Simon Felton > Ogier > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile
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Banking and Finance
Simon is known for his experience in leading international teams working on complex and ground-breaking structured finance transactions. His areas of expertise are:
• Banking and Finance
• Mergers and Acquisitions
• Restructuring & Insolvency
• Structured Finance
Simon advises leading financial institutions, corporate clients and intermediaries on a wide range of capital markets, structured finance and securitisation transactions. Simon advises clients in relation to high profile acquisitions (including through schemes of arrangement) and publicly offered equity capital markets work. His practice also extends to Restructuring and Insolvency and he has advised arrangers and SPVs in relation to the Jersey aspects of work outs of a number of structured finance portfolios.
Simon’s recent work has included assisting a global financial institution to establish a platform to consolidate its global issuance of structured products outside of the US, assisting an SPV to participate in a programme for the repackaging of securitisation residuals, advising a Jersey receivables trustee in relation to the disposal of a substantial portfolio of mortgage receivables and advising in relation to a significant publically offered equity raise by a listed Jersey company. Simon has also advised in relation to substantial private M&A activity for institutional and private equity clients.
Described as ‘technically sophisticated’, the latest edition of the Legal 500 UK calls him ‘pragmatic and commercial’.
Simon joined Ogier as a partner in 2017 having spent 10 years as a partner at another offshore firm, where he also spent time leading legal teams in London and New York.
2001 – Jersey
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
Ogier‘s capital markets practice has a core focus on high-yield debt. Bruce MacNeil handles the Jersey law elements of high-yield bond issuance for purposes include private equity deals. Simon Felton and Richard Daggett are also active on TISE, handling work including the listing of funds and debt. Clients also praise Raulin Amy. The aforementioned are also supported by managing associate Alexander Curry and counsel Chula O’Donoghue, who returned from a secondment in-house at HSBC in September 2020.
At Ogier, Simon Felton and Bruce MacNeil handle bank-side lending to elite private equity names financing both funds and deals. The firm is also active in real estate finance deals as well, many concerning key City of London assets, with MacNeil and Katrina Edge having considerable expertise in this area. Kate McCaffrey is a key managing associate who has worked with MacNeil on agenda-setting deals. Felton heads the practice in Jersey, and Edge heads the firm’s pan-European banking practice, which on top of Channel Islands responsibilities includes overseeing the Luxembourg team. In September 2020, counsel Chula O’Donoghue returned from a secondment at HSBC’s Crown Dependencies in-house team.
- Banking and finance - Jersey
- Capital markets - Jersey
- Leading individuals - Jersey > Banking and finance
- Leading individuals - Jersey > Capital markets
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Banking and finance
- Capital markets
- Commercial property
- Corporate and commercial
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- Investment funds
- Private client, trusts and tax