"Paul Chanter was very responsive and provided clear, succinct and practical advice"
Chambers UK, 2023
Paul is a partner in the banking and finance team of Ogier's Guernsey office. He regularly advises a wide range of financial institutions, alternative lenders and corporates on banking, derivatives, corporate, and finance transactions, predominantly of a multi-jurisdictional nature. He also regularly advises on leveraged finance transactions and listings on the International Stock Exchange. Paul is also part of Ogier's multi-disciplinary Restructuring & Corporate Recovery team, and Private Equity team. He is ranked as a rising star for Guernsey Banking and Finance by the Legal 500 2020 and the ILFR 1000 2020.
Areas of expertise
Banking and Finance
Background and experience
Paul regularly advises a wide range of financial institutions, alternative lenders and corporates on banking, derivatives, corporate, restructuring, and finance transactions, predominantly of a multi-jurisdictional nature. He also regularly advises on leveraged finance transactions and listings on the International Stock Exchange.
Paul is part of Ogier's multi-disciplinary Restructuring & Corporate Recovery team. He specialises in refinancing, corporate restructuring and reorganisation, and formal insolvency procedures. He regularly advises upon refinancing, restructuring and reorganisation strategies, together with security enhancement, enforcement of security and insolvency procedures.
Paul is also a member of Ogier's multi-disciplinary Private Equity team. He specialises in advising financial institutions and private equity sponsors on leveraged buyout and acquisition financing transactions. His achievements 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.
Paul is ranked as a rising star for Guernsey Banking and Finance by the Legal 500 2020 and the ILFR 1000 2020.
Before joining Ogier in February 2014, he worked as a finance associate in a leading international law firm.
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.
2016 - Guernsey
2009 - England & Wales
Examples of work
4 February 2020
Ogier advises consortium on financing of $3.4 Billion Take Private of Inmarsat
Team: Laurent Thailly, Paul Chanter, Nicolas Mille, Sarah Verlende, Jonathan Branch, Caleb Holder
Guernsey, Luxembourg Legal Services
25 October 2019
Ogier advises telecom company WIND Hellas in €525M high yield bond offering
Team: Paul Chanter, Jonathan Branch, James Hewlett
6 July 2018
Ogier advises on acquisition of Park Place
Team: Martyn Baudains, Lawrie Cunningham, Paul Chanter, Piers Dereham, Jonathan Branch, Daniel Harradine, and 1 more
24 November 2017
Ogier advises in respect of £439 million student housing joint venture between Downing and Tristan C
Team: Christopher Jones, Paul Chanter, Diana Collas, Caleb Holder, Matthew Macfarlane
27 October 2016
Three Ogier teams advise on biggest UK IPO since Brexit vote
Team: Amy Garrod, Angus Davison, James Heinicke, Mark Santangeli, James Lydeard, Tommy Tuohy, and 3 more
Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey
News and insights
9 February 2023
Fund finance regional perspectives and updates - February 2023
Team: James Heinicke, Paul Chanter, Laura Holtham, Kate McCaffrey, James Lydeard, David Nelson, and 1 more
British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland, Jersey, Hong Kong, and 1 more
7 February 2023
QAHCs and QEBs: the benefits of Jersey and Guernsey
Team: Paul Chanter, James Fox, James Lydeard, Kate McCaffrey, Lucy Chambers, Emily Renouf
25 January 2023
Duties of Directors of Guernsey Companies
Team: Christopher Jones, Matthew Macfarlane, Osahon Omoruyi
9 December 2022
Restructuring and Corporate Recovery Jurisdiction Guide: Guernsey
Team: Paul Chanter, Simon Davies, Alex Horsbrugh-Porter, Christopher Jones, Sandie Lyne
21 October 2022
Ogier's "high-calibre" team in Guernsey gets stand-out praise in Chambers UK 2023
Team: Christopher Jones, Paul Chanter, Simon Davies, Mathew Newman, Martyn Baudains
13 October 2022
TISE launches new transition offering within its sustainable finance segment
Team: Paul Chanter, James Fox, Bruce MacNeil, Kate McCaffrey, Bryon Rees, James Lydeard, and 3 more
30 September 2022
Ogier in Guernsey achieves top tier rankings in Legal 500 UK 2023 guide
Team: Paul Chanter, Bryon Rees, Michaela Jesson, Michelle Watson Bunn, Diana Collas, Gabrielle Payne, and 16 more
17 May 2022
Close-out netting and set-off provisions for BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey and Lux counterparties
Team: Christian Burns-Di Lauro, Mark Santangeli, Chris Wall, Christopher Jones, Paul Chanter, Anthony Oakes, and 2 more
Guernsey, Hong Kong, Jersey, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Luxembourg Legal Services
1 January 2022
Listing High Yield Bonds on The International Stock Exchange
Team: Lucy Chambers, Emily Renouf, Paul Chanter
"He showed an exceptional level of professionalism. He's always responsive and focused on the job in hand"
Chambers UK, 2023View more
"Very efficient and great to deal with"
Client feedback, 2022
"Up and Coming"
Chambers UK, 2023
"Next Generation Partner"
Legal 500 UK, 2023
Legal 500 UK, 2020
"From my perspective they exceeded, and they definitely went above and beyond"
Client feedback, 2019
Client feedback, 2019
"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
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