Craig Cordle > Ogier > St Peter Port, Guernsey > Lawyer Profile


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Group Partner, Ogier Legal L.P, Investment funds


Craig is an asset management lawyer advising on all aspects of the structuring, restructuring, merger, astablishment and operation of investment funds and other collective investment arrangements, including the marketing of investment vehicles in numerous jurisdictions.

Craig acts as ongoing legal counsel to various boards of investment fund companies, investment managers and sponsors and has extensive experience of listing investment vehicles on numerous markets, including the London Stock Exchange plc’s Main Market and Specialist Fund Segment, Euronext Amsterdam, the Irish Stock Exchange and the International Stock Exchange. In addition, Craig has in-depth experience on the operation of settlement systems, including dual-settlement across multiple exchanges.


Before joining Ogier, Craig spent over 10 years working in the investment funds teams of two leading international law firms in London.

Craig also provide regulatory advice, including to funds and asset managers on the application of the Alternative Investment Fund Managaers Directive, as well as long-term investment management agreement arrangement for insurers.


Craig studied at BPP Law School and the University of Reading.

Admitted in:
2008 – England and Wales
2018 – Guernsey

Lawyer Rankings

Guernsey > Capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Craig CordleOgier

Ogier’s team recently acted for clients on launches of listed funds, debt securities offerings on TISE (of which the firm maintains a sizeable foothold across the Channel Islands) and several REIT listings. The bench includes noted funds expert Craig Cordle, senior associate Charlotte Brown and Bryon Rees, who collectively advised on a complex dual AIM and NYSE listing for a company in the legal finance sector. Other work included high-value share placements for music royalties and renewable energy clients, on which managing associate Michelle Watson Bunn assisted.

Guernsey > Investment funds

(Leading individuals)

Craig CordleOgier

Alongside established clients in the infrastructure and real estate fund sectors, Ogier’s ‘deep, dedicated and very knowledgeable‘ investment funds and regulatory team’s client roster includes fund managers in the growing renewables and green finance fields. Co-head Tim Clipstone‘s regulatory background is appropriately leveraged, while fellow co-heads Craig Cordle and Bryon Rees excel at listed and private funds respectively. Venture capital is a growth asset class for the team, with new fund managers being added to the portfolio. The team also advises on a large number of fund restructuring mandates.

Guernsey > Corporate and M&A

Ogier fields an extensive bench of corporate M&A lawyers led by the ‘excellent‘ Bryon Rees. The strong standalone team takes charge on Guernsey-based and global deals, including in the regulated telecoms space and the UK real estate sector. Leading downstream private equity experts include Craig Cordle and Tim Clipstone (who also advises on regulatory matters including AML and corporate responsibility), while managing associate Richard Doyle lends his hand to joint ventures, shareholder agreements and corporate reorganisations. Charlotte Brown is another key team member at the senior associate level.