Advocate Paul Wilson > Viberts > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Corporate Law and Employment Law Partner


Paul is a Partner and has 25 years of experience in corporate and commercial law including mergers and acquisitions, insolvency, banking, employment law, funds and financial services regulatory matters.

Prior to his move to Jersey in 2001, Paul worked at one of the principal nationwide law firms in the UK.

Most recently, he spent 17 years working for one of Jersey’s leading international law firms where he headed up the corporate and commercial team and focussed largely on the local Jersey market.


English Solicitor – 1995
Jersey Advocate – 2009

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Banking and finance

The banking and finance practice at Viberts is ‘quick to deliver’ on matters including refinancing, syndicated loans and Sharia-compliant financing arrangements, with particular strength in real estate transactions. Paul Wilson heads up the team. Christopher Scholefield and James Lawrence lead the firm’s work on behalf of Lloyds Bank; the former is also noted for Jersey trusts expertise, while the latter also advises other lenders on bonds and securitisations. Senior associate Oliver Hughes advises financial service sector clients on a range of financing issues.

Jersey > Corporate and commercial

Viberts advises regulated and non-regulated Jersey-based clients on M&A, handling both local and cross-border matters, with particular expertise in assisting financial services and real estate companies. Leading the team is M&A specialist Paul Wilson, who also assists with insolvency and restructuring matters. Christopher Scholefield focuses on start-ups, regulatory requirements and restructuring, in addition to advising on partnership and shareholder issues. Oliver Hughes was made senior associate in February 2022, and typically advises financial services and real estate clients on corporate trnsactions. Irene Blöch advises on M&A and associated due diligence and corporate migrations.