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Richard is a corporate lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience in corporate and offshore transactions and a partner in Ogier's corporate and funds team in Guernsey. Richard’s particular specialism is in the Guernsey insurance and reinsurance sector, advising in relation to captives, Insurance Linked Securities, pension risk transfer, cellular structures and regulatory matters. Richard’s practice also includes advising in relation to all aspects of investment funds.

Background and experience

Richard previously worked for UK firm Cobbetts LLP where he advised on a wide range of private and public corporate transactions. Richard has also worked in-house for the corporate finance department of WH Ireland plc.

His background as a UK solicitor before coming to the island in 2007 means that he is equally comfortable providing support to onshore counsel in cross jurisdictional matters or acting as lead counsel on local deals.

Richard is actively involved in promotion of Guernsey and frequently represents the island’s insurance sector on panels at industry events. Richard is trusted counsel to local insurance managers and sits on the board of a number of local insurers.

Richard previously worked with Ogier from 2007 to 2012. He was called to the Guernsey Bar in 2014. Richard re-joined Ogier in 2023.

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2002 - England and Wales 
2014 - Guernsey 

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"Highly regarded"

IFLR1000, 2023

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"Leading Individual"

Legal 500 UK, 2023 and 2024

"I work with Richard Sharp who is pragmatic and works with integrity"

Legal 500 UK, 2023

"I have worked with Richard Sharp on several restructuring projects over the last couple of years. Richard has an excellent knowledge of the history/structure of our company and of the shareholding structure. With this knowledge, Richard has been able to devise solutions and give sound advice, which has enabled us to achieve our overall objectives"

Legal 500 UK, 2023

"In Richard Sharp we have found a trusted partner for our corporate legal work. Straight talking and no nonsense approach enables us to make better informed and insightful decisions in a timely manner"

Legal 500 UK, 2023

"Highly regarded"

IFLR 1000, 2023

"Richard is always attentive and listens to the issue at hand"

IFLR 1000, 2023

"Richard Sharp has built up a reputation in the market for his sound work on considerable M&A transactions. His skills for private equity transactions are also esteemed"

Chambers, 2023

"Richard Sharp is outstanding, both his communication and focus has been excellent, his knowledge and understanding second to none"

Legal 500 UK, 2022

"Richard Sharp was not only always available to discuss issues, but with an excellent knowledge of the market and our business was able to proactively steer us through to get the right commercial outcome"

Legal 500 UK, 2022


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