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Ogier

89 NEXUS WAY, CAMANA BAY, GRAND CAYMAN KY1-9007, CAYMAN ISLANDS
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Cayman Islands

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Ogier

Ogier fields experts in fund finance and asset finance mandates and has also established structured finance and debt capital markets practices, frequently assisting with debt listings on the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange (CISE). The department also has a robust Latin American finance practice. Angus Davison is the global banking and finance head, and James Heinicke leads the global fund finance group. Other names to note are Bradley Kruger, who is also a member of the firm's digital, blockchain and fintech group; fund financing expert Mark Santangeli and senior associate James Lydeard.

Leading individuals

Angus Davison - Ogier

Next Generation Partners

Mark Santangeli - Ogier

Rising stars

James Lydeard - Ogier

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Corporate and commercial
Corporate and commercial - ranked: tier 2

Ogier

Ogier's 'extremely responsive and proactive’ department acts for banks, financial institutions, corporations and high-net-worth individuals on transactional and regulatory matters spanning the financial services, fintech, natural resources, energy, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing sectors. Recent highlights include advising Transocean and its parent company on the acquisition of Ocean Rig UDW, an operator of semi-submersible oil platforms and underwater drillships. Bradley Kruger heads up the firm's Caribbean and Asia corporate practice, James Heinicke is an experienced transactional lawyer, and Angus Davison previously led the corporate and commercial team globally. Mark Santangeli is also a key adviser and James Lydeard is the senior associate to note.

Leading individuals

Bradley Kruger - Ogier

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Ogier

Ogier's team is 'not only a safe pair of hands but has the ability to take the lead on the most difficult and critical mandates'. The disputes practice is focused on cross-border liquidations, receiverships and restructurings, schemes of arrangements, shareholder and company claims, fraud issues, trusts claims, fair value litigation and the enforcement of judgments. Marc Kish leads the restructuring and insolvency group in the Caribbean and Asia, and Rachael Reynolds is global dispute resolution head. Shaun Maloney, Gemma Lardner and Ilona Groark are experienced senior associates. Jennifer Fox and William Jones were promoted to partner and counsel, respectively.

Leading individuals

Marc Kish - Ogier

Next Generation Partners

Jennifer Fox - Ogier

Rising stars

Shaun Maloney - Ogier

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 2

Ogier

Ogier's team, whch is 'attentive, well informed and efficient', has a significant market share of the Cayman registered funds market, primarily acting for clients in North America; the team also has a strong Latin America practice as well as a large number of Asian and European clients, and has a growing specialisation in regulatory issues. Giorgio Subiotto leads the Latin America funds team, Nick Rogers heads up the private equity and crypto funds practice, and James Bergstrom is global investment funds head. Other names to note include Joanne Huckle, Justin Savage and counsels Barry McEwan and Emma Sutherland; McEwan recently joined the group from Mourant.

Leading individuals

James Bergstrom - Ogier

Next Generation Partners

Joanne Huckle - Ogier

Justin Savage - Ogier

Rising stars

Barry McEwan - Ogier

Emma Sutherland - Ogier

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 4

Ogier

Ogier assists with complex commercial and residential real estate transactions including the purchase, sale and financing of properties. The practice also handles negotiations with the government and various statutory boards relating to real estate licences and permits. The team comprises James Bergstrom and senior associate Cline Glidden.

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Trusts/private client
Trusts/private client - ranked: tier 1

Ogier

Ogier 'provides a very personalised service to clients' and assists with all aspects of wealth structuring for succession planning and business purposes including asset protection, family governance work, trust litigation and wills and probate work. Giorgio Subiotto heads up the private client and trusts group and Anthony Partridge has particular expertise in cross-border succession and probate matters. The department also fields Rachael Reynolds, who leads the global dispute resolution team; and Jennifer Fox and private wealth specialist Fraser Allister, who were promoted to partner and managing associate, respectively.

Leading individuals
Rising stars

Fraser Allister - Ogier

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Legal Developments by:
Ogier

  • Enhanced Information for Cayman Entities

    The Cayman Islands Government has passed a number of amendment laws to strengthen Cayman's anti-money laundering and counter-financing of terrorism regime. The laws, published on 8 August 2019, are intended to help address certain recommended actions in Cayman's legislative framework identified by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force in its evaluation report published in March 2019.
    - Ogier

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