"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 and Partners
"Very strong – a go-to firm for structured deals"Legal 500
"Their performance has been outstanding. Every lawyer I have worked with has been responsive, skilled and exceptionally knowledgeable"Chambers and Partners
Banking & Finance
We provide BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey legal advice to leading global banks and financial institutions, as well as borrowers such as special purpose vehicles, trustees and limited partnerships.
Our industry recognised banking practice provides BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey 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).
The really strong banking and finance offering at Bedell Cristin combines technical quality, turnaround and speed of delivery, and flexibility in the delivery of its servicesLegal 500
Very strong – a go-to firm for structured dealsLegal 500
Proactive, efficient and commercially mindedLegal 500
Both the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands (BVI) have announced revised deadlines for tax reporting as a result of the global outbreak of the Covid-19 virus.
As part of Guernsey's Revision of Laws Project, the States of Deliberation have published draft legislation which will amend Guernsey's existing regulatory laws across the banking, fiduciary, insurance and investment sectors.
The Cabinet of the Cayman Islands, exercising its powers under the International Tax Co-operation (Economic Substance) Law, 2020 (the "Law") has released the International Tax Co-operation (Economic Substance) Regulations 2020 (the "Regs").
As part of its measures to support the local and international financial services industry during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Cayman Islands (“Cayman”) Government has deferred the deadline for payment of annual return fees for all corporate entities and exem...
A book on the Security Interests (Jersey) Law 2012 (the "Security Law") is due to be published in January 2020. The author of the book is Mark Dunlop.
Dylan Latimer has joined Bedell Cristin as partner in its Guernsey office, further expanding the firm’s presence and expertise on the island.
Bedell Cristin has advised Inflexion Private Equity on the acquisition of Estera, a leading global provider of funds, corporate and trust services, from Bridgepoint. Completion of the transaction is subject to regulatory approval.
Two new pieces of Cayman Islands ("Cayman") legislation have introduced important new obligations for trustees of Cayman trusts and Cayman trust companies. There are new obligations on trustees to keep records on those connected with the trust (including se...
The new Cayman Islands ('Cayman') Securities Investment Business (Amendment) Law, 2019 (‘Law’) ('SIBL') has passed, amending the ('SIBL') Securities Investment Business Law (2019 Revision).
The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority ('CIMA') has issued Notices under Regulation 53A of the Anti-Money Laundering (Amendment) Regulations, 2019 ('Regulations') that all persons currently registered as 'Excluded Persons' under the Cayman Islands ('Cayman'...
Leading offshore law firm Bedell Cristin has advised RBS International in connection with finance made available to the Channel Islands Property Fund Limited.
Bedell Cristin has strengthened its corporate and finance teams in Jersey with three new appointments.
We have advised The Royal Bank of Scotland International Limited in relation to real estate finance facilities made available to Ravenscroft Private Investment Fund Limited.
For the first time, a financial institution in Jersey has been sentenced in the Royal Court for the offence of intermeddling under the Probate (Jersey) Law 1998 ("the Probate Law"). This article explains the lessons to be learnt.
Bedell Cristin has appointed Craig Paynter as a senior associate in the firm's Singapore office. Craig is an experienced private client and corporate lawyer and joins Bedell Cristin from Gowling WLG where he was the principal associate in the Singapore pri...
Bedell Cristin has enhanced its management structure and appointed two Senior Associates, Guy Westmacott in Jersey and Lee Osborne in Guernsey, to a newly created role of Managing Associate.
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.
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.
Bedell Cristin has advised Ocorian, a leading global financial services provider, on its definitive agreement to purchase Capco Trust Jersey Limited ("Capco"), an independent Jersey-based private client and corporate services business.
Bedell Cristin Guernsey Partnership, working with English counsel Pinsent Masons LLP, has advised AM alpha Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH in connection with the £87 million purchase of the Rylands Building, the 470,000 sq ft Grade II listed Debenhams de...
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...
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.
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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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...
Bedell Cristin Jersey and Guernsey have been shortlisted for 'Law Firm of the Year' in the Citywealth IFC Awards 2018.
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).
Bedell Cristin is a finalist in two categories of the prestigious STEP Private Client Awards 2017/18.
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.
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...
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).
Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted for ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ in the prestigious annual awards organised by The Lawyer.
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...
Bedell Cristin Guernsey has appointed a number of experienced lawyers to strengthen its teams and to support the continued growth of the firm.
Bedell Cristin has been awarded the Offshore Client Service Award at the prestigious Chambers Europe Awards.
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...
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.
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.
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 "...
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.
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.
Bedell Cristin has appointed Advocate Kate Ovenden as the new Managing Partner of its award winning Guernsey office.
Bedell Cristin has appointed Kristian Wilson as partner in the firm's Singapore office.
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.
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
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...
We are once again attending MIPIM - the world's premier real estate event in Cannes, from 14-17 March 2016.
Bedell Cristin has strengthened its highly rated corporate and banking team through a senior appointment in Guernsey.
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").
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
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
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted in the prestigious STEP (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners) Private Client Awards for 2015.
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...
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.
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.
Bedell Crsitin has been shortlisted for a further industry awards adding to the accolades achieved to date this year.
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.
We are once again attending MIPIM - the world's premier real estate event - in Cannes from 9-13 March 2015.
Bedell Cristin Guernsey has been named Offshore Law Firm of the Year in the UK Captive Services Awards 2015.
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.
Bedell has been recognised in a number of industry awards.
Bedell Cristin has further strengthened its banking and corporate teams in Jersey through the appointment of two experienced local lawyers.
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.
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.
Jersey Funds Forum 2014 - The Global Perspective
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 ...
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.
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.
Bedell Cristin has been named ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ at the Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2014.
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 ...
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”).
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...
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 ...
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.
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").
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").
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.
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.
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.
We have acted for the Special Servicer of a £1.45 billion commercial real estate loan made to the Protractor Group.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As the world continues to lock down in an attempt to stem the coronavirus, there are implications on how firms conduct their business in the era of social distancing.
This briefing aims to give a brief overview of what the substance rules entail for those companies tax resident in Guernsey and Jersey.
The use of electronic signatures is increasingly popular and it is not hard to see why. They provide flexibility and efficiency, without the need for contracting parties to convene at the same location to sign a single document. This briefing covers whethe...
With the advent of the pandemic we have seen greatly increased interest in signing documents in electronic form. Helpfully, the Cayman Islands Electronic Transactions Law (2003 Revision) (the "ETL") provides that an electronic signature is treated with the ...
This Briefing explores current practice in relation to the recognition of foreign law governed security interests in the event of a désastre or a creditors' winding-up of a Jersey company.
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.
Jersey law security over Jersey intangible movable property such as shares, units and bank accounts is taken by way of a security interest under the Security Interests (Jersey) Law 2012. This briefing summarises the process for enforcing security interests ...
The Cayman Islands Data Protection Law is in force as of 30 September 2019. This article provides a summary of the main provisions of the Data Protection Law and highlights some important obligations and compliance steps.
New Cayman Islands (‘Cayman’) Anti-Money Laundering (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (‘Regulations’) were introduced in June 2019, and amend the Anti-Money Laundering Regulations (2018 Revision) (‘2018 Regulations’). The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority ('CIM...
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 ...
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...
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.
This briefing is intended to summarise the issues usually encountered when taking security in finance transactions involving Guernsey situs intangible assets.
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...
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...
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...
The UK Government announced stringent measures yesterday to reinforce the effectiveness of social distancing for a three week period, albeit that they may be extended for a longer period.
Marc Piano, associate, explains the basic concept behind blockchains. Published in Contact Magazine - September/October 2017 issue.