Corporate and commercial in Jersey

Carey Olsen

Described as ‘truly superb‘, Carey Olsen is praised by clients for providing ‘unmatched Jersey law advice‘. The team handles onshore and local M&A, with particular expertise in equity structuring, and is also increasingly active in advising US clients, including SPACs, listed companies, PE investors and trade purchasers. Taking the lead, where he ‘always goes the extra mile‘ is Guy Coltman , who has wide-ranging expertise across the corporate transactional piece. Alex Ohlsson focuses on Jersey corporate and finance law issues, also areas of expertise for David Taylor . James Willmott  and counsel David Allen  also stand out.

Responsables de la pratique:

Guy Coltman

Autres avocats clés:

Alex Ohlsson; James Willmott; David Taylor; David Allen

Les références

‘The Carey Olsen team provides unmatched Jersey law advice. As a non-Jersey lawyer, the CO team is quick to explain the inner workings of the Jersey system and to provide practical advice I can take to senior leaders. They have been a valued partner for over 10 years.’

‘The individuals I have worked with at CO have been incredibly responsive, efficient, practical, conscientious about billing and dedicated to making sure that I get the right answer quickly. Simon Marks and the financial transactions team, and Guy Coltman and David Allen on the corporate side have been lifesavers on more than one occasion as we raced to do a transaction or accomplish a corporate goal. I’ve worked with new associates who now take lead roles on deals, while bringing years of my company specific knowledge with them.’

‘A deep seated understanding of the sector in which we operate, the law and regulatory landscape coupled with a very commercial approach to achieving good outcomes.’

Principaux clients

Bridgepoint Advisers




MKS Instruments

New Look

Sanne Group

The States of Jersey Development Company

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised a SPAC on its definitive merger agreement with Babylon Holdings Limited. The transaction reflects an initial pro forma equity value of approximately $4.2 billion.
  • Advising Sanne Group on the ongoing acquisition of Sanne Group PLC by Apex Group. The acquisition is being effected by way of a Jersey scheme of arrangement.


Mourant stands out for handling major transactions in the real estate sector, but it is is also active in the private equity space and in the local M&A market. Gareth Rigby , who heads the department, is the name to note for real estate-related transactions structured as corporate acquisitions; James Hill is instructed on corporate structurings, IPOs, re-domicilations, M&A and joint venture work, as well as handling debt and equity capital markets deals. Robert Hickling  is the name to note for public company M&A and holding company transactions; Jon Woolrich  and Sarah Huelin are also recommended.

Responsables de la pratique:

Gareth Rigby

Autres avocats clés:

James Hill; Mark Chambers; Robert Hickling; Paul Martin; Jon Woolrich; Sarah Huelin

Les références

‘Mourant consistently provides a high quality service, giving huge confidence as to market expertise, quality of individuals and capacity to undertake work.’

‘Jon Woolrich is very responsive, commercial and well-reasoned.’

‘Mark Chambers and his team are excellent – always available, readily able to answer all questions we throw at them and capable of inspiring confidence in very demanding clients.’

Principaux clients

3i Infrastructure




Greystar Real Estate Partners


Elliott Advisors

Aventine LLC

Goldman Sachs

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

Advent International Corporation

Vista Equity Partners

DWS Alternatives Global

TPG Global

WPP plc

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Greystar on the £2.2bn strategic partnership with ADIA to develop UK build to rent assets.


Ogier‘s corporate offering is praised by clients as ‘innovative, commercial, client friendly’. The team is noted for private M&A, corporate restructurings and cashboxes, but it also has an impressive downstream private equity practice. Another key area of strength for the team is financial services M&A, which is an area of expertise for department leader Matthew Shaxson. Simon Dinning  provides corporate and finance advise on transactions involving BVI and Jersey entities, cross-border M&A and joint venture arrangements, while Raulin Amy is also a longstanding key contributor. Richard Daggett is described as ‘outstanding – good on detail, great technical expertise and very personable’. Other key names include Oliver Richardson and Alexander Curry, who were promoted to partner in December 2021, and have impressive transactional practices. Also of note is up-and-coming Amy Garrod, who was promoted to managing associate in February 2022.

Responsables de la pratique:

Matthew Shaxson

Autres avocats clés:

Simon Dinning; Raulin Amy; Richard Daggett; James Fox; Alexander Curry; Oliver Richardson; Amy Garrod

Les références

‘Innovative, commercial, client friendly’

‘Matthew Shaxson is commercial, knowledgeable and innovative.’

