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Ogier
44 THE ESPLANADE
ST HELIER
JE4 9WG
Jersey

Banking and finance Tier 1

Ogier handles the range of finance work to be expected of a top-line Jersey firm, covering top-of-market fund finance deals, large offshore real estate deals and complex, sensitive restructurings. Katrina Edge advises leading real estate funds on large deals, while Simon Felton handles complex restructurings and some deals concerning transport finance. Bruce MacNeil handles some of the largest fund finance mandates in the market. Clients praise Julia Keppe, who was promoted to managing associate in February 2019, a year after joining from Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.

Practice head(s):

Katrina Edge; Simon Felton

Other key lawyers:

Bruce MacNeil; Julia Keppe; Kate McCaffrey

Testimonials

What sets Ogier apart is its commitment to client service – as well as being technically on the money, its assistance in bringing deals to a conclusion is invaluable.’

Katrina Edge and her team are well-known in finance circles in London and are on the panel of most of the banks.’

Bruce MacNeil is a go-to lawyer in Jersey – he is very commercial, reliable and responsive.’

Katrina Edge can be relied upon to provide clear, consise and practical advice.’

Julia Keppe has impressive knowledge of acquisition financing transactions and restructurings: she provides clear and commercially driven advice.’

Key clients

HSBC Bank plc

Silicon Valley Bank

Lloyds Bank International

MetLife

Adeem Investment & Wealth Management

Bank of Montreal

Credit Suisse

Caledonia Investments plc

Hellman & Friedman

OZ Management LP

Capital markets Tier 1

Ogier handles work for a range of issuers in the space, often acting through well-known referrers. Raulin Amy handles work for leading corporates on their Eurobond issuances. Simon Felton  has a track record of work for issuers worldwide; Bruce MacNeil also handles high-yield listings on TISE, and his practice includes some sukuk structures.

Practice head(s):

Simon Felton

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Wren House Infrastructure Limited

Glencore plc

Angel Trains

Workspace Group plc

Wizz Air Holdings

Randgold Resources

Credit Suisse

Intu Properties plc

Islamic Development Bank

Commercial property Tier 1

Large-scale commercial property acquisitions are a strong point for Ogier, with the team being retained by a number of key financial institutions to oversee their portfolios. The team also regularly handles high-value commercial and office leasing negotiations, alongside assisting the corporate department with the property aspects of local M&A transactions. The firm handles a number of mandates from the hospitality, retail, hotel and banking sectors. Julie Melia often acts for both buyers and sellers in commercial property transactions while practice head Jonathan Hughes is noted for his expertise in planning and construction of significant residential developments. Katharine Marshall is also highly praised for her expertise in transactional work and for drafting and negotiating complex joint venture arrangements.

Practice head(s):

Jonathan Hughes; Helen Ruelle

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

An approachable, friendly and experienced team

Practical, friendly and very approachable

Thorough, reasonably priced and works hard on client relationships

Every member of the team is self-motivated, excited by new challenges and visibly passionate about their reputation

Jonathan Hughes is always approachable and constantly provides excellent service to his clients

Jonathan Hughes and Katharine Marshall have strong attention to detail and are excellent at managing complicated cases in a timely and professional manner

Katharine Marshall is always approachable

Key clients

HSBC Bank Plc

Close Finance

Ashburton

TMF Group

International Endergy Group (Jersey and Guernsey Gas)

Sandpiper CI Limited

Jersey Homes Trust

Cranham Investments Limited

Government – States of Jersey

Parish of St Helier

Whitbread Plc

Brookfield Real Estate – Brookfield Asset Management

Parish of St Martin

John Lewis Partnership

Waitrose Limited

Fuel Supplies CI Limited

Next Group Plc

Guiton Group

Gamma Aviation Limited

Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (JSPCA)

Castletree Group

Mountain Warehouse Limited

ABN Amro

 

Morvan Hotels

Shawbrook

Albert Bartlett Group

First Names Group

Ferris Group

Corporate and commercial Tier 1

At Ogier, 'effective, energetic and intelligent' practice head Simon Dinning and Jersey office head Raulin Amy handle the Jersey elements of agenda-setting M&A deals and restructurings. Richard Daggett's transactions include private equity deals and deals concerning iconic real estate. Matthew Shaxson has expertise in financial services industry deals. Clients recommend 'knowledgeable and responsive' managing associate Alexander Curry. The firm has BVI law capability in Jersey, with Simon Schilder, the firm's head of BVI law in Europe, based in St. Helier; Dinning is also BVI qualified.

