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Christopher Jones

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Banking and finance.


Christopher Jones is a partner in the business and trust law group in Guernsey. Christopher advises financial institutions, investment funds and corporate clients on a broad range of multi-jurisdictional transactions. He has extensive experience in respect of banking and finance, derivatives, restructuring, corporate and commercial matters, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and listings. Christopher has particular expertise in secured lending, property financing and restructuring transactions. Christopher also regularly advises global investment banks in respect of industry standard documentation produced by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, the International Capital Market Association and the International Securities Lending Association. Christopher is the author of the Guernsey chapter of The Acquisition and Leveraged Finance Review.


Eversheds 1996-98; Slaughter and May 1998-2001; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton 2001-07; Ogier 2010.


Law Society of England and Wales; Attorney of the Bar of the State of New York; Guernsey Bar; Guernsey International Legal Association.


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Ogier’s ‘skilled, experienced and professional’ team is ‘a cut above the competition’, according to one client. The ‘extremely responsive and proactiveChristopher Jones ‘gives practical advice and support throughout transactions’ and recently assisted a group of major banks with the issue and sale of senior secured floating rate notes in connection with the acquisition by the issuer of a fund and its corporate guarantor. Also notable are managing associate Paul Chanter and head of banking Marcus Leese, who advised Barclays as agent on the debut issue of £500m in senior unsecured notes and the new £350m unsecured revolving credit facility of Tritax Big Box REIT's UK real estate portfolio, and represented a holding company in its negotiations with banks and high-yield bond creditors with regard to its potential debt restructuring. Senior associate Lhiam Croft recently joined the firm from Dentons’ Sydney office.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

The ‘approachable and knowledgeable’ lawyers at Ogier are ‘always keen to answer a variety of challenging questions to which they are always able to offer a practical solution’. Known by clients to be ‘absolutely top quality’, the corporate offering is led by Bryon Rees, who has ‘all anyone could need in a lawyer – an excellent brain and a strong understanding of his client’s business’. Christopher Jones acted for Tristan Capital in its acquisition of a stake in a £439m joint venture project, and the ‘friendly, on-hand, timely and efficientCraig Cordle oversaw the liquidation of a Guernsey company and its associated entities. Clients also recommend ‘excellent’ senior associate Michelle Watson Bunn and managing associate Andrew Munro. The department was recently strengthened by the arrival of managing associate Oliver Quarmby from Carey Olsen and senior associate Michael Richards from Appleby.

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Within: Insurance

Ogier provides ‘high-quality assistance from all perspectives’ and clients strongly recommend the ‘positive, practical and always availableBryon Rees, who ‘can always explain complicated issues in a clear and concise manner’. Prudential appointed the firm to advise on all Guernsey law aspects of a £1.7bn longevity risk transfer by the pension fund of Marsh & McLennan, and Christopher Jones acted for an engineering services provider in the migration and amalgamation of its insurance captives as part of a restructuring project. On the corporate side, the team handled the acquisition of an insurance risk management platform on behalf of a venture capital and private equity firm, and Marcus Leese oversaw the sale of a regulated insurance group by way of a share buy-back. Litigation head Simon Davies and his regulatory counsel are also notable.

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