Marie-Claire Fudge

Counsel British Virgin Islands, Jersey
Marie-Claire Fudge
Rising Star Legal 500 UK, 2022


Marie-Claire is Counsel in Ogier's corporate team. She specialises in Jersey and BVI corporate transactions, and advises on a broad range of M&A, corporate advisory, regulatory, private equity, real estate and fund matters.
  • Background & experience

    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.

    Admitted in:
    2008 - British Virgin Islands
    2003 - England & Wales (not practising)

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  • Recognition

    Rising Star Legal 500 UK, 2022
    Rising Star Legal 500 UK, 2021
    Rising Star IFLR 1000 2020
    Rising Star IFLR 1000 2019
    She had control of what was going on and of the various elements she was dealing with, she just made it happen Client feedback, 2018
    fantastic.... very prompt Client feedback, 2018
    Rising star IFLR 1000 2018
    Terrific lawyer Client feedback, 2017
    Recommended Who's Who Private Funds 2017
    A rising star IFLR 1000 2017
    A key contact... her expertise extends to many specialised matters. IFLR 1000 2014
    Very easy to deal with, very user friendly, very approachable. IFLR 1000 2014
    highly rated Legal 500 Caribbean 2014
    a key practitioner Legal 500 2013, 2012
    outstanding Client feedback