Bedell Cristin strengthens Jersey corporate and commercial team08 Jun 2016
Bedell Cristin has further strengthened its corporate team in response to sustained client demand through the appointment of Guy Westmacott as Senior Associate in the Jersey office.
Guy joins the firm from Mubadala Development Company, an Abu Dhabi Government-owned investment and development company, where he worked between 2008 and 2016. During his time as Senior Legal Counsel with Mubadala, Guy was primarily involved in mergers and acquisitions and also gained extensive experience on corporate and project finance in addition to restructuring matters. Guy also worked on a number of deals in the renewable sector with Masdar, a subsidiary of Mubadala.
As a member of the Mubadala project team, Guy was involved in notable deals including the investment in EBX, a Brazilian group, and its subsequent restructuring, the joint venture investments in the Porto Sudeste iron ore port in Brazil and Matsa copper mine in Spain, Masdar's development of the Shams solar plant in the UAE and also its investment in the London Array wind farm in the UK.
Before his time in the Middle East, Guy was based in the City of London working with Vinson & Elkins on European mergers and acquisitions matters between 2007 and 2008. Prior to this, Guy was at Eversheds from 2002 to 2007, where he qualified as a solicitor (England and Wales) and gained valuable experience in the corporate department.
Tim Pearce, head of the corporate team in Jersey, commented:
"We are delighted to welcome Guy to the team. The breadth of experience and maturity he brings to the team borne from significant exposure both in the City of London and further afield in the Middle East will help consolidate our practice which continues to enjoy significant growth following our involvement on a number of major recent transactions, such as the USD9bn takeover of Polyus Gold. In particular, having worked both for leading international law firms and also in-house at one of the most significant state-owned investors in the Middle East, Guy has a very balanced understanding of the dynamics and pressures facing our clients and intermediary partners."
Bedell Cristin's banking, corporate and funds practices are consistently recognised as being among the strongest teams offshore by leading legal directories.