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Law firms and corporate clients alike praise Ogier's
lawyers for their technical expertise and their
proactive, responsive approach to transactions.
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Jersey - Investment Funds
Working with us
Jersey has worldwide appeal as a jurisdiction of
choice for investment funds among European and
international investors and their advisors.
Long established as a leading
international finance centre, Jersey has
developed specific expertise in relation
to institutional and professional investor
funds. We have significant experience in
relation to complex asset-holding
structures, particularly for private equity,
mezzanine, infrastructure, real estate
and other alternative investment funds.
Ogier is best known for:
its expertise in alternative investment
funds including private equity, real
estate, mezzanine funds, listed funds
and open-ended fund structures
providing advice on the setup and
operation of alternative investment
funds for institutional and
professional investors, feeder
structures, principal investment / coinvestment vehicles and structured
assisting fund managers in relation
to relocation to Jersey, including
advising on licensing issues
We enjoy a close relationship with the
regulators, the government of Jersey
and industry bodies in the Channel
In particular, members of the funds team
have assisted the States of Jersey in
drafting and amending the laws relating
to investment funds and advised Jersey
Finance on aspects of proposed
changes to local and international
regulation including the Alternative
Investment Fund Managers Directive.
This has involved a significant amount of
contact with leading industry bodies
outside Jersey representing the fund
industry. As a result, Ogier is at the
forefront of developments in fund
structuring in the Channel Islands.
We have a responsive, partner-led team
of specialist fund lawyers including a
number of up and coming qualified
lawyers with a broad range of
experirence. Biographies of our senior
team are on the pages that follow.
being the only law firm to be able to
provide Jersey and Luxembourg
legal services
being the leading listing sponsor on
the Channel Islands Securities
Exchange (24% market share) and
the leading sponsor for Chapter 8
listings (34% market share of all
Bonds and SPVs listed)
being recognised by Monterey
Insight in 2014 as having the largest
share (40%) of all new Jersey funds
"Their pragmatism and
commercial approach has
been very noticeable."
Chambers UK 2015
Jersey - Investment Funds
Ogier's Jersey Investment
Funds team
Niamh Lalor
T: +44 1534 504210
E: [email protected]
Niamh is a specialist funds lawyer and works on a broad range of investment holding
structures and financing deals with a particular specialism in investment fund restructuring
and regulatory advice. Niamh has been involved in a number of reforms to Jersey’s
regulatory regime and has also worked on a number of high profile fund raisings.
Simon Schilder
T: +44 1534 504298
E: [email protected]
Simon is based in the Jersey office of Ogier and his practice covers investment funds,
cross border and multi-jurisdictional mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance, equity
capital markets including listings of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) and
joint ventures.
Matthew Shaxson
T: +44 1534 504000
E: [email protected]
Matthew joins Ogier from Mourant Ozannes in May 2015 and has advised on the Jersey
law aspects of a significant number of mergers and acquisitions in the financial services
sector. He has extensive experience of sales and acquisitions by tender and also running
and managing multi-jurisdictional transactions in conjunction with other offices and
external legal providers. Matthew acts on both the buy and the sale sides and his clients
include individuals, financial institutions and private equity vehicles.
Jersey - Investment Funds
Michael Lombardi
T: +44 1534 504280
E: [email protected]
Michael became a Partner in 1996 and specialises in investment fund, real estate and
structured finance transactions. Michael has been involved with the set-up of complex
finance vehicles for a number of years. He has particular experience with real estate,
private equity, infrastructure and other types of alternative assets as well as with issues of
mezzanine and hybrid securities.
Joanna Christensen
Senior Associate
T: +44 1534 504127
E: [email protected]
Joanna advises on a wide variety of investment funds and corporate and commercial
transactions, with a particular focus on venture capital funds. Before joining Ogier in 2012,
Joanna worked as an associate in the Corporate Real Estate team at Slaughter and May
(where she also trained) and as a finance associate at Herbert Smith.
Dilmun Leach
Senior Associate
T: +44 1534 753919
E: [email protected]
Dilmun joined Ogier in 2012 from Herbert Smith in London. Dilmun has experience of
dealing with all aspects of investment funds including fund launches, co-investment and
carry vehicles and restructuring work. He advises on regulatory matters for promoters,
fund managers and other service providers in relation to the Jersey funds and regulatory
landscape and fund managers/investment advisors.
Jersey - Investment Funds
Alexandra O'Grady
Senior Associate
T: +44 1534 504081
E: alexandra.o'[email protected]
Alexandra specialises in funds and regulatory advisory work and stock exchange listings.
Alexandra advises a range of collective investment funds on an on-going basis and has
launched a number of investment funds and investment structures (both open and closed
ended) with a particular focus on private equity, mezzanine and property funds.
