John Lewis

John Lewis

'Always provides excellent service and gives practical, well-reserved advice'


I’m a Partner and Head of our Guernsey Corporate practice. I’ve been working in Guernsey for 15 years and advising clients in the finance sector for over 25 years.

My practice spans corporate, M&A, banking and finance, and financial services, particularly insurance and pensions.

I started my career at Allen & Overy in London before moving to Sydney, where I worked for Minter Ellison, and as an in-house lawyer with the ING Group. I returned to the UK in 2002.

I’m a committee member of the Guernsey Association of Pension Providers.

Professional qualifications

  • Advocate, Guernsey
  • Solicitor, England and Wales (non-practising)
  • Solicitor, New South Wales (non-practising)
  • LLB (Hons) from the University of Birmingham
  • LLM in Corporate, Commercial & Taxation Law from the University of New South Wales

Work highlights

  • Advising Kleinwort Benson Channel Island Holdings Limited on the sale of Kleinwort Benson (CI) Fund Services Limited to the JTC Group.

What the directories say

John Lewis is listed as highly regarded in IFLR1000 UK 2020.

"John is very knowledgeable and provides excellent service." Chambers and Partners UK 2020. 

Chambers UK, 2019, describes John as 'always commercial and always looking to find a solution'.

John delivers 'very pragmatic and commercial advice, he always sees the business perspective', Chambers UK, 2017. John is also listed as a Ranked Lawyer.

Legal 500 UK, 2016, lists John as a Leading Individual for Banking and Finance, Corporate and M&A and Insurance. He is described as 'commercial and practical', 'always provides excellent service and gives practical, well-reserved advice' and is 'approachable, commercial and understanding'.