Practice head(s):

Simon Dinning

Testimonials

Ogier has a stellar corporate practice providing specialist legal advice across various offshore jurisdictions and across various different sectors and workstreams. This cohesive team works well together providing clients with the answers they need to get a deal done efficiently and in line with the timetable.

Ogier has a team of professionals that demonstrate skills and ability in the specific subject matters. The expertise that clients have access to in the different areas of the law and jurisdictions makes the firm stand out from its peers.

Highly responsive and well informed on Jersey regulatory practices, the team provides a first-class service in support of corporate transactions.

Simon Dinning is definitely a lawyer you want on your side of the table: he is effective, energetic and intelligent while maintaining a good sense of humour throughout difficult negotiations.

Richard Daggett is an exemplary partner and is supported by an industry leading team. He exercises sound judgement on complicated points of law and is able to provide workable solutions.’

Matthew Shaxson stands out for his responsiveness and pragmatism.’

Alexander Curry is knowledgeable, responsive and personable: he is always happy to assist clients with ad hoc queries.

Raulin Amy leads his teams well and provides practical advice on local matters with an eye to what is driving the bigger picture.

Key clients

Takeda Pharmaceutical

EN+ Group plc

Biffa plc

Brighthouse Group

Boohoo.com

Equiom

Gazprombank

Glencore plc

OMERS Private Equity

Tullow Oil plc

Employment Tier 1

Ogier’s team can act on either side of employment disputes, representing claimants and respondents in tribunal claims concerning constructive and unfair dismissals and breach of contract disputes. The team receives instructions from both local employers and financial services institutions to advise on M&A transactions, data protection and employee benefit schemes. Practice head Helen Ruelle also has expertise in control of housing and work law, including work permit advice and appeals. Will Austin-Vautier is routinely praised by clients for his employment law expertise in corporate transactions.

Practice head(s):

Helen Ruelle; Jonathan Hughes

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

Approachable, friendly, professional and accessible

Delivers an impressive service

Will Austin-Vautier is an incredibly helpful lawyer with significant experience. He goes the extra mile for clients

Helen Ruelle is extremely knowledgeable and her advice is practical, commercial and timely

Will Austin-Vautier is really making his mark within the team and industry

Helen Ruelle is vastly experienced and approachable, responsive and pragmatic

Private client, trusts and tax Tier 1

Ogier provides its healthy client list of local and international trust companies with advice on the structuring and administration of both commercial and private structures. Key professionals Sally Edwards and James Campbell advise private clients on significant relocation exercises among other areas of wealth and estate planning, with close relationships to extremely wealthy Middle Eastern clients. Josephine Howe is a go-to name for establishing family offices and the team also provides pensions and employee benefits expertise through Katherine Neal.

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Ogier’s dispute resolution team, led by Nick Williams , covers a range of high-value work. On top of its relationship with the corporate team handling court-sanctioned schemes of arrangement takeovers, fully contentious work includes trust litigation (including breach of duty matters), civil fraud claims, professional negligence claims and intellectual property litigation. the practice retains a strong client portfolio of institutional clients in the financial services, trust and insolvency fields. The firm also saw the addition of counsel Damian Evans from WALKERS who, alongside Edward Mackereth and Oliver Passmore, brings substantial expertise in trusts law as well as experience in TIEAs applications. In September 2019, the firm also added Nic Journeaux, previously of the London office of Carey OlsenNigel Sanders moved in the opposite direction to Evans.

