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Christopher Jones



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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 Insolvency 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. Christopher also leads the Guernsey Aviation and Marine sector and advises a wide range of clients on all Guernsey aspects relating to aviation and maritime assets, including registrations on the Guernsey aircraft registry, 2-REG.

Background and experience

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

He 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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"Chris Jones is a safe pair of hands and delivers on time, on budget and with efficiency and professionalism. My “go to” firm for Guernsey advice on Real Estate Finance transactions"

Legal 500 UK, 2023

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"A safe pair of hands"

Legal 500 UK, 2023

"Leading Individual"

Legal 500 UK, 2023 and 2024

"Highly regarded"

IFLR1000, 2023

"Great to work with, providing some great solutions for an efficient price and turned around quickly"

Legal 500 UK, 2022

"Very good for pure banking and super for finance"

Chambers UK, 2022

"Leading Individual"

Legal 500 UK, 2022

"Leading Individual"

Legal 500 UK, 2021

"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


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