grammar School, Glasgow; Edinburgh University (LLB Hons; Diploma in Legal Practice).


Jersey

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

The ‘really strong’ banking and finance offering at Bedell Cristin combines ‘technical quality, turnaround and speed of delivery, and flexibility in the delivery of its services’. Mark Dunlop was part of a multi-jurisdictional team which oversaw the high-value refinancing of existing debt in a REIT group and worked alongside a global law firm on the termination of revolving facilities on behalf of a private equity fund. In other highlights, Alasdair Hunter provided Jersey law advice to a foreign financial services company in connection with senior facilities made available in the context of the acquisition of a Jersey company; Tim Pearce acted as Jersey counsel to both finance parties in connection with euro term loans pertaining to the acquisition of a German life insurer by a Cinven-sponsored structure. Other names to note are Tom Davies, who was recently promoted to partner, managing associate Guy Westmacott, whom clients ‘truly trust’, and senior associate Malcolm Ellis whose vast experience includes overseeing Islamic and shari'ah-compliant financing matters. Simon Hopwood joined Maples and Calder's newly opened Jersey office in September 2018.

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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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Structured finance and securitisation

Within: Structured finance and securitisation

Bedell Cristin ‘is particularly strong' in structured finance and securitisation. Mark Nisbet, ‘an up and coming senior associate who punches well above his weight’, recently teamed up with ‘very experienced’ practice leader Alasdair Hunter to act for a well-known global technology company as listing agent in the listing of senior notes on TISE, and to assist a major mining company with a series of financing transactions. Mark Dunlop led the advice to a global bank on the Jersey aspects of additional and substantial term loans to a chemicals manufacturer under an existing credit agreement, and Simon Hopwood guided an investment manager through the public offer of its shares to raise capital in the context of its acquisition of a shopping centre in Eastern Europe.

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