07 October 2021
The Legal 500 UK 2022 directory was published last week and we are thrilled to have maintained our top tier ranking in the Capital Markets practice area in Jersey. This is a reflection of the team's strong track record acting on structured finance, high yield and private equity transactions.
Led by Alasdair Hunter (Partner), the team has a strong mix of onshore and offshore capital markets experience, resulting in regular instructions from US firms and the Magic Circle.
In addition to the practice's tier 1 ranking, two senior members of the team continue to enjoy their inclusion in the individual rankings – Alasdair Hunter as a Leading Individual and Louise Ridgway (Senior Associate) as a Rising Star.
Praised for being "highly knowledgeable and experienced", Alasdair Hunter is recognised for his expertise and credibility which is "based on the combination of exceptional Jersey and London-based experience."
Having advised numerous REITs on TISE listings, Louise Ridgway was singled out by Legal 500 as being "a key associate in these transactions". One reviewer also praised Louise on her listings experience: "Louise Ridgway was knowledgeable on TISE practice as well as the legal requirements, providing helpful practical advice and guidance to assist in planning the reorganisation we were working on."
The team has strength in depth and a superior understanding of the Capital Markets space in Jersey, with one reviewer sharing their experience of the team as being unique in Jersey:
"They understand the requirements and pressures of big complex deals and work in the same way that we do. This is in my view unique in Jersey."
This is fantastic news for the team and we'd like to congratulate the following Bedell Cristin lawyers for another year of success in the Legal 500 rankings: Alasdair Hunter, Louise Ridgway, Martin Paul, Guy Westmacott, Laura Hendrick and Natasha Bairstow.