Marie-Claire is Counsel in Ogier's corporate team. She specialises in Jersey and BVI corporate transactions, with a particular focus on M&A, corporate advisory, regulatory, restructuring, private equity, real estate and funds.
She has significant experience acting on cross border mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring, having advised on many complex, high profile transactions since first joining the Ogier team in 2008.
Marie-Claire is a key part of Ogier's multi-disciplinary Private Equity team. She specialises in BVI and Jersey downstream corporate advisory, advising on both the acquisition and exit phases of downstream PE advisory, and also has significant experience advising on all aspects of BVI fund formation and capital raising.
Marie-Claire is also one of the leading BVI regulatory lawyers – from Jersey, she frequently advises European based trust companies and financial services providers on BVI legal and regulatory matters. In particular, she advises on regulatory applications to the BVI Financial Services Commission arising out of financial services M&A and matters relating developments in the BVI's regulatory regime. Marie-Claire also advises on economic substance.
Prior to re-locating to Jersey, Marie-Claire was based in the British Virgin Islands and was the Head of Funds, BVI for another leading offshore law firm. Marie-Claire also spent several years working as an onshore English corporate / M&A lawyer before moving offshore.
2008 - British Virgin Islands
2003 - England & Wales (not practising)