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, restructurings and specialist debt listings. He also regularly advises clients in a lead counsel capacity on acquisitions and disposals of locally regulated businesses.

Kevin participates in various local industry steering groups and is currently sitting on the companies law working group.

REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS:

  • Aedifica
  • Apollo Global Management, Inc
  • Ashby Capital LLP
  • August Equity Partners
  • Bain Capital
  • G City Europe Limited
  • Livingbridge
  • Praxis IFM Group Limited
  • Suntera Global
  • TDR Capital
  • Various ad hoc creditors, noteholders and lenders on restructuring transactions

Work Highlights

Recent work 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 ADVANZ PHARMA CORP. Limited on its USD846 million take private by Nordic implemented by a members scheme of arrangement in Jersey.
  • 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 the Issa brothers and TDR Capital in their successful GBP6.8 billion bid to acquire the Asda Group from Walmart.
  • Advising Aedifica, as lead counsel, on its acquisition of a portfolio of care homes in Jersey and the Isle of Man.
  • Advising PraxisIFM Group Limited, as lead counsel, on the disposal of its funds business to Sanne Group PLC.

Recognition

He has been consistently ranked as a Rising Star in Legal 500 and IFLR and as an Associate to Watch in Chambers and Partners.

Feedback has included:

“Kevin is the consummate professional who delivers pragmatic and commercial advice that allows deals to happen.” Chambers

“Proactive, hard-working, on top of the detail and responsive.” Chambers

“Kevin McQuillan is super responsive. He and Andrew Weaver know their stuff and the market well and are commercially savvy – they are my primary go-to individuals in Jersey.” Legal 500

Qualifications & Education

Admitted in Northern Ireland (non-practising) 2013, Ireland (non-practising) 2017 and England and Wales (non-practising) 2015. He qualified as a Jersey Advocate in 2019.

  • Queens University Belfast (Northern Ireland)
  • Institute of Professional Legal Studies Belfast (Northern Ireland)

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