The corporate and commercial team advises on Jersey and Guernsey law in relation to high profile international and local corporate finance transactions. These include M&As in the trust company, fund management and banking sectors of the finance industry, and acquisitions and disposals, mergers and joint ventures involving local trading companies or Channel Islands-based holding companies of international groups. Since the mid-90s we have advised on many Jersey and Guernsey company listings on both AIM and the London Stock Exchange.
We have recently advised a number of local trust companies on complex internal shareholder restructurings to address succession planning, leavers and shareholder disputes.
The team is acknowledged by the current Legal 500 directory as providing "excellent service and delivering on time" and is ranked in the top tier by the Chambers 2013 legal directory and is cited as being "very commercially focused, accessible and user-friendly" and also "recognised for its expertise in high-value transactions" . Chambers Research 2013 say "They are very strong. They have technical expertise and are easy to work with: friendly, pleasant, easy to strike a rapport with. They're very responsive and the advice is consise and clear." In 2011 we received the Corporate INTL Magazine Legal Award for Corporate and Finance Law Firm of the Year in Guernsey.
In order to cater for our clients’ wider needs, our experienced partner-led team works alongside colleagues in the firm specialising in employment law, property law, pensions, taxation and trusts when required.
Bedell enjoys very strong links with the leading UK and US law firms, giving us the opportunity to offer our expertise on major cross-border transactions that have a Channel Islands element.
With an office in Mauritius since 2010 and a dedicated BVI specialist team, we now also advise in the corporate and commercial areas of both Mauritian and BVI law.