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Please note that the list represents only a small selection of the work that we have undertaken recently.

Funds: SQN Asset Finance Income Fund Limited
Contact: Mark Chambers
Date:11/07/2014

Mourant Ozannes acted as Guernsey counsel in relation to the the establishment of this Guernsey registered fund, listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. Stephenson Harwood (William Saunders, partner and Alexa Whitehead, Associate) acted as onshore counsel to the fund.

Corporate: Mourant Ozannes advises an international financial institution on its investment in a market leading Chinese business
Contact: Paul Christopher Bronwyn King
Date:11/07/2014

Mourant Ozannes, led by Hong Kong partner, Paul Christopher and assisted by senior lawyer Bronwyn King, worked alongside White & Case LLP, Beijing office to advise an international financial institution in relation to an investment into a market leading Chinese business related to the technology sector.

Takeover of Heritage Oil Plc

Leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has advised Heritage Oil Plc on its takeover by Energy Investments Global Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Al Mirqab Capital SPC.

Acquisition of ARC Group

Mourant Ozannes assisted Miller Thomson, one of Canada’s most respected national business law firms, in relation to the acquisition of ARC Group Limited.

Funds: Mourant Ozannes advises Malaysian pension fund on the acquisition by of an 80% stake in the Uxbridge Shopping Centre, England
Contact: Joel Hernandez Rachel Candler Stefan Chinniah
Date:20/06/2014

Mourant Ozannes has provided Jersey advice to Malaysian pension fund, KWAP, on its £175m acquisition from Intu Shopping Centres PLC of an 80% stake in the Uxbridge Shopping Centre.

Banking & Finance/Funds: Mourant Ozannes provides Jersey and Guernsey advice to a Malaysian pension fund on its entry into £246m debt facility

Mourant Ozannes has provided Jersey advice to Malaysian pension fund, KWAP, on its entry into a £246m debt facility with a consortium of banks, led by Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, Limited. 

Corporate: e-Shang - China Logistics and Warehousing Developer - Joint Venture with APG
Contact: Alex Last Bronwyn King
Date:29/05/2014

Mourant Ozannes, led by Hong Kong partner, Alex Last and assisted by senior lawyer Bronwyn King, worked alongside Baker & McKenzie, to advise APG Asset Management, on its purchase of a 20% stake in e-Shang (a Chinese warehousing developer and operator) and the establishment of a strategic joint venture to develop and own institutional-grade logistics real estate assets across China.

Corporate/Property: Acquisition of data centre and Cloud services provider Foreshore Limited by Sure (Jersey) Limited

Mourant Ozannes acted for the Sure (Jersey) Limited, the Jersey arm of the Guernsey based Channel Islands communications provider Sure, for the acquisition of Foreshore Limited, a data centre and cloud services provider based in Jersey.

Funds: Mourant Ozannes advises CVC Capital Partners on latest Asia Pacific Fund launch
Contact: Felicia de Laat Rachel Candler Matt McManus
Date:16/05/2014

Leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has advised CVC Capital Partners, one of the world's leading private equity and investment firms, on the launch of its latest Asia Pacific Fund. CVC Capital Partners Asia Pacific IV (Fund IV) has raised $3.5 billion to invest in the Asia Pacific region.

Funds: NextEnergy Solar Fund Limited IPO
Contact: Gavin Farrell Natalie Le Cras
Date:25/04/2014

Mourant Ozannes acted as Guernsey legal adviser to NextEnergy Capital Limited on the launch of NextEnergy Solar Fund Limited (NESFL), listed on the premium segment of the main market of the London Stock Exchange plc. Simmons & Simmons LLP acted as lead counsel.

Funds: Mourant Ozannes advises Vision Knight on Capital China Fund II launch
Contact: Alex Last Bronwyn King Pui Yee Lai
Date:09/04/2014

Mourant Ozannes, led by Hong Kong partner, Alex Last and assisted by senior lawyer Bronwyn King, worked alongside Kirkland & Ellis, to advise Vision Knight Capital Partners, on the launch of its second China private equity fund.

