Stephen Ozanne

Stephen Ozanne

Senior Counsel

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Practice Areas

Stephen is a Senior Counsel in Walkers’ Guernsey office, where he is a regulatory specialist in the Corporate and Investment Funds Groups. Stephen has particular expertise advising in relation to financial services regulation, investment structuring, data protection and privacy, technology (including e-commerce, I.P., blockchain, A.I. and electronic transactions), outsourcing, cross-border marketing, economic substance, compliance, sanctions and AML.

Stephen regularly acts for banks, investment managers, advisers, custodians, institutional investors, including sovereign wealth funds and pension funds, as well as Fintech businesses, including online prime brokerage, FX trading, payment, 'robo' investment advisory and cryptocurrency platforms, in respect of their regulatory requirements and for developing and using innovative technologies. He also frequently speaks at events regarding investment management, financial innovation and regulatory changes.

Stephen joined AO Hall LLP, Walkers (Guernsey) LLP’s predecessor firm, in 2008.

Admitted In:
England and Wales (not practising)

Qualifications:
BA (Hons), University of Exeter, UK
Minors in EC/EU Law, Public International Law and Economics, Uppsala Universitet, Sweden
LLB (Hons), College of Law, London, UK

2018 Legal 500 - (Banking and Finance) – Recommended Lawyer - Guernsey

2018 Legal 500 - (Corporate and M&A) – Recommended Lawyer - Guernsey

2018 Legal 500 - (Investment Funds) - Recomended Lawyer - Guernsey

2017 Legal 500 - (Banking and Finance) – Recommended Lawyer - Guernsey

2017 Legal 500 - (Corporate and M&A) – Recommended Lawyer - Guernsey

2017 International Who's Who of Private Funds Formation Lawyers

2016 Legal 500 - (Corporate and M&A) – Recommended Lawyer - Guernsey

2015, Legal 500 – Stephen is recognised for Commercial and Banking as well as for Investment Funds, for which he is regarded as being “very knowledgeable on the Guernsey funds industry, and very approachable.”

2015, Awarded the Guernsey Chamber of Commerce Anvil Award

2007, Awarded the Harmsworth Scholarship by the Middle Temple 

Bar Council of England & Wales

Committee member of the Guernsey Chamber of Commerce

Chairperson of the Finance, Legal and Tax Sub-Group of the Guernsey Chamber of Commerce 

Member of the Fintech and Digital Oversight Group of the States of Guernsey’s Committee for Economic Development

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