Ben RobinsInternational Practice Group Head

Ben Robins

'A consistently reliable source of advice on the most complex and demanding transactions'

Overview

I became a Partner in our Jersey office in October 2002, and am currently Head of the firm's global funds practice.

I have extensive experience in investment funds, real estate investment and structured finance. 

I trained at Charles Russell Speechly in London, where I qualified as an English solicitor in 1996.

My practice focuses on the formation, operation and financing of private equity, venture capital and debt funds, as well as real estate funds and investment structures. 

I regularly advise fund promoters, managers, investors, directors and service providers across a variety of asset classes.

Professional qualifications

  • Solicitor, Jersey, December 2000

Memberships

  • Jersey Funds Association – committee member and former Chairman
  • BVCA Channel Islands committee
  • AREF Public Affairs committee and CGT Working Group
  • Active participant in a number of Jersey finance industry working groups (including the AIFMD and Jersey Private Fund working groups)
  • Jersey Law Society

What the directories say

Ben is ranked as a Band 1 Jersey investment funds lawyer in the Chambers and Partners Guides, with the following client testimonials reported in recent Chambers editions:

"in a league of his own"

"unrivalled in his knowledge of investment funds, has incredible legal acumen and always provides the best solution for clients"

"incredibly experienced and technically excellent"

"excellent at getting things through the Jersey regulatory system smoothly"

"has an invaluable awareness of the bigger picture".

Ben is listed in Legal 500's Hall of Fame as a leading individual for investment funds work, described in recent Legal 500 editions as "arguably the best funds lawyer in Jersey" and "a fountain of knowledge who can solve the most complex problems with the minimum of fuss".

Who's Who Legal regularly recommends Ben as a "global leader" in private fund formation, a recent directory describing him as 'a consistently reliable source of advice on the most complex and demanding transactions' who works 'tirelessly' and 'is always there when you need him'. Ben is also consistently ranked as highly regarded in Global IFLR 1000.