Simon Hopwood

Partner

Simon is a Partner in our Investment Funds and Corporate Real Estate group. He has extensive experience in structuring and financing real estate and private equity funds and investment structures and the sale and purchase of interests in them. Simon has particular expertise in structuring Islamic finance and Sharia-compliant investment structures. He advises a wide range of international clients including property companies, asset managers, investment funds, financial institutions, family offices and high net worth investors.

Professional
  • Solicitor* - England & Wales
  • Attorney* - New York

*non-practising

Industry focus

Simon has co-authored the following articles or briefings:

  • The Global Outlook for Jersey Private Equity Real Estate
  • Real estate holding structures in Jersey
  • Jersey limited liability partnerships
  • UK REITs: a new dawn
  • Funds guru.
    Legal 500 2015
  • …user friendly, down to earth and keeps things simple.
    Chambers Research
  • Pragmatic, collaborative and efficient.
    Legal 500 2016
News/Experience
Bedell Cristin to attend EXPO Real 4 - 6 October 2017

We would welcome the opportunity to meet with you or one of your colleagues.

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Bedell Cristin acts as Jersey counsel to Deka Immobilien on the purchase of One Rathbone Square, W1 in London

Bedell Cristin acted as Jersey counsel to Deka Immobilien ("Deka") on its acquisition of the prime mixed-use property at One Rathbone Square in the West End of London. The purchase was made by a joint venture between the open-ended Deka real estate funds, W...

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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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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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Bedell Cristin to attend EXPO Real 4 - 6 October 2016
Funds & Investment Structures 22 Sep 2016 Jersey London

We are once again attending EXPO Real, the International Trade Fair for Commercial Property and Investment taking place in Munich from 4 - 6 October 2016.

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Bedell Cristin assisted LGT with their acquisition of a controlling interest in Vestra Wealth (Jersey) Limited
Regulatory & Compliance 07 Jun 2016 Jersey

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Bedell Cristin acted for Qatar Insurance on a UK property acquisition in May 2016

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Bedell Cristin assist on £48.3m acquisition of 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh

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Bedell Cristin assists in £77m acquisition of Amen Corner, Bracknell

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Lash Group Headquarters, South Carolina, USA, $67,100,000 acquisition
Funds & Investment Structures 22 Apr 2016 Jersey

Bedell Cristin acted for 90 North Real Estate Partners LLP (and its associated investors) and certain Middle Eastern investors in relation to the acquisition

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Hough Retail Park, Stafford
Funds & Investment Structures 22 Apr 2016 Jersey

Bedell Cristin acted for Altum Capital Partners Limited in relation to the acquisition of Hough Retail Park, Lichfield Road, Stafford

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Langham Street and Great Portland Street, London
Funds & Investment Structures 19 Feb 2016 Jersey

Bedell Cristin acted for Altum Capital Partners Limited in relation to the acquisition of certain properties at 36 to 40 (even) Langham Street and 94 Great Portland Street, London

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Bedell Cristin partners and directors to attend MIPIM 2016

We are once again attending MIPIM - the world's premier real estate event in Cannes, from 14-17 March 2016.

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Bedell Cristin acted for Crosstree in relation to property transactions valued at over £291m
Funds & Investment Structures 06 Jan 2016 Jersey

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Avenue Retail Park, Cardiff
Funds & Investment Structures 20 Nov 2015 Jersey

Bedell Cristin acted for Altum Capital Partners Limited in relation to the acquisition of a Luxembourg company which owned the Avenue Retail Park, Newport Road, Cardiff

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Bedell Cristin acted for Crosstree Real Estate Fund in relation to the acquisition and £100m development financing of property at Camden Town Hall, London
Funds & Investment Structures 18 Nov 2015 Jersey

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Bedell Cristin acted for Crosstree Real Estate Fund in relation to the acquisition and £185m development financing of properties at The O2, London
Funds & Investment Structures 15 Sep 2015 Jersey

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Bedell Cristin advised the Airbus Group in connection with its investment with other leading companies in July 2015 in WorldVu Satellites Limited
Corporate & Commercial 15 Jul 2015 Jersey

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Siemens Divisional Headquarters, Leiden, The Netherlands, €28,500,000 acquisition
Funds & Investment Structures 19 Jun 2015 Jersey

Bedell Cristin acted for 90 North Real Estate Partners LLP (and its associated investors) and certain Middle Eastern investors in relation to the acquisition

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Lenovo Global Server Division Headquarters, North Carolina, US$130,100,000 acquisition
Funds & Investment Structures 20 Feb 2015 Jersey

Bedell Cristin acted for 90 North Real Estate Partners LLP (and its associated investors) and certain Middle Eastern investors in relation to the acquisition

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Bedell Cristin Partners to attend MIPIM 2015

We are once again attending MIPIM - the world's premier real estate event - in Cannes from 9-13 March 2015.

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Onninen Distribution Warehouse, Oslo, Norway, NOK433,000,000 acquisition
Funds & Investment Structures 21 Nov 2014 Jersey

Bedell Cristin acted for 90 North Real Estate Partners LLP (and its associated investors) and certain Middle Eastern investors in relation to the acquisition

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Johnstone House, Aberdeen
Funds & Investment Structures 24 Oct 2014 Jersey

Bedell Cristin acted for Altum Capital Partners Limited in relation to the acquisition of Johnstone House, 50-54 Rose Street, Aberdeen

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Bedell Cristin Partners to attend EXPO Real 6-8 October 2014, Munich

We are once again attending EXPO Real 2014, the International Trade Fair for Commercial Property and Investment, in Munich from the 6-8 October 2014.

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Limited Liability Partnerships in Jersey Law amended and came into force 17 January 2013

Limited Liability Partnerships (Amendment of Law) (Jersey) Regulations 2013 (the "Regulations") came into force on 17 January 2013 amending the Limited Liability Partnerships (Jersey) Law 1997 (the "Law").

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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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EU Market Abuse Regulation increases the attraction of the Channel Islands Securities Exchange for listing high yield bonds
Briefings | 15 Jun 2017

The International Stock Exchange (TISE) (formerly known as The Channel Islands Securites Exchange or CISE) has experienced an increased interest in listing specialist securities, particularly high yield bonds, since the introduction of a new European Union ...

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Islamic finance in Jersey
Briefings | 25 Apr 2017

The Islamic finance sector has grown in recent years from being a specialised niche to a multi-billion dollar global mainstream industry. It has proved dynamic and innovative and has provided an increasing range of sophisticated products. It now offers a re...

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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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Jersey limited liability partnerships
Briefings | 08 Apr 2014

Jersey LLPs are governed by the Limited Liability Partnerships (Jersey) Law 1997 (as amended, the "Law"). This briefing summarises the main requirements to form an LLP and highlights its principal features.

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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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Real estate holding structures in Jersey
Briefings | 07 Jun 2013

A wide range of Jersey entities may be used for real estate holding structures, with companies, limited partnerships and unit trusts being the most commonly favoured, often in combination. The choice of entity will depend principally on the proposed use of ...

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Changes to the rules on Jersey fund prospectuses
Briefings | 25 Oct 2012

Changes are being made to the regulation of prospectuses issued by Jersey "certified funds" - that is, collective investment funds established under the Collective Investment Funds (Jersey) Law 1988. (This includes Jersey expert funds, but not private schem...

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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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The Global Outlook for Jersey Private Equity Real Estate
Articles | 16 Mar 2016

Simon Hopwood and Martin Paul consider recent trends in the Private Equity Real Estate (PERE) sector. Published in Jersey First for Finance - March 2016.

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