Guy Westmacott

Partner °

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.

Professional
  • Solicitor* - England & Wales

*non-practising
° not admitted in Jersey

Credentials
  • 'Next generation lawyers' ­- Legal 500 2018 and 2017
  • Knowledgeable, pragmatic and responsive
    Legal 500
  • Guy Westmacott is highly impressive; all over the legal and commercial issues, and a strong and persuasive negotiator
    Legal 500
  • Highly impressive
    Legal 500
News/Experience
Bedell Cristin advises Arq on latest fund raise
Corporate & Commercial 09 Dec 2019 Jersey

Leading offshore law firm, Bedell Cristin, has advised energy technology company, Arq, on its latest fund raise of over $60 million from existing shareholders.

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Bedell Cristin advises Inflexion on Estera acquisition

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.

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Expertise recognised at Bedell Cristin with promotions
11 Oct 2018

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.

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Companies (Demerger) (Jersey) Regulations 2018
11 Sep 2018 Jersey

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...

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Bedell Cristin appoints new Partner

Bedell Cristin has appointed Guy Westmacott as a Partner two years after he joined the firm.

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Bedell Cristin advises Comcast on £22bn offer to acquire Sky
Regulatory & Compliance 19 Jun 2018 Jersey

Lawyers from Bedell Cristin have advised Comcast Corporation on the Jersey regulatory aspects of its bid for Sky plc.

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Bedell Cristin promotes two lawyers to new Managing Associate role

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.

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Bedell Cristin advises Ocorian on its agreed acquisition of Capco Trust Jersey Limited

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.

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Bedell Cristin advises PATRIZIA Immobilien AG on its acquisition of Rockspring Property Holdings Limited
Corporate & Commercial 17 Jan 2018 Jersey

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.

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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 advises Leonard Green & Partners on acquisition of CPA Global

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.

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Bedell Cristin advises Regional REIT on acquisition of Conygar portfolio

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...

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Bedell Cristin advises on sale of Virttu Biologics Limited

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).

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Bedell Cristin advises London & Quadrant on its acquisition of Gallagher Estates, in a deal worth approximately £505m

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.

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Insights
Economic substance laws – multi-jurisdiction comparison
Briefings | 22 Oct 2019

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...

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Distinction between public and private companies in Jersey
Briefings | 04 Oct 2019

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.

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An overview of Jersey company law
Briefings | 03 Oct 2019

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.

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Jersey companies and their incorporation
Briefings | 03 Oct 2019

This briefing discusses the different types of Jersey companies and provides an outline of the procedure for their incorporation.

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Migration of companies into and out of Jersey
Briefings | 01 Oct 2019

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...

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Jersey competition law
Briefings | 30 Sep 2019

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...

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Jersey merger control amendments
Briefings | 30 Sep 2019

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...

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Demerging Jersey companies
Briefings | 26 Sep 2019

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.

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Summary winding up of Jersey companies
Briefings | 24 Sep 2019

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

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Capital markets: listing Jersey holding companies
Briefings | 24 Sep 2019

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.

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Substance rules: top tips for companies
Briefings | 17 Jun 2019

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 ...

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Substance rules: top tips for corporate services providers
Briefings | 17 Jun 2019

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 ...

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In a nutshell: Jersey's Economic Substance Law
Briefings | 06 Jun 2019

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 ...

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Economic substance rules in the Channel Islands
Briefings | 13 Feb 2019

This briefing aims to give a brief overview of what the new substance rules will entail for those companies tax resident in Guernsey or Jersey.

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