Alasdair Hunter

Partner

Based in Jersey, Alasdair practises both Jersey and British Virgin Islands law. His practice includes structured finance, high yield, banking, corporate, debt and equity listings on The International Stock Exchange (TISE) as well as insolvency, restructuring and security enforcement with a particular focus on distressed CMBS transactions.

Alasdair is an experienced finance lawyer having spent five years at Allen & Overy in London and Hong Kong and five years at another Jersey law firm before joining Bedell Cristin in 2008.

Professional
  • Advocate - Jersey
  • Solicitor - British Virgin Islands
  • Solicitor* - Scotland

*non-practising

Credentials
  • 'Leader in their field' - Chambers UK, Europe and Global 2017
  • 'Leading Lawyer' in banking, capital markets and structured finance and securitisation - IFLR1000 2016
  • A very commercial and sophisticated finance lawyer who is very expert in complex transactions.
    Chambers 2017
  • He is very responsive and really strong technically.
    Chambers 2016
  • Commercial, practical and technical.
    Legal 500 2016
News/Experience
EU Market Abuse Regulation increases the attraction of the Channel Islands Securities Exchange for listing high yield bonds
Banking & Finance Funds & Investment Structures 11 May 2017 Jersey Guernsey London

The Channel Islands Securities Exchange has experienced an increased interest in listing specialist securities, particularly high yield bonds, since the introduction of a new European Union market abuse regime on 3 July 2016, effected as a result of the new...

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The Channel Islands Securities Exchange Limited (CISE) to rebrand on 6 March 2017 as The International Stock Exchange
Funds & Investment Structures Listing Services 02 Mar 2017 Jersey Guernsey

The Channel Islands Securities Exchange Limited (CISE) to rebrand on 6 March 2017 as The International Stock Exchange

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EU Market Abuse Regulation increases the attraction of the Channel Islands Securities Exchange for listing high yield bonds
Listing Services 03 Feb 2017 Jersey Guernsey London

The Channel Islands Securities Exchange has experienced an increased interest in listing specialist securities, particularly high yield bonds, since the introduction of a new European Union market abuse regime on 3 July 2016, effected as a result of the new...

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Bedell Cristin advises on the sale of CityPoint Tower

We have advised on the sale of CityPoint Tower, a prime City of London office building to a real estate fund sponsored by Brookfield Asset Management for over £530m.

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Bedell Cristin advises Morgan Stanley on Quotient Secured Debt Financing

Bedell Cristin Jersey Partnership is pleased to announce that it has advised Morgan Stanley as sole placement agent in connection with the successful issue by Quotient Limited ("Quotient") of $120 million fixed rate senior secured loan notes due 2023 (the "...

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Bedell Cristin advises the Channel Islands Securities Exchange with its listing on its own Exchange
Listing Services 24 Jun 2016 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell Cristin was appointed by The Channel Islands Securities Exchange Limited ('The CISE') to act as key advisers in connection with its listing on its own exchange. The transaction saw Bedell Cristin provide legal advice and also act as listing sponsor u...

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Bedell Cristin advises Wandle Holdings Limited in relation to a US$6.17 billion facility
Banking & Finance 21 Jun 2016 Jersey BVI

Bedell Cristin has provided both Jersey and BVI legal advice to Wandle Holdings Limited, the shareholder in Polyus Gold International Limited ("Polyus Gold"), in relation to a US$6.17 billion facility arranged by Sberbank of Russia.

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Corporate migration update
Corporate & Commercial 05 May 2016 BVI Guernsey Jersey

As legislative developments make it easier to move between jurisdictions, many offshore companies are choosing to redomicile.

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Bedell Cristin advises Barclays Bank PLC on £1 billion Securitisation Programme
Banking & Finance 08 Mar 2016 Jersey

Bedell Cristin advised as Jersey transaction counsel on two further series of a securitisation programme arranged by Barclays Bank PLC in respect of present and future credit and charge card receivables originated by Barclaycard, a business division of Barc...

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Bedell Cristin advises Sacturino on $9 billion bid for Polyus Gold
Banking & Finance 16 Nov 2015 Jersey

Leading offshore law firm Bedell Cristin is advising Sacturino Limited ("Sacturino") on the Jersey law aspects of its $9 billion cash takeover offer for the shares in Polyus Gold International Limited ("Polyus Gold").

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Globalaw and Bedell Cristin BVI

The BVI is the world's leading offshore corporate domicile with close to half a million active companies, a user friendly companies law and a modern Commercial Court.

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Bedell Cristin Partners to attend EXPO Real 6-8 October 2014, Munich

We are once again attending EXPO Real 2014, the International Trade Fair for Commercial Property and Investment, in Munich from the 6-8 October 2014.

