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Carey Olsen

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Carey Olsen, Peter German, St Helier, JERSEY

Peter German

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Carey Olsen

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Corporate and commercial; corporate finance; banking (non-contentious).


Peter’s practice is corporate and banking, including local and international banking with a particular focus on real estate finance and restructuring. Peter specialises in providing partner-led, practical commercial legal advice within the context of the multi-jurisdictional transactions in which Jersey vehicles tend to operate; and in adapting Jersey law solutions to the commercial imperatives of the overall transaction. Peter advises financial institutions, trustees, borrowers and other entities on all aspects of Jersey corporate, security and banking law. He also advises local and international banking institutions on banking regulation matters. Recent notable deals include: acting for GE Capital Real Estate in its £130m financing of Blackstone’s £186m acquisition of St Enoch Shopping Centre, Glasgow from Ivanhoe Cambridge; advising GE Capital Real Estate in its £72m financing of Ares Real Estate Group’s £115m acquisition of 10 Fleet Place, London; acting for Morgan Stanley in its £60m financing of Blackstone’s acquisition of 1 America Square, London; acting for Oxford Properties in its £83m acquisition of the Royal Exchange, London from IBRC and Alanis Capital; and advising Oxford Properties in its £235m acquisition of King Edward Court, 10 Paternoster Square, London, home of the London Stock Exchange from MEC.


Qualified as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand 1994; England and Wales 2007; Advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey 2009; Simpson Grierson, New Zealand; Chapman Tripp, New Zealand; Norton Rose, Bahrain; in-house legal counsel Ali Alghanim Group, Kuwait; Carey Olsen 2005; Partner Carey Olsen 2012.


Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

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  • AML Update: Review of 2014 amendments to the substantive offences

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  • The New Charities Law - a bright new dawn

    As of Friday 21 November 2014, the new Charities (Jersey) Law 2014 (the " Law ") (or at least certain parts of it) came into effect.  This represents a quantum leap forward for Jersey in the charity field.  The Law has introduced a new test for what is charitable (the " Charity Test "), has introduced the post of a Charity Commissioner and a Charity Tribunal, and in time will introduce standards that those who run charities in the Island will have to abide by.  It is hoped that the Law will enable the Island to flourish as a centre for the administration of charitable and philanthropic structures.
  • New Managed Account Regime for Jersey Hedge Fund Managers

    An exemption which will enable Jersey-regulated fund managers to be appointed in relation to managed accounts has now been introduced.  This will enable hedge fund managers that are already regulated under the Financial Services (Jersey) Law (FS Law) in Jersey to carry out fund services business (FSB) to also service qualifying segregated managed accounts (QSMAs) without the need to seek additional regulation for the conduct of investment business under the FS Law.
  • The Security Interests (Jersey) Law 2012: Changes to Jersey's security regime

    On 2 January 2014, the Security Interests (Jersey) Law 2012 came into force in respect of Jersey law security over intangible movable property (e.g. shares/securities, bank accounts and custody assets).  The new law replaces the Security Interests (Jersey) Law 1983 (which was in force for the last three decades) and introduces a number of important changes which modernise Jersey's security regime.
  • Exclusive and Inherent Jurisdictions: to boldly go where no Court has gone before?

    On 26 November 2014, the Privy Council delivered judgment in the long-running case of Crociani & Others v. Crociani & Others [2014] UKPC 40 .  The case is of interest to trustees because it provides conclusive and binding guidance on the treatment of exclusive jurisdiction clauses in trust deeds.  However, it also raises questions as to the fundamental nature of the inherent supervisory jurisdiction of the Royal Court in connection with trust matters, and whether it is in fact broader than previously thought.
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