Oliver Richardson

Partner Jersey, British Virgin Islands
Oliver Richardson
Next Generation Partner Legal 500 UK, 2023


Oliver has a broad corporate and finance practice. He advises on all aspects of transactions involving Jersey or British Virgin Islands incorporated entities. On the finance side Oliver has advised on a number of high-profile project financings, asset financings, aviation financings, export financing, acquisition and cross-border leveraged financings. On the corporate side Oliver regularly works on notable corporate restructurings, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and listings.
  • Background & experience

    Oliver trained and practiced in Jones Day's banking and finance team in London (with a secondment to Jones Day's Dubai office) where he advised many of the world's leading financial institutions including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Standard Bank and Citibank, FTSE 100 borrowers and other capital providers. Oliver then joined the corporate and finance department of another international law firm in the British Virgin Islands where he assisted on some of the largest and most prominent BVI transactions, before returning to the Channel Islands where he is part of Ogier's multi-disciplinary Corporate, Private Equity and Banking and Finance team (Jersey and BVI).

    Oliver holds a BA and MA (Hons.) in law from the University of Oxford and a commendation from BBP London (LPC). He was a bursary student at Ogier and held a scholarship at Elizabeth College, Guernsey.

    In 2021, Oliver recieved Jersey law Society Prizes for the highest mark in the following Jersey Law Exams:

    • Company Law
    • Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure and Legal Professional Ethics

    Admitted in:

    2021 - Jersey
    2013 - British Virgin Islands
    2012 - England and Wales (non-practising)


    African Mining Deal of the Year (Project Finance International)

    Africa Deal of the Year (Airfinance Journal)

    Oliver features in the Citywealth Leaders List.


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  • Recognition

    Next Generation Partner Legal 500 UK, 2023
    Very impressive. He just kind of got it. He was just able to deliver advice quickly, and he was confident. In a range of different matters he was on top. Client feedback, Slaughter and May
    We work with quite a few different advisor teams across our portfolio, [Oliver] truly stands out for consistently high level of diligence, professionalism and subject matter expertise. Client feedback, 2022
    First rate. Legal 500 UK, 2022
    Worked to become an extremely harmonious part of a multijurisdictional transaction team. Legal 500 UK, 2022
    Rising Star Legal 500 UK, 2022
    Key Lawyer Legal 500 UK, 2021
    Finalist Citywealth's Future Leaders Awards 2021
    Future Leader Future Leaders Top 100: 2020
    Oliver Richardson and his team did a great job to lead and guide us through to the finishing line. They were very clear and concise in providing their support to us and look forward to working with them again soon. IFLR 1000 2020
    I have known Oliver for many years and have worked with him professionally on a number of high-value and complex transactions. Each has been completed on time, on budget and without complications. Oliver has a natural ability to manage a transaction with great calmness and assurance which is incredibly reassuring for all parties involved. Oliver is highly skilled beyond his years and often thinks outside the box to assist his clients with a high degree of care, commitment and proficiency. I have enjoyed working with Oliver and his team and both myself and my colleagues will be working with him again very soon. Citywealth Leaders List, 2019
    He is a smart, personable lawyer with a stellar reputation in the offshore market. I would not hesitate to introduce him to my clients and look forward to instructing him at my new firm. Citywealth Leaders List, 2019
    Very responsive, gave the right level of advice and packaged it in a way that was easy to understand. Client feedback
    Extremely responsive. Client feedback
    Excellent. Client feedback
    Very impressive … I thought he was excellent. Client feedback
    Great to work with… he was commercial, always available and he took leadership. Client feedback
    Provides accessible advice in plain English. Client feedback
    Extremely satisfied with the service received. Client feedback
    It was a highly intense and demanding matter... took responsibility throughout. Client feedback