Stuart Tyler > Appleby > St Peter Port, Guernsey > Lawyer Profile

Hirzel Court
Hirzel Street
GY1 3 BN

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Stuart Tyler is a Partner and Group Head within the Corporate Department in Guernsey. Stuart deals with a number of corporate and commercial matters including fund raising, acquisitions, debt finance, financial services regulatory matters, insolvency, shareholder arrangements, insurance structures and the commercial aspects of trusts and foundations law.


Stuart joined Appleby in January 2020 from Guernsey’s then largest single jurisdiction firm, where he had been a partner for the previous ten years. Stuart originally came to Guernsey in 2006, having previously been a partner at Stephenson Harwood LLP in London. Stuart qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1992 and as a Guernsey advocate in 2010.


Brasenose College, University of Oxford

Lawyer Rankings

Guernsey > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Stuart TylerAppleby

Appleby‘s corporate practice is active in the insurance M&A field, with ‘outstanding‘ team head Stuart Tyler deploying his ‘immense technical ability‘ on numerous headline deals with substantial considerable regulatory elements. Also in the regulated sectors, Chet Pohl and Jeremy Berchem work closely with other firm verticals to execute high-value reorganisations in the financial services and funds sectors. Tyler recently advised on pension service provider acquisitions and a unique acquisition of a yacht management company which involved complex onboarding processes.

Guernsey > Investment funds

Appleby’s ‘friendly, approachable, professional and knowledgeable‘ corporate department acts for fund managers on fund formations and downstream transactional work in the regulated and AIF spaces. Co-head Stuart Tyler is a key name, and co-head Chet Pohl guides clients through the funds listing process. New associate recruit Oratile Jonas increased the team’s knowledge of collective investment schemes.

Guernsey > Banking and finance

Appleby’s banking and finance team has a core focus on fund financing, under the leadership of practice head Jeremy Berchem, who represents a roster of UK and international lenders and borrowers. Berchem recently acted for UK-based REITs on novel multibillion-pound green bond issuances. Other key individuals are Stuart Tyler, Chet Pohl and senior associate Nicole Sorbie, who advise clients on revolving credit facilities, credit reorganisations and acquisition finance transactions. Regulatory advice relating to subscription line finance is also a strong point, as is aviation finance.

Comparative Guides

Guernsey: Mergers & Acquisitions April 2022 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Mergers & Acquisitions laws and regulations that may occur in Guernsey.