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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 'extremely clear, business-focused experts'. The practice stands out for its experience in fund finance, particularly in relation to private equity, advising both sponsors and an increasing number of lenders; the team is also experienced in structured finance, capital markets and Stock Exchange listings, and has a robust Latin American banking and finance practice. The practice advised PCMS Group, a provider of point-of-sale software for major retailers, on the listing by Torwood Midco of secured loan notes on the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange. Angus Davison is the global banking and finance head; James Heinicke is the global fund finance head. Other names to note are Bradley Kruger, recently promoted partner Mark Santangeli and senior associate James Lydeard.

Leading individuals

Angus Davison - Ogier

Next generation lawyers

Mark Santangeli - Ogier

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Corporate and commercial
Corporate and commercial - ranked: tier 2

Ogier

Advising local and international clients that range from start-ups to multinationals, Ogier's 'excellent team is effective and proactive and delivers commercial, bespoke advice'. The corporate practice includes M&A, asset and share disposals, corporate reorganisations, regulatory advice and day-to-day corporate governance; the office stands out for its corporate Latin America practice and its dedicated digital and fintech team. It advised longstanding client Dream Global REIT on its acquisition of a portfolio of 135 office and light industrial properties from a private equity syndicate, and acted as Cayman counsel to Deutsche Bank on the disposal of its corporate services and fund administration services businesses. Bradley Kruger heads the firm’s Caribbean and Asia corporate practice, Giorgio Subiotto is global Latin America practice leader, and James Heinicke 'combines a masterful knowledge of his areas of expertise with the ability to break down the issues clearly for clients'. Other notable advisers are Nick Rogers, Angus Davison, recently promoted partner Mark Santangeli and 'hardworking, proactive' senior associate James Lydeard.

Leading individuals

Bradley Kruger - Ogier

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Ogier

Ogier 'provides sensible pragmatic service, and fields good people to work alongside'. The team is known for its work in restructuring and insolvency; private equity, funds and corporate disputes; and breach of trust claims and administrative applications. It also acts in Companies Law section 238 fair-value disputes; it advised all nine dissenting shareholders of E-Commerce China Dangdang in a petition for payment of fair value of their shares following a buy-out transaction by the majority shareholders. Marc Kish is restructuring and insolvency head for Caribbean and Asia, Rachael Reynolds is dispute resolution head for Caribbean and Asia, and Ulrich Payne is 'hands-on, realistic and sensitive to the equities of cases, while profoundly understanding the local courts and the appeals process'. The managing associates to note are William Jones and Jennifer Fox, the latter rejoining the Cayman office from Walkers BVI, while Shaun Maloney is a key senior associate. Former senior associate Paul Murphy left for an in-house role.

Leading individuals

Marc Kish - Ogier

Next generation lawyers

Shaun Maloney - Ogier

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 2

Ogier

Ogier's 'overall service level is very good and the practice has a knowledgeable and well resourced team, with very good experience of Cayman funds'. It advises on all aspects of the investment fund life-cycle, as well as downstream transactional matters, and assists with the full spectrum of fund structures, including hedge, private equity, real estate, venture, cryptocurrency and hybrid. The team advised Aryeh Capital Management as offshore counsel on a master-feeder fund launch that involved a Cayman-exempted limited partnership as the master fund and Canadian, US and Cayman feeder funds. Giorgio Subiotto is global investment funds head; Nick Rogers is private equity and cryptocurrency funds head; and James Bergstrom is the principal architect of the firm's investment funds practice. Also recommended are Angus Davison, Joanne Huckle and Bradley Kruger. Justin Savage was made partner and Emma Sutherland is a key counsel.

Leading individuals

James Bergstrom - Ogier

Next generation lawyers

Joanne Huckle - Ogier

Justin Savage - Ogier

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

Ogier

Ogier's Cayman private client and trusts team team is 'responsive, meticulous and knowledgeable'; it has extensive experience in establishing sophisticated structures for succession purposes, asset protection and family governance. Typical work includes advising on Cayman STAR Trusts, charitable and non-charitable purpose trusts, BVI VISTA Trusts and estate planning. Other areas of strength are foundation and private trust companies, offshore relocations and regulatory issues. Giorgio Subiotto heads the firm’s private client and trusts group in Cayman, and Anthony Partridge specialises in non-contentious private trust matters and wealth structuring for institutional trustees and high-net-worth individuals, together with all related regulatory work and cross-border succession matters. Partridge has particular expertise in resealing foreign grants in the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands. Rachael Reynolds' practice regularly involves trust disputes. Fraser Allister is a key senior associate; managing associate Jennifer Fox rejoined the Cayman office from Walkers BVI.

Leading individuals
Next generation lawyers

Fraser Allister - Ogier

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