Gareth Rigby > Mourant > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

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


Gareth advises on a wide range of corporate, structured finance, limited partnership and investment fund matters. Directories say: Gareth Rigby is ‘thoughtful and thorough’ and is recommended in Banking and Finance, Legal 500, 2012; ‘very commercially minded and gives clear, practical advice,’ ‘Chambers UK’. Highlight deals: Gareth’s recent work has included the establishment of a large number of Jersey property unit trusts including ones for some of the UK’s leading property companies.


Worked in banking, qualified as an associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers; called to the English Bar 1998 (currently non-practising); joined Mourant Ozannes in 1998; sworn in as a Jersey advocate 2001; partner 2006.

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Capital markets

At Mourant, capital markets work is a core component of the firm’s wider finance and corporate practice, and the team has experience in complex debt and equity transactions. One area of expertise is cashbox structures, while the group is also well-versed in mandates involving public M&A and bond issuances. In 2021, Robert Hickling was instructed on major bond issuances, but he is also an expert in equity deals. James Hill  has a varied practice involving cashbox share placings, IPOs and high-yield bond issuances. Amy Demetriou has built a strong practice in relation to securities. Gareth Rigby oversees the team.

Jersey > Banking and finance

(Hall of Fame)

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Mourant handles the full range of financing transactions, including Islamic and fund finance, areas of particular growth for the group in 2021. Augmenting the transactional practice is a strong financial services regulatory team, where Simon Gould  and Sarah Huelin take the lead. Counsel James Daniel is building a strong finance practice and has significant experience advising borrowers and lenders. Mark Chambers  is the name to note for fund finance. Heading the team is Gareth Rigby , who focuses on real estate finance, with a specialism in Jersey property unit trust structures.

Jersey > Corporate and commercial

Mourant stands out for handling major transactions in the real estate sector, but it is is also active in the private equity space and in the local M&A market. Gareth Rigby , who heads the department, is the name to note for real estate-related transactions structured as corporate acquisitions; James Hill is instructed on corporate structurings, IPOs, re-domicilations, M&A and joint venture work, as well as handling debt and equity capital markets deals. Robert Hickling  is the name to note for public company M&A and holding company transactions; Jon Woolrich  and Sarah Huelin are also recommended.