Bruce Scott

Partner

Bruce heads up the City based arm of Bedell Cristin's Jersey law practice and has extensive experience in structuring and advising on a range of investment funds, corporate and finance transactions. Bruce has developed particular expertise advising on the listing of UK REITs on The International Stock Exchange (TISE).

Before focussing on Jersey law, Bruce spent five years with Dundas & Wilson specialising in corporate and banking transactions and two years at Standard Life where he worked on corporate and regulatory matters relating to Standard Life's international businesses and on the company's demutualisation and flotation.

Professional
  • Advocate - Jersey
  • Solicitor* - Scotland

*non-practising

  • Deeply impressive and highly reliable.
    Legal 500 2017
  • A sharp lawyer who provides clear and excellent advice.
    Legal 500 2017
  • Bruce is a great asset to have on board any team. He's calm but reassuring and delivers a high quality service at all times. He is highly competent technically and has impressive client handling skills.
    IFLR1000 2016
News/Experience
Bedell Cristin advises WisdomTree on its agreement to acquire ETF Securities' $18bn European business

Teams from Bedell Cristin's London and Jersey offices have advised WisdomTree Investments, Inc. in connection with its definitive agreement to acquire ETF Securities’ European exchange-traded commodity, currency and short-and-leveraged business, which inclu...

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Bedell Cristin team in London 10k charity run

A team from Bedell Cristin joined hundreds of runners on Clapham Common in London on Friday (9 June) to raise funds for LandAid, the property industry charity aiming to end youth homelessness.

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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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Jersey private funds: a new regime
Funds & Investment Structures 28 Mar 2017 Jersey

With effect from 18 April Jersey is introducing a new regime in respect of private funds - simplifying the regulatory regime, and extending the benefits of flexibility and speed across Jersey's private funds space.

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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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Aviva Investors and PSP Investments
Funds & Investment Structures 18 Nov 2015 London

Bedell Cristin acted as Jersey counsel for Aviva Investors and PSP Investments (PSP), one of Canada’s largest pension investment managers, on the sale to PSP of a 50% stake in a central London portfolio.

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Harrison Street
Funds & Investment Structures 13 Aug 2015 London

Bedell Cristin partner Bruce Scott and senior associate Amedeo Claris-Delmedico acted as Jersey counsel to Harrison Street Real Estate Capital in connection with the establishment of its maiden European student housing opportunity fund, which raised €135 mi...

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Bedell Cristin advised the joint venture vehicle established by Cain Hoy Enterprises, LLC, Galliard Homes and MG Properties.
Funds & Investment Structures 10 Jul 2015 London

Bruce Scott and Tom Davies of Bedell Cristin's London office advised a joint venture vehicle established by Cain Hoy Enterprises, LLC, Galliard Homes and MG Properties

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Bedell Cristin acts for the Unite UK Student Accommodation Fund (USAF)

Bedell Cristin acted for the Unite UK Student Accommodation Fund (USAF) in relation to its acquisition of a 2,904 bed student accommodation portfolio for £137 million.

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Bedell Cristin acts as Jersey counsel to Max Property Group Plc

Bedell Cristin acted as Jersey counsel to Max Property Group Plc (Max) in connection with the disposal of Max's entire property business to a company controlled by Blackstone Real Estate Partners IV (Blackstone) in a deal valuing the Max group at £448m.

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Partner Bruce Scott will sit on panel at Legal Week Audience with... Private Client 2014
06 Jun 2014 London

Partner, Bruce Scott is a panelist at the "Legal Week - Audience with ... Private Client" on Thursday 12 June 2014 at The Law Society, London. Discussions will include the latest trend and developments in the world of Private Client Real Estate

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Bedell Cristin advises UNITE Group Plc and Oasis Capital Bank's joint venture entity
Corporate & Commercial 11 Apr 2014 London

Bruce Scott and Tom Davies of Bedell Cristin's London office advised UNITE Group Plc's and Oasis Capital Bank's joint venture entity (the "JV") in respect of the sale of three student accomodation sites for £174,000,000 to Greystar. Nabarro LLP advised the ...