Alan Stirling
Senior Associate
T: +44 1534 673717
E: [email protected]
Alan Stirling joined Ogier in 2010 and advises on a range of corporate and commercial
transactions. Alan trained with Semple Fraser in Glasgow and gained in-house experience
with compliance firm EmiratesOne in Dubai where he worked on corporate and regulatory
Jersey - Investment Funds
Don't just take it from us
The market routinely awards us well-regarded
industry recognition. This includes the following
recent awards, directory recommendations and
client testimonials.
Recent Award Wins:
Investment Funds Law Firm of the
Year in Jersey 2015 - Corporate INTL
Hedge Funds Service provider
Rankings 2014 Ranked Number 1 Legal Offshore, Europe
Law Firm of the Year, Jersey - Who's
Who Legal Awards 2014
Partner directory rankings:
Niamh Lalor is ranked in Chambers
UK and Chambers Global for Ogier,
Investment Funds since 2013.
"a rising star" and "a real pleasure to
work with and technically good" Chambers UK 2015
"recommended" - Legal 500 2014
Simon Schilder is ranked in
Chambers Global for Ogier BVI,
Corporate & Finance since 2007.
"He's great and always understands
what we want." (Chambers 2013)
Matthew Shaxson is ranked in
Chambers UK 2014 as an 'Associate
to Watch' for Corporate & Finance.
Michael Lombardi is ranked in
Chambers Global for Ogier,
Investment Funds since 2000 and in
Chambers UK since 2002.
"recommended" - Legal 500 2014
"He has been doing this a long time
and is a very tenacious lawyer" Chambers UK 2014
"a good communicator and always
quick to respond to issues raised" Chambers UK 2013
Client testimonials:
Niamh Lalor - “The advice was
crystal clear.... did not need to be
seconded by any other adviser.... it
saved us a lot in terms of time and
money”, "very efficient and
knowledgeable", "an all-round
professional" and "quite simply, she
is excellent".
Simon Schilder - "tremendous depth
and he is extremely efficient."
Michael Lombardi - "efficient,
knowledgeable and very
personable.... all done very
Dilmun Leach - “responsive,
proactive and easy to deal with.... he
was approachable and answered my
questions.... a good understanding
and he got things done.”
Alexandra O'Grady - “She was very
good, personable and very efficient.”
Alan Stirling - "efficiency and
responsiveness was off the scale."
Joanna Christensen - "demonstrated
the best level of communication and
proactivity generally."
"The team is packed full of
intelligent, proactive and
gifted lawyers who bring a
sensible, robust and
commercial approach to
their work.”
Chambers UK 2015
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Representative transactions
Outlined below are some examples of recent work
Intermediate Capital Group PLC
Ogier acted as Jersey legal advisers to
ICG in relation to the launch of the US
$1.5 billion ICG Asia Pacific Fund III.
This is the third of ICG’s mezzanine debt
funds focusing on the Asia Pacific
region. A highly complicated structure
sits behind the fund which is designed to
maximise investor returns through the
use of entities in both Singapore and
Index Ventures
Ogier provided legal and regulatory
advice relating to the establishment of a
limited partnership, regulated as a
Jersey expert fund, Index Ventures VII.
The fund’s objective was to invest in
equity and equity related investments
primarily in private European, United
States and Israeli early stage companies
in the technology field. The Fund raised
€400m in commitments from
international investors, confirming
Index’s position as a market leader
amongst European Venture Capital firms
in the technology sector. The fund was
followed separately by the establishment
of a parallel investment vehicle.
Sidra Capital
Ogier provided advice and assistance in
respect of the establishment of a closedended fund, Sidra European
Development Fund, as a Jersey expert
fund. The Fund was established as a
feeder to invest in a closed-ended
limited partnership fund established by
AGC Equity Partners in Cayman for the
purposes of investing in a European real
estate development opportunity.
Julius Baer
Ogier worked with Julius Baer in relation
to its acquisition of the non-US wealth
management operations of Merrill Lynch.
Ogier provided Jersey legal and
regulatory advice in relation to the
restructuring of the Merrill Lynch fund 33
KWS into a Jersey Expert Fund now
known as Julius Baer Jersey Umbrella
Fund. As part of the acquisition, Julius
Baer Financial Services (Channel
Islands) Limited was appointed as
manager to the fund. Ogier also acted in
relation to the launch of a number of new
sub-funds in the Fund.
Target Healthcare
Prior to the implementation of AIFMD the
REIT was established as an unregulated
fund listed on AIM. In connection with a
further placing of shares, in order to
remain compliant with the requirements
of Jersey’s AIFMD regime, it was
necessary for the REIT to convert from
unregulated to regulated listed fund
status. Ogier provided regulatory advice
in connection with the AIFMD analysis
and the regulatory conversion
Foresight Solar Fund Limited
Ogier provided legal and regulatory
advice to Foresight Solar Fund Limited in
connection with a further capital raise
completed by way of an initial placing
and offer for subscription of new
ordinary shares to create a placing
programme in relation to its new ordinary
shares. The new ordinary shares issued
immediately following the initial placing
and offer were admitted to the Main
Market of the London Stock Exchange.
Jersey - Investment Funds
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