Bryon Rees

Partner Guernsey
Bryon Rees
Bryon stands out for his ability to identify the key elements of the most complex situations to present practical solutions. He is a reassuring presence on any transaction. Chambers UK, 2023
  • Background & experience

    Bryon advises on a broad range of private and listed asset management, corporate, regulatory and finance matters (including listing on The International Stock Exchange). 

    As part of his practice he is a member of Ogier's multi-disciplinary private equity team, including advising on fund formation and capital raising, downstream corporate advisory work and related finance matters.

    Bryon originally joined Ogier in 2005 and has previously worked at South African law firms, Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs and Deneys Reitz (now Norton Rose Fulbright). He is a Guernsey advocate, a South African attorney and an English solicitor. He holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of Natal, South Africa, a Master of Laws degree from University College London and a Certificat d’Etudes Juridiques Francaises et Normandes from Université de Caen Basse-Normandie.

    Admitted in:

    2015 – Guernsey
    2010 - England and Wales
    2002 - South Africa

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  • Recognition

    Bryon stands out for his ability to identify the key elements of the most complex situations to present practical solutions. He is a reassuring presence on any transaction. Chambers UK, 2023
    He's very plugged into the regulators in Guernsey and has the ability to move things along at a good speed Chambers UK, 2023
    Very responsive. Provides solutions with minimal fuss cutting to the chase on the important issues. Always provides value-add Legal 500 UK, 2023
    Excellent. Thoughtful and very service oriented Legal 500 UK, 2023
    Leading Individual Legal 500 UK, 2023
    An excellent lawyer who thinks carefully and has great client service. Legal 500 UK, 2022
    Has great personal skills and is always reactive to immediate requirements. Chambers UK, 2022
    Very client-oriented, commercial and responsive. Legal 500 UK, 2022
    Provides the expert support we require and importantly can move quickly to help us meet our timetables and objectives. Legal 500 UK, 2022
    He led the team well. I have recommended him to another client. Legal 500 UK, 2022
    Leading Individual Legal 500 UK, 2022
    Stands out for being responsive, practical and calm. Legal 500 UK, 2022
    Advice is clear and delivered on time when required. Legal 500 UK, 2022
    Provides good service to our clients and have good responsiveness and are proactive on documents compared to some other on island firms. Legal 500 UK, 2022
    A very thoughtful lawyer who gives an excellent service. He is resourceful, pragmatic, very strong technically and flexible. Chambers UK, Investment Funds, 2021
    Provides clear advice when required and has a good team supporting him. Legal 500 UK, 2021
    Always gives clear and very well thought out advice. Legal 500 UK, 2021
    Leading individual Legal 500 UK, 2021
    Stands out as his advice is always commercial and deals with the exact issue. Legal 500 UK, 2020
    A real understanding .. not stuck in the weeds of aspects which can sometimes get in the way. Client feedback, 2020
    Focused on facilitating the overall commercial transaction by being pragmatic and looking to get things done. Client feedback, 2020
    Solutions oriented and very easy to deal with. Client feedback, 2020
    Recognised Practitioner Chambers UK, 2020
    Leading individual Legal 500 UK, 2020
    Highly regarded IFLR 1000 2020
    All anyone could need in a lawyer – an excellent brain and a strong understanding of his client’s business Legal 500 UK 2019
    Went above and beyond to get the deal done. It was great to work with them. Client feedback, 2019
    They were very responsive and very available. Client feedback, 2019
    Highly regarded IFLR 1000 2019
    Extremely responsive and very commercial Legal 500 UK 2019
    Positive, practical and always available Legal 500 UK 2019
    Great to work with, friendly, responsive and gave helpful practical advice. IFLR 1000 2018
    Responsive and user-friendly. Legal 500 UK 2017
    Very service-oriented and thorough. Legal 500 UK 2017
    Bryon's work is first class. I would choose him over any other lawyer on the island. IFLR 1000 2017
    Bryon was very easy to work with and he and his team provided practical advice and were very responsive IFLR 1000 2017
    He is responsive, thorough, accurate and discrete; he has very good judgement. He is our go-to guy for Guernsey law issues. Client feedback, 2015
    He is very good and very personable…. a pleasure to work with. He is very quick and accurate and he gets to the point, which is a pretty rare skill. Client feedback, 2015
    Good technical knowledge. Very competent, responsive and assisted greatly on the transaction. Client feedback
    Technically excellent Legal 500 2014
    Great communication skills Legal 500 2014