• "What has always stood out is their depth and breadth of knowledge. Their knowledge of the ins and outs of this area, they just have encyclopaedic knowledge of transactional work."
    Chambers 2017
  • "Very strong – a go-to firm for structured deals."
    Legal 500 2017
  • "Their performance has been outstanding. Every lawyer I have worked with has been responsive, skilled and exceptionally knowledgeable."
    Chambers 2016

Banking & Finance

We provide Jersey, Guernsey and BVI legal advice to leading global banks and financial institutions, as well as borrowers such as special purpose vehicles, trustees and limited partnerships.

Banking
Our industry recognised banking practice provides Jersey, Guernsey and BVI legal advice to global banks and financial institutions. Ranked in the top tier by both Legal 500 and Chambers, we act for borrowers, lenders and other financial providers, including special purpose vehicles, unit trusts and limited partnerships.

Our capabilities cover the full spectrum of banking matters, from lending to individuals through to highly complex structured finance transactions secured on real estate or other assets.

We are appointed to the panels of the major lenders and are frequently involved in many high profile financing transactions including acquisition finance, real estate finance, Islamic finance, project finance and sophisticated derivative financing transactions.

We also provide advice on restructuring of loan facilities which are in default, and the enforcement of security, as well as advising on standard form precedents and regulatory issues.

The team has earned a reputation for technical expertise, commercial awareness and an understanding of the need of clients for a solution driven service.

Capital Markets and Structured Finance
Our industry recognised capital markets and structured finance team is highly experienced in securitisation and other structured finance work. We have advised on some of the most innovative and complex transactions executed in the market.

Our team of specialist lawyers provides the highest quality of service to blue chip clients and an extensive network of international law firms and other intermediaries worldwide.

We advise on the legal, tax and regulatory treatment of deals structured through the Channel Islands (both Jersey and Guernsey).

 

 

  • Very strong – a go-to firm for structured deals.
    Legal 500 2017
  • Consistently reliable, commercial and responsive.
    Legal 500 2016
  • Their performance has been outstanding. Every lawyer I have worked with has been responsive, skilled and exceptionally knowledgeable.
    Chambers 2016
News/Experience
Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Offshore Firm of the Year in the Legal 500 UK Awards 2018
27 Nov 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

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Bedell Cristin advises WisdomTree on its agreement to acquire ETF Securities' $18bn European business

Teams from Bedell Cristin's London and Jersey offices have advised WisdomTree Investments, Inc. in connection with its definitive agreement to acquire ETF Securities’ European exchange-traded commodity, currency and short-and-leveraged business, which inclu...

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Bedell Cristin advises Leonard Green & Partners on acquisition of CPA Global

Bedell Cristin has advised Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. ("LGP"), a leading US private equity investment firm, on its acquisition of intellectual property management and technology group, CPA Global.

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Bedell Cristin advises on the financing of the acquisition of one of Guernsey's premier commercial properties

Leading offshore law firm Bedell Cristin has advised The Royal Bank of Scotland International Limited in connection with loan facilities made available to the Channel Islands Property Fund Limited.

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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 advises on another global ILS first

The Guernsey office of Bedell Cristin has advised Artex Risk Services (Guernsey) Limited in connection with its role as settlement and collateral trustee to what is believed to be the first ever issue of ILS notes on a private blockchain. The ‘ILSBlockchai...

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Bedell Cristin shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year - Jersey and Guernsey
16 Aug 2017 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell Cristin Jersey and Guernsey have been shortlisted for 'Law Firm of the Year' in the Citywealth IFC Awards 2018.

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Here to Guide you through GDPR

There has been a great deal of activity across the Channel Islands because of the pending introduction of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Bedell Cristin finalist in two STEP categories
13 Jun 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin is a finalist in two categories of the prestigious STEP Private Client Awards 2017/18.

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Bedell Cristin team in London 10k charity run

A team from Bedell Cristin joined hundreds of runners on Clapham Common in London on Friday (9 June) to raise funds for LandAid, the property industry charity aiming to end youth homelessness.

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Bedell Cristin advises Regional REIT on acquisition of Conygar portfolio

Bedell Cristin has advised Regional REIT Limited ("Regional Reit"), the UK regional office and industrial property focused REIT managed by London and Scottish Investments and Toscafund Asset Management, on the acquisition of c £129m of UK regional office, i...

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Bedell Cristin advises on sale of Virttu Biologics Limited

Bedell Cristin has advised the Jersey-based majority shareholder of Virttu Biologics Limited (Virttu) on the sale of Virttu to TNK Therapeutics, Inc., a subsidiary of Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc (Sorrento).