Practice head(s):

Nick Williams

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

An excellent set of lawyers

The team is approachable, knowledgeable and responsive

The team has vast experience in high-quality, multi-jurisdictional trust and commercial litigation

Knowledgeable and responsive

Edward Mackereth is a very astute litigator with a good sense for the right answer to a problem

Nick Williams is unflappable and a calm advocate

Edward Mackereth, Nick Williams and James Angus are measured, capable individuals who are approachable and empathetic

Key clients

BDO

Rawlinson & Hunter

Randgold Resources

Shire

Zedra Trust Company (Jersey) Limited

Deloitte

Grant Thornton

Moore Stephens

IQ-EQ

EFG Trustees

TMF Group

Praxis IFM

Lutea Trustees

Trident Trust

Azure Trust

Accuro

Canaccord Wealth Genuity

The Viscount of Jersey

Parish Of St. Helier

Intermediate Capital Group

Boots Properties

United Company Rusal

G4S

Northern Trust Fiduciary Services (Guernsey) Limited

Intertrust Fiduciary Services (Jersey) Limited

Equity Trust (Jersey) Limited

First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC

Highvern Trustees

Stonehage Fleming

Investment funds Tier 2

Ogier advises on matters concerning both traditional private equity funds, as well as open-ended vehicles. Niamh Lalor handles billion-dollar fundraises as well as other matters, including litigation funds. Emily Haithwaite has expertise in Jersey Expert Funds. Sophie Reguengo is an August 2019 partner promotion and Joanna Christensen a well-regarded senior associate.

Practice head(s):

Niamh Lalor; Emily Haithwaite

Testimonials

The Ogier Jersey team has strength in depth and is able to effectively advise across a wide range of fund products. They are proactive and easy to work with.

Ogier is a well-established Jersey law firm, with international reach – clients find the team to be very pragmatic, customer focused and responsive.

Ogier is as plugged-in with the regulator as any outside counsel could be.

Niamh Lalor has vast experience and knowledge in the investment fund  arena and can advise on an array of various subjects – she takes a pragmatic approach, and is able to formulate appropriate solutions.

Joanna Christensen takes a pragmatic approach to any work, has a sound depth of knowledge and is always client-focused and responsive to requirements.

Key clients

AEW Capital Management LP

Cevian

Global Infrastructure Partners

IK Partners

Index Ventures

Intermediate Capital Group PLC

Medicxi

Pacific Equity Partners

Pemberton Asset Management

Schroder Adveq Management AG

Ogier provides practical advice on BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey and Luxembourg law through our global network of offices across the Asian, Caribbean and European timezones. With a growing team of more than 550 people around the world, they regularly win awards for innovation, client service and quality.

The firm: Ogier has the knowledge and expertise to handle the most demanding and complex transactions and provide expert, efficient and cost-effective services to all its clients. Its commercial understanding and experience of working with leading financial institutions, professional advisers and regulatory bodies enable it to add real value to clients’ businesses. Ogier Global, the firm’s corporate administration business, offers clients integrated legal and corporate administration services.

The firm’s service strategy and brand are aligned: it gets straight to the point, managing complexity for clients; providing targeted, pragmatic advice with absolute clarity. Its lawyers listen actively, asking the right questions, focusing on what really matters. It is a collaborative approach.

Types of work undertaken: Banking and finance: the banking team advises on all areas of banking regulation, documentation, security, and the establishment and operation of banking institutions. Ogier represents ISDA in Jersey and Guernsey and ICMA in Jersey.

Corporate: the team has extensive experience advising on the establishment of many forms of domestic and cross-border corporate vehicles, investment trusts and partnerships, as well as advising on private placements, initial and other public offerings, M&As, reorganisations, joint ventures and disposals.

Dispute resolution: the team advises on technical, strategic and procedural aspects across the spectrum of problems and disputes which arise in the offshore environment. This includes advice in relation to trusts, funds, companies, shareholder issues, directors’ duties, investment performance, banking and other financial transactions, as well as fraud and asset tracing claims, and regulatory advice.

