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Simon Marks


Simon specialises in debt capital markets, high yield, securitisation and structured finance transactions for clients which include global investment banks, private equity groups 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.  

Simon has also 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 its debut bond issuance in 2014 and also assisted with the subsequent listing of the securities 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.   

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.'


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.

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What our clients say

“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.”


“Dedicated, intelligent and pragmatic.”

Legal 500

“Enthusiastic, sensible and technically very astute.”

Legal 500

Simon Marks’ “advice on the Jersey legal aspects of any transaction is given in a way to reflect how the overall transaction process works.”

Legal 500

"A market leader in Jersey"

Legal 500 UK