Mark Torode > Mourant > St Peter Port, Guernsey > Lawyer Profile

Mourant
ROYAL CHAMBERS
ST JULIAN'S AVENUE
ST PETER PORT
GY1 4HP
Guernsey

Work Department

Property.

Position

Mark is an advocate with more than ten years experience at the Guernsey Bar, whose client base was founded on a vast network of contacts but which has grown due to his reputation for dynamism and problem solving. His ability to communicate complex matters simply to a wide spectrum of clients has meant that he is constantly attracting new work from the recommendations of existing clients.

What the directories say:
“Mark Torode is described as ‘a hugely knowledgeable, experienced and well-connected practitioner’ who is ‘technically very good but he also has the ability to be commercial and seek solutions’,” (Chambers UK, 2016). Mark is recommended in (Legal 500 UK, 2015) whose, “knowledge of Guernsey property matters is second to none”. “Clients describe Mark Torode as ‘a fantastic property lawyer who saves us a lot of time, effort and money on projects. We can’t speak too highly of him’,” (Chambers Europe, 2014). “Sources describe top-ranked lawyer Mark Torode as ‘brilliant – he’s always available, even out of hours’,” (Chambers Europe, 2013).

Career

Joined Mourant Ozannes 2007.

Lawyer Rankings

Guernsey > Private client, trusts and tax

Mourant works seamlessly with its global presence to offer an international-focussed service to an expansive client roster of private client, trust companies and multinational financial services companies. Practice head Matthew Guthrie and Mark Torode handle non-contentious matters including the establishment of significant trust, foundation and underlying corporate structures, multi-jurisdictional restructuring exercises and the sale of businesses held within trust structures. The team has further expertise in developing, maintaining and winding-up pension schemes and employee-benefit trusts, and can call upon a strong disputes team for trust litigation. Senior associates Catherine Moore and Chris Duncan play a significant role in a substantial list of non-contentious and contentious issues respectively.

Guernsey > Commercial property

(Leading individuals)

Mark TorodeMourant

Mourant enjoys a strong flow of commercial property mandates from domestic and international lenders, developers, buyers and utilities companies. Mark Torode leads the team on regular high-value property sales and purchases, lettings, construction contracts and planning matters. Another regular seam of work sees the team, with associate Laura Bougourd often assisting, handling the property aspects of corporate acquisitions and disposals by way of share purchase agreements.