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Simon Dinning

Partner

Jersey, London

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Simon specialises in providing corporate and finance advice on transactions involving British Virgin Islands or Jersey incorporated entities. He has particular expertise in equity capital market deals, cross border mergers & acquisitions and non-contentious Restructuring and Insolvency. Simon also has a global strategic role within the firm's management structure.

Background and experience

Simon Dinning specialises in providing corporate and finance advice on transactions involving British Virgin Islands or Jersey incorporated entities. He has particular expertise in equity capital market deals, cross border mergers & acquisitions and non-contentious restructuring & insolvency.

Simon is part 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.

Simon also has a global strategic role within the firm's management structure.

Simon began his career in the corporate division at Herbert Smith where he worked from 1997 to 2001. In 2001 he left Herbert Smith, having been asked to set up the London corporate division of Washington DC based firm Shaw Pittman LLP, before moving to DLA Piper’s corporate team in 2003. He became a Group Partner at Ogier in 2008.

Simon is a recommended / ranked lawyer in Chambers, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000. The Legal 500 UK 2020 edition describes him as "effective, energetic and intelligent."

Simon has been published in Financier Worldwide, Offshore Investment, The Lawyer, Legal Week, European Lawyer, European CEO, Global Banking Financial Policy Review, Mining Journal and Jersey Finance.

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Jersey

British Virgin Islands

England & Wales (non practising)
 

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"Hall of Fame"

Legal 500 UK, 2023

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"Simon is an absolute pleasure to work with"

Chambers UK, 2023

"Leading Individual"

Legal 500 UK, 2024

"Highly regarded"

IFLR1000, 2023

"He is outstanding. I have worked with both onshore and offshore lawyers over many years and Simon embodies what clients look for in a lawyer"

Legal 500 UK, 2022

"Understands my business needs and tailors legal solutions accordingly. His knowledge and deal experience is crucial for me"

Chambers UK, 2022

"I would single out Simon Dinning who is excellent: he's a strong technical lawyer who is very commercial and practical"

Chambers UK, 2022

"Has established an exceptionally strong team which is able to be highly responsive and provides commercially astute advice"

Legal 500 UK, 2021

"Leading individual"

Legal 500 UK, 2021

"He is a real authority on both Jersey and BVI law. He delivers advice in a client friendly manner with a focus on solutions. This is something that he engenders in the rest of the team"

IFLR 1000, 2020

"Technically excellent, unbelievably client-focused and responsive"

Chambers UK, 2020

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