Corporate: Mourant Ozannes advises on John Laing Environmental Assets Group Limited IPO
Contact: Darren Bacon Richard Holden
Date:08/04/2014

Leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has advised John Laing Environmental Assets Group Limited (JLEN) on all Guernsey-related aspects of its listing on the main market of London Stock Exchange plc to raise gross proceeds of £160 million in its placing and initial public offering of Ordinary Shares.

Corporate/Funds: Mourant Ozannes advises leading oil and gas investor
Contact: Gavin Farrell Helen Wyatt
Date:04/04/2014

Leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has advised HitecVision, one of the most prominent private equity investors for the oil and gas industry, on the launch of its latest fund based in Guernsey.

Funds: Mourant Ozannes advises Henderson Global Investors on $22.6bn joint venture with North American financial services provider, TIAA-CREF

Mourant Ozannes provided Jersey and Guernsey advice to Henderson Global Investors and its Jersey and Guernsey affiliates and managed funds in relation to a joint venture with North American asset manager Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association - College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF), creating a new London-based global real estate investment management company, TIAA Henderson Global Real Estate.

Funds: Savile Row

Mourant Ozannes advised European real estate fund manager AERIUM in the refinancing of the JPUT holding 28/29 Savile Row and 1/2 Clifford Street.

Funds: Mourant Ozannes advises on the establishment of UK Property Income Fund II and its acquisition of the Overgate Shopping Centre, Dundee

Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has provided Jersey advice to Legal & General (L&G) on the establishment of a new L&G promoted real estate fund, known as UK Property Income Fund II (UK PIF II), which has during March entered into a £150m secured facility with Wells Fargo and Santander and completed the acquisition of the Overgate Shopping Centre, Dundee.

Banking & Finance: Establishment of programme for the issuance of ETFS Short Equity Securities and ETFS Leveraged Equity Securities
Contact: Robert Hickling Amy Demetriou
Date:24/03/2014

Mourant Ozannes has acted as legal adviser to the client providing legal advice for all Jersey law aspects of the transaction.

Funds: Establishment of new Guernsey Fund
Contact: Gavin Farrell Tracey Powell Natalie Le Cras
Date:24/03/2014

Working with an international private equity partnership specialising in the retail, consumer and leisure industry, together with a leading investment adviser and administrator, Mourant Ozannes advised on all Guernsey legal and regulatory elements in connection with the establishment and launch of a new Guernsey registered closed-ended private equity fund.

Litigation: Trilogy Management Limited -v- YT Charitable Foundation (International) Limited
Contact: Jonathan Speck Damian Evans
Date:24/02/2014

Mourant Ozannes are advising the trustee of a charitable trust in relation to an ongoing major trust dispute in which the Representor ultimately seeks the distribution of the entire trust fund to the beneficiaries or to remove the trustee from the trusteeship of the foundation.

Corporate/Banking & Finance/Financial Services & Regulatory/Property: Mourant Ozannes advises on the acquisition of Ogier Fiduciary Services

Leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes assisted lead advisor Clifford Chance in advising Electra Private Equity PLC, on its £180 million acquisition of Ogier Fiduciary Services.

Funds: Mourant Ozannes advises on an acquisition of a major portfolio of 202 public houses

Mourant Ozannes recently advised NewRiver Retail Limited on its acquisition of a major portfolio of 202 public houses from Marston's Plc for GBP90 million. 

Funds: Mourant Ozannes advises NewRiver Retail Limited on their acquisition of retail centres in Llanelli and Oxford for GBP34.3 million

Mourant Ozannes recently advised NewRiver Retail Limited on their acquisition of retail centres in Llanelli and Oxford for GBP34.3 million. 

Corporate: Mourant Ozannes acts for Premier Oil on Fundraising
Contact: James Hill Ian O'Meara
Date:06/01/2014

Leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has acted for Premier Oil plc, the FTSE 250 listed international oil and gas exploration and production company, on the Jersey aspects of its recent fundraisings, including a retail bond issuance under its new £500 million euro medium term note programme.

Corporate/Property Cayman Islands: Mourant Ozannes advises Sol on its acquisition of ExxonMobil's Caribbean operations
Contact: Neal Lomax Sonia Starvis Tim Dawson
Date:01/01/2014

Mourant Ozannes advised the Sol Group in relation to the Cayman Islands aspects of its acquisition of the downstream retail operations of ExxonMobil's Caribbean business in five territories across the Caribbean (Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Dominican Republic and the Cayman Islands).

