Mark Helyar > Bedell Cristin > St Peter Port, Guernsey > Lawyer Profile
Bedell Cristin Offices
LA PLAIDERIE HOUSE
ST PETER PORT
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Insurance / reinsurance and corporate.
Of Counsel, advising on commercial transactions with specialisation in protected cell companies and incorporated cell companies for insurance, collective investment schemes, SPV purposes, captive insurance, reinsurance, ILS. Non-executive director. Advises regulatory authorities and governments on the inception and regulation of segregated cell company legislation.
Civil service, Guernsey 1991-96; trained Babbe Le Pelley Tostevin; called to the bar 2000; Gray’s Inn; Guernsey Bar 2001; partner in previous firm; managing partner Bedell Cristin Guernsey 2006-2016. Created world’s first private CAT Bond 2012, winner European Deal of Year 2013 (Islamic Finance Magazine) for world’s first ever takaful securitisation (listed sukuk Salam III), winner Trading Risk Magazine 2016 (life transaction of the year – SQ Re Vita II). Deputy Batonnier Guernsey Bar 2010-2012, Batonnier (president) Guernsey Bar 2012-2014. Member States of Guernsey Public Accounts Committee 2010-14.
IOD, PRS, Grays Inn, Guernsey Bar, notary public.
Elizabeth College, Guernsey; University of East Anglia (1990 BsC Environmental Sciences); Nottingham Trent University (1999 PGDL); University of Caen 2000.
Bedell Cristin enjoys a strong reputation in the insurance-linked securities arena, regularly handling the formations, transfers, amendments and delistings of such instruments. Practice head Richard Sharp advises on captive insurance structures and pension risk transfers, while of counsel Mark Helyar is a prominent name in the developing field of insurance and investment convergence structures. The team also provides regulatory assistance with corporate transactions in the sector.