Ogier announces appointment of business and trust law partner Matthew Shaxson

Ogier is expanding in Jersey with the recruitment of partner Matthew Shaxson from Mourant Ozannes. He joins the business and trust law team, bringing with him extensive knowledge of mergers and acquisitions in the financial services sector, including working with Ogier on the management buyout of its fiduciary business.

Other notable deals where Shaxson has been the lead include:

  • Acting for Standard Life in its acquisition of Newton’s private wealth business
  • Acting for Kleinwort Benson on its multijurisdictional acquisition of Close Offshore
  • Acting for AIB Bank in its disposal of its offshore trust company business to Capita and its disposal of its discretionary investment management business to Rathbones
  • Acting for private equity house CBPE Capital in its acquisition of a minority interest in the multijurisdictional fiduciary services provider JTC Group

Chambers and Partners identifies Shaxson as an experienced insolvency and corporate practitioner and describes him as a ‘strong performer’ in corporate transactions in the financial services sector. With experience gained in both the City and the Channel Islands, Shaxson is also well placed to add further strength and depth to Ogier’s funds offering.

He brings considerable knowledge in offshore funds and is able to advise on regulatory, corporate restructuring, equity and debt fund raising.