Carey Olsen is active across leading deals and more esoteric matters in private equity, real estate funds and hedge funds. James Mulholland handles heavyweight traditional real estate, private equity and secondaries, as does Robert Milner, who advises in spaces ranging from TISE-listed REITs to hedge funds. Daniel O’Connor handles a number of private equity matters, advising managers including Nordic Capital. Christopher Griffin, alongside a range of work that includes both private equity and hedge funds, also has particular expertise in crypto assets. Claire Le Quesne is a notable counsel, and Nienke Malan is a key senior associate with expertise in a range of structures.
Investment funds in Jersey
‘We have easy access to different experts within the firm depending on the work stream involved.’
‘Strong technical base with ability to be creative and commercial. Dan and his team are a pleasure to work with. Dan O’Connor also manages the team well, bringing a range of skilled individuals to meet our complex needs.’
‘First class responsive and local market knowledge. The ‘go to’ firm on the island.’
‘Dan O’Connor has excellent technical skills, which he applies to come up with creative solutions and troubleshoot complex proposals. He is reliable and available.’
‘Chris Griffin is a a superb practitioner. Commercial, pragmatic and a real problem solver. ‘
Apollo Global Management
Appian Natural Resources Fund GP II
Capital & Counties
CBRE Global Investment Partners
Centricus Partners LP (formerly F.A.B. Partners LP)
Davidson Kempner European Partners
Delancey Real Estate Asset Management
ED Group Holding
EPIC Private Equity
Epiris Managers (formerly Electra Partners)
Equitix Investment Management
FSN Capital Partners
Gramercy Europe (Jersey)
Gulf Islamic Investments
Hermes GPE Founder Partner
Insight Venture Partners
Janus Henderson Group
Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate
Lothbury Investment Management
M7 Real Estate Financial Services
Mondrian Investment Partners
Oaktree Capital Management (UK)
Patron Capital Advisers
Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners
Realty Income Corporation
RK Investment Management
Schroder Real Estate Managers (Jersey)
Softbank Group Corp
The Blackstone Group
- Advised SoftBank Group Corporation on the establishment and closing of the first capital in to SoftBank Vision Fund II, with commitments of $3bn.
- Advised Hollyport Capital on the creation and closing of Hollyport Secondary Opportunities VII Fund, with commitments of $1 billion.
- Advised on the establishment and closing of Appian Natural Resources Fund II, a Jersey expert fund, with commitments of $600 million.
'By any measure one of the leading firms' in the space, Mourant is active for a number of prestigious clients in this space. Felicia De Laat advises CVC, alongside work for other clients, on traditional JPUTs and debt funds. Daniel Birtwistle handles traditional debt funds with relationships with top London practices in this space. Mark Chambers and Ben Robins are notable for real estate funds, with Robins also active in traditional blind pool private equity. Clients also praise group partners Joel Hernandez and Alistair Horn, while Matt McManus is a May 2019 counsel promotion. De Laat heads the Jersey team specifically while Robins is the global head of funds. Alex Henderson is a key senior associate.
Other key lawyers:
‘Mourant Ozannes is, by any measure, one of the leading firms when it comes to investment funds. It has serviced some of the largest and most complex funds ever seen in Jersey and has retained its dominant position as the leading firm for many many years. There is nothing that it cannot service and their responsiveness and ability is second to none. It is evident that a particular DNA has been instilled in the team as each member is helpful, approachable and commercial.’
‘The Mourant Ozannes Investment Funds team is the only team in the island that has a true specialism in funds. They have strength in depth and have a truly deep bench. They are truly specialised and provide advice over the full range of funds and carried interest and co-investment structures.’
‘Felicia de Laat is an excellent lead/relationship partner, providing honest and humble advice and recommendations.’
‘Daniel Birtwistle is one of the brightest and most dedicated lawyers I have worked with, is always at the end of the phone and always gives high quality, pragmatic advice.’
‘Ben Robins is unrivalled in his knowledge of investment funds, has incredible legal acumen and always provides the best solution for clients and intermediaries alike.’
‘Alistair Horn is particularly diligent, solution-focused and a pleasure to work with.’
‘Joel Hernandez will not stop until the client has achieved exactly what they want and need.’
