Bruce MacNeil > Ogier > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Banking and finance, derivatives, corporate, restructuring and insolvency.




Bruce is a partner in the Banking and Finance team of Ogier’s Jersey office and has represented a wide range of financial institutions and companies on banking, derivatives, corporate, finance and restructuring transactions.

Bruce has represented a wide range of banks, lenders and companies on banking, derivatives, corporate, finance and restructuring transactions. He also advises on leveraged finance transactions, restructuring & insolvency matters and high yield listings on The International Stock Exchange (TISE). Before joining Ogier in 2008, he worked as a finance associate in the London offices of Latham & Watkins and Allen & Overy.

Bruce MacNeil is part of Ogier’s multi-disciplinary Restructuring & Corporate Recovery team.  He specialises in refinancing, corporate restructuring and reorganisation and formal insolvency procedures.  His experience includes advising lenders and sponsors on security enforcement, directors’ duties and insolvency issues in the context of distressed corporate groups.

Bruce is also part of Ogier’s multi-disciplinary Private Equity team.  He specialises in the following:

  • Advising financial institutions and private equity sponsors on leveraged finance and acquisition financing transactions
  • Acting as sponsor in respect of listing notes on The International Stock Exchange (TISE) and Cayman Stock Exchange (CSX) to take advantage of the quoted Eurobond exemption
  • Advice in relation to subscription credit and capital call facilities entered into by funds (including reviewing borrowing and security restrictions in fund constitutional documents)
  • Restructuring advice for creditors, insolvency office holders, directors, shareholders and other stakeholders of distressed funds and portfolio companies

Bruce is ranked as a leading individual for Jersey Banking and Finance by The Legal 500, recognised as a highly regarded lawyer in the IFLR 1000 and listed as a leading practitioner in Who’s Who Legal: Banking.

Bruce studied law at University College London and is a member of The Law Society of England and Wales. He qualified as an English Solicitor in 2003, was admitted to practice as a New York Attorney in 2009 and qualified as a Jersey Advocate in 2013.

Finance associate Latham & Watkins and Allen & Overy (including a secondment with UBS Investment Bank), joined Ogier in 2008.


Loan Markets Association (LMA); Law Society of Jersey; Law Society of England and Wales.


International School Bangkok (1991 – 1996); University College London (1996 – 2000 LLB Law); BPP Law School (2001 Legal Practice Course). Admitted in England & Wales (2003); admitted to practice as a New York Attorney (2009); qualified as a Jersey Advocate (2013).

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Bruce MacNeilOgier

The ‘technically very capable’ team at Ogier is sought after by banks and fund managers, whom it advises on both local and international financing transactions, with particular strengths in fund and leveraged finance deals, real estate financing and restructuring work. The firm also advises clients on ESG-linked financing, with practice co-head Katrina Edge focusing on sustainable finance structures in addition to fund and real estate financing. Fellow practice head Bruce MacNeil is noted for his cross-border banking and finance work, in addition to his advice on restructuring measures. James Lydeard assists clients with leveraged, finance and acquisition finance issues, while Kate McCaffrey is recommended for real estate financing.

Jersey > Capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Bruce MacNeilOgier

The capital markets team at Ogier assists clients with both debt and equity transactions, supporting companies in the crown dependencies with IPOs on a variety of stock exchanges. Cash box structures are a further area of expertise, with the practice advising on related placings and rights issues by listed companies. High yield and leveraged finance specialist Bruce MacNeil leads the group alongside Raulin Amy, who predominantly advises clients from the real estate and natural resources sectors on IPOs and restructuring matters. Alexander Curry is noted for his equity capital markets work.