Bio

Kevin McQuillan is a Partner within the Corporate department in Jersey. He has an extensive corporate finance practice focusing on a range of offshore holding structures, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, private equity structures and specialist debt listings.

Since joining Appleby in April 2014, Kevin has advised clients on all aspects of Jersey corporate and finance law. He has gained extensive experience in acting for major international institutions in a number of high value public and private cross border mergers and acquisitions.

Kevin has been consistently ranked as a Rising Star in Legal 500 and IFRL and as an Associate to Watch in Chambers and Partners. Clients have commented:

‘Kevin McQuillan is very approachable, commercial and available. Pragmatic and solution-focused.’

‘Andrew Weaver and Kevin McQuillan are super responsive, they know their stuff and the market well and are commercially savvy – they are my primary go-to individuals in Jersey.’

‘Kevin McQuillan has the great ability of breaking down complex legal analysis into language that is easily understood by our clients. Our clients were delighted with him as he was commercial and ensured that a deal was done whilst always making sure he was looking out for the client. He is open and transparent with his fee quotes.’

EXPERTISE:

Recent highlights have included:

  • Advising Atrium European Real Estate Limited on its €1.45 billion take private by Gazit Globe Limited implemented by a statutory merger under Companies (Jersey) Law 1991 the first transaction of its kind in Jersey
  • Advising Atlantic Leaf Properties Limited on the sale of its UK logistics portfolio for GBP242,131,492
  • Advising PraxisIFM Group Limited on the sale of its funds business to Sanne Group PLC for GBP54,000,000
  • Advising ADVANZ PHARMA CORP. Limited on its USD846 million take private by Nordic implemented by a members scheme of arrangement in Jersey
  • Advising the Issa brothers and TDR Capital in their successful GBP6.8 billion bid to acquire the Asda Group from Walmart
  • Advising leading global private equity firm on its take private of JSE and SEM listed Atlantic Leaf Properties Limited implemented by a members scheme of arrangement in Jersey
  • Advising Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate PLC on its USD4 billion merger with Kennedy Wilson Holdings Inc. implemented by a members scheme of arrangement in Jersey
  • Advising Atrium European Real Estate Limited on a EUR1.4 billion offer recommended offer from Gazit-Globe Limited to be implemented by a members scheme of arrangement in Jersey
  • Advising Concordia Healthcare Corp. in its USD3.5 billion acquisition of UK-based Amdipharm Mercury Limited in respect of acquisition structuring and finance matters
  • Advising Concordia Healthcare Corp. in the listing of GBP1.4 billion of securities on the Channel Islands Securities Exchange
  • Advising Concordia Healthcare Corp. in relation to the Jersey aspects of a five and a half year USD350 million senior secured first lien note issue to Goldman Sachs & Co
  • Advising Lone Star on the GBP593 million financing as part of the GBP1 billion acquisition of a portfolio of mixed-use UK secondary properties from two private equity funds
  • Advising Lone Star on its GBP250 million acquisition of Quercus Healthcare Property Unit Trust as part of its wider acquisition of the Quercus Healthcare Fund from Aviva Investors
  • Advising Ashby Capital on its GBP217 million acquisition of a fifty per cent interest of Fitzroy Place, in London’s Fitzrovia, from Kaupthing

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Admitted in Northern Ireland (non-practising) 2013, Ireland (non-practising) 2017 and England and Wales (non-practising) 2015.

Jersey Advocate 2019

Queens University Belfast (Northern Ireland)

Institute of Professional Legal Studies Belfast (Northern Ireland)

Updates

18 Feb 2022 | Deals

Appleby advise Atrium European Real Estate Limited on its groundbreaking €1.45 billion merger with Gazit Globe Limited

Leading offshore law firm Appleby acted as Jersey counsel to Euronext Amsterdam and Vienna Stock Exc...

Contributors: Kevin McQuillan
13 Dec 2021 | News

Appleby support PraxisIFM Group Limited on completion of sale of funds business to Sanne Group plc

Leading offshore law firm Appleby acted as lead counsel to TISE listed PraxisIFM Group Limited (Prax...

9 Dec 2021 | Deals

Appleby advise TISE listed Atlantic Leaf Properties Limited on sale of its UK logistics portfolio

Leading offshore law firm Appleby acted as Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man counsel to TISE listed A...

11 Aug 2021 | News

London calling: LSE listing rules for SPACS relaxed

This paper outlines the new LSE listing rules for SPACS.

1 Jun 2021 | News

Appleby advise Advanz Pharma on completion of USD846 million take private by Nordic Capital

Leading offshore law firm Appleby acted as Jersey counsel to ADVANZ PHARMA in connection with its sa...

28 Jan 2021 | Deals

Appleby represent Advanz Pharma on US846 million recommended offer by Nordic Capital

Leading offshore law firm Appleby has acted as Jersey counsel to ADVANZ PHARMA in connection with it...

Contributors: Kevin McQuillan
5 Oct 2020 | Deals

Appleby advise on GBP6.8Billion acquisition of the ASDA Group

Leading offshore law firm Appleby, alongside Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Latham...

Contributors: Kevin McQuillan

Publications

21 Feb 2022

Taking a Jersey company private: Is there a new kid on the block?

This article focuses on the emergence of a statutory merger under Part 18B of CJL as an alternative ...

17 Jun 2021

Solvency Statements under Companies (Jersey) Law 1991 - Is it time to go paperless?

In April of this year, the Royal Court of Jersey considered the practicalities around the making of ...

Contributors: Kevin McQuillan
13 May 2021

Jersey: Mergers & Acquisitions Comparative Guide

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Mergers & Acquisitions laws and regulati...

Contributors: Kevin McQuillan
10 Nov 2020

Lockdown 2.0: Update on Jersey Cash Box Structures

Since our last update on cash box structures at the start of April 2020 the UK economy has endured a...

Contributors: Kevin McQuillan
11 Jun 2020

Jersey Companies and Public Offers: Impact of Covid-19 on Deal Execution

The first half of 2020 has proven to be very challenging for dealmakers globally to execute transact...

Contributors: Kevin McQuillan
2 Apr 2020

Jersey cash box structures: a fast route to funding

It is no surprise, as a result of the wider economic unpredictability arising from COVID-19, that li...

Contributors: Kevin McQuillan
7 Nov 2019

Jersey Schemes of Arrangement: Is it now time to decapitate the headcount test?

Practitioners in Jersey and many other commonwealth jurisdictions who advise on creditors’ and mem...

Contributors: James Gaudin, Andrew Weaver

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