Bryon Rees > Ogier > St Peter Port, Guernsey > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Partner Investment funds


Bryon advises on a broad range of investment fund, corporate and commercial, regulatory, banking and finance matters.


Bryon originally joined Ogier in 2005 and has previously worked at South African law firms, Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs and Deneys Reitz (now Norton Rose Fulbright).

Bryon is a Guernsey advocate, a South African attorney and an English Solicitor.


Bryon holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of Natal, South Africa, a Master of Laws degree from University College London and a Certificat d’Etudes Juridiques Francaises et Normandes from Universite de Caen Basse-Normandie.

Admitted in:
2015 – Guernsey
2010 – England and Wales
2002 – South Africa

Lawyer Rankings

Guernsey > Insurance

Ogier’s insurance offering sits firmly in the firm’s corporate and commercial practice and has the ability to provide Guernsey-specific insurance law and regulatory advice, including on competition law’s application to the industry. Bryon Rees‘ expertise includes advising incorporated insurers on their Guernsey domiciliation exercises and the team also provides regulatory advice on the establishment and administration of captive insurance cell companies.

Guernsey > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Bryon ReesOgier

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.

Guernsey > Investment funds

(Leading individuals)

Bryon ReesOgier

Alongside a number of private funds mandates, Ogier handles listed fund formations and transactions as well as a range of ongoing advisory and regulatory matters. Craig Cordle handles venture capital work as well as listed vehicles, with Bryon Rees also a key name for both seams of work. Tim Clipstone, who joined in 2018 from Maples Group in Tortola, contributes BVI law expertise.

Guernsey > Capital markets

At Ogier, Craig Cordle and Bryon Rees both deal with a range of listed funds work concerning both London and locally listed investment funds, with Cordle also handling some debt capital markets work. Oliver Quarmby is a key managing associate.