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Ogier

RITTER HOUSE, WICKHAMS CAY II, PO BOX 3170, ROAD TOWN, TORTOLA VG1110, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
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British Virgin Islands

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

Ogier

Ogier consistently advises on large and complex BVI transactions, including high-value financings, global restructurings, bond issuances, debt capital markets matters and IPOs. Ray Wearmouth is the longstanding managing partner of the BVI office; in one of the most technical and complex advisory mandates of the year, Wearmouth led advice to Toys "R" Us on its high-value debt restructuring and US Chapter 11 proceedings. He also acted for HSBC in a financing package for Nord Anglia. Michael Killourhy's practice includes debt and equity capital markets work as well as structured finance.

Leading individuals

Ray Wearmouth - Ogier

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Corporate and commercial
Corporate and commercial - ranked: tier 2

Ogier

Ogier was recently involved in a number of significant BVI deals. In a large public transaction, Ray Wearmouth, who has advised on many of the jurisdiction's most significant deals over the last 15 years, led advice to Suez on its acquisition of GE’s global water business, which included BVI-based assets. BVI corporate head Michael Killourhy acted for Pacific Special Acquisition, a Nasdaq-listed BVI company, on its merger with Borqs International Holding, a global product and technology provider. Senior associate Rebecca Clark is recommended for cross-border M&A. Managing associate Christian Burns-Di Lauro relocated to the firm's Jersey office.

Leading individuals

Ray Wearmouth - Ogier

Next generation lawyers

Rebecca Clark - Ogier

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Ogier

Ogier 'provides consistently excellent client service'; the practice has a significant Russian, CIS and Far East client base and fields lawyers with particular expertise in insolvency-related disputes. The team acted for Essar Global Fund in resisting enforcement in the BVI of a New York confession judgement, marking the first time that the enforcement of such a judgement was sought in the BVI. BVI dispute resolution head Brian Lacy 'has everything at his fingertips and is incredibly knowledgeable', and Nicholas Burkill has significant expertise in civil fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and asset tracing cases that involve interim freezing and disclosure orders. Senior associate Nicholas Brookes 'will always go the extra mile for clients'. Managing associate Grant Carroll, who 'strikes up a huge rapport with clients', was hired from Walkers BVI.

Next generation lawyers

Nicholas Brookes - Ogier

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