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CISX Restructure
13 Jan 2014 Jersey

Following our recent news releases concerning The Channel Islands Stock Exchange, LBG ("CISX"), the restructure of the CISX by way of a scheme of arrangement was approved by the Royal Court of Guernsey on 20 December 2013.

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CISX re-opens for new listing applications
28 Oct 2013 Jersey Guernsey London

Further to our previous update, the Channel Islands Stock Exchange ("CISX") has now confirmed that it is once again able to consider new listing applications in the usual course of business.

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CISX releases further information to help clarify the position regarding the status of current listings and new applications
Listing Services 18 Oct 2013 Jersey Guernsey London

As you may already be aware from various recent press releases, the Channel Islands Stock Exchange ("CISX") announced on 14 October 2013 that it was not processing new listing applications for an estimated period of one month whilst a corporate restructurin...

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Straits Investment Holdings Limited

Bedell Cristin Jersey Partnership working with Herbert Smith Freehills LLP provided Jersey law advice to Gazprombank in connection with syndicated acquisition facilities of US$700 million.

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White Tower securitisation

We have acted for the Special Servicer of a £1.45 billion commercial real estate loan made to the Protractor Group.

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Dnata Catering Services Limited
Listing Services Jersey London

Bedell Channel Islands Limited acted as listing sponsor for Dnata Catering Services Limited in relation to the listing of £40 million Unsecured Loan Notes on the Channel Islands Stock Exchange, which were admitted on the Official List on 29 December 2010.

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Bedell Cristin advises on the £1.15 billion White Tower 2006-3 plc CMBS transaction
Banking & Finance Jersey Guernsey

Alasdair Hunter led the Bedell Cristin team in Jersey and Guernsey advising CB Richard Ellis Loan Servicing Limited as special servicer of the £1.15 billion White Tower 2006-3 plc CMBS transaction.

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Insights
The International Stock Exchange - Listings
Briefings | 06 Jul 2017

The key advantages to listing on the Official List of The International Stock Exchange (TISE) as operated by The International Stock Exchange Authority Limited (TISEA) are: – TISE is licensed, regulated and supervised by the Guernsey Financial Services Com...

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Jersey investment funds: an overview
Briefings | 05 Jul 2017

Jersey is one of the premier offshore jurisdictions for the establishment of investment funds and other investment structures. Jersey is highly regarded for the quality of its regulatory regime and its legal and other service providers. Investment funds con...

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EU Market Abuse Regulation increases the attraction of the Channel Islands Securities Exchange for listing high yield bonds
Briefings | 15 Jun 2017

The International Stock Exchange (TISE) (formerly known as The Channel Islands Securites Exchange or CISE) has experienced an increased interest in listing specialist securities, particularly high yield bonds, since the introduction of a new European Union ...

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Islamic finance in Jersey
Briefings | 25 Apr 2017

The Islamic finance sector has grown in recent years from being a specialised niche to a multi-billion dollar global mainstream industry. It has proved dynamic and innovative and has provided an increasing range of sophisticated products. It now offers a re...

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BVI business companies
Briefings | 21 Jul 2016

The British Virgin Islands ("BVI") have become the world’s premier international corporate domicile, with over 465,000 active companies.

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Procedure for voluntary liquidation under the BVI Business Companies Act
Briefings | 21 Jul 2016

This briefing addresses the usual manner in which solvent voluntary liquidations proceed under the BVI Business Companies Act 2004, as amended (the "Act"). The observations that follow are subject to the particular provisions of the Memorandum and Articles ...

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Taking and registering security in the British Virgin Islands
Briefings | 21 Jul 2016

This briefing will examine key aspects of taking and registering security in the British Virgin Islands.

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BVI hedge fund overview
Briefings | 21 Jul 2016

The BVI Securities and Investment Business Act (the "SIBA") and the Mutual Fund Regulations (the "Regulations") under which all hedge funds are regulated defines a mutual fund as a company, partnership or unit trust.

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Summary winding up of Jersey companies
Briefings | 15 Jan 2016

A summary winding up is a statutory procedure used to wind up a solvent Jersey company.

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Special purpose vehicles and securitisation in Jersey
Briefings | 07 Dec 2015

This briefing relates to the use of Jersey companies as special purpose vehicles ("SPVs") specifically established for the purposes of securitisations and other structured financing transactions.

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Striking off, dissolution and restoration under the BVI Business Companies Act, 2004
Briefings | 03 Nov 2015

The British Virgin Islands has, for a long time, been a popular destination for the establishment and management of offshore vehicles, the majority of which have been established pursuant to, and continue to be operated in accordance with, the framework of ...

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Succession to BVI shares - the sun is shining
Briefings | 11 Jun 2015

While there are many options for estate planning and succession to BVI shares, the most straight forward option is to ensure that the BVI shares are covered by a well thought out will that effectively deals with the shares.

