20 Oct 2017

Hatstone’s Alex Carus and Michael Shenkin recognised in the Legal 500

Hatstone Group Partner Alex Carus has recently been recognised as one of three leading individuals in Jersey advising on structured finance and securitisation transactions by Legal 500. The Legal 500 is a respected guide to the world’s leading law firms, relied upon by many in the legal and finance industry. Alex also has extensive experience advising on all aspects of Jersey corporate and banking transactions, with a particular focus on real estate backed financings.

Michael Shenkin has also been named as one of ten “Next Generation Lawyers” for Private Client, Trusts and Tax in Jersey for the first time. Michael advises on all aspects of trusts and foundations together with all related company and commercial law issues, including FATCA and CRS, for a broad range of clients.

The rankings in The Legal 500 focus on the bench strength of the teams within law firms and the Next Generation recognises those who make a material difference to the practice’s offering.

For 29 years, The Legal 500 has been analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research programme revised and updated every year. The Legal 500 assesses the strengths of law firms in 106 jurisdictions.

Alex commented

“I am absolutely delighted to have been recognised in this way by Legal 500. I have been advising on securitisation and structured finance matters since 2003 when I came to Jersey and this area has evolved rapidly over the years. Most recently I have enjoyed advising on two Initial Coin Offerings for clients. These utilise blockchain technology and involve the issuance of new cryptocurrency coins or tokens. One offering relates to real estate development, finance and maintenance (Prime-Ex Perpetual) and the other to a long established and profitable business providing online binary options trading (Binary.com ICO).”

Group Partner Simon Vivian added:

“It is great for Alex and Michael to receive the recognition they deserve. We have a strong team in Jersey, which is dynamic, forward-looking and willing to help in a pragmatic and commercial way.”

Both Alex and Michael can be connected to on LinkedIn:

View Alex’s LinkedIn here.

View Michael’s LinkedIn here.