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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 Granite Finance Trustees
Contact: Simon Felton Warren Simmons Ryan Moore
Date:17/12/2015

Offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has acted as Jersey counsel to the Jersey mortgages trustee, Granite Finance Trustees Limited, in connection with the sale by UK Asset Resolution (UKAR) of a £13bn mortgage loan asset portfolio to Cerberus Capital Management. 

Mourant Ozannes and Gentoo act on the launch of Offshore Merchant Partners Asset Yield Fund
Contact: Gavin Farrell Helen Wyatt
Date:17/12/2015

Offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes acted as Guernsey legal adviser, together with Gentoo as fund administrator and Advokatfirmaet BA-HR DA as lead counsel, on the establishment and final close of Offshore Merchant Partners Asset Yield Fund, LP. 

Mourant Ozannes and SANNE act as Guernsey advisers on launch of new SME fund for Funding Circle
Contact: Gavin Farrell Helen Wyatt Gary Hall
Date:07/12/2015

Mourant Ozannes in Guernsey acted as Guernsey legal adviser, together with Simmons & Simmons LLP as lead counsel, and SANNE as administrator and treasury services providers on the launch of Funding Circle SME Income Fund Limited (the Fund).

Funds: Invision Hospitality LP

Daniel BirtwistleSophie Reguengo and Roisin Cullinane advised Swiss buyout firm Invision Private Equity, alongside King & Wood Mallesons on the establishment of Invision Hospitality L.P, a CHF350m Jersey-domiciled fund focussing exclusively on high-class hospitality education companies.

Corporate: Mourant Ozannes advises Mimecast on its NASDAQ IPO
Contact: James Hill Jon Woolrich Jamie Wisbey
Date:24/11/2015

Mourant Ozannes has acted as Jersey counsel to Mimecast Limited on its successful IPO on NASDAQ. Mimecast Limited, the parent of the Mimecast group, is incorporated in Jersey.

Funds: Mourant Ozannes advises on real estate portfolio sale

Working alongside King & Wood Mallesons, Ben Robins, Sophie Reguengo and Ross McCall advised AERIUM in relation to the sale of a portfolio of prime commercial real estate properties in Manchester, Bristol and Aberdeen, held by a number of Jersey entities, for approximately £330 million.  The portfolio comprised the prestigious One Glass Wharf office building in Bristol; the headquarters of the leading UK law firm Burges Salmon, the iQ Building in Aberdeen and one of the tallest buildings in Manchester.

Funds: Mourant Ozannes advise Highland Capital Partners (UK) LLP on the establishment of Highland Europe Technology Growth II Limited
Contact: Ben Robins Sophie Reguengo (née Travis)
Date:12/11/2015

Partner Ben Robins and senior associate Sophie Reguengo advised Highland Europe, alongside Kirkland & Ellis, in relation to the establishment of Highland Europe Technology Growth II Limited Partnership as a Jersey Expert Fund. 

Funds: Mourant Ozannes advise Kennedy Wilson on acquisition of commercial properties in South East London

Working alongside Allen & Overy, partner Daniel Birtwistle, senior associate Sophie Reguengo and paralegal Cass Philip advised international real estate investment, services and fund management firm Kennedy Wilson in relation to its acquisition of a portfolio of commercial properties in South East London held by a number of Jersey holding companies, for approximately £210 million.

Mourant Ozannes advises on Associated British Ports acquisition
Contact: James Hill Louise Hamilton Peter Vas
Date:05/11/2015

Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has advised Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Hermes Infrastructure on their acquisition of a 33% stake in Associated British Ports ("ABP") from Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Fund and Infracapital for approximately £1.6 billion.

Mourant Ozannes advises Cinven on the £2.3 billion sale of AMCo to Concordia
Contact: James Hill Andrew Salisbury
Date:05/11/2015

Offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has advised leading European private equity firm Cinven on its £2.3 billion sale of Amdipharm Mercury Limited (AMCo), a niche specialty pharmaceuticals group, to TSX/Nasdaq-listed Concordia Healthcare Corporation (Concordia).

Corporate: Mourant Ozannes act as sole Jersey legal adviser to Polyus Gold
Contact: James Hill Jon Woolrich
Date:14/10/2015

Offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes is advising Polyus Gold International Limited on the $9 billion unsolicited takeover offer for the company made by Sacturino Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wandle Holdings Limited.  Wandle Holdings Limited, which is ultimately controlled by Said Kerimov, is an existing shareholder of Polyus Gold.

Banking/Finance: Mourant Ozannes advises on £710 Million Student Accommodation Deals
Contact: James Hill Iain Millar Daniel Richardson
Date:20/07/2015

Leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has advised Greystar Real Estate Partners on the £600 million acquisition of a portfolio of London student accommodation properties known as 'Nido' from Round Hill Capital and the associated financing of that acquisition.