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Lawyer magazine award
11 May 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted for ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ in the prestigious annual awards organised by The Lawyer.

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EU Market Abuse Regulation increases the attraction of the Channel Islands Securities Exchange for listing high yield bonds
Banking & Finance Funds & Investment Structures 11 May 2017 Jersey Guernsey London

The Channel Islands Securities Exchange has experienced an increased interest in listing specialist securities, particularly high yield bonds, since the introduction of a new European Union market abuse regime on 3 July 2016, effected as a result of the new...

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Bedell Cristin recruits new associates to strengthen Guernsey teams
Litigation Banking & Finance 10 Apr 2017 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin Guernsey has appointed a number of experienced lawyers to strengthen its teams and to support the continued growth of the firm.

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Bedell Cristin's outstanding service secures European Award
10 Apr 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin has been awarded the Offshore Client Service Award at the prestigious Chambers Europe Awards.

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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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Bedell Cristin advises on the sale of CityPoint Tower

We have advised on the sale of CityPoint Tower, a prime City of London office building to a real estate fund sponsored by Brookfield Asset Management for over £530m.

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Bedell Cristin has advised HSBC in connection with the £100 million financing of the purchase of 20 Moorgate, in the City of London by Asian Growth Properties
Banking & Finance 15 Nov 2016 Guernsey

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Bedell Cristin advises Morgan Stanley on Quotient Secured Debt Financing

Bedell Cristin Jersey Partnership is pleased to announce that it has advised Morgan Stanley as sole placement agent in connection with the successful issue by Quotient Limited ("Quotient") of $120 million fixed rate senior secured loan notes due 2023 (the "...

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Bedell Cristin advises The Royal Bank of Scotland International Limited on its financing of Fort Anne, Isle of Man and Liberation House and Windward House, Jersey
Corporate & Commercial Banking & Finance 19 Oct 2016 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell Cristin has again acted as Guernsey and Jersey legal advisers to The Royal Bank of Scotland International Limited in connection with the loan facilities made available to Channel Islands Property Fund Limited.

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Significant milestone for Bedell Cristin
20 Sep 2016 Jersey BVI Guernsey London Singapore

The management buyout of Bedell Trust has completed following regulatory approvals. As a result, Bedell Cristin is now a wholly separate business to Bedell Trust.

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Bedell Cristin appoints new Managing Partner in Guernsey
22 Aug 2016 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin has appointed Advocate Kate Ovenden as the new Managing Partner of its award winning Guernsey office.

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Bedell Cristin has advised Lloyds Bank plc and Commerzbank AG in connection with the financing of the acquisition of International Energy Group Limited by Ancala Partners LLP
Banking & Finance 08 Aug 2016 Jersey Guernsey

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New partner appointment in the Bedell Cristin Singapore office

Bedell Cristin has appointed Kristian Wilson as partner in the firm's Singapore office.

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Bedell Cristin strengthens Jersey corporate and commercial team

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.

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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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Bedell Cristin has advised The Royal Bank of Scotland plc in connection with the extension of the current £155 million debt facility provided to Standard Life Investments Property Income Trust Limited
Banking & Finance 18 Apr 2016 Guernsey

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Bedell Cristin advises in connection with the £140 million financing of the acquisition of a portfolio of office and commercial properties
Banking & Finance 18 Mar 2016 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell Cristin advises in connection with the £140 million financing of the acquisition of a portfolio of office and commercial properties throughout England, Scotland and Guernsey

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Bedell Cristin advises Barclays Bank PLC on £1 billion Securitisation Programme
Banking & Finance 08 Mar 2016 Jersey

Bedell Cristin advised as Jersey transaction counsel on two further series of a securitisation programme arranged by Barclays Bank PLC in respect of present and future credit and charge card receivables originated by Barclaycard, a business division of Barc...

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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 makes senior hire in Guernsey

Bedell Cristin has strengthened its highly rated corporate and banking team through a senior appointment in Guernsey.

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Bedell Cristin advises Sacturino on $9 billion bid for Polyus Gold
Banking & Finance 16 Nov 2015 Jersey

Leading offshore law firm Bedell Cristin is advising Sacturino Limited ("Sacturino") on the Jersey law aspects of its $9 billion cash takeover offer for the shares in Polyus Gold International Limited ("Polyus Gold").

