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Mourant Ozannes

22 GRENVILLE STREET, ST HELIER, JE4 8PX, JERSEY
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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 firm is well-known for its work on the most complex and demanding transactions. The team acts for a range of finance parties and advises 80% of the world's top 50 banks (Bankers Almanac, 2016). 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 firm's team provides specialist employment law advice in Jersey. The team of highly experienced lawyers, who are all members of the Employment Lawyers' Association, 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 Jersey.

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 Jersey. 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: in Jersey, Mourant Ozannes dominates the funds sector in relation to offshore law. The firm's investment funds team is known for the quality and quantity of complex work it delivers, across a range of fund asset classes and global markets. It has been the number one legal adviser to funds in Jersey for 16 consecutive years with a market share of 55% (Monterey Funds Directory 2016).

Insolvency and restructuring: the firm's insolvency and restructuring practice draws together banking, corporate, insolvency, investment funds, litigation, regulatory and restructuring expertise. The firm deploys carefully integrated, multi-disciplinary teams to work closely with leading professionals in the US, the UK and elsewhere. Mourant Ozannes plays a leading role in the largest and most high-profile insolvency-related cases in Jersey, usually cross-border in practice requiring rapid and efficient co-ordinated advice. We advise on all aspects of complex coreporate restructurings, providing pragmatic and workable solutions for our clients.

Insurance: the firm's insurance team specialises in advising on the establishment, regulatory compliance and business operations of insurance and reinsurance companies, as well as insurance managers and brokers based in Jersey.

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: the firms litigation partners, who are highly experienced and industry renowned, play a leading role in the largest and most high-profile disputes in Jersey and in international cross-border cases requiring rapid and efficient coordinated advice.

Property: Mourant Ozannes' highly skilled and experienced Jersey property law team is focused on providing expert residential and commercial property advice.

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

  • Number of partners: 24
  • Number of other fee-earners: 79

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