Banking/Finance: Financing by Deutsche Bank and others of SS&C's acquisition of Advent Software

Mourant Ozannes advised a syndicate of senior lenders led by Deutsche Bank AG, New York Branch on Cayman law aspects of the syndicate's provision of credit facilities in an aggregate principal amount of US$2.63 billion to SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. to finance the acquisition of Advent Software.

Funds: Columbia Threadneedle – St James Square
Contact: Daniel Birtwistle
Date:01/07/2015

Daniel BirtwistleMatthew Satchell and Roisin Cullinane advised Columbia Threadneedle on the structuring of a fund acquiring the prestigious £120m site at 20-21 St James’s Square.

Property: UBS Premises at new Jersey International Finance Centre
Contact: Pamela Doherty Gio Pollano Wendy Luce
Date:22/05/2015

The Property Team at leading offshore Law Firm, Mourant Ozannes, has recently advised UBS AG Jersey in relation to an agreement with States of Jersey Development Company to lease Grade A office premises at the high-profile new Jersey International Financial Centre.

Sale of 130 Wood Street
Contact: Daniel Birtwistle Matthew Satchell
Date:13/05/2015

A team led by Daniel Birtwistle and Senior Associate, Matt Satchell, acted, with Nabarro, for Land Securities on their £52m sale of property at 130 Wood Street, London, held in a Jersey unit trust. 

Funds: Greater Tokyo Office Fund
Contact: Daniel Birtwistle Leanne Wallser Cass Philip
Date:01/05/2015

Daniel BirtwistleLeanne Wallser and Cass Philip advised Savills IM on the establishment of Greater Tokyo Office Fund, a Jersey-domiciled fund focussing on acquiring office assets in the Greater Tokyo area, including Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, and Chiba prefectures and selected regional cities outside of Greater Tokyo. 

International Trusts & Private Client/Litigation: Mourant Ozannes advises Schroder Cayman Bank and Trust Co Ltd in Schroder Cayman Bank and Trust Co Ltd v Schroder Trust AG
Contact: Jonathan Speck Stephen Alexander
Date:10/04/2015

Mourant Ozannes advised Schroder Cayman Bank and Trust Co Ltd and Schroder Trust AG in proceedings before the Cayman Islands courts and the Jersey courts.

Corporate/Funds: Acquisition of Charter NEX Films, Inc. by Pamplona Capital Partners IV, L.P.
Contact: James Wauchope Adam Bathgate Robin Gibb
Date:05/02/2015

Mourant Ozannes advised Pamplona Capital Management, LLP on its recent acquisition of Charter NEX Films, Inc. through its fourth private equity fund, Pamplona Capital Partners IV, L.P.

Corporate: Mourant Ozannes advises an Asian investment firm on its investment in to a Chinese online education company

Mourant Ozannes, led by Paul Christopher, worked alongside White & Case, Beijing office to advise an Asian investment firm on its private equity investment in to a Chinese online education company.

Mourant Ozannes advises Praxis on its merger with IFM Group
Contact: Mark Chambers John Rochester
Date:26/01/2015

Leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has advised Praxis Holdings Limited in connection with its merger with Jersey-based IFM Group. 

Banking & Finance/Corporate: Mourant Ozannes advises on equity raises of over £495m
Contact: Simon Felton Robert Hickling James Hill
Date:01/12/2014

Offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has advised four FTSE 250 companies on their recent equity placings which have raised a total in excess of £495 million. 

Banking & Finance/Corporate: Mourant Ozannes provided Jersey and Guernsey advice to Brockton and Dunedin on the acquisition and related financings of Hansteen UK Industrial Property Unit Trust

Mourant Ozannes has advised on transactions totalling £146.5 million, involving Brockton Capital's £110.5 million acquisition of the Hansteen UK Industrial Property Unit Trust, in partnership with Dunedin Property, and its separate £35.6 million acquisition of Saltley Business Park in Birmingham, in a 50/50 joint venture with Hansteen.

Banking & Finance/Corporate: Mourant Ozannes advises on US$1billion sale of Highcross
Contact: James Hill James Daniel
Date:01/12/2014

Offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has advised Highcross Group in connection with the US$ 1billion (£635 million) sale of the assets of Highcross Regional U.K. Partners and Highcross Regional U.K. Partners III to Northwood Investors, a US based fund manager.

Banking & Finance/Corporate/Funds: Mourant Ozannes advises on acquisition of Hansteen UK Industrial Property Unit Trust

Mourant Ozannes provided Jersey advice to the Hansteen sellers on transactions involving Brockton Capital's £110.5 million acquisition of the Hansteen UK Industrial Property Unit Trust.

