Channel Islands: Jersey


Practice area

IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

Ogier has offices across the Channel Islands, in London, in the BVI and Cayman, in Asia in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo and notably in Luxembourg. The firm expanded its funds team during the research period with the addition of Sophie Reguengo from Walkers.

Simon Dinning and Simon Felton have been particularly active within the financial and corporate space during the research period.

In banking and finance the firm points to an increase in work relating to fund finance and real estate finance and restructuring during the research period.

In the corporate space the firm points to work on sizeable deals involving Jersey schemes of arrangement including Takeda's acquisition of Shire and Randgold Resources’ merger with Barrick Gold. In addition, the firm has acted on large UK real estate deals and has also seen an increase in local (i.e. Jersey based) M&A.

In the investment funds space the firm is boosted by its Luxembourg office which gives it more options to offer clients. The firm points to private equity, infrastructure and real estate funds as the three most active asset classes during the research period. Niamh Lalor and Emily Haithwaite were particularly active during the research period.


Recent Deal Data highlights

• Barrick Gold/Randgold Resources merger

• Hospital Topco restructuring

• Index Ventures Growth IV

• Informa £3.9 billion acquisition of UBM

• Permodalan Nasional Berhad/Employees Provident Fund of Malaysia acquisition of Phase 2 of Battersea Power Station redevelopment

• Takeda Pharmaceutical Company £46 billion acquisition of Shire


Client feedback

“Excellent, detailed and commercial advice. Helpful and efficient service.” - Banking

“Great communication, pragmatic and consistent in their approach, always a pleasure to bring them onto a matter.” - Banking

“The Ogier team, led by Simon Felton and ably assisted by Julia Keppe, are excellent to work with. They are always on the ball and incredibly efficient. They make my work easier as I can trust them to run with their matters appropriately knowing that they will only bring up matters to my attention which need my input.” - Banking

“They are quite responsive and efficient and quite knowledgeable and experienced in the relevant area. Work quality is good.” - Capital markets : Debt

“They are very responsive, commercial and helpful.” - Capital markets : Debt

“Ogier have done a great job. They understand the complexities of the underlying transactions and have made the listing process seamless from our and the client's perspective. They have been responsive and helpful, resolving queries and ensuring the listings occurred well inside the required time.” - Capital markets : Structured finance and securitisation

“Very good, experienced team - fees on the high side but able to deal with any query.” - Capital markets : Structured finance and securitisation

“A reliable and commercially-minded firm.” - Investment funds

“As always, Niamh Lalor and her team were efficient and commercial in their approach to all aspects of the fundraising process.” - Investment funds

“Excellent, careful, pragmatic advice.” - Investment funds

“Excellent. Responsive, communicative and obviously highly knowledgeable.” - Investment funds

“Generally very good, responsive and achieve desired results.” - Investment funds

“Overall an excellent service, efficient and practical, good value.” - Investment funds

“Excellent.” - M&A

“Good knowledge of local law, responsive, personable, good consistency.” - M&A

“Highly responsive and available. Excellent technical knowledge and high quality work.” - M&A

“Ogier have experienced lawyers who are regularly involved in the more significant deals and are great to work with, but it is important to get the right team.” - M&A

“Ogier in Jersey have always provided good service. Raulin Amy in particular is superb - technically excellent, commercial, practical, innovative and very client-friendly. Alex Curry is also very good.” - M&A

“The corporate team at Ogier in Jersey is the leading team on the island. Simon Dinning heads the team. He is a real authority on both Jersey and BVI law. He delivers advice in a client friendly manner with a focus on solutions. This is something that he engenders in the rest of the team.” - M&A

“The team is excellent at promptly delivering relevant and to-the-point advice.” - M&A

“Emily Haithwaite is our contact and she is exceptional. Proactive, technically first class and engages with all stakeholders in the relationship in the most helpful and effortless manner.” - Private equity

“We are happy with our experience to date. The firm is very professional and client oriented. We primarily worked with Emily Haithwaite (partner) and Alexandra O'Grady (senior associate). Emily has a wealth of knowledge in her expertise and we have consistently received prompt and precise legal advice. Alexandra has also provided us with prompt assistance and have been responsive on our needs. Considering we are in a different timezone, quick turnaround and feedback is of tremendous help in our process.” - Private equity

“Oliver Richardson and his team did a great job to lead and guide us through to the finishing line. They were very clear and concise in providing their support to us and look forward to working with them again soon.” - Project development

“Efficient, speedy and knowledgeable.” - Real estate

“Bruce MacNeil and team are responsive, commercial and practical. They have taken responsibility for understanding the wider transaction and the role their advice plays within it.” - Restructuring and insolvency