‘The team are very capable corporate lawyers and specialists in Jersey law. They provided swift advice on a complicated matter with a short timescale.’

Principaux clients

Takeda Pharmaceutical

The Carlyle Group

The Ardonagh Group Limited

Amcor plc

Anglo American plc

Biffa plc

Clarivate Analytics

The Collective

Jet2 Plc (previously known as Dart Group Plc)

Warburg Pincus International LLC and TowerBrook Capital Partners

Brooks Macdonald International


Trident Trust

DB Financial Investment / Hyundai Asset Management

Urban Logistics REIT plc

The PRS REIT plc

Barrick Gold

Sports Direct

Palamon Partners

Wizz Air

TMF Group

Glencore plc

Europe Realty Holdings Pte Ltd (GIC)

Kennedy Wilson Holdings, Inc.

Northwood Investors LLC


OMERS Private Equity

Petra Diamonds Limited

Paloma Capital

Tristan Capital Partners

Coro Energy plc

VI Mining

Eriell Group International Limited



EN+ Group plc

Principaux dossiers

  • Acted as Jersey legal adviser to Cinven on its proposed acquisition of LSE listed global fund administrator and asset manager, Sanne Group Plc.
  • Advised The Ardonagh Group Limited on the restructuring of the Ardonagh group’s investment structure. This new investment strategy allows the group to now be valued at $7.5 billion.


Appleby leverages its well-developed global offshore office network to assist multinationals with public and private M&A, regulatory matters, insolvencies, distressed debt deals and restructuring. In 2021, the firm benefitted from the arrival of Iain Millar from Mourant, who is seasoned in private equity, corporate and real estate deals. Andrew Weaver heads the team, specialising in Jersey and Cayman law corporate transactions. Senior associate Gemma Whale focuses on restructurings and insolvencies. Kevin McQuillan has now left the firm.

Responsables de la pratique:

Andrew Weaver

Autres avocats clés:

Iain Millar; Gemma Whale

Les références

‘Great coverage across the offshore markets with high quality lawyers’

‘Iain Millar – excellent lawyer – very practical and commercial; top quality execution’

‘Applebys is strong in the jurisdiction we needed (Jersey). We needed a commercial approach from lawyers who knew how UK private equity deals worked. They more than delivered. They are also able to provide the post deal admin that the client needed so we see them as a valued resource during and post deal.’

Principaux clients

Advanz Pharma Corp. Limited

ALK Capital LLC

Ashby Capital LLP

Atlantic Leaf Properties Limited

Atrium European Real Estate Limited

Aquiline Capital Partners LLC

Bain Capital Private Equity

Barclays Bank plc

Berkeley de Veer Holdings Limited

HSBC Bank plc

Fortescue Metals Group

Livingbridge EP LLP

Lloyds Banking Group plc

LondonMetric Property plc

Mohsin Issa and Zuber Issa

Perwyn Advisors UK Limited

PraxisIFM Group

Regis Group (Holdings) Limited


Savannah Petroleum plc

SparkCognition, Inc

Suntera Global

TDR Capital LLP

Tritax Box REIT plc

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Atrium European Real Estate Limited on its EUR1,450,000,000 take-private by Gazit Globe Limited implemented by a statutory merger, the first transaction of its kind in Jersey.
  • Advised a global private equity firm on a de-SPAC business combination with American Express Global Business Travel.
  • Acted as lead counsel on PraxisIFM Group Limited’s GBP54,000,000 sale of its funds business to Sanne Group plc

Bedell Cristin

Bedell Cristin has a well-established corporate and commercial practice, often acting as lead counsel in cross-border mandates involving M&A (particularly real estate-related), private equity, restructuring and regulatory work, as well as ancillary issues such as employment and pensions law. Guy Westmacott  is active for M&A, and alongside associate Natasha Bairstow, is rated by clients as able to provide ‘excellent and timely advice‘.  Tim Pearce takes the lead. Sara Johns is also recommended, with significant experience in advising targets and bidders in takeovers involving Jersey schemes of arrangement.

Responsables de la pratique:

Tim Pearce

Autres avocats clés:

Guy Westmacott; Sara Johns; Alasdair Hunter; Martin Paul; Natasha Bairstow

Les références

‘The team at Bedell Cristin provide accurate and timely advice in what can quite often be time sensitive matters providing commercially sensible solutions.’

‘Guy and and Natasha provide excellent and timely advice, recommending solutions to unique problems faced by a telecommunications company and guiding us through complex transactions that are quote often extremely time sensitive.’

