Wendy Benjamin > Appleby > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile

Appleby
13-14 ESPLANADE
ST HELIER
JE1 1BD
Jersey

Work Department

Corporate (intellectual property, banking & finance).

Position

Wendy Benjamin is Managing Partner of Appleby’s Jersey office and Group Head of the Corporate department in Jersey. She specialises in banking, corporate and commercial law, and has an excellent reputation in intellectual property, IT and data protection.

As well as working regularly with top tier UK and US law firms on cross-border transactions, and restructuring and insolvency work, Wendy’s client base encompasses significant, financial institutions, public bodies, international and local companies across the three Crown Dependancies of Guernsey, Isle of Man and Jersey.

Wendy is a member of the Bank Resolution Steering Committee, the Jersey Companies Registry User Group and Jersey Law Society. She was previously the Legal Adviser to the Jersey Chamber of Commerce.

Wendy’s client base encompasses significant local companies, public bodies and financial institutions. Recent examples of work include advising: Santander in connection with the reorganisation of its private banking division in Jersey, successfully consolidating Santander’s Jersey businesses within the Jersey branch of Santander UK plc. The IFM Group in relation to its merger with Guernsey based Praxis Holdings Limited and subsequent acquisitions of fiduciary business in the Channel Islands. On the sale of iconic Jersey Royal brand, acting for the shareholders of The Jersey Royal Company Ltd (JRC) in their sale of JRC and its UK subsidiary, The Kent Potato Company Ltd, to the AIM Listed UK company Produce Investments plc which owns Greenvale, one of the UK´s biggest potato suppliers

Career

She qualified as an English Solicitor in 1990, and requalified as a Jersey Advocate in 2002. She became a partner in 2003. Prior to her move to the Channel Islands, Wendy was the Legal Adviser to the Registrar of Companies for England and Wales between 1995 and 1999. Before this she was a partner with Eversheds where she trained and qualified.

Memberships

Jersey Companies Registry User Group; Jersey Law Society.

Education

University College Cardiff; Chester College of Law.

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Banking and finance

(Hall of Fame)

Wendy BenjaminAppleby

Appleby covers a range of high-level work in the core areas of banking and finance, but the two headline roles for the firm during 2018 were Wendy Benjamin‘s work on the ring-fencing restructurings of two of the UK’s big five banks. James Gaudin handles fund finance and real estate finance matters, as does Andrew Weaver.

Jersey > Corporate and commercial

Appleby‘s practice handles a range of work, including major cross-border deals, often working with its other offices elsewhere in the Crown Dependencies and British Overseas Territories. Andrew Weaver handles a mix of work for both trade buyers and private equity houses, while James Gaudin‘s practice includes cross-border real estate and corporate transactions, and also technical company law issues. Wendy Benjamin, who divides her time between Jersey and Guernsey, handles a number of deals in financial services sectors, including restructurings of banks to comply with ring-fencing requirements.