Accent Equity Partners
Alpha Associés Conseil
Alpha Capital Partners
Andersson Real Estate Investment Management
Baird Capital Partners
BlackRock Financial Management
Brook Bay Capital
Cale Street Partners
Catalyst Capital Management
Cheyne Capital Management
Columbia Threadneedle Investments
CVC Capital Partners
Deutsche Asset Management
Deutsche Private Equity
Elevation Advisors (UK)
EMF Capital Partners
Generation Investment Management
Henderson Park Capital Partners
Hermes Investment Management
Highland Capital Partners
IL&FS Investment Managers
Itacare Capital Partners
Janus Henderson Investors
Korea Investment & Securities
Legal & General
Lyxor Asset Management
Mezzanine Management Central Europe
Milestone Capital Management
MML Capital Partners
Moor Park Capital Partners
Orbis Investment Management
Phoenix Spree Deutschland
Pinewood Group Lmited
Principal Global Investors
Ronson Capital Partners
Savills Investment Management
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Scope Capital Advisory
Ship Street Advisors
Signal Capital Partners
Société Générale Group
Standard Life Aberdeen
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust & Banking
Swiss Equity Capital Partners
Taxim Capital Advisers
TH Real Estate
The Blackstone Group
Top Technology Ventures
Trinova Real Estate
Urban Infrastructure Venture Capital
Zurmont Madison Management
- Advised Henderson Park Capital Partners on its purchase of Green REIT plc, a fund listed in Ireland, for €1.34bn
- Advised Battersea Power Station Development Company on an investment of £1.58bn by two Malaysian investors.
- Advised Clarion Partners on its purchase of a majority stake in Gramercy Europe.
At Ogier, practice head Niamh Lalor handles complex fund formation mandates concerning large blind pool fund formations, as well as litigation funds and notable projects using novel Jersey structures. Group partner Emily Haithwaite also handles complex regulatory projects and fund formations including the creations of Cayman-Jersey hybrid structures. Sophie Reguengo handles various heavyweight matters around private equity and real estate structures. Alexandra O’Grady was promoted to managing associate in 2020, while Joanna Christensen is a key senior associate.
‘They provide an excellent service, are very responsive, with great depth and breadth of experience. They have great technical expertise and clearly know the funds market.’
‘They have unparalleled knowledge of the fund legal framework in Jersey. They have very good contact with the regulatory authorities and they are very responsive.’
‘Ogier has a strength in depth that few other firms in Jersey can match, both at associate and partner level.’
‘Emily Haithwaite is a stand out leader – she is available whenever needed; provides calm and pragmatic advice and is always pleasant to work with.’
‘Niamh Lalor is very sharp and works around the clock to answer the clients. Even on crisis mode, she is very effective.’
‘Sophie Reguengo is a very good partner with strong knowledge of her area and an approachable yet professional attitude.’
AEW Capital Management LP
Deutsche Asset Management
Ethos Private Equity
Global Infrastructure Partners
HSBC Bank plc – Jersey
London Venture Partners
Intermediate Capital Group
Knight Frank Investment Management
Marwyn Asset Management Limited
Pacific Equity Partners
Palamon Capital Partners
Pemberton Asset Management
Schroder Adveq Management AG
- Advised investment firm Medicxi on the launch of the Medicxi III Fund, which raised €400m in a first and final close.
- Provided Jersey regulatory advice in connection with Standard Bank and Melville Douglas open-ended collective investment funds.
- Acted as Jersey legal counsel for Pacific Equity Partners Pty Limited on the establishment of Pacific Equity Partners Fund VI, L.P. (the Fund) which was structured as a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership, and its general partner of the Pacific Equity Partners Fund VI GP (Jersey) Limited which is incorporated in Jersey
Collas Crill group partner Dilmun Leach advises on real estate, venture capital and hedge fund work, with a number of mandates coming from start-up managers. Other work comes from the investor-side, and private funds handling novel assets and involve distributed ledger technology. David Walters is a key senior associate.
Other key lawyers:
‘A very personable and approachable firm. Practical and solution-driven.’