‘The Bedell Christin team were instrumental in our Company’s successful fundraise via a ‘cash box placing’. The responsiveness, professionalism and attention to detail of the Bedell Christin team helped ensure that the transaction went without a hitch and all the relevant meetings, legalities and documents were completed in a timely and professional manner.’

Principaux clients

Arq Limited

Andium Homes





Cromwell Europe

CVC Capital Partners


JT Group

Le Masurier

Leonard Green

Partners Group

Quadrise Fuels International plc


Principaux dossiers

  • Advised JT Global and its management team on the sale of a majority stake in JT’s ‘internet of things’ business to Perwyn.
  • Advised CVC on its £250 million acquisition of a majority stake in leading British holiday park operator, Away Resorts, from Freshstream.
  • Advised Atos SA on its acquisition of Cloudreach, a leading multi-cloud tech services company.

Maples Group

At Maples Group, the corporate practice is active in advising on private equity transactions and cross-border downstream investment activity, utilising an office network spanning global offshore jurisdictions. Heading the department is Paul Burton , who combines corporate transactional experience with knowledge in capital markets. Associate Anna Cochrane is also recommended. Chris Byrne has now left the firm.

Responsables de la pratique:

Paul Burton

Autres avocats clés:

Simon Hopwood; Mark Crichton; Tim Morgan; Anna Cochrane

Les références

‘Good combination of strong technical and commercial skills combined with promptness of response.’

‘Paul Burton has been a long time “go to” adviser. He exemplifies all the characteristics of the wider team.’

‘The team is able to address new situations and to back to first principles to find the best solution. The team is familiar with cross border work. We worked on a deSPAC transaction together which went at a fast pace with no precedent to follow. The team blended easily into our own team and the client’s team.’

Principaux clients

Symphony Technology Group

Waldencast Acquisition Corp.

Expedia, Inc.

LVMH/Sephora SAS

Deka Immobilien Investment GmbH

FNZ Group

Gemcorp Capital LLP

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Inc. (KKR)


Bain Capital Partners

Aquiline Capital Partners

MSD Capital

Global Infrastructure Partners

Brookfield Asset Management

Apache Capital Partners

The Jordan Company

Citigroup Global Markets Inc.

Sun Capital Partners Inc.

Ottawa Avenue Private Capital

HPS Investment Partners LLC

Fleetcor Technologies, Inc

Principaux dossiers

  • Acted as Jersey legal counsel for the consortium led by Symphony Technology Group in its acquisition of the enterprise software business of US global computer security software company, McAfee for USD 4 billion in cash.
  • Provided all Jersey legal input needed on the high profile take private of British infrastructure investor group John Laing, which owns and develops infrastructure assets across the Americas, Australia and Europe.


Smart, efficient, informed and responsive‘, the team at Walkers is praised by clients for bringing ‘a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table‘. The group is well-versed in a variety of corporate transactions, including M&A, restructurings, joint ventures and management buy-ins and buy-outs, backed up with expertise in Jersey regulations. Jonathan Heaney  heads the group, specialising in M&A and corporate group structuring. Christopher Reed, Leanne Wallser and Dilmun Leach are the names for funds work. Joining from Ogier in 2021, senior counsel Tatiana Collins has developed a strong practice relating to on- and offshore corporate transactions.

Responsables de la pratique:

Jonathan Heaney

Autres avocats clés:

Christopher Reed; Dilmun Leach; Tatiana Collins; Leanne Wallser; Guy Westmacott

Les références

‘The Walkers team are smart, efficient, informed and responsive. They bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table and it doesn’t take long on an engagement to see the value that the Walkers team bring to the table.’

Dilmun – fantastic lawyer, lots of value add in his engagements – tends to see what others don’t and catch problems before they arise. Chris – first class lawyer, strong technical skills and considerable experience in corporate work. Leanne – strong funds lawyer, knows her craft inside/out – flexible, responsive and reliable. Jonathan – robust leader, hands on approach with clients, highly reactive and quality assured.’

‘We worked with Bedell as co-counsel on a Jersey transaction. We worked well as a team and presented a united front to the client. I was impressed by their collaborative nature.’

