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Carey Olsen's broader corporate practice handles heavyweight London listings for Guernsey issuers, as well as listings on The International Stock Exchange (TISE). Tom Carey handles public M&A deals, while Tony Lane, Annette Alexander and David Crosland also handle TISE listings. In addition, Guernsey corporate and finance head Ben Morgan has listed funds expertise.

Practice head(s):Ben Morgan

Other key lawyers:Tom Carey; Tony Lane; Annette Alexander; David Crosland

Testimonials

'The best offshore firm experience - it provides a full service and is responsive and human.'

'Tom Carey, Tony Lane and Annette Alexander are stand-outs - they are all technically able and focused on finding commercially attractive solutions.'

Key Clients

Jura Acquisition Limited

Pitcon Property Income

Stenprop

Marble Point Loan Financing

Pershing Square Holdings

Starwood European Real Estate Financing

BH Macro

Ashmore Global Opportunities

Work highlights

  • Advised a consortium of funds, led by Dalmore and Equitix, on a takeover of former FTSE 250 listed John Laing Infrastructure Fund.
  • Advised Scientific Games on a €575m TISE-listed high yield issuance.
  • Advised JTC Fund Solutions on the Guernsey elements of its listing on the London Stock Exchange.
  • Advised Ravenscroft on its restructuring and re-listing on The International Stock Exchange.
  • Advised a hotel operator on issuing £44.2m of loan notes and listing them on The International Stock Exchange.

Mourant's corporate practice handles capital markets work, ranging from the Guernsey elements of cross-border IPOs, listed funds work, debt capital markets and public M&A, among other matters. Darren Bacon handles listed fund share issuance mandates, while Caroline Chan's work include note listings, with John Rochester also handling note issuances. Frances Watson's practice includes, among other matters, equity capital markets. Blockchain is another area of expertise for the firm.

Practice head(s):John Lewis

Other key lawyers:Darren Bacon; Caroline Chan; John Rochester; Frances Watson

Key Clients

Chenavari Capital Solutions

Funding Circle SME Income Fund

John Laing Infrastructure Fund

LondonMetric Property

Investec World Axis

Work highlights

  • Advised a listed fund, which owns loans to SMEs originated through Funding Circle, on a share placing programme.
  • Advised on the listing of three tranches of notes on The International Stock Exchange.
  • Advised NextEnergy Solar Fund on the Guernsey aspects of a subscription of preference shares.
  • Advised Sequoia Economic Infrastructure Fund on the offer and placing of ordinary shares.
  • Advised Genesis Emerging Markets Fund on a tender offer of up to 10% of its shares.

At Ogier, Craig Cordle and Bryon Rees both deal with a range of listed funds work concerning both London and locally listed investment funds, with Cordle also handling some debt capital markets work. Oliver Quarmby is a key managing associate.

Other key lawyers:Craig Cordle; Bryon Rees; Oliver Quarmby

Testimonials

'The capital markets team's in-depth knowledge of the listing process is a real strength.'

'It stands out from its peers as several members of the team understand the role that English firms do on a transaction, so therefore provides practical advice.'

'Craig Cordle and Oliver Quarmby are excellent - the team stands out by reason of their market knowledge and London backgrounds.'

Work highlights

  • Acted as Guernsey counsel to the launch of Hignosis Songs Fund, the only one investing in music intellectual property listed in London.
  • Advised Egypt Investment Company on a compulsory redemption of shares and the fund's delisting.
  • Advised Burford Capital on a $180m London-listed issuance of bonds.

Bedell Cristin handles a number of debt capital markets transactions, including high yield issuances. Kate Ovenden heads the firm's broader corporate and finance team, which also includes Richard Sharp, who has a track record of insurance-related work.

Practice head(s):Kate Ovenden

Other key lawyers:Richard Sharp

Collas Crill handles debt capital markets work involving TISE listed securities. Paul Wilkes leads these mandates, often working with senior associate Simon Heggs, who is admitted in the Isle of Man.

Practice head(s):Paul Wilkes

Other key lawyers:Simon Heggs

Work highlights

  • Advised Intertrust on its issuance of €500m of bonds to investment banks including Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank.
  • Advised a company in the McLaren Property Group on a restructure of inter-group debt into structured Eurobonds listed on TISE.

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