Jeffrey Giovannoni > Voisin Law > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile

Voisin Law
37 ESPLANADE
ST HELIER
JE1 1AW
Jersey

Work Department

Private client and commercial teams

Position

Jeffrey was made partner of the commercial team in January 2015 and is an advocate and notary public. Jeffrey’s main expertise is in corporate, trusts and pensions law. He appears in court for civil and criminal matters. He is regularly involved in corporate finance transactions which have included projects for the London Olympics and in the aircraft, automobile and oil sectors. He advises on both local and international mergers and acquisitions and has been involved on projects in Russia, Eastern Europe, Africa, the USA and in the Middle East. He also advises trust companies on their local and international pension products. Recent deals: advised on a substantial migration of an employee savings plan from Guernsey to Jersey containing over 4,000 employees; set up various foundations for Russian and Ukrainian clients to hold assets worth in excess of $1bn; established a charitable trust to support a charity based in Syria helping war victims for a Swiss trust company; lead advisor on the creation of a charitable trust for children living with the consequences of radioactive contamination; advised major credit card company with a $500m minority participation in a Californian start up; assisted the same credit card company in a complex joint Middle Eastern venture; advised upon the offshore financial requirements for a Manchester based hotel group; assisted with a $2bn restructuring of a Middle Eastern family business; advised upon the $800m securitisation of a UK property holding group (group securitisation); assisted with structuring requirements for a California and Jersey based technology start up; advising on sale and purchase of shares in a local property holding company (Mervanna); lead Jersey advisor in a £900m financial restructuring of a property holding group; sold 50% share holding in a Jersey trust business.

Career

Qualified 2002; partner present firm 2015

Languages

French, German

Leisure

Skiing, tennis, squash, rowing

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Corporate and commercial

At Voisin Law, UK real estate is a key source of work for Kate Anderson, who is particularly active in the JPUT structuring of significant London real estate assets including hotels. Jeffrey Giovannoni handles cross-border M&A, with a number of mandates coming from the Middle East,  as does Ian Strang, the firm’s managing partner. Nigel Pearmain‘s work has included a number of restructurings and corporate governance matters. Below partner level, senior associate Daniel Walker also leads real estate deals in the UK, some of which involving student housing, and clients also praise Chris Le Quesne, who has expertise concerning restructuring.