Saraid Taylor > Mourant > Tortola, British Virgin Islands > Lawyer Profile

Mourant
C/O OSIRIS, COASTAL BUILDINGS
WICKHAM'S CAY II, PO BOX 4857, ROAD TOWN
TORTOLA
British Virgin Islands
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Work Department

Corporate and Finance

Position

I’m Counsel in our BVI Corporate and Finance practice.

Career

I’ve extensive experience advising on a range of corporate finance transactions, equity capital markets and mergers and acquisitions. I also advise on regulatory law, corporate restructurings, equity and debt fundraisings and general corporate matters.

Before joining Mourant Ozannes, I worked in the corporate team at another leading offshore law firm advising on Jersey law. I have previously worked at Pinsent Masons LLP, London, in its corporate finance team and undertook a secondment at Zurich Financial Services, London.

Memberships

MEMBERSHIPS

  • The Law Society of England and Wales
  • The BVI Bar Association

Education

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Solicitor, England & Wales, 2004 (non-practising)
  • Solicitor, British Virgin Islands, 2018

Lawyer Rankings

British Virgin Islands > Regulatory and compliance

Working closely with an international network of colleagues, Mourant fields a cross-jurisdictional regulatory offering, advising various leading banks, ultra-high-net-worth individuals, and multinational corporations on the full scope of regulatory concerns. The Cayman-based Sara Galletly is a dual-qualified (BVI and Cayman) practitioner whose regulatory expertise is particularly concentrated on economic substance compliance, financial sanctions regimes, and automatic exchange of information laws. Finance, corporate and funds head Ian Montgomery specialises in cross-border transactions in highly regulated sectors, while counsel Saraid Taylor has most recently advised on change of control applications and digital asset launches.

British Virgin Islands > Corporate and commercial

Relied upon by a varied roster of corporates – including logistics groups and timberland companies – the team at Mourant increasingly handles cross-border technology M&A deals for well-known gaming studios, digital asset funds, and online gambling entities, among other clients. Ian Montgomery – who chairs the cross-practice finance, corporate, and funds team – is a strong choice for the firm’s technology sector clients, while the dual-qualified (BVI and Cayman) Sara Galletly is noted for the depth of her regulatory expertise, including advising on the economic substance and anti-money laundering compliance concerns associated with transactions. Counsel Saraid Taylor is particularly experienced in corporate finance transactions.