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BVI corporate guarantees - cakes and ale all around
Briefings | 24 Dec 2014

Corporate guarantees are perhaps more common in the British Virgin Islands ("BVI") than in other jurisdictions given the accommodating nature of the statutory environment in which BVI companies operate. As a result when structuring security packages for BVI...

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Amendments to the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991
Briefings | 06 Aug 2014

The Companies (Amendment No. 11) (Jersey) Law 2014 (the "Amendment Law") came into force on 1 August 2014. The Amendment Law makes a number of significant amendments to the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991 (the "1991 Law") which are designed to bring greater fle...

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Investment Business (Approved Managers) Regulations, 2012, as amended
Briefings | 09 Jul 2014

Much anticipated and welcomed change was introduced to the regulatory regime that applies to British Virgin Islands (BVI) domiciled fund managers and advisors by the Investment Business (Approved Managers) Regulations, 2012 (the "Regulations") as amended wh...

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BVI FATCA update
Briefings | 06 Jun 2014

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act ("FATCA") was introduced by the United States in 2010 as part of the US Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act (known as the HIRE Act). The purpose of FATCA is to reduce tax evasion by US citizens. FATCA requires ...

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Why use a BVI company in your cross border transaction or global group structure?
Briefings | 15 May 2014

A BVI Business Company can be incorporated within 24 hours of the BVI registered agent having received all of the required anti-money laundering due diligence information on the proposed shareholders and directors of the company.

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Security Interests (Jersey) Law 2012
Briefings | 02 Jan 2014

The Security Interests (Jersey) Law 2012 (the "Law") came into full force on 2 January 2014. The Law significantly reforms the way in which security may be taken over Jersey intangible movable property and will enhance the remedies that are available to a s...

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Due diligence in the BVI - simple but effective
Briefings | 17 Jun 2013

In the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008, there has been greater emphasis placed on effective due diligence on investments and acquisition targets. Important lessons should have been learnt from the many high profile hedge fund frauds and failures o...

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Continuation of a foreign jurisdiction company to the British Virgin Islands
Briefings | 14 Dec 2012

A foreign company may continue as a company incorporated under the BVI Business Companies Act 2004 as amended (the "Act") if the laws of the jurisdiction in which it is registered permit it to continue in another jurisdiction, including the Virgin Islands. ...

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British Virgin Islands Securities and Investment Business Act, 2010 ("SIBA")
Briefings | 12 Nov 2012

On-going requirements for funds recognised as professional funds or private funds under the provisions of the British Virgin Islands Securities and Investment Business Act, 2010 and the Mutual Funds Regulations, 2010 (together, "SIBA").

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The BVI Business Companies (Amendment) Act, 2012 and the BVI Business Companies Regulations, 2012
Briefings | 28 Sep 2012

The BVI Company is the most popular offshore corporate vehicle in use today with roughly 450,000 active companies and closing in on 1,000,000 entities formed to date. This popularity, in part, comes from the flexibility afforded by the BVI Business Companie...

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Jersey private placement funds
Briefings | 27 Jul 2012

A new private placement fund regime has been introduced in Jersey, with the issue of the Jersey Private Placement Fund Guide (the "Guide") by the Jersey Financial Services Commission ("JFSC") on 26 January 2012. The Guide sets out new criteria for the regul...

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Jersey expert funds
Briefings | 11 Jul 2012

This briefing explains the regulatory classification for collective investment funds established in Jersey qualifying as "expert funds". The expert fund classification provides a flexible "fast track" procedure for the establishment of investment funds in J...

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Jersey listed funds
Briefings | 11 Jul 2012

This briefing explains a new regulatory classification for listed investment funds established in Jersey, which was introduced by the Jersey Financial Services Commission (the "JFSC") with effect from 9 January 2007.

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Jersey unregulated funds
Briefings | 11 Jul 2012

Funds established in Jersey are generally subject to regulation by the Jersey Financial Services Commission ("JFSC"). The degree of regulation varies depending upon the type of fund.

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Private equity funds in Jersey
Briefings | 11 Jul 2012

Private equity funds are typically established as limited partnerships and this overview therefore focuses upon the principal features, formation, regulation and taxation of limited partnerships for such purposes.

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BVI segregated portfolio company
Briefings | 16 May 2012

This briefing looks at segregated portfolio companies.

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Features of BVI limited partnerships
Briefings | 16 May 2012

The British Virgin Islands Partnership Act 1996 (the "Act") reflects many recent developments in partnership law and codifies the law for general partnerships, local limited partnerships and international limited partnerships into one piece of legislation.

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Limited Partnerships (Jersey) Law 1994
Briefings | 20 Sep 2011

Limited partnerships in Jersey are governed by the Limited Partnerships (Jersey) Law 1994 (the "Partnerships Law"). Jersey limited partnerships are transparent for the purposes of Jersey taxation. Non-Jersey tax resident investors participating as limited ...

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