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Corporate and Commercial

Overview
BCR Law acts for a number of a diverse range of British and international clients in all aspects of Jersey corporate law.

Wendy Lambert is the partner in charge of our firm’s non-contentious practices. Wendy has significant experience in corporate and commercial, commercial property and non-contentious employment matters.

Advocate James O’Grady joined BCR Law to grow the corporate and commercial team offering. In addition to Wendy and James, the team consists of English solicitors Emma Baker and Signe Sparne, as well as paralegal Ben Channing.

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

Areas of Practice
The team advises upon all aspects of Jersey corporate and commercial law including:

• Cashboxes
• Company re-instatements
• Corporate Governance and Regulatory advice
• Corporate re-structuring
• Distributions and share buy backs
• Mergers, Share Sales, Business Sales & Acquisitions
• Migrations into and out of Jersey
• Shareholder and Joint venture Agreements
• Solvent and insolvent wind-ups• Jersey data protection law compliance
• Drafting of terms and conditions of business

Holding Structures
We are frequently asked to assist with the establishment of a Jersey company or other more complex Jersey holding structures, 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 documents, 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.

Opinions
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.

Cashboxes
The team has extensive experience in advising London main market listed and AIM companies upon cashbox transactions in connection with such companies placings, placing and open offers, rights issues, their issue of convertible bonds and/or those occurring as a result of some transactional activity.

Company Migrations into and out of Jersey
BCR Laws corporate team is experienced in guiding clients through the legal and procedural steps needed to migrate an already existing company into Jersey or to re-domicile a Jersey company into a new jurisdiction.

To speak to a member of the team about our corporate and commercial offering and how we can assist, please call 01534 760860, or email Wendy Lambert or James O’Grady.

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