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Offshore: Property — Jersey


Ogier - Offshore: Property Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 4 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Market-leading property team that regularly advises on commercial and residential development, financing and transactional work. Notable expertise in planning, leasing and property investment. Client roster includes private individuals and corporations.

Strengths A client says: "I have always been very impressed with the Ogier property team and cannot fault their client service."

Another client describes the team as "very experienced and able to resolve any problems that arise."

Work highlights Advised Castle Properties on its £50 million redevelopment of the former BOA Warehouse site in St Helier.

Acted on £118 million purchase of The Liberation Group by Caledonia Investments.

Significant clients HSBC Bank, Lloyds Banking Group, International Energy Group, Jersey Homes Trust, States of Jersey.

Notable practitioners

Jonathan Hughes is head of the firm's property law group. He acts on significant commercial property transactions and has expertise in the hospitality sector. Clients describe him as "a very knowledgeable problem solver."

Julie Melia is a leading property finance and development specialist. She also works on leases and acquisitions. A client says: "She is amazing. One of the best lawyers I have dealt with. Very responsive, capable and efficient."

Chris Renouf has a wealth of experience advising clients on commercial leases, land acquisitions, residential property transactions and property finance.

Katharine Marshall is a managing associate within the property team. She assists clients, including international banking groups, with acquisitions and financings. "Katherine is approachable, efficient and is always prompt in dealing with matters," according to a source.

About the Team (content provided by Ogier)

Ogier's full service Property Law team in Jersey acts for buyers, sellers, developers and financiers, providing advice on the purchase, sale or lease of commercial and residential properties located on the island..

The Commercial Property team is well known for executing some of the largest and most complex commercial property transactions with accuracy and speed, providing a responsive, constructive and commercially aware client service for large and small businesses. The team works for local landlords, tenants, developers and financiers as well as institutional investors of international repute.

Key contacts: Jonathan Hughes and Julie Melia

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Appleby - Offshore: Property Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 2 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Demonstrates considerable expertise in a full range of commercial property work, including development and financing. Also advises on sale and purchase agreements. Clients include both lenders and borrowers.

Strengths One client says: "I found the entire commercial and property team at Appleby both effective and agreeable."

Work highlights Acted for the owners of the Royal Yacht Hotel on a refinancing deal with Starwood Capital Group.

Represented Dandara in the completion of the lease to Royal Bank of Canada of its new St Helier premises.

Significant clients Barclays Bank, G de Z Limited, Palladium Group, Aztec Group, States of Jersey Property Holdings.

Notable practitioners

Global head of the firm's property practice group Tim Hart is one the island's leading commercial property specialists. He has significant experience advising banks and developers. Sources say: "Tim is excellent and extremely knowledgeable."

Consultant John Bisson continues to advise clients on commercial leases and acquisitions. Clients say: "His attention to detail is head and shoulders above any lawyer on the island."

About the Team (content provided by Appleby)

  • Appleby’s Commercial Property team in Jersey advises corporates and financial institutions on the purchase, sale and leasing of premium commercial real estate on the island. Advising on a mixture of commercial leases, property financing, investment property transactions and corporate support mandates. The team had a busy year in 2017 and continues to enjoy a strong reputation in the market for technical excellence, innovation and commerciality.
  • The team is led by Appleby’s Global Head of Property Tim Hart alongside three highly-experienced lawyers and specialist conveyancers. Tim’s expertise covers all aspects of Jersey commercial property work, including property development, commercial leases, acquisitions and disposals, secured lending, corporate transactions and general property law advice. He is recognised as one of the leaders in the field on the island.
  • Appleby’s Jersey Commercial Property team works closely with lawyers from our Corporate team, and with other commercial real estate lawyers in the global Appleby group.​

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Carey Olsen - Offshore: Property Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly regarded in the financing, acquisition and sale of high-value commercial property. Acts for a range of financial institutions, developers, landlords and tenants. Sought after by institutional UK pension funds for commercial property advice.

Work highlights Advised The States of Jersey Development Company on the development of the international finance centre for the island's financial services industry.

Advised Legal and General on its disposal of 13/14 Esplanade, St Helier, a fully tenanted commercial office building.

Significant clients

Notable practitioners

Senior associate William Whitehead is described by his clients as "very responsive, hard working and very good on the detail." He acts on significant commercial real estate disposals and leasing agreements.

Chris Philpott is adept at handling commercial property developments, acquisitions and financing. He also works on residential redevelopments. Clients say: "Chris is personable, knowledgeable and has an excellent commercial focus."

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Collas Crill - Offshore: Property Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners

What the team is known for Proficient in a full range of commercial property matters, with a client list that includes developers, financial institutions, landlords and tenants. Also advises individuals on the acquisition of high-end residential property. Demonstrates particular expertise in property investment, including refinancing.

Strengths Clients say: "They provide excellent service. Their industry knowledge and commercial awareness are extremely good."

Another client describes the team as "responsive and knowledgeable," adding: "They understand my profession, which is always helpful."

Work highlights Advised Liberation Group on its £118 million sale to Caledonia Investments.

Advised Channel Islands Property Fund on the acquisition of Liberation House and Windward House for £34 million.

Significant clients Comprop, SigmaRoc, Andium Homes, Sir Robert McAlpine Enterprises, Blackgold Investments.

Notable practitioners

Sources describe Paul Harben as "intelligent and attentive," and appreciate his commitment to client care. He heads the firm's Jersey property team, and has expertise in commercial real estate and property investment financing.

