Paul Chanter

Partner Guernsey
Paul Chanter
Rising Star IFLR 1000 2020

Overview

Paul regularly advises a wide range of financial institutions, alternative lenders and companies on banking, derivatives, corporate and finance transactions, predominantly of a multi-jurisdictional nature. He also advises on leveraged finance transactions and high yield listings on the International Stock Exchange.
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  • Background & experience

    Paul regularly advises a wide range of financial institutions, alternative lenders and companies on banking, derivatives, corporate and finance transactions, predominantly of a multi-jurisdictional nature.  He also advises on leveraged finance transactions and high yield listings on the International Stock Exchange.

    Paul is also part of Ogier's multi-disciplinary Restructuring & Corporate Recovery team.  He specialises in refinancing, corporate restructuring and reorganisation, and formal insolvency procedures, with experience in schemes of arrangement.  He regularly advises upon refinancing, restructuring and reorganisation strategies, together with security enhancement, enforcement of security and insolvency procedures.

    Before joining Ogier in February 2014, he worked as a finance associate in a leading international law firm.

    Paul is ranked as a rising star for Guernsey Banking and Finance by the Legal 500 2020 and the ILFR 1000 2020.

    Paul holds a Bachelor of Laws in English and French law from King’s College London, and a Maîtrise en Droit from Université Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne.  He qualified as an English Solicitor in 2009 and as a Guernsey Advocate in 2016.

    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.  

    Paul 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.

    Admitted in

    2016 - Guernsey
    2009 - England & Wales

     

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  • Recognition

    Rising Star IFLR 1000 2020
    Rising star Legal 500 UK, 2020
    From my perspective they exceeded, and they definitely went above and beyond. Client feedback, 2019
    Very responsive Client feedback, 2019
    Outstanding Client feedback, 2018
    He was very good. He struck a balance in terms of his methodology and his approach to the interaction. He picked up the phone when that was the most efficient means of communication, as opposed to providing long drawn out emails. He took the most appropriate approach in meeting our requirements. Client feedback, 2018
    He was commercial; he did the job as I would have expected, and he was dedicated Client feedback, 2018
    Paul is impressive, particularly in relation to his responsiveness Client feedback, 2016
    Paul is both technically competent and easy to deal with. He got the work done on time Client feedback, 2016
    Paul was particularly impressive and he did a good job at handling the transaction Client feedback, 2016
    Paul is impressive. He is available at all times, responsive and kept it commercial Client feedback, 2015