‘Collas Crill are very pro-active and quick off the mark to provide updates on topics that are relevant to the funds industry. ‘
‘Dilmun Leach is very approachable and friendly, and responsive in terms of advice. He takes a commercial approach to issues raised in the context of transactions.’
Seaton Place Limited
Marchmont FM Limited
- Acted as lead counsel on the launch of a fund investing up to £250m in real estate assets in the Channel Islands, UK and Europe.
- Acted on the launch of a €75m Jersey private fund investing in proprietary venture debt investment opportunities in technology companies.
- Advised an investment vehicle on the listing of a Jersey REIT holding up to £800m in investments in real estate in central London on its potential listing on TISE
WALKERS advises on a range of funds mandates, from handling co-investment structures on large private equity funds through to start-up hedge funds and work for managers seeking to invest in unusual assets. Jonathan Heaney handles instructions for a number of prestige clients and new managers alike, as well as advising well-known asset managers on complex regulatory issues. Group partner Leanne Wallser joined from Mourant in 2019 - her recent work has included hedge and real estate fund matters. Christopher Reed is also active in funds service licencing matters on top of structuring work.
Infinity Investment Partners Limited
The Global Opportunities PC/Kimberley PCC
Westbrooke Alternative Asset Advisers
Apache Capital Partners
Harbert Management Corporation
Bennelong Asset Management
- Advised Infinity Investment Partners Limited on the establishment of its new UK asset management business of a matter value of $1bn plus.
- Provided Jersey legal and regulatory advice to Kimberley PCC on a fund value of £300m.
- Lauched a Jersey Private Fund, Themelio Real Estate Fund LP, structured as a Jersey limited partnership, established to invest in real estate assets of GBP100m.
At Appleby, Andrew Weaver handles a range of fund formation and regulatory advice, with mandates coming from European private equity managers as well as US hedge fund managers. Recent work has included fund formation, regulatory matters such as Jersey's interpretation of AIFMD and its native funds regime, as well as issues of economic substance.
Stirling Square Capital Partners
Qannas Investments Limited
Montana Capital Partners
Property is the watchword at Bedell Cristin, which handles work spanning from private real estate funds through to matters around TISE-listed REITs. Martin Paul is active in a range of mandates in this space, including setting up Shari'ah-compliant structures. He also handles some work for fund services providers. Richard Le Liard, who was promoted to the partnership in 2019, also leads on private fund formation work.
Other key lawyers:
‘We have found Bedell to be comprehensive in their advice and definitely very good value for money. We get advice which is clear and concise. Their close working relationship with Ocorian helps us have a well co-ordinated approach.’
‘Richard Le Liard is technically excellent, very commercial, and always delivers within timescales, no matter how short they are! He operates very effectively as an additional, offshore, member of the team.’
90 North Real Estate Partners
BP4 Inv 4 LP
Global Student Accomodation
Harrison Street Real Estate Capital
JSS Global Real Estate Fund (part of the J. Safra Group)
Secure Income REIT Plc
UPP Group Plc
- Advised 90 North Real Estate Partners on various Jersey real estate investment syndicates/joint ventures and private funds investing in real estate in the UK, Europe and the US.
- Advised CVC Credit Partners European Opportunities Limited in relation to its placing programme of shares listed on the London Stock Exchange.
- Advised BentallGreenOak in connection with its replacement of Schroders as manager of the West End of London Property Unit Trust (WELPUT) and the subsequent comprehensive restructuring of WELPUT. WELPUT is one of Jersey’s largest regulated unit trust funds with a GAV of c. £1.1 billion.
‘The Maples and Calder Jersey team is phenomenally responsive, incisive and user-friendly in its advice – the difference between them and other Jersey firms in this regard is noticeable.’
‘Maples is obviously a new force in the Jersey market but it has an excellent team to help it get off the ground. Technically superb and as good as you would expect from the Maples brand. It’s great to work with an office that brings the Maples quality of service to Jersey.’
‘Excellent team work and service delivery. Complete understanding of the investment funds space and in particular Islamic and sharia compliant structuring sector.’
‘Simon Hopwood is outstanding. He’s user friendly in every sense of the word and I enjoy working with him. In this day and age its about working with those that you trust and who will perform to a level you expect without asking. Simon is all of that and more and runs a great team.’