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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Mourant Ozannes advised SNC-Lavalin on its £1.2 billion takeover of Kentz.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mourant Ozannes assisted Miller Thomson, one of Canada’s most respected national business law firms, in relation to the acquisition of ARC Group Limited.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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).
Mourant Ozannes advised European real estate fund manager AERIUM on the acquisition of New Uberior House in Edinburgh for £61.75 million.
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.
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 European real estate fund manager AERIUM on a joint-venture with a Canadian investor and acquisition of Compass House, London.
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.