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‘s ‘dependable and responsive’ capital markets practice, Robert Hickling handles heavyweight debt issuances by island entities, Eurobonds, the launch of exchange-traded funds and securitisations. Paul Martin also handles high-yield work, and group partner Jon Woolrich, on top of his practice in other areas, heads the firm’s listing arm and is particularly active in listing REITs on TISE. Capital markets specialist Amy Demetriou was elected to the partnership in February 2020. Gareth Rigby heads the firm’s broader corporate and finance team.

Jersey > Banking and finance

(Hall of Fame)

Gareth RigbyMourant Ozannes

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 > 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.