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.
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.
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.
Mourant Ozannes has acted as legal adviser to the client providing legal advice for all Jersey law aspects of the transaction.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mourant Ozannes recently advised NewRiver Retail Limited on their acquisition of retail centres in Llanelli and Oxford for GBP34.3 million.
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.
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.
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.
Mourant Ozannes advised the borrowers on the successful closure of syndicated development and land financing facilities totalling £790.2million for Battersea Power Station.
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.
Currently representing the Private Trust Company as one of four defendants being sued in on-going proceedings for in excess of £100 million.
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.
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.
Acted for the liquidator of T Bank SA, one of the first Greek banks to enter insolvency following the financial crisis.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has advised Hansteen Holdings PLC on a €100m convertible bond issue.
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.
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.
Mourant Ozannes acted for Triton Partners on the establishment of Triton Fund IV, one of the largest private equity funds to close in 2013.
Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has advised Jersey incorporated gold producer Polyus Gold International Limited on a US$750m Eurobond issue.
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.
Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has advised FirstGroup plc on its rights issue to raise approximately £615 million.
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.
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).
Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has provided Jersey advice to a consortium of investors on the £700m sale-and-leaseback of a portfolio of 12 UK private hospitals from the Spire Healthcare Group.
A team at Mourant Ozannes, led by partner Joel Hernandez and assisted by Jonathon MacFeeters, Matt Satchell and Stefan Chinniah, provided Jersey advice in connection with the launch and closing of DPE Germany II and its related feeder fund (DPE II).
Standard Life Wealth (SLW), a subsidiary of Standard Life PLC and one of the UK's fastest growing discretionary fund management businesses, entered into an agreement with Newton Management Limited to acquire its private client division with assets under management of £3.6bn.
Mourant Ozannes assisted with the incorporation of a corporate joint venture to facilitate the establishment of an online eGaming platform in order to provide pay to play games via Facebook.
Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has advised European private equity firm Cinven on the Jersey aspects of its acquisition of two international pharmaceutical businesses, Mercury Pharma and Amdipharm.
Mourant Ozannes worked on the establishment of a registered open-ended fund for a US investment manager investing mainly in long and occasionally short positions in equity and debt securities, derivatives and other financial instruments.
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP and Mourant Ozannes worked together on an application for an order of the Royal Court of Guernsey for the transfer of long term insurance business from Friends Life Assurance Society Limited (FLAS), Friends Life Company Limited (FLC) and F&C Managed Pension Funds Limited (F&C) to FLL in respect of Guernsey resident policyholders (and in line with concurrent Jersey and UK applications), under the Insurance Business (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2002.
Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has advised BlackRock and Deutsche Bank's RREEF on the scheme to merge the BlackRock UK Property Fund with three of RREEF's sector-specific property funds. The scheme, which completed on 14 December, was announced on Tuesday and creates one the largest property unit trust in the UK.
The transaction valued Feelunique.com, one of Europe's fastest growing online beauty retailers, at a head-line enterprise value of GBP26m.
Mourant Ozannes provided Guernsey advice on the establishment and listing of Starwood European Real Estate Finance Limited (the "Fund") by Starwood Capital Group.
Teams led by Simon Gould (Jersey) and John Lewis (Guernsey) have worked alongside KPMG to consider the potential impact of Vickers in the Channel Islands, on behalf of Jersey Finance.
Mourant Ozannes has advised Batelco Group on the Guernsey and Jersey aspects of the acquisition of various companies from Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC), which comprise its Monaco and Islands Division.
Jon Woolrich of Mourant Ozannes' Jersey office advised Ocado Group plc on a placing to raise approximately £35.8m.
Mourant Ozannes acted for Ian Moore in the sale of the Jersey head quartered fund administration group, Moore Group Limited, to IFG Trust and Corporate Group. The transaction is conditional on regulatory approvals.
Mourant Ozannes advised on the restructuring of certain investment vehicles used by a Guernsey authorised closed-ended fund's investment adviser and the creation of three new cells in the fund.
A team led by Joel Hernandez including Leanne Wallser have advised the EMF New Europe Insurance Fund on the Jersey legal aspects of its $70m first close.
Jon Woolrich and Andrew Salisbury of Mourant Ozannes advised Premier Oil plc on an exchange offer whereby holders of existing Premier Oil bonds due 2014 were given the opportunity to exchange their bonds for new bonds due 2018.
Mourant Ozannes acted for new AIM listed client, The Stanley Gibbons Group plc, on the Jersey aspects of its share placing and acquisition of bidstart, a US-based online collectibles trading platform with particular focus on the stamp and postcard markets.