Helen Wyatt > Mourant > St Peter Port, Guernsey > Lawyer Profile
ST JULIAN'S AVENUE
ST PETER PORT
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Banking & Finance, Corporate, Funds, Financial Services & Regulatory, Insolvency & Restructuring, Insurance.
Helen has broad commercial and corporate law experience and has advised clients on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings and IPO, the establishment and restructuring of investment schemes, financing and corporate transactions and has a particular interest in financial services regulatory matters.
Helen qualified as a Solicitor (England, currently non-practising) in 2004 and an Advocate (Guernsey) in 2007.
Helen sits on the marketing committee of GIIA (Guernsey International Insurance Association), and is also secretary of the Guernsey Commerical Bar Association.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
Mourant has a particular strength in handling long-term insurance policy transfers, with the team being instructed by leading insurance companies on some of the most significant recent deals. John Lewis and Helen Wyatt are recognised as leading lawyers in the insurance field, regularly advising on the structuring and acquisition of captive insurance vehicles, insurance-linked securities and regulatory elements of corporate transactions. The client list is comprised of multinational insurance companies and locally-held captive insurance companies, while Gordon Dawes and Chantal Barrett are the names to note for insurance-related litigation.
Mourant covers the range of Guernsey corporate work, from Guernsey corporate structures holding UK real estate through to locally significant deals with assets on-island. Darren Bacon‘s practice includes Guernsey elements of heavyweight UK real estate deals, as well as public M&A. John Lewis is another notable for real estate work. Helen Wyatt has expertise in corporate service provider deals, and handles work for leading names in private equity and their portfolio companies. John Rochester is also active in heavyweight deals in highly regulated sectors, including public M&A, as is Frances Watson. Counsel Alex Davies has a track record in doing public M&A, as has senior associate Alana Gillies.(Next Generation Partners)
Mourant has expertise in fund finance, acting for both managers and banks, as well as real estate finance, including structured deals and work for non-bank lenders. M&A acquisition finance and shipping finance are more niche areas in which the firm has handled deals. Caroline Chan has a track record of handling sensitive restructurings as well as real estate finance, while Darren Bacon and John Lewis are active in fund financing transactions for well-known borrowers. Helen Wyatt focuses on banking sector transactions against highly complex regulatory backdrops. Frances Watson also acts for borrowers and lenders, including non-bank lenders, with John Rochester particularly active in UK real estate deals. Dylan Latimer, previously a counsel at the firm, is now a partner at Bedell Cristin.
- Banking and finance - Guernsey
- Corporate and M&A - Guernsey
- Insurance - Guernsey
- Leading individuals - Guernsey > Insurance
- Next Generation Partners - Guernsey > Banking and finance