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 Robins is described by his clients as "technically excellent with an invaluable awareness of the bigger picture." Chambers and Partner, 2019.

Ben is a Band 1 ranked lawyer in Chambers and Partners Global 2019 Guide, and their 2017 Guide confirmed he is 'incredibly experienced and technically excellent' and 'excellent at getting things through the Jersey regulatory system smoothly'.

Ben is also listed as a Leading Individual for Investment Funds in Legal 500 UK, 2018, which describes him as 'a fountain of knowledge who can solve the most complex problems with the minimum of fuss'.

Who's Who Legal lists Ben as a regularly recommended funds expert in Jersey, most recently in their 2018 Private Funds Directory. Their 2015 Directory described Ben as 'a consistently reliable source of advice on the most complex and demanding transactions'; he works 'tirelessly' and 'is always there when you need him'.

Ben is ranked as a 'highly regarded' lawyer in IFLR 1000, 2018.

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Chambers & Partners

 

Recent publication | 23 January 2019

Funds Updater - A Summary

 

Recent publication | 23 October 2018

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