Daniel Birtwistle

'Committed, commercial expert'

— Legal 500 UK, 2015.

Daniel Birtwistle


Managing Partner, Jersey


I am an investment funds specialist with a focus on private equity funds and public and private property funds.

I became a Partner at the firm in 2004 and went on to lead the London office from 2006 to 2007.

I’m the Managing Partner of Mourant Ozannes (Jersey) LLP and I am a member of the firm's global management committee. This is my second time as Jersey Managing Partner.

My clients include Actera Group, ARDIAN, BlackRock, Savills Investment Management, Coriolis Capital, Invision Private Equity, the Goodman Group, Segulah, Columbia Threadneedle Investments and Triton Partners.

Professional qualifications

  • Called to the English Bar (currently non-practising)
  • Solicitor , Jersey, 1998
  • Advocate, Jersey, 1999


  • The Jersey Law Society

Work highlights

  • I have advised fund managers on their regulatory obligations since before Jersey's focus on alternative assets began.
  • I gave the Jersey legal advice for the first Expert Fund launched in Jersey in 2004 and have since advised on numerous fund launches, restructurings and migrations.
  • I also gave the Jersey legal advice for the first Jersey Private Fund in 2017.

What the directories say

'absolutely outstanding', Legal 500, 2022

Daniel has been endorsed as a 'Leading Lawyer - Highly regarded' in IFLR1000 2020. Quotes from IFLR1000 2020 include:

"Very approachable, knowledgeable, and reliable."

"Dan is an excellent adviser. Very commercial, pragmatic and extremely responsive."


Legal 500 UK, 2020, lists Daniel as a Leading Individual for Investment Funds.

"Committed, commercial expert' Daniel is recommended in Investment Funds – his 'deep knowledge of real estate and private equity funds is second to none." Legal 500 UK

"Client focussed approach, coupled with sound regulatory knowledge and technical ability."

He is "pragmatic and commercial, with a can-do attitude and an ability to get good outcomes out of the regulator"

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