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Mourant Ozannes

C/O OSIRIS, COASTAL BUILDINGS, WICKHAM'S CAY II, ROAD TOWN, TORTOLA, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Tel:
Work +1 284 852 1700
Web:
http://www.mourantozannes.com

British Virgin Islands

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 3

Mourant Ozannes

Regularly working on finance transactions that involve numerous BVI companies, Mourant Ozannes predominantly acts for well-known international lenders. The practice's specialisms include real estate, acquisitions, asset and structured finance; other areas of strength are leveraged, structured trade and emerging market finance as well as regulatory matters. It advised HSBC Bank on extending an existing property financing facility. Rachael McDonald leads the BVI finance and corporate department, Saraid Taylor is an experienced senior associate and associate Gary Hall relocated to the BVI from the Guernsey office.

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Corporate and commercial
Corporate and commercial - ranked: tier 3

Mourant Ozannes

Mourant Ozannes' practice covers corporate restructurings and reorganisations, mergers, ongoing corporate maintenance issues, private client matters with corporate dimensions, and directors’ duties. BVI managing partner Rachael McDonald also heads the BVI finance and corporate department; she advised MegaFon, a major Russian telecoms company, on its $740m acquisition of a majority stake in Mail.Ru Group, a Russian internet and social media group, from USM Holdings. Saraid Taylor is an experienced senior associate; associate Gary Hall relocated to the BVI from the firm's Guernsey office.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Mourant Ozannes

Mourant Ozannes regularly acts in large and complex offshore cases and has significant experience of the BVI market and its courts. The practice covers insolvency, contentious trusts and probate, shareholder disputes and fraud-related disputes. It acted for the joint official liquidators of the two Kingate Funds, two of the largest investors in the Madoff Ponzi scheme, including advising generally on the conduct of the liquidation and on the liquidators’ various recovery actions. The team is 'ably led' by Eleanor Morgan, who is 'superb – a great practitioner and also very personable'. Also recommended are Nicholas Fox, who has been an offshore litigator for over 10 years, and senior associate Shane Donovan, a specialist in claims for injunctive and other interlocutory relief. Catriona Hunter was promoted to senior associate.

Leading individuals

Eleanor Morgan - Mourant Ozannes

Next generation lawyers

Shane Donovan - Mourant Ozannes

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