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Mourant Ozannes

PO BOX 186, 1 LE MARCHANT STREET, ST PETER PORT, GY1 4HP, GUERNSEY
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Work 01481 723466
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Fax 01481 727935
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mourantozannes.com/guernsey

Mourant Ozannes is one of the leading offshore law firms, advising on the laws of the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey.

The firm: The firm has 59 partners and over 500 staff in six offices, spanning Asian, American and European time zones; and is the exclusive Lex Mundi member firm for Guernsey and Jersey. Lex Mundi is an exclusive worldwide network of top-tier independent law firms that provides for the exchange of professional information about the local and global practice and development of law; facilitates and disseminates communications among its members; and improves members' ability to serve the needs of their respective clients.

Types of work undertaken: Banking and finance: the partners working in this area are experts in their field with practices that span the full range of offshore banking and finance work. The team acts for lenders, borrowers, arrangers, issuers, managers, trustees and other finance parties and advises 80% of the world's top 50 banks (Bankers Almanac, 2015). The firm is regularly appointed as listing sponsor to debt securities listed on the International Stock Exchange.

Corporate: the firm's corporate lawyers bring their expertise, versatility and problem-solving approach to bear on a full range of corporate transactions, whether small or large in scale. Known internationally for its work on the most complex and demanding transactions, the firm advises more FTSE 100 & 250 companies than any other offshore law firm (Corporate Adviser Rankings Guide, 2016).

Employment: the team provides specialist employment law advice. The team of highly experienced lawyers predominantly advises large and medium sized employers and the offshore operations of many global financial institutions. The firm has the largest dedicated employment team in Guernsey.

Financial services and regulatory: the firm's financial services and regulatory practice draws together expertise on the conduct of regulated financial services, insurance and banking business in Guernsey. the firm provides highly commercial and focused legal advice in relation to a full range of offshore regulatory issues and problems that arise for financial service providers, regulators and governments.

Funds: the funds team has an international reputation as one of the leading investment funds practices in Guernsey. Advising on the formation, structuring and regulation of investment funds and providing ongoing legal advice to funds and fund managers. Mourant Ozannes is regularly appointed as listing sponsor to funds listed on the International Stock Exchange.

Insolvency and restructuring: involved in the largest and most high-profile insolvency-related cases in Guernsey, often cross-border in practice, the firm provides efficient co-ordinated advice on all aspects of complex corporate restructurings.

Insurance: the firm advises on the establishment, regulatory compliance and business operations of insurance and reinsurance companies and advises insurance managers and brokers based in Guernsey, as well as client companies seeking to carry on insurance business or transact business with locally-based insurers.

International trusts and private client: the international trusts and private client team contains some of the most experienced and well regarded trust and private client advisers, litigators and draftsmen in the offshore world. Their overriding aim is to provide exceptional client service through a substantial, integrated team covering both contentious and non-contentious matters in each jurisdiction.

Litigation: involved in some of the most high-profile disputes in Guernsey and international cross-border cases, the litigation team has experience advising on substantial multi-jurisdictional freezing orders; three-way disputes between funds, investment managers and custodians; breach of confidentiality, international succession disputes; insolvency and all manner of heavy commercial, common law and civil litigation.

Property: Mourant Ozannes' highly skilled and experienced Guernsey property law team is focused on providing expert commercial and residential property advice. As one of the largest property law teams in Guernsey, the firm has the strength, depth and experience clients can rely on to assist them with all of their property needs.

Other offices: BVI, Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, Jersey, London

  • Number of partners: 14
  • Number of other fee-earners: 66

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