James Lydeard > Ogier > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Banking and Finance


Group Partner


James has broad experience across banking and finance, corporate and regulatory matters. James’ expertise includes fund finance, regulatory licensing and general corporate advice. James is a member of Ogier’s Latin America group and regularly advises clients in or with exposure to the region across a wide range of issues. James’ clients include financial institutions, sponsors and corporates.

James specialises in banking and finance and has experience in a broad range of areas including fund finance, real estate finance and acquisition finance. James also regularly advises on regulatory matters, including licence applications, and a broad range of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions.

James is part of Ogier’s multi-disciplinary Restructuring and Corporate Recovery team. James specialises in refinancing and corporate restructuring and reorganisation. James has worked on a wide range of refinancings and restructurings, often with short turnaround times and cross-border considerations


James received his LL.B in Law and Management Studies from the University of Leeds in 2007 and his Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law in 2009.

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Banking and finance

(Next Generation Partners)

James LydeardOgier

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.