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Wendy Benjamin

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Corporate (intellectual property, banking & finance).


Wendy Benjamin is Managing Partner of Appleby’s Jersey office and Group Head of the Corporate department in Jersey. Wendy also has managerial responsibilities for the Guernsey office. 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


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.


Jersey Companies Registry User Group; Jersey Law Society.


University College Cardiff; Chester College of Law.


Banking and finance

Within: Leading individuals

Wendy Benjamin - Appleby

Within: Banking and finance

The ‘strong and trusted’ outfit at Appleby is composed of ‘highly competent and responsive’ attorneys who are ‘very experienced in fund finance’. An enviable client base including names such as HSBC, Wells Fargo and Santander regularly appoints the group, led by Wendy Benjamin, to advise on refinancing matters, real estate finance transactions and complex restructurings. Senior associate Chris Spencer ‘knows just what clients are after’ and was part of the team acting for Barclays in a debt refinancing with Premier Oil, including the negotiation of Jersey law share securities; associate Kevin McQuillan assisted James Gaudin with his work for Goldman Sachs as the purchaser of notes from an issuer as part of the financing of a corporate transaction. Also notable is private equity and hedge fund specialist Andrew Weaver, who acted for Tritax Big Box REIT on the offshore elements of a new tranche of funding. The team welcomed a number of new associates, including three from UK law firms.

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Corporate and commercial

Within: Corporate and commercial

The ‘strong and trusted’ team at Appleby ‘continues to be responsive and provide the expertise clients require’ under the leadership of Wendy Benjamin, who has ‘an excellent understanding of commercial law and gives clear and concise guidance’. A team led by Fraser Robertson and Andrew Weaver – who ‘is not afraid to stand firm when needed’ – represented Kennedy-Wilson Europe Real Estate in its $3bn merger with Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, and Sime Darby engaged the group to act as Jersey counsel on its listing on the main market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. Michael Cushing collaborated with Benjamin to advise a trust company on the insolvency issues arising from the reinstatement of a company following its wrongful summary winding-up, and James Gaudin was supported by ‘excellent’ associate Kevin McQuillan to oversee Lone Star’s acquisition of 14 care homes in the UK as Jersey counsel.

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