Daniel BirtwistleManaging Partner, Jersey

Daniel Birtwistle

'Committed, commercial expert'


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 our Jersey office and I am a member of the firm's global management committee. This is my second time as Jersey Managing Partner – having held the role from 2012 to 2014, I assumed it again in 2018.

My clients include Actera Group, ARDIAN, BlackRock, Savills Investment Management, Coriolis Capital, Invision Private Equity, Lloyds Investment Fund Managers, the Goodman Group, Land Securities, 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 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

'Dan is willing to roll up his sleeves and deliver results when you have a difficult issue that needs a savvy partner to sort things out – but he's equally comfortable playing a more 'back seat' role to lead UK counsel', IFLR1000, 2016.

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

'Very approachable, knowledgeable, and reliable. Happy to give his view on off the cuff questions without charging for every five minutes.'

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

'Excellent.' IFLR1000, 2017.

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

He is 'pragmatic and commercial, with a can-do attitude and an ability to get good outcomes out of the regulator', Legal 500 UK, 2017