Chris Smedley is a Senior Associate within the Corporate department in Jersey. He advises both local and international clients on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters including mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance law, private equity structures, corporate finance and specialist debt listings.

He joined Appleby in June 2014 having trained in London with City law firm Rosenblatt Solicitors.

Recently clients told Legal 500 UK 2016 that Chris is “extremely competent”.



Recent highlights have included:

  • Acting for Lone Star Funds on the £1 billion acquisition and subsequent GBP593 million financing of a portfolio of mixed-use UK secondary properties from two private equity fund
  • Acting for an international private equity and financial services corporation with the £140 million sale of commercial property complex in the City of London
  • Advising Stirling Square Capital Partners on the on-going regulatory position of their second and third fund structures and subsequent refinancings
  • Acting on a multi-jurisdiction group restructuring for an international hotel group
  • Advising Swiss secondaries fund adviser on the Jersey aspects of the establishment of its third fund and subsequent investment subscriptions of circa €400 million
  • Advising a wide variety of UK and European private equity advisers on the listing of securities on the Channel Islands Securities Exchange



Swansea University (Wales)

“[Chris] is extremely competent.”

Legal 500 UK


19 Jul 2019 | Deals

Appleby Advise the SMP Group on its Acquisition of Helm Trust Company Ltd

Appleby acted as legal counsel to the SMP Group of Companies, in relation to the acquisition of Helm...

24 Jun 2019 | Deals

Appleby advise Palatine Private Equity on its investment in SMP Partners

Appleby acted as legal counsel to Palatine Private Equity LLP (Palatine) on its recent investment in...


24 Jun 2020 |

Continuance of unincorporated Foreign Limited Partnerships Into Jersey

Jersey has developed into one of the world’s leading financial centres, offering investors and pro...

Contributors: Chris Smedley
23 Jun 2020 |

The International Stock Exchange – The home of UK Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)?

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) were introduced in the UK under the Finance Act 2006 on 1 Janu...

Contributors: Chris Smedley
3 Jun 2020 |

Appleby’s overview of the key benefits of listing high yield bonds on TISE

In the last few years, an increasing number of issuers of high yield bonds have chosen The Internati...

Contributors: Chris Smedley

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