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Bedell Cristin advises in connection with the £59 million financing of the acquisition of a Jersey property unit trust
Banking & Finance 23 Oct 2015 Jersey

Bedell Cristin advises in connection with the £59 million financing of the acquisition of a Jersey property unit trust owning one of Scotland's largest shopping centres

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Bedell Cristin advises in connection with the £114 million financing of the acquisition of a Jersey property unit trust
Banking & Finance 21 Aug 2015 Jersey

Bedell Cristin advises in connection with the £114 million financing of the acquisition of a Jersey property unit trust owning one of England's largest shopping centres

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ESMA recommends Jersey and Guernsey for AIFMD passport

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued its advice to the European Commission, Parliament and Council in relation to the application of the AIFMD passport to non-EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMs) and non-EU Alternative ...

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English and Scottish Limited Partnerships may elect to become Jersey AIFs

The Alternative Investment Funds (Amendment of Regulations No.2) (Jersey) Order 2015 came into force this week, as a result of which English and Scottish limited partnerships may, subject to certain conditions, now elect to be regulated in Jersey as Jersey ...

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Amendments to Guernsey's company legislation

On 29 July 2015 a number of significant changes to Guernsey's company legislation, the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 (as amended), are expected to be approved by the States of Guernsey.

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Recognition for Bedell Cristin Partners in European legal awards

Two Bedell Cristin partners were recognised as leaders in their field across Europe in the Europe Women in Business Law Awards organised by Euromoney Legal Media Group.

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Bedell Cristin named finalist in STEP Private Client Awards
28 Jun 2015 Jersey

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted in the prestigious STEP (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners) Private Client Awards for 2015.

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New fast-track incubator and approved funds now available in the BVI

Following the introduction of the Approved Managers regime in 2012, two new complimentary fund products have been added in the British Virgin Islands under the Securities and Investment Business (Incubator and Approved Funds) Regulations, 2015; the incubato...

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Bedell Cristin provides Jersey law advice on 'biggest ever single investment in litigation funding globally'

On 1 May 2015, leading litigation funders Therium Capital Management Limited ("Therium") announced a market-transforming £200 million private fundraising to invest in the costs of large-scale commercial litigation, group litigation and arbitration globally.

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Bedell Cristin is finalist in leading SE Asia Awards
06 May 2015 Singapore

Bedell has been shortlisted in the ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ category in the prestigious Asian Legal Business SE Asia Awards 2015 for the third consecutive year.

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Bedell Cristin shortlisted for a further award
12 Mar 2015 Jersey

Bedell Crsitin has been shortlisted for a further industry awards adding to the accolades achieved to date this year.

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Globalaw and Bedell Cristin BVI

The BVI is the world's leading offshore corporate domicile with close to half a million active companies, a user friendly companies law and a modern Commercial Court.

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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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Bedell Cristin Guernsey wins top captive award for third year
28 Jan 2015 Guernsey

Bedell Cristin Guernsey has been named Offshore Law Firm of the Year in the UK Captive Services Awards 2015.

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Bedell Cristin provides pan Channel Island advice on Covéa's acquisition of Sterling Insurance Group

Bedell Cristin's Guernsey and Jersey offices have acted alongside each other as counsel to the French mutual Covéa in connection with its purchase of UK regulated life insurer Sterling Insurance Group.

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New Year begins with series of awards for Bedell Cristin
27 Jan 2015 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell has been recognised in a number of industry awards.

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Bedell Cristin expands banking and corporate teams to meet growth

Bedell Cristin has further strengthened its banking and corporate teams in Jersey through the appointment of two experienced local lawyers.

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Bedell Cristin joins the World Services Group
05 Sep 2014 Guernsey Jersey Singapore BVI London

We are pleased to announce our membership of the World Services Group (WSG) representing both Jersey and Guernsey in the Channel Islands. We are looking forward to working with other member firms and developing our membership.

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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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Head of funds group to sit on funds forum panel

Jersey Funds Forum 2014 - The Global Perspective

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Commission licences Jersey and non-Jersey LLPs for funds business

In a welcome development, the Jersey Financial Services Commission has confirmed that it will licence both Jersey-law and foreign-law LLPs for fund services business under the Financial Services (Jersey) Law 1998, pursuant to new policy papers published by ...

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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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Chambers name Bedell Cristin ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’
30 Apr 2014 Jersey

Bedell Cristin has been named ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ at the Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2014.

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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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Jersey LLPs on the Map

Jersey is one of the few offshore jurisdictions with limited liability partnership legislation, namely the Limited Liability Partnerships (Jersey) Law 1997, as amended (the “Jersey LLP Law”).

