Sara Johns

Partner

Sara is a Jersey Advocate specialising in mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets, corporate restructurings, joint ventures and corporate governance matters. She has advised targets and bidders on multiple takeovers involving complex Jersey schemes of arrangement and has been involved in listing Jersey companies across the globe, from London to the United States, Canada and Hong Kong.  In addition, complementing the strong international side of her practice, Sara advises locally-based Jersey businesses on a wide range of transactional, regulatory and general corporate and commercial matters.

Sara is also one of the leading Jersey competition lawyers and has advised on numerous merger control applications to the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities.

Sara joined Bedell Cristin in September 2019 from another leading Jersey law firm where she worked for 16 years.  Prior to this, Sara worked onshore as a solicitor with Eversheds, Clyde & Co and Squire Patton Boggs. Her commercial approach and commitment to client service have been shaped by this experience.

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

*non-practising

Industry focus
  • Regularly publishes articles and speaks at industry events
  • Contributing author for Lexis Nexis Legal Intelligence in relation to Jersey merger control developments
  • Sits on the Digital Sub-committee of the Jersey Chamber of Commerce.
  • Extremely efficient, and provides helpful and practical advice while being fun to work with
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News/Experience
Three new partners at Bedell Cristin
11 Sep 2019 Jersey

Bedell Cristin has appointed three new partners in its Jersey office through the promotions of Richard Le Liard and Jeff O’Boyle and the appointment of Advocate Sara Johns.

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Insights
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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