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Ogier, Jonathan Hughes, St Helier, JERSEY

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Jonathan Hughes

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Jonathan Hughes is a Partner in the Jersey practice, Head of Property law and Head of the Channel Islands Local Legal Services team. He specialises in business and high value residency relocations, commercial real estate, property rich M&A transactions, property finance, hotels and leisure. His commercial property practice also covers development projects, urban regeneration, corporate relocations and sales, acquisitions and commercial leasing. Jonathan has extensive expertise in this sector and often acts for international and global corporate occupiers and investors in the finance and retail sectors. Jonathan is part of Ogier’s hotels and resorts team which advises the global hotel investment industry in establishing and administering structured holding vehicles for hotel and resort cross regional investment. Jonathan is also a specialist in indirect tax, in particular, its application to corporate and real estate transactions in Jersey.


London and Sydney at a top tier international law firm; joined in Ogier 2007; Partner and Head of Property Law 2012.


Law Society of England and Wales, Law Society of Jersey, Law Society of New South Wales.


Saint Benedict, Derbyshire; University of Nottingham, LLM International Commercial Law 1998.LLB (Hons) Law 1997; University of Sydney. Admitted in England & Wales 2000; New South Wales, Australia 2005; Jersey 2011.


Commercial property

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Jonathan Hughes - Ogier

Within: Commercial property

‘Great leadership, teamwork and thoroughly professional advice’ are all hallmarks of Ogier’s commercial property team, which operates under the leadership of the ‘very competent’ Jonathan Hughes, who ‘always has a smile on his face’. Alongside significant commercial leasehold mandates for clients such as BNP Paribas, Whitbread and First Names, the group also acted for a number of high-net-worth individuals undertaking major private residence projects. Managing associate Katharine Marshall regularly works alongside Hughes to advise on high-value property transactions, while Julie Melia oversaw several refinancing and loan transactions in the context of property developments and property acquisitions. In other highlights, counsel Victoria Grogan recently joined the firm from Carey Olsen and senior associate Sarah Parish arrived from Newcastle, where she held an associate position at Square One Law. Senior associate Claire Smith is also a key contact.

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