MJ Hudson, the alternative asset law firm, announced today that it has opened an office in Guernsey.

The opening in Guernsey follows the firm's expansion into Asia through the establishment of its Hong Kong office in August 2014. The new Guernsey office will work alongside MJ Hudson's offices in London, Jersey and Hong Kong to provide a fully integrated onshore and offshore specialist service for fund, investment, corporate finance and M&A work.

MJ Hudson's Guernsey practice will be managed by Stefan Gomoll. Mr Gomoll is an English solicitor and a Guernsey advocate, working previously at Clifford Chance and Carey Olsen, with many years of experience leading multi-jurisdictional teams closing cross border investments. He is also a Guernsey Notary Public.

Mr Gomoll said: "I have been watching the growth of MJ Hudson for some time and was delighted when I was approached to launch and lead its new Guernsey office. The opening of an office for a major international law firm like MJ Hudson is great news for Guernsey, and will create opportunities for new funds and managers to work on the Island."

He is joined by senior investment funds lawyer, Matt Wrigley, who joins MJ Hudson from a leading global offshore law firm in Guernsey. Matt has 15 years' global funds and alternative assets experience, earned in a variety of roles, including General Counsel of a fund manager listed in Australia, Chief Operating Officer of an investment fund listed in Singapore and Fund Manager for a top-10 global alternative asset manager.

Eamon Devlin, Managing Partner of MJ Hudson, said, "The importance of Guernsey as a domicile for private equity and other alternative assets funds and structures is well-established. After 12 months of planning and preparation, I am delighted to welcome Stefan and Matt to our fast-growing firm and to be able to offer our clients the flexibility afforded by our own Guernsey office. This new office allows us to provide a seamless onshore and offshore service to our clients, all under one roof."

The opening supports MJ Hudson's continuing advances to become the leading global alternative assets law firm, reinforcing its expansion into key asset manager and investment fund jurisdictions. It also follows the firm's strategy of advising clients on all aspects of the alternative asset management industry, from fund formation through to investments and exits.

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