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Repricing and Extension of US/European Term Loan B Financing for INEOS Group
Banking & Finance 01 May 2013 Jersey

Bedell Cristin acted as Jersey counsel to Barclays Bank PLC and Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith Incorporated as joint global coordinators, mandated lead arrangers and bookrunners in connection with the repricing and increase of the existing cross-border...

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Bedell Cristin advises RBS on £130 million loan facilities

Bedell Cristin acted, with DLA Piper UK LLP's Birmingham office, for The Royal Bank of Scotland plc in connection with facilities of £130 million made available to an acquisition vehicle established by Extra MSA Group to acquire M40 Oxford and M3 Fleet and ...

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Straits Investment Holdings Limited

Bedell Cristin Jersey Partnership working with Herbert Smith Freehills LLP provided Jersey law advice to Gazprombank in connection with syndicated acquisition facilities of US$700 million.

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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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Bedell Cristin breaks new ground on a novel cross-border Jersey scheme of arrangement
Litigation Banking & Finance 08 Jan 2013 Jersey

A team from Bedell Cristin acted for Longreach Oil & Gas Limited (a Jersey company) ("Longreach") on its successful acquisition of APIC Petroleum Corporation (a Canadian company) ("APIC").

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Ineos Group

Bedell Cristin London acted as Jersey legal advisers to Banc of America Securities and Merrill Lynch International as arrangers in connection with the financing of the acquisition by Kerling plc, a subsidiary of INEOS, of the Tessenderlo Group.

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DZ BANK - Coral Programme - Factoring Company Trade Receivables Transaction

Bedell Cristin London acted as Jersey legal advisers to DZ BANK in connection with a new trade receivables transaction under the bank's €10 billion Coral Programme.

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DZ BANK - Coral Programme - Auto Loan Transaction

Bedell Cristin London acted as Jersey legal advisers to DZ BANK in connection with a new auto loan transaction under the bank's €10 billion Coral Programme.

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White Tower securitisation

We have acted for the Special Servicer of a £1.45 billion commercial real estate loan made to the Protractor Group.

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Bedell Cristin Guernsey advises on aspects of £120m Moonpig.com acquisition

Bedell Cristin Guernsey Partnership has advised Barclays Bank, Barclays Corporate, The Royal Bank of Scotland plc and National Westminster Bank plc on Guernsey law security relating to Photobox’s £120m purchase of online cards retailer Moonpig.com.

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Evergreen Extra MSA Holdings Limited

Bedell Cristin acted for The Royal Bank of Scotland plc and Barclays Bank plc as joint lead arrangers in connection with syndicated acquisition facilities of £180 million made available to Evergreen Extra MSA Holdings Limited.

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O3b Networks Limited

Bedell Cristin, working with Allen & Overy's London, Luxembourg and New York offices, provided Jersey law advice to lenders in connection with a US$1.2 billion satellite project financing secured by O3b Networks Limited.

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Bedell Cristin advises on the £1.15 billion White Tower 2006-3 plc CMBS transaction
Banking & Finance Jersey Guernsey

Alasdair Hunter led the Bedell Cristin team in Jersey and Guernsey advising CB Richard Ellis Loan Servicing Limited as special servicer of the £1.15 billion White Tower 2006-3 plc CMBS transaction.

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Insights
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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Special purpose vehicles and securitisation in Jersey
Briefings | 07 Dec 2015

This briefing relates to the use of Jersey companies as special purpose vehicles ("SPVs") specifically established for the purposes of securitisations and other structured financing transactions.

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Guernsey security
Briefings | 23 Jun 2014

This briefing is intended to summarise the issues usually encountered when taking security in finance transactions involving Guernsey situs intangible assets.

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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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Statutory recognition of netting, contractual subordination and non-petition provisions
Briefings | 26 Jan 2012

With the continuing development of sophisticated cross-border financial transactions, certain contractual practices have evolved and, with the passage of time, become recognised as standard in the relevant marketplace. Financial centres such as Jersey monit...

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Jersey's new corporate tax regime: zero/ten
Briefings | 28 Jan 2009

Significant changes have been made to the system of corporate taxation in Jersey. These changes include the introduction of a standard rate of corporate income tax of 0% and the phasing out of exempt company status. The new regime is simply referred to in J...

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An introduction to blockchains
Articles | 06 Sep 2017

Marc Piano, associate, explains the basic concept behind blockchains. Published in Contact Magazine - September/October 2017 issue.

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Jersey's new security regime
Articles | 04 Jun 2014

Mark Dunlop looks at Jersey's new security regime. Published in Jersey - First for Finance May 2014.

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