Marcus Leese > Ogier > St Peter Port, Guernsey > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Banking and finance, Private wealth


Marcus Leese is a partner of Ogier. He specialises in investment funds, banking and finance, corporate, private wealth. Marcus joined the Guernsey office of Ogier in 1999 and became a partner in 2005. He re-located to the Hong Kong office in 2010 to establish the Channel Islands’ in Asia practice and returned to Guernsey in 2014.

Prior to joining Ogier, Marcus worked for Arthur Andersen for two years and then Russell McVeagh for seven years in Auckland, New Zealand.


Barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand (1993); (non-practising) solicitor, England and Wales (2004); (non-practising) solicitor British Virgin Islands (2010).


Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). Member of The Joint Committee on Trust Law Reform, a body representing STEP and the Hong Kong Trustees’ Association, advising the Hong Kong government on the reform of Hong Kong trust law.


Bachelor of Laws (1992) and Bachelor of Commerce (1992) from the University of Auckland, New Zealand Certificat d’Etudes Juridiques Francaises et Normandes (2002) from the Universite de Caen, France.

Lawyer Rankings

Guernsey > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Marcus LeeseOgier

Ogier‘s Marcus Leese handles M&A acquisition finance and restructuring work, as well as fund and corporate finance deals. Christopher Jones is also active in fund finance and real estate finance, and is also involved in asset finance work. Managing associate Paul Chanter works with both partners on a broad range of finance matters.

Guernsey > Corporate and M&A

Ogier covers the gamut of corporate work across sectors, handling work for asset managers, banks, insurancers and other clients. Bryon Rees handles a range of M&A deals, including ones featuring locally regulated businesses with global operations. Marcus Leese has restructuring expertise, as does Craig Cordle, among other work (Cordle handles competition law). Tim Clipstone joined from Maples Group in Tortola, bringing with him BVI expertise – which is also contributed by well-regarded senior associate Diana Collas.