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Oliver Richardson


Jersey, British Virgin Islands

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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 and experience

Oliver trained and practised 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 received 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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"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

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"Next Generation Partner"

Legal 500 UK, 2023 and 2024

"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


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


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