Simon Gould > Mourant > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile
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Banking and finance, corporate, financial services and regulatory, insolvency and restructuring, insurance
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’.
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.
Jersey Law Society.
In February 2020 Mourant promoted Mathew Cook, a contentious regulatory specialist to the partnership. His work includes matters such as prosecutions of banks for intermeddling (dissipating an estate before a grant of probate), as well as work concerning asset freezes for parties including trustees. Justin Harvey-Hills works with Cook on litigation concerning tax information exchange agreements. In addition Simon Gould and Sarah Huelin (the latter promoted to the partnership at the same time as Cook), handle a range of non-contentious and semi-contentious work including concerning proposed enforcement action.
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.
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- Banking and finance
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- Corporate and commercial
- Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution
- Investment funds
- Private client, trusts and tax