Investment funds: Ogier’s investment funds team provides advice on fund formation, structures, regulation, deregistration, termination and ongoing advice to investment funds and managers. Ogier is a recognised listing agent for The International Stock Exchange.

Private wealth: this team has extensive experience of advising on The International Stock Exchange (TISE), the establishment of private trusts, foundations, purpose trusts and other vehicles typically used by private clients, as well as advising trustees in relation to transactions undertaken by trusts.

Property: the team is one of the largest commercial and residential property law teams in Jersey. The team’s expertise includes planning and construction law. Ogier acts in most of Jersey’s major property transactions for buyers, sellers or financiers.

Real estate: the team provides advice on the establishment and administration of real estate holding structures, including offshore and onshore vehicles used for real estate funds, one-off real estate transactions or acquisitions, joint ventures, property development and financing arrangements.

Regulatory: Ogier’s multi-disciplinary team helps clients navigate increasingly regulated environments through each stage in the business lifecycle: start up and relocation, operation, expansion and change. Prevention of issues is preferable but where things have gone wrong, the firm provides effective solutions to clients including banks, major corporates, investment managers, fund administrators, trust companies and private clients.

Restructuring and insolvency: the firm’s restructuring and insolvency team has extensive cross-border and international experience advising on contentious and non-contentious offshore restructuring and insolvency matters, often advising in conjunction with onshore counsel and other professional service providers in connection with company structures.

Structured finance: the team provides specialist offshore legal advice on all aspects of establishing and operating offshore SPVs, and listing agent services in relation to listings of debt on the TISE in the Channel Islands. Ogier has one of the leading securitisation and capital markets teams, with particular expertise in asset-backed securities, CBOs and ABCP.

Clients: Ogier acts for some of the largest and leading financial institutions, including: investment banks, legal and accounting firms, corporations, trust companies and high-net-worth individuals.

Other offices: BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Shanghai, Tokyo

