We advise on all aspects of corporate structuring and transactional work, including due diligence, acquisitions and disposals, mergers, shareholder agreements and joint venture arrangements, as well as insolvency, security enforcement and restructuring including court approved schemes of arrangement.

We provide constitutional documents, corporate authorisations and regulatory advice in connection with the establishment of Jersey structures. We also provide legal opinions and corporate advice, including advice where companies are entering into transactions, borrowing, granting security over their assets, making distributions, migrating, merging or winding up.  

Our corporate clients range from directors and regulated trust companies to listed companies and funds. We regularly work with leading onshore legal and tax advisors who require Jersey corporate law advice and have established a reputation for advising on complex high profile mandates.

Recent corporate and commercial deals include advising:

  • Katara Hospitality, in connection with its acquisition of Grosvenor House Hotel, in conjunction with Linklaters.
  • Greybull Capital, in connection with its acquisition of Tata Steel’s European Long Products steel business, to be renamed British Steel, in conjunction with Forsters
  • AustralianSuper, a superannuation pension fund with more than AU$85 billion under management, on its acquisition of a majority interest in the landmark development project at King’s Cross in conjunction with Linklaters
  • India’s largest real estate developer in conjunction with Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner on its acquisition of a landmark London building using a number of Jersey companies including advice on the related equity, loan, external finance and security documentation.

Key contact

Nick Ward

Nick Ward

Partner

+44 1534 883855

nicholas.ward@wardyates.com
Ward Yates provides technical expertise which more than matches larger firms, coupled with the level of personal service that being a boutique firm allows for.

Corporate and commercial - legal 500 leading firm 2020

Ward Yates really understand the London market and the pressures of London deals. They are proactive, responsive and highly efficient. An excellent level of service.

Deepa Deb, Partner, Commercial Real Estate Dentons

Other Services:

Banking & Finance

We advise on all aspects of finance and security packages involving Jersey entities and assets.

Corporate & Commercial

We advise on all aspects of corporate structuring and transactional work, including due diligence, acquisitions and disposals, mergers, shareholder agreements and joint venture arrangements, as well as insolvency, security enforcement and restructuring including court approved schemes of arrangement.

Dispute Resolution

We advise beneficiaries and trustees on all aspects of contentious trusts law including breach of trust claims, requests for information, applications to set aside for mistake and enforcement of foreign judgments.

Private Client & Trusts

We advise on all Jersey aspects of international private client and non-contentious trust matters including commercial trusts.