Simon Dinning > Ogier > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Corporate, Banking and Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions.


Simon Dinning is partner and Global Head of Ogier’s Corporate legal services. Simon specialises in providing corporate and finance advice on transactions involving BVI or Jersey incorporated entities. Simon has particular expertise in equity capital market deals, cross border mergers and acquisitions.

Simon is ranked in the 2018 editions of Chambers for Jersey, Corporate & Finance and is recognised a Highly Regarded in the IFLR 1000 2018.

Simon has been published in Financier Worldwide, Offshore Investment, The Lawyer, Legal Week, European Lawyer, European CEO, Global Banking Financial Policy Review, Mining Journal and Jersey Finance.


Corporate division at Herbert Smith1997-2001; set up the London corporate division of Washington DC-based firm Shaw Pittman LLP from 2001; DLA Piper corporate team 2003. Harney, Westwood and Riegels 2005-07 (BVI and London office); joined Ogier 2007.


Law Society of England and Wales.


Warwick University (1991-94 BA Hons, politics); College of Law, London (1994-96 CPE; LPC).

Admitted in England & Wales 1998; British Virgin Islands 2005, Jersey 2018

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Corporate and commercial

(Leading individuals)

Simon DinningOgier

At the ‘proactive and commercially focused‘ Ogier, Simon Dinning provides both BVI and Jersey law advice on a range of deals, covering both real estate and corporate transactions with a number of mandates structured by way of scheme of arrangement. Raulin Amy‘s recent transactions have included natural resources deals, and Richard Daggett handles a range of work concerning UK real estate, advising a number of Korean investor clients. Matthew Shaxson, who is active in several of these areas, heads the Jersey corporate practice; the group grew at partner level following James Fox‘s arrival from Appleby in March 2020. As far as the more junior bench is concerned, Marie-Claire Fudge, who has BVI expertise, and Alexander Curry, are notable managing associates. Kevin Grové and Amy Garrod are key senior associates.

London > Offshore firms in London > Offshore firms in London

At Ogier, dispute resolution is one of the cornerstones of the work undertaken by the firm in London. Reflective of its growth in this area, Jeremy Snead and counsel Anna Snead joined from Appleby‘s Cayman Islands office in June 2020. In addition, David Welford was hired from Maples Group. Elsewhere, other key individuals are Jersey disputes specialist Nic Journeaux (who splits his time between Jersey and London) and Guernsey employment specialist Rachel DeSanges. Managing associate Richard Bennett, whose practice is split between London and Hong Kong, is a name to note for Caribbean transactional work. Simon Dinning leads the team.