Ben Robins > Mourant > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile
22 GRENVILLE STREET
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Funds, banking and finance, corporate, insolvency and restructuring.
Ben is a partner with extensive experience in investment funds, offshore capital markets and structured finance. Funds work: Ben has advised fund promoters including Accent Equity, Actera, Alpha Associes Conseil, Bancroft Private Equity, Investors in Private Equity, Kingsbridge Capital, Mercapital, Natixis, Northzone Ventures, Priveq Advisory, Scope Growth, W.L. Ross and Zurmont Madison (all private equity/VC) and Schroder, Legal & General, Grosvenor, Hermes, Goodman Group, UNITE Group plc, Catalyst and White Peak (all real estate). Finance work: Ben has advised on many large securitisation, repackaging and tier-1 capital transactions, including MTN and commercial paper programmes, for financial institutions such as HSBC, Credit Suisse International, The Royal Bank of Scotland plc, HypoVereinsbank, West LB, Erste Bank, Helaba and Deutsche Postbank AG. Ben’s finance practice also includes work on high-value structured finance and real estate finance transactions. What the directories say: Ben is recommended in the International Who’s Who of Private Funds Lawyers, 2014; Ben Robins provides ‘remarkable service’ (Legal 500, 2013); clients commend the advocate for being ‘sensible, pragmatic and commercial’ (Chambers UK, 2013).
Trained Speechly Bircham, London, qualified as an English solicitor (currently non-practising); qualified as a Jersey solicitor 2000; joined Mourant Ozannes 1997, partner 2002, head of global funds 2008.
Chairman of the Jersey Funds Association; Jersey Law Society; active participant in a number of finance industry working groups focusing on technical and market development projects.
Lawyer Rankings(Hall of Fame)
Mourant is active across the Jersey funds space, advising on all alternative and private capital fund asset classes, including more recently crypto and digital asset funds. The team provides an integrated legal and regulatory service, augmented by its colleagues in the finance, corporate, litigation, employment and data protection departments, and able to draw on the firm’s standalone consultancy arm Mourant Consulting. Felicia De Laat heads the Jersey practice, taking the lead in the firm’s relationships with tentpole clients CVC, Schroders and Arrow Capital. Ben Robins is the global investment funds practice leader. Alistair Horn has vast experience in the establishment and launch of open and closed-ended investment funds and structures, and is also an expert in restructuring an the financing of investment structures. He also leads the firm’s cryptocurrency fund offering. Daniel Birtwistle is also a key member of the team. Making partner in February 2022, Alex Henderson has a broad practice spanning the establishment and regulation of investment structures, with a focus on private equity, real estate, venture, and debt funds.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Banking and finance
- Capital markets
- Corporate and commercial
- Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution
- Investment funds
- Private client, trusts and tax
- Dispute resolution > Regulatory and white-collar crime