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Guy Coltman


Guy is one of Jersey's most experienced corporate law practitioners and heads our Jersey corporate law group. He has significant experience across a wide range of corporate practice areas, including mergers and acquisitions (public and private), IPO and equity capital market advice, private equity transactions and special corporate situations.

Since joining Carey Olsen, Guy has worked on many of the most significant corporate transactions and structures that have had a substantial Jersey element.

Particular expertise in relation to his practice area includes schemes of arrangement (including scheme challenges), board proxy contests, shareholder disputes, complex cross-border acquisition structures, US and UK capital market advice, and private equity funding and shareholding structures.

Significant transactions include:

  • Schemes of Arrangement
    • Barrick Gold Corporation's acquisition of Randgold Resources
    • CPA Global (acting for ICG group on its purchase and subsequent sale of CPA by scheme)
    • Acquisition of FRM by MAN Group plc (complex class composition issues)
    • Colfax's acquisition of Charter International plc
    • LXB Retail Properties plc (schemes of arrangement and reconstruction)


  • Private Company Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Sanne Group plc
    • Various acquisitions on behalf of Accell Group N.V
    • Liberty Media Corporation/Formula One Group
    • Link Asset Services


  • Representative clients include:
    • Nordic Capital Funds
    • Sanne Group plc
    • JTC Group plc
    • Aptiv plc
    • Delphi Technologies plc
    • Apax Partners
    • Delphi Automotive
    • Bridgepoint Advisers
    • Link Asset Services
    • Petrofac
    • Rio Tinto
    • Stride Gaming plc
    • Canada Pension Plan
    • Wentworth Resources


Before moving to Jersey in 2005, Guy practiced corporate law in London with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP.

He is a graduate of McGill University (BA) (Hons) and the University of Cambridge (LLB) (Hons).

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What our clients say

“Guy Coltman has a good no-nonsense attitude to getting deals over the line and is acutely alive to the client’s commercial goals."

Legal 500

“A technically superb corporate lawyer, of equal calibre to that of a magic circle partner.”

Chambers UK

“Charismatic and results-driven.”

Legal 500

“Guy is a pleasure to deal, and spend time, with.”


“Intelligent representation and technical solutions.”

Chambers UK