Principaux clients

Aquapersions Limited

Babylon Health Group

Baupost Group and Goldfinch Partners

Celenase Corporation

Davidson Kempner

Entain Plc

Harbert Management Corporation

Outright Games

Postbridge Group/Eagle Street Partners

Thoma-Bravo Group

Travelex Group


Zest Consulting BVBA, Icon Consulting BVBA and Premier Group Nominees Limited

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Babylon Holdings Limited on a $4.2 billion acquisition of the Alkuri Special Purpose Acquisition Company (a Delaware SPAC listed on the New York Stock Exchange
  • Advised Baupost Group (a $30.21 billion US based hedge fund) and Goldfinch Partners (a US$15bn US based private equity firm) on their joint venture acquisition of the business services unit of the Western Union Group.
  • Advised Entain plc on a CAD 300 million acquisition of Avid Gaming (an online gaming platform provider).

Collas Crill

Collas Crill has strengths in handling corporate migrations, M&A and restructurings, supported by knowledge in the Jersey regulatory environment. ‘Particularly goodMike Williams is the key name, and is qualified to practice in BVI and Jersey. He has a niche in advising listed companies, private groups, family offices and a variety of funds.

Responsables de la pratique:

Mike Williams

Les références

‘We were referred to this practice to support with Jersey law aspects of an transaction involving a target business which was incorporated in Jersey’

‘Hands-on, direct, pragmatic, easily accessible, clear communication, knowledgeable.’

‘Very commercial and responsive and strength in depth. Excellent service and good value compared with the larger firms. Good experience of working with them in Jersey, Guernsey, BVI and Caymans.’

Principaux clients

Blue Islands

BodySmart Finance

Condor Ferries


Highvern (formerly Coutts trust company)

ISP Securities AG



Liberation Group Group

Nedgroup Trust

RBC Trustees


Stonehage Fleming

TEAM plc

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising a major Jersey producer and exporter of horticultural products on the sale of its assets and intellectual property to a competitor within that industry.
  • Advising a holding company in relation to the establishment of a Jersey corporate holding ‘stack’ for a private equity acquisition structure designed to acquire and aggregate independent financial adviser businesses in the UK.
  • Advising TEAM on its acquisition of JCAP Limited trading as JCAP Treasury Services.

Edward Scott and Co

Edward Scott and Co is geared towards advising on high-value corporate transactions in the UK real estate sector. The team is led by founding partner Edward Scott, an expert in establishing, buying and selling, redomiciling and winding up Jersey companies.

Responsables de la pratique:

Edward Scott

Les références

Small team with specific focus which enables them to provide consistent reliable advice and work quickly when engaged.’

Principaux clients

Tellon Capital

Reuben Brothers

ED Group


Octagon Developments

Delin Capital

SFO Capital

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising a Jersey joint venture vehicle, part owned by a listed company, that owns a development project to build a block of more than 400 apartments in London.
  • Acted for Tellon Capital on its project to develop a 98,000 sq ft office building in London’s Victoria.
  • Advised Tellon Capital on its £132,000,000 forward funding arrangement with Legal & General to develop and sell the Bargate Quarter in Southampton.


At Viberts, the corporate team counts a healthy mix of Jersey-based financial services businesses, trading companies and high-net-worth individuals as clients, assisting with a wide variety of transactions and commercial advisory work, where its able to draw on key expertise in regulatory issues. Paul Wilson leads the department and is a veteran of Jersey corporate deals, insolvency and restructuring transactions. Christopher Scholefield is the name to note for commercial and charity law issues. Promoted to senior associate in February 2022, Eleanor Colley is developing a name for the corporate aspects of real estate transactions.

Responsables de la pratique:

Paul Wilson

Autres avocats clés:

Christopher Scholefield; Eleanor Colley

Les références

‘Helpful and enthusiastic, with a wide knowledge.’

‘Attention to personal service and attention to detail. Able to offer thoughtful advice in the round on complex matters’

‘Very easy to get along with. They are all, to an individual, personable and have a relaxed manner that makes complex legal issues easier to understand. They refrain from forcing their viewpoint upon you, and instead help take you on the journey to the final conclusion. They are particularly strong with local matters. As a practice, they are flexible on billing solutions and management of appointment (the process for which is always handled with professionalism and clarity).’

