Mark Dunlop

Partner

Mark is partner in the banking and corporate team. He has extensive experience in international and domestic banking transactions having acted for many leading banks, financial institutions and borrowers on a range of innovative transactions.

Mark's banking experience includes real estate finance, acquisition finance, project finance and asset finance involving a range of different borrower types (including trustees and limited partnerships).

Mark also advises banks on insolvency and enforcement matters relating to defaulting loan transactions.

Mark also advises on a range of derivative products with Jersey obligors.

Mark also provides general corporate law advice on a range of corporate matters.

Before joining Bedell Cristin, Mark was a partner in the Banking and Projects Group of Theodore Goddard in the City of London and (after its merger) Addleshaw Goddard.

Professional
  • Advocate - Jersey
  • Solicitor* - England & Wales

*non-practising

Industry focus
  • Adjunct Professor at the Jersey Institute of Law for Security and Bankruptcy Law and also for Company Law.
  • A member of the Jersey Law Society Financial and Commercial Law Sub-Committee.
  • A member of the Jersey banking lawyers working group which has commented on the Security Interests (Jersey) Law 2012 through its various drafts and legislative development. Mark has therefore been closely involved with the development of Jersey's security law from its inception.
  • Author of "Dunlop on Jersey Company Law" (published by Key Haven Publications Ltd). This is the first comprehensive book to be published on Jersey company law. The book examines in detail the provisions of the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991 and the leading Jersey law cases on company law matters.
Credentials
  • 'Leader in their field' - Chambers UK, Europe and Global 2018 and 2017
  • 'Leading individual' - Legal 500 2017, 2016
  • Has a strong reputation for his technical expertise and has the edge in terms of the commercial approach.
    Chambers 2016
  • Mark is diligent but is also practical and is able to give sound commercial advice.
    Chambers 2018
  • Is of an academic nature and is excellent at spotting Jersey technical issues, and is then good at coming up with solutions. If I have a demanding intellectual problem then he is my first choice.
    Chambers 2015
News/Experience
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 has advised Lloyds Bank plc and Commerzbank AG in connection with the financing of the acquisition of International Energy Group Limited by Ancala Partners LLP
Banking & Finance 08 Aug 2016 Jersey Guernsey

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Two Bedell Cristin Partners to speak at the Institute of Law Conference
Insolvency & Restructuring 17 Sep 2014 Jersey

Mark Dunlop and Edward Drummond were speakers at the Institute of Law conference "The Enforcement of Creditors Rights'

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Significant amendments to Jersey's company law

The Companies (Amendment No.11) (Jersey) Law 2014 (the "Amendment Law") came into force on 1 August 2014.

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Bedell Cristin advises RBS on £130 million loan facilities

Bedell Cristin acted, with DLA Piper UK LLP's Birmingham office, for The Royal Bank of Scotland plc in connection with facilities of £130 million made available to an acquisition vehicle established by Extra MSA Group to acquire M40 Oxford and M3 Fleet and ...

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Bedell Cristin breaks new ground on a novel cross-border Jersey scheme of arrangement
Litigation Banking & Finance 08 Jan 2013 Jersey

A team from Bedell Cristin acted for Longreach Oil & Gas Limited (a Jersey company) ("Longreach") on its successful acquisition of APIC Petroleum Corporation (a Canadian company) ("APIC").

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Evergreen Extra MSA Holdings Limited

Bedell Cristin acted for The Royal Bank of Scotland plc and Barclays Bank plc as joint lead arrangers in connection with syndicated acquisition facilities of £180 million made available to Evergreen Extra MSA Holdings Limited.

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O3b Networks Limited

Bedell Cristin, working with Allen & Overy's London, Luxembourg and New York offices, provided Jersey law advice to lenders in connection with a US$1.2 billion satellite project financing secured by O3b Networks Limited.

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Insights
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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Statutory recognition of netting, contractual subordination and non-petition provisions
Briefings | 26 Jan 2012

With the continuing development of sophisticated cross-border financial transactions, certain contractual practices have evolved and, with the passage of time, become recognised as standard in the relevant marketplace. Financial centres such as Jersey monit...

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Structuring an AIM or LSE IPO using a Jersey or Guernsey vehicle
Briefings | 23 Nov 2010

This briefing covers the practical issues that are likely to be considered by UK advisers when structuring an AIM or LSE IPO using a Jersey or Guernsey based vehicle ("FloatCo").

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Procedure for the incorporation of a Jersey company
Briefings | 15 Apr 2010

This briefing provides an outline of the procedure for the incorporation of a Jersey company. Jersey company law is governed by the Companies (Jersey) Law, 1991, as amended (the "1991 Law") which came into force on 30 March, 1992 and repealed the earlier C...

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Jersey's new corporate tax regime: zero/ten
Briefings | 28 Jan 2009

Significant changes have been made to the system of corporate taxation in Jersey. These changes include the introduction of a standard rate of corporate income tax of 0% and the phasing out of exempt company status. The new regime is simply referred to in J...

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Jersey's new security regime
Articles | 04 Jun 2014

Mark Dunlop looks at Jersey's new security regime. Published in Jersey - First for Finance May 2014.

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Company Law: Dunlop on Jersey Company Law
Articles | 27 Feb 2012

STEP Jersey Chairman, Steven Meiklejohn praises Mark Dunlop’s comprehensive and authoritative commentary on a complex area of law - published in STEP Journal March 2012.

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