Darren Bacon > Mourant > St Peter Port, Guernsey > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Banking and finance, corporate, funds, financial services and regulatory


Darren specialises in investment funds and corporate transactions and was previously a partner of another offshore law firm in Guernsey. Before working in Guernsey, Darren trained and worked in the City of London. Darren’s highlight deals include advising the Bank of America on the structuring and formation of Conversus Capital, L.P. and its offering of approximately US$2bn of common units and listing on Euronext Amsterdam, AXA on the structuring and formation of Volta Finance Limited and its offering of approximately €500m of shares and listing on Euronext Amsterdam, and Global Investment House on the structuring and formation of Global MENA Financial Assets Limited and its offering of approximately US$500m of shares and listing on the London Stock Exchange.

What the directories say:

(IFLR1000, 2016) ranks Darren Bacon as a Leading Lawyer in Banking, Financial Services Regulatory, Investment Funds, Corporate and M&A, Private Equity Funds.”Darren Bacon ‘is a safe pair of hands on investment funds’ (Chambers UK, 2015). Darren is ranked in Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds. Darren Bacon, who is ‘pragmatic and willing to please’, is ranked as a Leading Individual and recommended in Investment Funds by (Legal 500 UK 2015). (IFLR 1000, 2014) ranks Darren as a Leading Lawyer. “He is praised for his ‘down-to-earth, practical and hands-on manner’,” (Chambers UK, 2014). “Darren Bacon is ‘responsive’,” (Legal 500, 2013). Darren is “very effective and easy to get along with,” (Chambers UK, 2013).”Darren Bacon has made himself established as someone with ‘good reputation technically’ (IFLR 1000, 2013).


Darren is a Solicitor of England and Wales (currently non-practising) and an Advocate, Guernsey.


Guernsey Bar; Guernsey International Legal Association.

Lawyer Rankings

Guernsey > Capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Darren BaconMourant

The group at Mourant has a full-service capital markets offering, covering equity and debt matters. The team is well-versed in initial and secondary public offerings, and is also regularly instructed on bond issuances. Darren Bacon  is the key contact in Guernsey, advising a strong selection of listed funds and companies on transactional issues. Frances Watson  has experience in listings on the London stock exchange. Senior associate Pui Yee Lai is focused on advising international investment banks based in jurisdictions including Hong Kong, Singapore and Indonesia, on debt and equity deals.

Guernsey > Investment funds

(Hall of Fame)

Darren BaconMourant

Clients say that they receive ‘first class advice from technically gifted lawyers who really understand the sector‘ from the team at Mourant, which has significant experience in alternative fund asset classes; particularly in relation to private equity, venture capital, technology, crypto assets and renewable energy. Darren Bacon  focuses on real estate and infrastructure funds, and is active in Guernsey’s  investment and funds association; and Frances Watson  is another key member of the team and a veteran of the investment funds arena. Helen Wyatt  heads the group, with broad expertise across funds and their regulation. Fluent in Cantonese, senior associate Pui Yee Lai draws on experience practicing in Hong Kong, Singapore and the UK, as well as in-house, to advise on multi-jurisdictional on- and offshore investment fund deals.