Principaux clients

AMC Cinemas

Zedra Trust Company Limited

Omega Financial Services (Jersey) Limited

FCC Construction Limited

Aztec Financial Services



Treasure Quest Limited

Highvern Trust Company Limited

Pentera Trust Company Limited

Shufl Venture Capital Limited


BCK Holdings Limited

Saltgate Limited

CNR Constructeur SAS

Baccata Trustees Limited

IQ EQ (Jersey) Limited

Lloyds Bank

Forward Group Limited

Tobacco Dock Limited

BCI Asset Finance Limited

Dunningham Investments Limited

Revoke Limited

Fox Managed Services (CI) Limited

Level 4 Developments Limited

J.J. Fox International Limited

Rossborough Financial Services Limited

Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets plc previously Lloyds Bank International

Longulf Trading (UK) Limited

Oak Services Limited

Oak Trustees (Jersey) Limited

Oak Group (Jersey) Limited

Financial Consultants (Jersey) Limited

Cynergy Bank Limited

Zero1 Limited

Regal Construction (Jersey) Limited

Pomroy Limited

Ready Plant (2019) Limited

ROK Construction Limited

Jersey Oyster Company Limited

HLG Holdings (Jersey) Limited

GlenQ Trustees Limited



Principaux dossiers

  • Advised the 3 owners of Omega Financial Services (Jersey) Limited on the sale of the entire issued share capital of Omega to a Jersey subsidiary of TEAM Plc.
  • Advised the principal director and sole shareholder of a Jersey courier company in relation to the sale of the entire issued share capital of the company to Guernsey Post, Guernsey’s provider of postal and courier services.
  • Acted for the owners of Pentera Trust Company Limited in relation to a transaction in which 2 of the 3 owners of the business bought out the shareholding of the third owner who had decided to retire from the business.

Lexstone Lawyers

Lexstone Lawyers brings together lawyers qualified in Jersey, England, Guernsey, Panama and Scotland to provide cross-border commercial and corporate transactional advice to to a wide variety of corporate clients. Key to the team are commercial property expert Marcus Stone ; Norman Day, who specialises in advising high-net-worth individuals on their corporate affairs; and Lucy Egerton-Vernon, a specialist in the corporate aspects of private client work. Agnieszka Bielanska  is an intellectual property expert, but often contributes to corporate deals.

Responsables de la pratique:

Marcus Stone; Lucy Egerton-Vernon; Norman Day

Autres avocats clés:

Agnieszka Bielanska

Les références

‘Excellent collaboration – They will work with you to find the right solution and are happy to liaise with our clients directly if needed to ensure a clear understanding of the situation and commitments being made. The lawyers will work with you in respect of pricing to deliver the service needed at a fair price.’

‘Norman Day is very approachable and will work with us to deliver the right service at an appropriate level for the task in hand. Norman is always available to talk to directly rather than having to wait for calls to be returned which is refreshing. Norman is thorough in his work and will assist in finding other options to us for consideration where a task may seem complex. It very much feels like a team approach when working with Norman to get the right result rather than simply the employment of a lawyer.’

‘Care and availability of the team at all times’

Principaux clients

Royal Road Minerals Limited

SFH Jersey Limited (Soditic)

Howard Kennedy

Garfield-Bennett Trust Company Limited


Hawk Family Office

Hawk Lending Limited


Domestic Sprinklers

Weshop Limited

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised a purchaser in respect of a £100,000,000 corporate transaction.
  • Advised a seller group in respect of the sale of its global business with headquarters in Jersey and London.
  • Acts as legal counsel to a family office and assists with various corporate and commercial matters.


Parslows is focused on assisting the Jersey SME sector, providing corporate and commercial advice, drawing on lawyers seasoned in M&A. The team is led by Carl Parslow , praised as ‘extremely clear, grasps the situation quickly and gets to the point‘, who is well-known among the Jersey owner-managed business and SME community; and David Hill , whom clients rate for his ‘commercial approach to solutions, responsiveness to requests, ability to meet deadlines ‘.

Responsables de la pratique:

Carl Parslow; David Hill

Les références

‘Knowledge of our business and commercial approach to finding solutions to problems ranging across a number of areas. They are a trusted party that we value their input.’

‘David Hill’s commercial approach to solutions, responsiveness to requests, ability to meet deadlines whilst balancing competing requests and outside of M&A work general advice across a number of areas including contracts is exceptional.’

‘I have a very good relationship with the Team at Parslows. Over the years they have advised and represented me in both personal and business matters. The team has a broad knowledge and expertise, they are extremely easy to deal with.’

Principaux clients

First Choice Groceries Limited

Jersey Post

Heirloom Watch


Kingsman Executive Office Suites

Mercury Distribution

Decrescent (t/a Onogo)

Visit Jersey

Antonella Pastorelli

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Jersey Post on its acquisition of the freight and delivery group Woodside Logistics – a transaction involving the simultaneous acquisition by Jersey Post of companies in Jersey, Guernsey and England.
  • Advised Heirloom Watch on its full suite of required online trading terms and conditions and privacy policy.
  • Advised Kingsman Executive Office Suites on its purchase from Smart Office Limited of its business Smart Call Handling Service.