Simon Gould > Mourant > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile

Mourant
22 GRENVILLE STREET
ST HELIER
JE4 8PX
Jersey

Work Department

Banking and finance, corporate, financial services and regulatory, insolvency and restructuring, insurance

Position

Simon played a leading role in the development of the groundbreaking regime to regulate trust company business, which made Jersey a leader in setting standards in this area, and he has since continued to be closely involved in the ongoing development of Jersey’s anti-money laundering and regulatory legislation. A Jersey advocate and Mourant Ozannes’ partner in the finance and corporate practice group in Jersey, he is also head of the firm’s financial services team, which specialises in regulatory and Jersey banking advice. What the directories say: ‘Clients value his ‘succinct, accurate and commercial guidance,’ Chambers Global, 2011 ‘financial services expert Simon Gould ‘has a deep understanding of Jersey regulatory requirements and facilitates transactions with his precise and succinct guidance,’ ‘Chambers UK’, 2010. Simon is listed in the ‘The Legal 500 UK’, ‘Chambers UK’ and as a leading lawyer in the ‘IFLR 1000’.

Career

Qualified as an English barrister (currently non-practising) 1991; returned to Jersey to work with Mourant Ozannes; qualified as a Jersey lawyer 1994, partner 2000.

Memberships

Jersey Law Society.

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Banking and finance

Highly sought after in the funds space, Mourant’s ‘commercial, technical and practical‘ finance and corporate vertical acts for creditors and debtors alike. Practice head Gareth Rigby thrives in the acquisition finance field, having recently led on transactions for blue-chip private equity clients, banks and alternative lenders. Simon Gould and Sarah Huelin spearhead the specialist financial regulatory offering; recent instructions included LIBOR transitions and third-party investment management regulation. Further key team members include James Hill, the ‘exceptional‘ Mark Chambers, Jon Woolrich, recently promoted partner Neil McCarroll and counsel James Daniel, who all lend their hands to real estate, acquisition and leveraged financing mandates.

Jersey > Dispute resolution > Regulatory and white-collar crime

At Mourant, contentious regulatory mandates are led by Mathew Cook, whose primary strengths include representing the interests of financial institutions in freezing orders and challenges to information requests under the TIEA framework. Heading up the non-contentious contingent, Simon Gould (who is ‘extremely personable and technically brilliant‘) advises global banks, insurance companies and other regulated entities on licensing requirements, AML obligations and the restructuring of regulated corporate businesses. With ‘extensive knowledge and a safe pair of hands‘, Sarah Huelin is another key partner for non-contentious work, often advising on the transparency issues of beneficial ownership.