Department Name Email Telephone
Global managing partner Edward Mackereth edward.mackereth@ogier.com +44 1534 514320
Banking and finance Katrina Edge katrina.edge@ogier.com +44 1534 514192
Banking and finance Simon Felton simon.felton@ogier.com +44 1534 514387
Banking and finance Daniel Richards daniel.richards@ogier.com +352 2712 2011
Banking and finance Bruce MacNeil bruce.macneil@ogier.com +44 1534 514394
Banking and finance Richard Daggett richard.daggett@ogier.com +44 1534 514071
Banking and finance Simon Dinning simon.dinning@ogier.com +44 1534 514251
Banking and finance Matthew Shaxson matthew.shaxson@ogier.com +44 1534 514064
Corporate Simon Dinning simon.dinning@ogier.com +44 1534 514251
Corporate Raulin Amy raulin.amy@ogier.com +44 1534 514239
Corporate Richard Daggett richard.daggett@ogier.com +44 1534 514071
Corporate Katrina Edge katrina.edge@ogier.com +44 1534 514192
Corporate Niamh Lalor niamh.lalor@ogier.com +44 1534 514210
Corporate Bruce MacNeil bruce.macneil@ogier.com +44 1534 514394
Corporate Simon Schilder simon.schilder@ogier.com +44 1534 514298
Corporate Matthew Shaxson matthew.shaxson@ogier.com +44 1534 514064
Dispute resolution Edward Mackereth edward.mackereth@ogier.com +44 1534 514320
Dispute resolution Nick Williams nick.williams@ogier.com +44 1534 514318
Investment funds Niamh Lalor niamh.lalor@ogier.com +44 1534 514210
Investment funds Emily Haithwaite emily.haithwaite@ogier.com +44 1534 514072
Investment funds Simon Schilder simon.schilder@ogier.com +44 1534 514298
Investment funds Raulin Amy raulin.amy@ogier.com +44 1534 514239
Investment funds Richard Daggett richard.daggett@ogier.com +44 1534 514071
Investment funds Simon Dinning simon.dinning@ogier.com +44 1534 514251
Investment funds Sophie Reguengo sophie.reguengo@ogier.com +44 1534 514122
Investment funds Matthew Shaxson matthew.shaxson@ogier.com +44 1534 514064
Private wealth Sally Edwards sally.edwards@ogier.com +44 1534 514482
Private wealth Steve Meiklejohn steve.meiklejohn@ogier.com +44 1534 514462
Property Jonathan Hughes jonathan.hughes@ogier.com +44 1534 514336
Property Julie Melia julie.melia@ogier.com +44 1534 514110
Real estate Richard Daggett richard.daggett@ogier.com +44 1534 514071
Real estate Katrina Edge katrina.edge@ogier.com +44 1534 514192
Real estate Jonathan Hughes jonathan.hughes@ogier.com +44 1534 514336
Real estate Niamh Lalor niamh.lalor@ogier.com +44 1534 514210
Real estate Bruce MacNeil bruce.macneil@ogier.com +44 1534 514394
Real estate Raulin Amy raulin.amy@ogier.com +44 1534 514239
Regulatory Nick Williams nick.williams@ogier.com +44 1534 514318
Regulatory Matthew Shaxson matthew.shaxson@ogier.com +44 1534 514064
Regulatory Sally Edwards sally.edwards@ogier.com +44 1534 514482
Regulatory Niamh Lalor niamh.lalor@ogier.com +44 1534 514210
Regulatory Bruce MacNeil bruce.macneil@ogier.com +44 1534 514394
Regulatory Edward Mackereth edward.mackereth@ogier.com +44 1534 514320
Regulatory Steve Meiklejohn steve.meiklejohn@ogier.com +44 1534 514462
Restructuring and insolvency Nick Williams nick.williams@ogier.com +44 1534 514318
Restructuring and insolvency Edward Mackereth edward.mackereth@ogier.com +44 1534 514320
Photo Name Position Profile
 Raulin Amy  photo Raulin Amy
 James Angus  photo James Angus
 Will Austin-Vautier photo Will Austin-Vautier
 James Campbell  photo James Campbell
 Joanna Christensen photo Joanna Christensen
 Alexander Curry  photo Alexander Curry
 Richard Daggett  photo Richard Daggett
 Simon Dinning  photo Simon Dinning
 Katrina Edge  photo Katrina Edge
 Sally Edwards  photo Sally Edwards
 Damian Evans  photo Damian Evans
 Simon Felton  photo Simon Felton
 Victoria Grogan  photo Victoria Grogan
 Emily Haithwaite  photo Emily Haithwaite
 Alex Horsbrugh-Porter  photo Alex Horsbrugh-Porter
 Josephine Howe  photo Josephine Howe
 Jonathan Hughes  photo Jonathan Hughes
 Nic Journeaux photo Nic Journeaux
 Niamh Lalor  photo Niamh Lalor
 Bruce MacNeil  photo Bruce MacNeil
 Edward Mackereth  photo Edward Mackereth
 Katharine Marshall  photo Katharine Marshall
 Kate McCaffrey  photo Kate McCaffrey
 Steven Meiklejohn  photo Steven Meiklejohn
 Katherine Neal  photo Katherine Neal
 Chula O’Donoghue  photo Chula O’Donoghue
 Sarah Parish  photo Sarah Parish
 Oliver Passmore  photo Oliver Passmore
 Sophie Reguengo  photo Sophie Reguengo
 Daniel Richards  photo Daniel Richards
 Helen Ruelle  photo Helen Ruelle
 Simon Schilder  photo Simon Schilder
 Matthew Shaxson  photo Matthew Shaxson
 Henry Wickham  photo Henry Wickham
 Nick Williams  photo Nick Williams
Number of resident partners : 22
Number of resident fee-earners : 107
Total number of partners : 62
Total number of fee-earners : 290

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