Ian WS Strang > Voisin Law > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile

Voisin Law
37 ESPLANADE
ST HELIER
JE1 1AW
Jersey

Work Department

Commercial team

Position

Managing partner and advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey and notary public. Experienced company/commercial and trust lawyer, specialising in Jersey’s use as an offshore finance centre and international corporate financing transactions. Specialist areas include collective investment funds, private funds, employee benefits, securitisation, company sales and acquisitions and general trust advice. Commercial/corporate property work: advising on The Portelet development on behalf of Dandara & Bndgemere http://www.porteletbay.co.je/ ;acted on sale the of prominent site in St Brelades Bay – Wayside café; a variety of local commercial property work; acted on the sale of a local financial services business; continued to work for Volaw advising on such matters; advisory work on various trust company matters for local Trust companies; acted on the sale of The Old Courthouse a family owned business to the Liberation group.

Career

Articled Needham & James; solicitor of the Supreme Court 1976; advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey 1987; partner Michael Voisin & Co 1987. Chairman Volaw Group.

Memberships

Chairman of the Financial and Commercial Law sub-committee Jersey Law Society, advising on financial and commercial legislation and a member of the working party on the revisions to Jersey company law.

Education

Fettes College; Dundee University (1973 LLB Hons).

Leisure

Tennis.

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Private client, trusts and tax

At Voisin Law, Nigel Pearmain handles work for a number of trust companies, including terminations of trusts, issues of intermeddling and cross-border tax – also an area of activity for Ian Strang. Many matters are set against backdrops of various kinds of litigation and potential regulatory challenges. In addition, Clare Nicolle is active specifically in matters concerning Jersey wills, with many matters just as in England involving complex issues of mental capacity – some of her work comes as a court-appointed financial delegate.

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.

Jersey > Banking and finance

Voisin Law‘s practice is particularly well versed in Islamic finance, with the practice active for a number of Middle Eastern and challenger banks, as well as borrowers. Kate Anderson handles trophy deals concerning real estate in London and internationally, primarily for borrowers but also for non-bank lenders, with a number of instructions in the hotel sector. Ian Strang is also active for some local lending work, and Daniel Walker is a key senior associate and is leading on significant mandates in the real estate space. Clients also praise advocate Chris Le Quesne.