Funds: New Uberior House Limited - Acquisition

Mourant Ozannes advised European real estate fund manager AERIUM on the acquisition of New Uberior House in Edinburgh for £61.75 million.

Banking & Finance: Financing of ICG's acquisition of ATPI & Voyager Trading

Mourant Ozannes advised the senior lenders as to aspects of Cayman Islands and Jersey law in connection with ICG's acquisition of ATPI Group and, subsequently, ATPI's add-on acquisition of Voyager Trading.

Funds: Mourant Ozannes advises on the acquisition by Employees Provident Fund (EPF) of a 50% stake in a portfolio of UK retail parks
Contact: Joel Hernandez Rachel Candler Ross McCall
Date:18/12/2013

Mourant Ozannes has provided Jersey advice to Malaysia's Employees Provident Fund on its £156m acquisition of a 50% stake in a property portfolio comprising three retail parks across the UK.

Funds: Mourant Ozannes advises on the establishment and first closing of Northzone VII
Contact: Ben Robins Rachel Candler Naomi Garton
Date:03/12/2013

Mourant Ozannes has advised on the Jersey legal aspects of the establishment of Northzone VII, a venture capital fund investing in early-stage and expansion-phase European technology companies with Nordic roots and global potential. 

Compass House - Joint Venture and Acquisition

Mourant Ozannes advised European real estate fund manager AERIUM on a joint-venture with a Canadian investor and acquisition of Compass House, London.

Corporate/Funds: Mourant Ozannes advises on a £790.2m syndicated financing of Battersea Power Station

Mourant Ozannes advised the borrowers on the successful closure of syndicated development and land financing facilities totalling £790.2million for Battersea Power Station.

International Trusts & Private Client: Contested Public Trustee –v- Cooper applications
Contact: Bruce Lincoln
Date:13/11/2013

Has recently represented the trustee in its successful application to have blessed by the Court a heavily contested decision as to the distribution of the trust fund.

International Trusts & Private Client: Walker & Ors v Egerton-Vernon & Ors (2012/144)

Currently representing the Private Trust Company as one of four defendants being sued in on-going proceedings for in excess of £100 million.

International Trusts & Private Client: In the matter of the X Trust [2012] JRC 171

Represented the Trustee in this ground breaking application in which the Royal Court granted what was effectively a "Beddoe order" in favour of beneficiary plaintiffs suing for breach of trust.

Mourant Ozannes acted as Guernsey legal adviser to Chenavari capital raising
Contact: Gavin Farrell Helen Wyatt
Date:09/10/2013

Leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has acted as Guernsey legal adviser, together with Lawrence Graham LLP as lead counsel, on the launch of Chenavari Capital Solutions Limited (Chenavari), listed on the Specialist Market of the London Stock Exchange and the Channel Islands Stock Exchange.

Insolvency & Restructuring: In the matter of Aspis Jersey Limited (in liquidation) [2013] JRC 178
Contact: Bruce Lincoln
Date:10/09/2013

Acted for the liquidator of T Bank SA, one of the first Greek banks to enter insolvency following the financial crisis.

Funds: Establishment of Lloyds Global Infrastructure Partner L.P, a private equity fund investing in Australian infrastructure assets
Contact: Darren Bacon Tracey Powell
Date:06/09/2013

Lloyds Banking Group plc (Lloyds Bank), acting through its wholly owned subsidiary, Lloyds Bank Global Infrastructure GP Limited, launched Lloyds Bank Global Infrastructure Partners LP, (the Fund) raising AUD112 million of commitments (in the form of AUD86 million and USD26 million).

Litigation/International Trusts & Private Client: Appeal against the issuing by the Comptroller of Taxes

This was the second appeal to be heard in Jersey against a notice issued by the Comptroller of Taxes to disclose documents under the Taxation (Exchange of Information with Third Countries) (Jersey) Regulations 2008 (the TIEA Regulations) further to a request from a foreign revenue authority.

