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WALKERS

PO BOX 72,WALKER HOUSE, 28-34 HILL STREET, ST HELIER, JE4 8PN, JERSEY
Tel:
Work 01534 700 700
Fax:
Fax 01534 700 800
Email:
Web:
www.walkersglobal.com
Dubai, Dublin, Grand Cayman, Hamilton, Hong Kong, London and 4 more

Nigel Weston

Tel:
Work +44 (0)1534 700 788
Email:
Web:
walkersglobal.com
Walkers

Work Department

Corporate and Finance

Position

Nigel Weston is based in Walkers' Jersey office and heads up the office's Finance and Corporate Group. He specialises in banking, finance, trusts, investment funds, regulatory matters, special purpose vehicles, listings and all aspects of offshore finance and corporate work. Nigel advises a wide range of blue chip investment managers, global banks, private investment houses and major corporates. He works closely with top law firms and accountancy practices in London as well as local administrators, trustees and other intermediaries and service providers.​

Career

Prior to joining Walkers, Nigel was a partner at Mourant du Feu & Jeune (now Mourant Ozannes), where he spent fourteen years, latterly heading up the firm's real estate funds team and advising on all forms of real estate holding structures, in addition to other mainstream corporate and finance work. Prior to Mourants, he was at Simmons & Simmons for five years.

Languages

French - working knowledge Spanish - working knowledge

Member

Nigel has served for a number of years on the committee of the Jersey Funds Association, which works closely with industry, regulators and legislators. He has also been Chairman of the Legal, Regulatory, Tax and Compliance Subcommittee of the JFA. In these roles he has been at the forefront of the development of the Island's funds industry, working on the introduction of Jersey expert funds and Jersey unregulated funds among many other initiatives. He is also a member of both the Institute of Directors and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). Nigel has spoken at a number of conferences on a variety of aspects of Jersey law.​

Education

LLB (Hons) Degree, Kings College, University of London; Law Society Finals Examinations, College of Law Guildford | ADMITTED IN: Cayman Islands; Jersey, Solicitor; Jersey, Advocate of the Royal Court; England and Wales, Solicitor of the Supreme Court (not practising).


Jersey

Banking and finance

Within: Leading individuals

Nigel Weston - WALKERS

Within: Banking and finance

WALKERS acts for several banks from Russia, the Middle East and Asia, including specialist Islamic institutions. Matters handled range from asset finance, acquisition finance, lending to funds and real estate deals. Jersey office managing partner Jonathan Heaney's practice includes acquisition finance, with Nigel Weston active in Islamic and asset finance. Practice head Alexandra Corner handles fund finance facilities, often acting for well-known banks in this space. Mark Crichton is a new partner promotion.

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Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

WALKERS' Alexandra Corner and Nigel Weston handle debt listings on TISE, and in particular have a track record of working for Chinese clients in this space. Corner has also handled preference share issuances.

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Corporate and commercial

Within: Corporate and commercial

At WALKERS, Jonathan Heaney and Mark Crichton handle cross-border M&A, including deals in the corporate services sector, as well as matters regarding UK real estate deals. In addition, Nigel Weston has restructuring expertise. Clients also recommend senior counsel Guy Morris.

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