Tom Davies

Partner °

Tom is a partner in the financial services law group based in our London office. He joined Bedell Cristin in 2013 from another leading offshore law firm and became a partner in September 2017.

Tom is recognised in the primary legal directories for his client care and transactional skills and has significant experience with private funds and joint ventures.  He has substantial experience in a wide variety of transactions including:

  • the establishment of Jersey structures for holding and acquiring real estate;
  • borrower side advice for property (and other asset) financings;
  • the sale and purchase of Jersey asset holding structures; and
  • corporate transactional and advisory work.

Tom works closely with the City’s prominent law firms and with many of the offshore corporate administration firms. He regularly presents training seminars to onshore law and accounting firms on Jersey real estate structures and is the current chairman of the IPF Next Generation Committee. He is also the firm's primary liaison with the Association of Real Estate Funds.

Professional
  • Attorney* - New York

*non-practising
° not admitted in Jersey

  • Highly recommended.
    Legal 500 2018
  • An excellent hands-on practitioner.
    Legal 500 2018
  • Smart and well-organised.
    Legal 500 2016
News/Experience
Bedell Cristin sponsoring Jersey Finance Funds Conference
Funds & Investment Structures 05 Sep 2019 Jersey London

Martin Paul, Tom Davies and Richard Le Liard will be attending the Jersey Funds Conference at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, Lancaster Gate, London on Tuesday 10 September 2019.

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Bedell Cristin to attend MIPIM 2019
Funds & Investment Structures 18 Feb 2019 Jersey London

We will once again be attending MIPIM, the world's premier real estate event at the Palais des Festivals, Cannes from 12-15 March 2019.

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Bedell Cristin Partners to attend EXPO Real from 8-10 October 2018
Commercial Property 06 Sep 2018 Jersey London

We are once again attending EXPO Real, the International Trade Fair for Commercial Property and Investment taking place in Munich from 8-10 October 2018.

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Bedell Cristin advises MayAir Group plc on all Jersey law matters
Corporate & Commercial Litigation 20 Apr 2018 Jersey London

Bedell Cristin has advised MayAir Group plc on all Jersey law matters (corporate and litigation) in relation to the £50,000,000 acquisition of MayAir Group plc by Poly Glorious Investment Company Limited.

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Bedell Cristin showcases its expertise in Islamic finance and Jersey real estate structures
Banking & Finance 26 Feb 2018 London

Bedell Cristin’s London based team has advised Rasmala Investment Bank Ltd on all Jersey law matters in relation to the acquisition of $40m of logistics centres (let to a subsidiary of sports goods retailer Decathlon) located in Dortmund, Germany.

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Bedell Cristin advises UAE investment firm on high value acquisition in Germany
Banking & Finance 22 Feb 2018 London

Bedell Cristin’s London based team has advised Gulf Islamic Investments (GII), a UAE based Islamic financial services company, and Rasmala Investment Bank Ltd (Rasmala) on a joint venture acquisition of a property in Dortmund, Germany.

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Bedell Cristin to attend MIPIM 2018
Funds & Investment Structures 13 Feb 2018 Jersey London Guernsey

We are once again attending MIPIM, the world's premier real estate event in Cannes, from 13-16 March 2018.

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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 appoints new Partner in London and makes nine other promotions across the Group
04 Sep 2017 Jersey London Guernsey

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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 advised the joint venture vehicle established by Cain Hoy Enterprises, LLC, Galliard Homes and MG Properties.
Funds & Investment Structures 10 Jul 2015 London

Bruce Scott and Tom Davies of Bedell Cristin's London office advised a joint venture vehicle established by Cain Hoy Enterprises, LLC, Galliard Homes and MG Properties

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Bedell Cristin acts for the Unite UK Student Accommodation Fund (USAF)

Bedell Cristin acted for the Unite UK Student Accommodation Fund (USAF) in relation to its acquisition of a 2,904 bed student accommodation portfolio for £137 million.

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Bedell Cristin acts as Jersey counsel to Max Property Group Plc

Bedell Cristin acted as Jersey counsel to Max Property Group Plc (Max) in connection with the disposal of Max's entire property business to a company controlled by Blackstone Real Estate Partners IV (Blackstone) in a deal valuing the Max group at £448m.

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Bedell Cristin advises UNITE Group Plc and Oasis Capital Bank's joint venture entity
Corporate & Commercial 11 Apr 2014 London

Bruce Scott and Tom Davies of Bedell Cristin's London office advised UNITE Group Plc's and Oasis Capital Bank's joint venture entity (the "JV") in respect of the sale of three student accomodation sites for £174,000,000 to Greystar. Nabarro LLP advised the ...

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Bedell Cristin advises Wells Fargo
Banking & Finance 11 Apr 2014 London

Bruce Scott and Tom Davies of Bedell Cristin's London office advised Wells Fargo as to matters of Jersey law in respect of its £150,000,000 debt facility provided to Legal & General Property for its second UK Property Income Fund and then in respect of the ...

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Bedell Cristin strengthens London based Jersey legal team with senior hire
24 Sep 2013 London

Bedell Cristin has bolstered the corporate and finance offering of its London- based Jersey legal team with the appointment of Tom Davies as a Senior Associate.

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Insights
Islamic finance and real estate investment
Briefings | 19 Jul 2019

This briefing looks at what Jersey has to offer to real estate investors wishing to structure their real estate investments in accordance with the principals of Sharia (Islamic law), a code of conduct that guides all aspects of Muslim life.

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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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Economic substance laws – multi-jurisdiction comparison
Briefings | 13 Jun 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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Jersey property unit trusts
Briefings | 13 Mar 2019

Jersey property unit trusts (or "JPUTs") are a well-established and popular choice as an offshore investment holding vehicle for real estate. Changes to the taxation of gains on UK property held by non-resident investors have generated renewed interest in ...

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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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Capital gains tax on UK property for non-resident investors: implications for offshore real estate structures
Briefings | 15 Jan 2019

From April 2019 gains made by non-residents on all types of UK property will become, for the first time, subject to UK tax. This briefing provides an overview of the new rules, and explores the relevance for offshore-based structures holding UK real estate.

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Jersey: a platform for international real estate investment
Briefings | 11 Dec 2018

Jersey acts as a global hub for structuring real estate investment. This briefing looks at what Jersey has to offer to real estate investors.

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