James Hill > Mourant > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Banking and finance, corporate, insolvency and restructuring.


James is a partner in Mourant Ozannes’ Finance & Corporate team. James graduated from Cambridge University and previously worked in London for a major City law firm. James joined Mourant Ozannes in October 2001.

James has a wide ranging practice covering corporate (including private equity, public and private M&A, joint ventures, corporate structuring and JPUT and corporate real estate structuring and transactions), equity capital markets (including IPOs and redomiciliations), banking and finance, debt capital markets and Channel Island Securities Exchange listings. James has been involved in many of the major transactions in Jersey in recent years and has played an important role in company law developments.


Qualified as a Jersey advocate and English solicitor (currently non-practising); major City law firm, London; joined Mourant Ozannes 2001.


Cambridge University.

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Corporate and commercial

(Hall of Fame)

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Mourant’s expansive finance and corporate bench is a leading choice for global private equity houses and FTSE 250 companies. Leading the practice, Gareth Rigby has recently acted on impressive international mergers in the energy sector. Newly promoted partner Neil McCarroll takes on public-to-private transactions for private equity consortiums, while also leading on homespun M&A mandates. Mark Chambers  also plays a key role within the transactional team, advising on M&A and private equity deals.  On top of transactional work, team members including Robert Hickling, Paul Martin (‘the epitome of technical quality‘) and the ‘pragmatic, experienced, available and responsive‘ Jon Woolrich provide board guidance for listed companies. James Hill handles a commendable volume of UK real estate M&A deals for clients across the US, Canada and EMEA. Counsel Laura Dauney adds corporate regulatory knowledge to the team.

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 > Capital markets

Mourant’s capital markets, structured finance and securitisation team is retained by world-leading financial institutions in complex transactions. Impressive LSE-listed corporate clients draw on Robert Hickling‘s expertise in debt capital markets transactions for high-value senior note and bond issuances, while notable partners James Hill, Jon Woolrich and Paul Martin are leading the charge on innovative equity offerings involving cash box structures. In a market first, Hickling led on the first Australian Securities Exchange IPO of a Jersey-listed company. Amy Demetriou adds further strength on the debt side, particularly in relation to structured securities issuances. Practice head Gareth Rigby has a broader practice incorporating REIT listings.