Guy specialises in corporate and commercial matters with a focus on mergers and acquisitions but has also worked extensively on corporate and project finance and restructuring mandates. He has considerable experience of international investment transactions using a variety of onshore and offshore structures.
Guy has advised on a range of international transactions, often alongside major international clients and law firms, and he frequently advises on the regulatory aspects of corporate transactions, including in connection with competition and financial services laws.
Prior to joining the firm, Guy worked with Eversheds and Vinson & Elkins in London and in-house with Mubadala Investment Company in Abu Dhabi.
Guy brings a wealth of deal experience across a variety of sectors together with a commercial perspective and a strong appreciation of client requirements.
- Solicitor* - England & Wales
° not admitted in Jersey
- 'Next generation lawyers' - Legal 500 2018 and 2017
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Revenue Jersey has issued guidance with regards to the implications of Coronavirus for Economic Substance determinations and the impact on tax residence of companies.
Bedell Cristin has advised Inflexion Private Equity on the acquisition of Estera, a leading global provider of funds, corporate and trust services, from previous owner Bridgepoint.
Bedell Cristin has acted on behalf of The Little Sisters of the Poor in relation to the sale of its Jersey care home, Jeanne Jugan Residence. The sale of the home, which has been operated in Jersey for over 130 years, represented a highly complex transactio...
Leading offshore law firm, Bedell Cristin, has advised energy technology company, Arq, on its latest fund raise of over $60 million from existing shareholders.
Bedell Cristin has advised Inflexion Private Equity on the acquisition of Estera, a leading global provider of funds, corporate and trust services, from Bridgepoint. Completion of the transaction is subject to regulatory approval.
Promotions have been made at Bedell Cristin to recognise the firm’s expertise across a number of practice areas in its Jersey and London offices.
Jersey law now has a statutory process which allows certain companies to be split into two or more companies thanks to the introduction of the Companies (Demerger) (Jersey) Regulations 2018. The regulations provide a useful alternative to a court-sanctioned...
Bedell Cristin has appointed Guy Westmacott as a Partner two years after he joined the firm.
Lawyers from Bedell Cristin have advised Comcast Corporation on the Jersey regulatory aspects of its bid for Sky plc.
Bedell Cristin has enhanced its management structure and appointed two Senior Associates, Guy Westmacott in Jersey and Lee Osborne in Guernsey, to a newly created role of Managing Associate.
Bedell Cristin has advised Ocorian, a leading global financial services provider, on its definitive agreement to purchase Capco Trust Jersey Limited ("Capco"), an independent Jersey-based private client and corporate services business.
Bedell Cristin is working alongside Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP to advise PATRIZIA Immobilien AG on certain Jersey law aspects of its acquisition of Rockspring Property Holdings Limited.
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...
Bedell Cristin has advised Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. ("LGP"), a leading US private equity investment firm, on its acquisition of intellectual property management and technology group, CPA Global.
Bedell Cristin has advised Regional REIT Limited ("Regional Reit"), the UK regional office and industrial property focused REIT managed by London and Scottish Investments and Toscafund Asset Management, on the acquisition of c £129m of UK regional office, i...
Bedell Cristin has advised the Jersey-based majority shareholder of Virttu Biologics Limited (Virttu) on the sale of Virttu to TNK Therapeutics, Inc., a subsidiary of Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc (Sorrento).
Bedell Cristin Jersey Partnership has advised London & Quadrant (L&Q) on the Jersey aspects of its acquisition of Gallagher Estates, in a deal worth around £505m in aggregate.
Now, more than ever, companies need fast, flexible and cost-effective ways of raising much-needed cash to safeguard the future of their businesses and their staff. The Jersey cash box structure is an option worth considering for UK public companies listed ...
Given the travel restrictions that are now in place with Covid-19 and the number of people working from home or self-isolating, it is sensible to consider how transactions can be completed remotely.
In response to European Union requirements, many offshore jurisdictions have enacted legislation requiring certain tax resident entities to demonstrate sufficient economic substance in the relevant jurisdiction. This table gives a high-level overview and co...
The Companies (Jersey) Law 1991, as amended provides for companies incorporated in Jersey to be either public or private. This briefing outlines some of the main differences between public and private companies in Jersey.
The Companies (Jersey) Law 1991 came into force on 30 March 1992. Since that date, the Law has been periodically amended and updated so as to ensure that Jersey company law is modern and flexible. This briefing summarises some of the key features of the Law.
This briefing discusses the different types of Jersey companies and provides an outline of the procedure for their incorporation.
The Companies (Jersey) Law 1991, as amended (the "Law") has long been recognised as a robust but modern companies law which has adopted a versatile and flexible approach to corporate regulation. One of the features of the Law which typifies this approach i...
Nearly 15 years ago, Jersey introduced a competition law for the first time - the Competition (Jersey) Law 2005 (the "Law"). In this briefing, we look at some of the key provisions of the Law as it currently stands and discuss some of the ways in which thos...
In or around 2020, material changes are expected to be made to the Competition (Jersey) Law 2005 (the "Law") as it relates to the regulation of mergers and acquisitions. This briefing examines the nature and extent of the recommendations for overhauling Jer...
On 1 September 2018, the Companies (Demerger) (Jersey) Regulations 2018 (the "Regulations") came into force, providing a statutory regime which will allow certain Jersey companies to be split into two or more companies.
A summary winding up is a statutory procedure used to wind up a solvent Jersey company.
With £184 billion market capitalisation held by Jersey listed companies on global exchanges as of 30 June 2019, this briefing explores why Jersey vehicles remain such a popular choice for taking international businesses to market.
New rules on economic substance came into effect on 1 January 2019 in the BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey. Our experts have put their heads together and come up with their top tips for any company incorporated, registered or tax resident in one of ...
New rules on economic substance came into effect on 1 January 2019 affecting companies and certain types of partnerships incorporated, registered or tax resident in the BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey or Jersey. Clients are looking to their corporate service ...
Jersey (like many other offshore jurisdictions) has put in place a law requiring certain companies which are tax resident in Jersey to demonstrate that they have sufficient 'economic substance' in Jersey; this is known as the Taxation (Companies - Economic ...