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The 'responsive, commercial and helpful' 33-strong team at Ogier has significant resources to deploy for clients desiring BVI, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands and Luxembourg advice across international finance and corporate matters. The 'responsive' Nathan Powell provides 'fuss-free service' on corporate and M&A matters; he recently acted as Cayman legal adviser to JSR on its $400m acquisition of Taiwan-listed corporation Crown Bioscience International, by way of a Cayman statutory merger. Powell also has significant capital markets expertise, and recently acted as BVI legal counsel to Xinhu (BVI) Holding on its $700m high yield bond issuance. 'Market leader' Anthony Oakes 'brings a good international background to deals' and is noted for his ability to 'handle very complex offshore matters'. Oakes recently acted as BVI counsel to Power Construction Corporation of China on establishing a $2.5bn medium-term notes and senior perpetual securities programme. Under the leadership of the 'incredibly hardworking and commercial' Ray Ng, the office's dispute resolution and insolvency team has gained market credibility and is increasingly being viewed as a strong choice for handling complex BVI and Cayman disputes. 'Particularly good at thinking outside the box and challenging accepted interpretations of the law', Ng also has 'a particular understanding of the "Asian" way of looking at things, which is critical when trying to translate the BVI and Cayman legal ethos into Asian business culture'. Oliver Payne is also recommended for his commercial litigation expertise and is particularly noted for his 'adroitness at handling complex financial problems'. Nicholas Plowman and Kate Hodson are recommended for investment funds work, while associate Wisdom Hon heads up the firm's private wealth and trusts team.

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