Corporate & Commercial Overview

Partner Wendy Lambert, Advocate James O’Grady and English Solicitor Emma Baker have written a helpful client guide on BCR Law’s Corporate and Commercial practice area.

Responsibility for BCR Law’s non-contentious practice rests with partner Wendy Lambert.    Wendy has significant experience in corporate and commercial, commercial property and non-contentious employment matters.

Advocate James O’Grady joined BCR Law to lead and grow the corporate and commercial team offering.  In addition to Wendy and James, the team consists of another senior advocate with a commercial law focus, an English law qualified lawyer with wide corporate and commercial experience and a paralegal.

The firm acts for a number of local Jersey businesses and trust companies and for a diverse range of British and international clients.

Areas of Practice
The team advises upon all aspects of Jersey corporate and commercial law including:
• Banking, Finance and Secured Lending
• Company re-instatements
• Corporate Governance and Regulatory advice
• Corporate re-structurings
• Distributions and share buy backs
• Jersey data protection laws and compliance
• Mergers, Share Sales, Business Sales & Acquisitions
• Migrations into and out of Jersey
• Shareholder Agreements
• Solvent and insolvent wind-ups

Whether leading local clients through all aspects of a transaction, or assisting lead counsel from a different jurisdiction with the Jersey specific elements of a transaction, the BCR Law corporate and commercial team’s focus is to provide an appropriately tailored, personalised and efficient client service.

Holding Structures
BCR  Law is often asked to assist with the establishment of a Jersey company or other more complex Jersey holding structure, whether to enable the acquisition of UK real estate, property or otherwise.  We listen to and work with our clients (their administrator and other advisers) to establish the most appropriate holding structure for the client’s business needs, for example ensuring a Jersey entity has relevant constitutional, shareholder and joint venture agreements.

Mergers, Sales and Acquisitions
The team has significant transactional experience assisting with company mergers and with all elements of the buying and selling of companies or the business assets of such companies.

The scope of such advice and our assistance will often extend to the team dealing with any and all relevant banking / financing arrangements that may be required or have previously been put in place.

BCR Law’s corporate and commercial team prides itself on providing a swift, competitively priced, Jersey legal opinion service.

We are frequently requested to provide legal opinions on Jersey company/entities capacity and their execution of foreign law documents. Such requests may, for example, be in connection with an acquisition;  bank/ financing arrangement;  or as a result of a Jersey property holding entity granting a third party a lease of some UK commercial property.

Please click the link to download the client guide. Corporate & Commercial


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