Mark Chambers > Mourant > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile

Mourant
22 GRENVILLE STREET
ST HELIER
JE4 8PX
Jersey

Work Department

Banking and finance, corporate, funds, insolvency and restructuring.

Position

Mark specialises in banking, corporate, commercial, structured finance and investment funds. His practice has focused particularly on structured and project finance, corporate acquisitions, mergers, investments funds and private equity. Highlight deals: Mark is advising a local funds service business in relation to a major regulatory review/investigation. He advised the Black Sea Property Fund Ltd in respect of general restructuring, rationalisation of management function and conversion to ‘listed fund’ status. What the directories say: “Mark Chambers has ‘broad knowledge’,” (Legal 500 2013). ‘Commercial and problem-solving’ (Legal 500 2010). Clients say the two-partner team ‘looks outside the box on funds and gets its teeth into complex structures’ (The Legal 500).

Career

Called to the English Bar (currently non-practising) 1996; practised in London; moved to Jersey 1998; sworn in as a Jersey advocate 2001; joined Mourant Ozannes 2007.

Memberships

Jersey Funds Association – legal and technical committee.

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Corporate and commercial

At Mourant, practice head Gareth Rigby‘s workload has included private equity and UK real estate deals (some of which concern social care), with James Hill also active in similar areas, with a number of mandates coming from real estate funds. Mark Chambers‘ practice has included locally critical deals of late, and Robert Hickling is notable for heavyweight deals structured as schemes of arrangement. Paul Martin has relationships with several leading asset managers and Jon Woolrich, who straddles the corporate and finance space, is one of several partners active for firm trophy client CVC. Iain Millar and Neil McCarroll are key counsels in the team.

Jersey > Banking and finance

Mourant has a finance practice that covers a full spectrum of work across types of lending and different participants in the marketplace. Gareth Rigby  and James Hill both handle key real estate work, with Rigby also advising key names in private equity. Mark Chambers is active in fund finance on both the borrower and lender side. Robert Hickling is also active in the fund finance space, including advising some hedge funds, as is Paul Martin. Jon Woolrich has a broad practice financing all matters of assets from securitisations to private equity deals. Simon Gould is a notable name for financial services regulation, as is 2020 partner promotion Sarah Huelin. Iain Millar , James Daniel and Neil McCarroll are key counsels.

Jersey > Investment funds

‘By any measure one of the leading firms‘ in the space, Mourant is active for a number of prestigious clients in this space. Felicia De Laat  advises CVC, alongside work for other clients, on traditional JPUTs and debt funds. Daniel Birtwistle handles traditional debt funds with relationships with top London practices in this space. Mark Chambers and Ben Robins are notable for real estate funds, with Robins also active in traditional blind pool private equity. Clients also praise group partners Joel Hernandez and Alistair Horn, while Matt McManus is a May 2019 counsel promotion. De Laat heads the Jersey team specifically while Robins is the global head of funds. Alex Henderson is a key senior associate.