Christopher Jones

Partner Guernsey
Christopher Jones
Very effective and personable - technically very good and keen to deliver a quality service. Legal 500 UK, 2020

Overview

Christopher advises financial institutions, alternative lenders, investment funds and corporate clients on a broad range of multi-jurisdictional transactions. As a partner in the Guernsey Banking and Finance team, he has extensive experience in respect of a wide range of banking and finance matters, including real estate finance, fund finance, asset finance, event driven secured and unsecured financing, derivatives, corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, listings and regulation. As the lead non-contentious partner in the firm's multi-disciplinary Restructuring and Corporate Recovery Guernsey team, his practice covers all non-contentious aspects of restructuring and reorganisations, including loan workouts, schemes of arrangement and issues relating to security creation, maintenance and enforcement. He regularly advises on complex cross border reorganisations of regulated and non-regulated structures.
  • Background & experience

    Christopher advises financial institutions, alternative lenders, investment funds and corporate clients on a broad range of multi-jurisdictional transactions.  As a partner in the Guernsey Banking and Finance team, he has extensive experience in respect of a wide range of banking and finance matters, including real estate finance, fund finance, asset finance, event driven secured and unsecured financing, derivatives, corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, listings and regulation. As the lead non-contentious partner in the firm's multi-disciplinary Restructuring and Corporate Recovery Guernsey team, his practice covers all non-contentious aspects of restructuring and reorganisations, including loan workouts, schemes of arrangement and issues relating to security creation, maintenance and enforcement. He regularly advises on complex cross border reorganisations of regulated and non-regulated structures.

    He joined in January 2010 from international law firms Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Slaughter and May.

    Christopher is ranked as a leading individual by the Legal 500, and as highly regarded by IFLR1000.

    Recent transactions include advising a consortium consisting of Apax, Warburg Pincus, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, on the Guernsey financing aspects of the US$3.4 billion take private of Inmarsat. Christopher also regularly advises global investment banks in respect of industry standard documentation produced by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, the International Capital Market Association and the International Securities Lending Association.

    Christopher is an advocate of the Royal Court of Guernsey, a solicitor in England and Wales and a member of the Bar of New York.

    Admitted in:

    2015 - Guernsey
    1998 - England & Wales

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  • Recognition

    Very effective and personable - technically very good and keen to deliver a quality service. Legal 500 UK, 2020
    Leading individual Legal 500 UK, 2020
    Highly regarded IFLR 1000 2020
    Extremely responsive and proactive’ ‘gives practical advice and support throughout transactions Legal 500 UK 2019
    They did an absolutely brilliant job of being proactive and problem solving. Client feedback, 2019
    Highly regarded IFLR 1000 2018
    He was very responsive and he really knew the law and knew what he was talking about. I had a lot of faith in him. Client feedback
    He gives a very comprehensive scope of work, which is very helpful. Client feedback
    I found him to be an excellent lawyer. Client feedback