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Simon Marks



“Simon Marks is top class for Jersey and covers the Jersey elements of the structured finance transactions we work together on. Always available and very practical when coming to dealing with Jersey issues: a go-to person in Jersey.”


"Simon Marks is excellent, very switched on and pragmatic. Quick to respond and has a great team too."

Legal 500

“Enthusiastic, sensible and technically very astute.”

Legal 500

"Simon Marks brings a wealth of experience to capital markets transactions; he is responsive, client focused and great to work with. Simon’s detailed knowledge of the capital markets means he always finds positive commercial solutions to help transaction parties achieve their ultimate goals. Simon is professional and very knowledgeable – we always want him on our side in a negotiation."

Legal 500

"I have been working with Simon for many years. He is very commercial and delivers valuable services to clients."

Chambers UK



Simon is one of Jersey's most experienced structured finance and securitisation practitioners and heads Carey Olsen's Jersey debt capital markets team.  

Simon specialises in debt capital markets, high yield, securitisation and structured finance transactions for clients which include global investment banks, private equity groups , LSE Main Market, NYSE, Nasdaq and AIM listed companies and issuers.

Simon has worked on numerous high yield bond issuances with the leading law firms in London and New York and has been involved in the Jersey elements of several credit card securitisation structures.  


Prior to joining Carey Olsen at the end of 2006, Simon worked for six years with Linklaters and a further two years with Milbank Tweed in London. Simon qualified as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 2001 and he became an Advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey in January 2009. Simon became a partner in 2010.

Relevant experience

  • Simon has advised on the Jersey elements of a significant number of credit linked notes which are issued as part of synthetic securitisation structures. Simon advised the States of Jersey with on its debut bond issuance in 2014 and its subsequent bond issuance in 2022, and also assisted with the listings of the bonds on The International Stock Exchange. He has acted in relation to a number of cashbox transactions relating to equity placings and the issue of convertible bonds by UK plcs and Jersey incorporated issuers.
  • Simon has experience of restructuring securitisation and structured finance structures.
  • Simon has extensive experience with listing specialist debt securities on The International Stock Exchange including the listing of high yield bonds, credit-linked notes and variable funding notes on the exchange.
  • Simon has also been involved with a number of legislative proposals in Jersey.  


Awards and accolades


Simon is ranked as a 'Leading Individual' by Legal500 and rated as a 'Leading Lawyer - Market Leader' in IFLR1000 2022.

Simon has been described by Legal 500, alongside Kate Andrews as 'two of the best practitioners in Jersey' and 'experts in the field who assist high-profile clients on multiple occasions. They stand out from other lawyers due to their ability to promptly resolve challenging issues with exceptional results.'

L500 UK Leading Individual 2024
Simon Marks Chambers UK 2024