Funds: Mourant Ozannes advises L Capital Asia, the Asian private equity business sponsored by LVMH Moet Hennessy, on the launch of L Capital Asia 2
Contact: Alex Last Bronwyn King
Date:27/08/2013

The Mourant Ozannes Hong Kong office has advised L Capital Asia, the Asian private equity business sponsored by LVMH Moet Hennessy, as Cayman Islands counsel on the establishment of L Capital Asia 2. The fund raised approximately US$1 billion at first close. The transaction was led by Kirkland & Ellis. Alex Last headed the Mourant Ozannes team, assisted by Bronwyn King.

Banking & Finance/Property: Mourant Ozannes advised a major bank in relation to acquisition financing

Mourant Ozannes advised a major bank in relation to providing acquisition financing to a Guernsey authorised closed-ended fund acquiring real estate interests situated in Jersey.

Corporate/Funds: Mourant Ozannes advises Pembroke Heritage Fund Limited in relation to a capital raising
Contact: Gavin Farrell
Date:15/07/2013

Mourant Ozannes, Guernsey office, advises Pembroke Heritage Fund Limited in relation to a further capital raising by way of a private placement of up to 3,500,000 ordinary shares and the subsequent listing of the shares issued pursuant to the private placement on the Channel Islands Stock Exchange, LBG.

Corporate: Mourant Ozannes advises Hansteen Holdings PLC on a €100m convertible bond issue
Contact: James Hill Jon Woolrich
Date:04/07/2013

Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has advised Hansteen Holdings PLC on a €100m convertible bond issue. 

Mourant Ozannes advises Schroders on Cazenove takeover

Leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has advised FTSE100 group Schroders plc on its £424 million public takeover of Cazenove Capital Holdings Limited, implemented by means of a scheme of arrangement sanctioned by the Royal Court of Jersey.

Banking & Finance/Financial Services & Regulatory: £3 billion refinancing of the Acromas Group

Mourant Ozannes provided Guernsey and Jersey legal advice in relation to the whole business securitisation of the AA Group and associated note issuances under the company's £5 billion Multicurrency Programme, including (i) the issuance of £1.475 billion Class A Notes and (ii) stand-alone issuances of £655 million Class B high yield notes.

Banking & Finance/Corporate: Mourant Ozannes advises Brockton Capital Fund II L.P. – Acquisition of 21 –31 New Oxford Street
Contact: Gavin Farrell
Date:19/06/2013

Mourant Ozannes acted for Brockton Capital Fund II L.P. in respect of the acquisition of the former Royal Mail sorting office at 21 - 31 New Oxford Street, London in 2013.

Funds: Establishment of Triton Fund IV

Mourant Ozannes acted for Triton Partners on the establishment of Triton Fund IV, one of the largest private equity funds to close in 2013.

Corporate: Mourant Ozannes advises Polyus Gold International Limited on a US$750m Eurobond issue
Contact: James Hill Jon Woolrich
Date:24/05/2013

Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has advised Jersey incorporated gold producer Polyus Gold International Limited on a US$750m Eurobond issue.

Corporate: Mourant Ozannes advises Carphone Warehouse Group plc on a placing to raise approximately £105m
Contact: James Hill Jon Woolrich
Date:23/05/2013

Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has advised phone retailer Carphone Warehouse Group plc on its placing to raise funds for the proposed acquisition of CPW Europe.

Corporate: Mourant Ozannes advises FirstGroup plc on a rights issue to raise approximately £615 million
Contact: James Ruane Jon Woolrich
Date:23/05/2013

Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has advised FirstGroup plc on its rights issue to raise approximately £615 million.

Banking & Finance: Credit facilities for Latin America Export Finance Fund, Ltd
Contact: Neal Lomax Adam Bathgate
Date:14/05/2013

Mourant Ozannes advised Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the development finance institution of the US Government, in providing credit facilities to Latin American Export Finance Fund, Ltd.

Funds: Mourant Ozannes advises in relation to the establishment of the Marlborough International Fund PCC Limited an open-ended Class B investment Scheme
Contact: Paul Christopher
Date:01/05/2013

Mourant Ozannes, Guernsey office advised on the establishment of an open-ended class B investment company known as Marlborough International Fund PCC Limited (the PCC) and the creation of the initial cells of the PCC namely - Marlborough Special Situations Cell and Marlborough High Yield Fixed Interest Cell (the Cells).

 

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