Mourant Ozannes advises Hermes Real Estate on £185 million joint venture
Contact: James Hill Iain Millar Daniel Richardson
Date:01/11/2014

Leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has advised Hermes on the sale of 50 per cent of the development phase of Wellington Place in Leeds to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB).

Banking & Finance/Corporate/Funds: Mourant Ozannes advises on Battersea Phase 2 and Phase 3 financings

A team at Mourant Ozannes led by Joel Hernandez and James Hill has provided Jersey advice on the one of the biggest UK real estate financings in recent years, raising £1.35bn from a syndicate of Asian and Middle Eastern banks for London's iconic Battersea Power Station. 

Mourant Ozannes advises CICC in relation to SinoPec's sale of a 29.99% (US$17.4 billion) stake in its fuel retail business in mainland China
Contact: Alex Last Tracey Forbes
Date:17/10/2014

Working alongside Shearman & Sterling, Hong Kong, we advised CICC, one of China's largest investment banks, in relation to its successful bid for an investment in Sinopec Capital Marketing Co. Ltd.

Funds: Mourant Ozannes advises on Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd
Contact: Gavin Farrell Richard Holden Matthew Guthrie
Date:13/10/2014

Leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has advised Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd. (PSH) on all Guernsey-related aspects of its conversion from an open-ended to a closed-ended registered fund.

Funds: Mourant Ozannes advises Investec Asset Management on funds migration
Contact: Gavin Farrell Dylan Latimer
Date:07/10/2014

Offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has advised Investec Asset Management Guernsey Limited on the migration and re-domiciliation from Ireland to Guernsey of Investec International Funds, a $1.2 billion fund of funds unit trust.

Banking & Finance/Corporate: Mourant Ozannes advises On £174 Million Student Accommodation Acquisition
Contact: James Hill Iain Millar Jon Le Rossignol
Date:18/09/2014

Leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has advised an affiliate of Greystar Real Estate Partners on the £174 million acquisition of a portfolio of student properties in London from Oasis Capital (being a joint venture between Oasis Capital Bank and Unite Group plc).

Banking & Finance/Corporate: Mourant Ozannes advises SNC-Lavalin on its £1.2 billion takeover of Kentz
Contact: James Hill Jon Woolrich Andrew Salisbury
Date:01/08/2014

Mourant Ozannes advised SNC-Lavalin on its £1.2 billion takeover of Kentz.

Banking & Finance/Corporate: Mourant Ozannes Advises On £430 Million Hermes Business Parks Sale
Contact: James Hill Iain Millar
Date:01/08/2014

Leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has advised Hermes Real Estate on the £430 million sale of three business parks to asset management groups Oaktree Capital Management and Patrizia.

Corporate/Property: Mourant Ozannes advises in relation to the acquisition of a German property loan portfolio

Mourant Ozannes advises Oaktree Opportunities Fund IX, LP and Oaktree Opportunities Real Estate Opportunities Fund VI, LP in relation to the acquisition of a €850 million German commercial property loan portfolio from Nationwide Building Society and in relation to the associated bank financing.

Advising Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft, Luxembourg Branch as Agent £900,000,000 facilities for PGH Capital Limited as original borrower and Phoenix Group Holdings as original guarantor
Contact: James Wauchope Nicolas Gonzalez
Date:23/07/2014

Mourant Ozannes acted for Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft, Luxembourg Branch as agent as to the laws of the Cayman Islands in connection with a £900,000,000 facilities agreement.

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
Date:11/07/2014

Mourant Ozannes, led by Hong Kong partner, Paul Christopher, 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.

Corporate: Takeover of Heritage Oil Plc
Contact: James Hill Jon Woolrich Andrew Salisbury
Date:30/06/2014

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.

Corporate/Property: 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 Fowler 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: Mourant Ozannes advises a Chinese insurance company in relation to a merger and NASDAQ take private of a leading online game developer and operator in China
Contact: Paul Christopher Pui Yee Lai
Date:12/06/2014

Mourant Ozannes, led by Paul Christopher, worked alongside DLA Piper, Hong Kong office to advise a Chinese insurance company in relation to a merger and NASDAQ take private of a leading online game developer and operator in China.

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

Mourant Ozannes, led by Hong Kong partner, Alex Last, 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
Contact: Helen Ruelle Rebecca Clark Pamela Doherty
Date:21/05/2014

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 Matt McManus Rachel Fowler
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
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 Pui Yee Lai
Date:09/04/2014

Mourant Ozannes, led by Hong Kong partner, Alex Last, 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.

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