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Search through a sample of our recent work to see the nature, scale, diversity and complexity of the work being undertaken at Mourant Ozannes.

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

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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 Trust & 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.

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.

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.

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 Mandy Andrade
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.

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.

Mourant Ozannes advises Brockton Capital Fund II L.P. – Acquisition of 21 –31 New Oxford Street
Contact: Gavin Farrell Mandy Andrade
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Mandy Andrade
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).

 

Corporate/Funds: Mourant Ozannes advises on £700 million acquisition of portfolio of 12 UK private hospitals

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.

Funds: Closing of €350m Private Equity Fund for Deutsche Private Equity

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).

Corporate/Funds/Financial Services & Regulatory: Standard Life buys Newton's wealth business

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.

Corporate: Mourant Ozannes advise Sportingbet plc on the establishment of a corporate joint venture to facilitate online gaming via Facebook
Contact: Darren Bacon
Date:06/02/2013

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.

Corporate/Funds: Mourant Ozannes advises Cinven on pharmaceutical acquisitions

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.

Funds/Corporate/Financial Services & Regulatory: Establishment of a registered open-ended fund

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.

Corporate/Financial Services & Regulatory: Herbert Smith Freehills LLP and Mourant Ozannes acted for Friends Life Limited (FLL) in a court approved transfer of long term insurance business
Contact: John Lewis Simon Gould Helen Wyatt Sarah Huelin
Date:28/12/2012

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.

Corporate: Mourant Ozannes Advises on Major Property Funds Merger
Contact: Daniel Birtwistle Joel Hernandez
Date:21/12/2012

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.

Corporate: Mourant Ozannes acts for the shareholders of beauty e-commerce specialist feelunique.com in the sale of a majority stake to private equity groups
Contact: Matthew Shaxson
Date:18/12/2012

The transaction valued Feelunique.com, one of Europe's fastest growing online beauty retailers, at a head-line enterprise value of GBP26m. 

Funds: Starwood European Real Estate Finance Limited
Contact: Gavin Farrell Marcel Cariou
Date:14/12/2012

Mourant Ozannes provided Guernsey advice on the establishment and listing of Starwood European Real Estate Finance Limited (the "Fund") by Starwood Capital Group.

Financial Services & Regulatory: Mourant Ozannes considers Jersey and Guernsey legal issues relating to the impact of ICB ('Vickers') UK banking reform proposals in the Channel Islands
Contact: Simon Gould John Lewis
Date:04/12/2012

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.

Corporate: Mourant Ozannes acts for Batelco of its proposed acquisition of Cable & Wireless' island group
Contact: John Lewis Matthew Shaxson
Date:02/12/2012

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.

Corporate: Mourant Ozannes advises Ocado Group plc on a placing to raise approximately £35.8m
Contact: Jon Woolrich
Date:26/11/2012

Jon Woolrich of Mourant Ozannes' Jersey office advised Ocado Group plc on a placing to raise approximately £35.8m.

Corporate: Mourant Ozannes act for Ian Moore in the sale of the Jersey head quartered fund administration group, Moore Group Limited
Contact: Matthew Shaxson
Date:16/11/2012

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.

Corporate/Funds: Mourant Ozannes advises a Guernsey authorised closed-ended fund on corporate restructure
Contact: Darren Bacon
Date:13/11/2012

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.

Funds: Mourant Ozannes advises on the Jersey legal aspects of the $70m first close of EMF New Europe Insurance Fund
Contact: Joel Hernandez Leanne Wallser
Date:09/11/2012

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. 

Corporate: Mourant Ozannes advises Premier Oil plc on a convertible bond issue
Contact: Jon Woolrich Andrew Salisbury
Date:01/11/2012

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. 

Corporate: Mourant Ozannes acts for new AIM listed client, The Stanley Gibbons Group plc
Contact: James Hill Matthew Shaxson Andrew Salisbury
Date:31/10/2012

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.

Funds: KWAP's £200m acquisition of 10 Gresham Street, London EC2
Contact: Felicia de Laat Matt McManus
Date:24/10/2012

Mourant Ozannes advised on the Jersey aspects of Malaysian state pension fund Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (Diperbadankan)'s acquisition of 10 Gresham Street, London EC2.

Corporate: Leading law firm Mourant Ozannes advises AIB Bank (CI) Limited on the sale of its investment management business
Contact: Matthew Shaxson Paul Martin
Date:03/10/2012

Matthew Shaxson, Managing Associate, and Paul Martin, Senior Associate, advised AIB Bank (CI) Limited in the sale of its investment management business to Rathbone Investment Management.

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