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Bedell Cristin advises Wells Fargo
Banking & Finance 11 Apr 2014 London

Bruce Scott and Tom Davies of Bedell Cristin's London office advised Wells Fargo as to matters of Jersey law in respect of its £150,000,000 debt facility provided to Legal & General Property for its second UK Property Income Fund and then in respect of the ...

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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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Bedell Cristin strengthens London based Jersey legal team with senior hire
24 Sep 2013 London

Bedell Cristin has bolstered the corporate and finance offering of its London- based Jersey legal team with the appointment of Tom Davies as a Senior Associate.

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Dnata Aviation Services Limited

Bedell Channel Islands Limited acted as listing sponsor for dnata Aviation Services Limited in relation to the listing of Unsecured Loan Notes on the Channel Islands Stock Exchange, which were admitted on the Official List on 1 May 2013.

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Bedell advise AXA Real Estate on CISX listed UK REIT for £472m Ropemaker Place acquisition
Funds & Investment Structures 08 Apr 2013 London

Bedell Cristin advised AXA Real Estate Investment Managers (AXA Real Estate) on the recently completed £472m acquisition of Ropemaker Place in the City of London from British Land.

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Launch of UK Long Lease Property Fund for Axa Real Estate
22 Jan 2013 London

A Bedell Cristin team headed by London-based partner, Bruce Scott and assisted by associate, Amedeo Claris-Delmedico, provided Jersey legal and regulatory advice to AXA Real Estate Investment Managers in connection with the establishment and launch of the U...

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Aviva Investors REaLM® Multi Sector Unit Trust

We provided Jersey legal advice to Aviva Investors in connection with the establishment and launch of the Aviva Investors REaLM® Multi Sector Unit Trust.

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Bedell Cristin acts on acquisition by Health Care Reit, Inc.

Bedell Cristin has acted for new client Health Care REIT, Inc. on the acquisition of a portfolio of five residential care homes in the UK.

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Ineos Group

Bedell Cristin London acted as Jersey legal advisers to Banc of America Securities and Merrill Lynch International as arrangers in connection with the financing of the acquisition by Kerling plc, a subsidiary of INEOS, of the Tessenderlo Group.

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DZ BANK - Coral Programme - Factoring Company Trade Receivables Transaction

Bedell Cristin London acted as Jersey legal advisers to DZ BANK in connection with a new trade receivables transaction under the bank's €10 billion Coral Programme.

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DZ BANK - Coral Programme - Auto Loan Transaction

Bedell Cristin London acted as Jersey legal advisers to DZ BANK in connection with a new auto loan transaction under the bank's €10 billion Coral Programme.

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Bedell Cristin advises GI Partners on £82.7m acquisition
Corporate & Commercial London Guernsey

Bedell Cristin has advised GI Partners, a leading private investment firm, on the Guernsey and Jersey legal aspects of its £82.7 million freehold acquisition, in partnership with Rowan Asset Management ("Rowan"), of Aldwych House, a 163,000 square foot offi...

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Aviva Investors Returns Enhancing and Liability Matching Funds

Bedell Cristin provided Jersey legal advice to Aviva Investors in connection with the establishment and launch of five Jersey Expert Funds.

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Insights
UK REITs and The International Stock Exchange
Briefings | 13 Sep 2017

In this briefing we focus on the changes to the UK Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) regime introduced by the UK Finance Act 2012 and the way in which Jersey companies and The International Stock Exchange (TISE) (formerly known as The Channel Islands Secu...

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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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Jersey private funds
Briefings | 28 Mar 2017

With effect from 18 April Jersey is introducing a new regime in respect of private funds - simplifying the regulatory regime, and extending the benefits of flexibility and speed across Jersey's private funds space.

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Jersey eligible investor funds
Briefings | 07 Oct 2014

Jersey launched a new fund product aimed at "eligible investors", with the issue of the Jersey Eligible Investor Fund Guide (the "Guide") by the Jersey Financial Services Commission ("JFSC") on 22 July 2013.

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Jersey schemes of arrangement
Briefings | 01 Oct 2014

This briefing outlines the statutory provisions relating to Jersey schemes of arrangement.

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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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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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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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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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Jersey separate and incorporated limited partnerships
Briefings | 29 Jul 2011

It is now possible to establish separate limited partnerships ("SLP") and incorporated limited partnerships ("ILP") in Jersey.

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