The "absolutely superb" Martin Le Boutillier advises clients on commercial property transactions, development finance facilities and private lending. He is praised by sources for his depth of technical expertise.

Michael Morris heads the firm's UK real estate team. He frequently acts for banks and financiers on mainland commercial property matters. Sources say: "Michael Morris is a very impressive lawyer. Helpful, quick, reliable, knowledgeable and always a pleasure to deal with."

Pamela Doherty has a broad commercial practice which encompasses flagship offices, retail units and hospitality spaces. Clients describe her as "very approachable" and value her "exceptional attention to detail."

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Mourant Ozannes - Offshore: Property Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Regularly called upon for its expertise in complex and high-value transactional matters, including sales, purchases and financing. Also advises on development and planning matters, and real estate litigation. Acts for banks, institutional investors, major retailers and utility companies.

Strengths "They are a very driven and proactive team, well respected both on the island and in the wider market," say sources.

Commentators add that the team has "extensive local knowledge and they go the extra mile to resolve any issues."

Work highlights Advised Royal Bank of Canada on the completion of the lease of new premises at Gaspe House, St Helier.

Acted for SANNE as anchor tenant to commit under a pre-let to the next phase of the new Jersey International Finance Centre (JIFC) development.

Significant clients UBS, Jersey Electricity, G. R. Langlois, Standard Chartered Bank, The Channel Islands Co-operative Society.

Notable practitioners

Georgina Cook is "really good to work with," according to clients, who add: "Her responses are always prompt, concise, and extremely helpful." She is highly regarded for her work in residential and retail property.

Gio Pollano has deep experience acting in the Island's commercial property market. He continues to advise clients on redevelopments, lease agreements and property financing.

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Senior Statesperson

Appleby

From the Chambers UK guide

Consultant John Bisson continues to advise clients on commercial leases and acquisitions. Clients say: "His attention to detail is head and shoulders above any lawyer on the island."

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Senior Statesperson

Ogier

From the Chambers UK guide

Chris Renouf has a wealth of experience advising clients on commercial leases, land acquisitions, residential property transactions and property finance.

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Band 1

Appleby

From the Chambers UK guide

Global head of the firm's property practice group Tim Hart is one the island's leading commercial property specialists. He has significant experience advising banks and developers. Sources say: "Tim is excellent and extremely knowledgeable."

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Band 1

Ogier

From the Chambers UK guide

Jonathan Hughes is head of the firm's property law group. He acts on significant commercial property transactions and has expertise in the hospitality sector. Clients describe him as "a very knowledgeable problem solver." 

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Band 1

Ogier

From the Chambers UK guide

Julie Melia is a leading property finance and development specialist. She also works on leases and acquisitions. A client says: "She is amazing. One of the best lawyers I have dealt with. Very responsive, capable and efficient."

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Band 2

Mourant Ozannes

From the Chambers UK guide

Georgina Cook is "really good to work with," according to clients, who add: "Her responses are always prompt, concise, and extremely helpful." She is highly regarded for her work in residential and retail property.

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Band 2

Collas Crill

From the Chambers UK guide

Pamela Doherty has a broad commercial practice which encompasses flagship offices, retail units and hospitality spaces. Clients describe her as "very approachable" and value her "exceptional attention to detail."

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Band 2

Collas Crill

From the Chambers UK guide

Sources describe Paul Harben as "intelligent and attentive," and appreciate his commitment to client care. He heads the firm's Jersey property team, and has expertise in commercial real estate and property investment financing.

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Band 2

Martin Le Boutillier

Collas Crill

From the Chambers UK guide

The "absolutely superb" Martin Le Boutillier advises clients on commercial property transactions, development finance facilities and private lending. He is praised by sources for his depth of technical expertise.  

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Band 2

Carey Olsen

From the Chambers UK guide

Chris Philpott is adept at handling commercial property developments, acquisitions and financing. He also works on residential redevelopments. Clients say: "Chris is personable, knowledgeable and has an excellent commercial focus." 

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Band 2

William Whitehead

Carey Olsen

From the Chambers UK guide

Senior associate William Whitehead is described by his clients as "very responsive, hard working and very good on the detail." He acts on significant commercial real estate disposals and leasing agreements.

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Band 3

Viberts Jersey Lawyers

From the Chambers UK guide

James Lawrence of Viberts Jersey Lawyers has a broad property practice which ranges across acquisitions, sales, and securitisations for a number of commercial sectors and residential property conveyance.

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Band 3

Bedell Cristin

From the Chambers UK guide

Guy Le Sueur of Bedell Cristin has a wealth of experience advising clients on commercial property transactions. He is adept at handling loan restructurings.

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Band 3

Mourant Ozannes

From the Chambers UK guide

Gio Pollano has deep experience acting in the Island's commercial property market. He continues to advise clients on redevelopments, lease agreements and property financing.

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Up and Coming

Collas Crill

From the Chambers UK guide

Michael Morris heads the firm's UK real estate team. He frequently acts for banks and financiers on mainland commercial property matters. Sources say: "Michael Morris is a very impressive lawyer. Helpful, quick, reliable, knowledgeable and always a pleasure to deal with."

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Associates to watch

Katharine Marshall

Ogier

From the Chambers UK guide

Katharine Marshall is a managing associate within the property team. She assists clients, including international banking groups, with acquisitions and financings. "Katherine is approachable, efficient and is always prompt in dealing with matters," according to a source.  

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