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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 attracts praise for its expertise in banking and finance matters and is also recognised for its equity capital markets (ECM) work and assistance with complex financial reorganisations and reconstructions. Ray Wearmouth handles complex and high-profile transactions, and Michael Killourhy is particularly noted for ECM work. At managing associate level, Rebecca Clark regularly advises on fund, property and asset financings, and Christian Burns-Di Lauro, who divides his time between the BVI and Jersey, assists a wide range of financial institutions and companies with banking and finance deals.

Leading individuals

Ray Wearmouth - Ogier

Rising stars

Rebecca Clark - Ogier

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Corporate and commercial
Corporate and commercial - ranked: tier 2

Ogier

At Ogier, Ray Wearmouth has led many of the BVI’s most complex and high-profile transactions, and BVI corporate head Michael Killourhy regularly advises on public and private M&A, and complex corporate reorganisations. Killourhy is also highly regarded for his expertise in the use of BVI companies as listed special purpose acquisition companies. Wearmouth and Killourhy recently advised hypermarket chain Lenta on its takeover by Severgroup. Managing associate Rebecca Clark is experienced in multi-jurisdictional M&A deals.

Leading individuals

Ray Wearmouth - Ogier

Rising stars

Rebecca Clark - Ogier

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Ogier

Ogier's BVI dispute resolution team is praised by clients as 'one of the best in the BVI in terms of legal ability, quality of service and plain old fashioned client care'. The group has particular expertise in commercial disputes and fraud matters, restructuring and insolvency work, contentious regulatory advice and contentious trust mandates. The practice also has a significant Russian and CIS and Far East client base. Brian Lacy leads the BVI dispute resolution team, which includes international litigation and arbitration specialist Nicholas Burkill, whose expertise extends to civil fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and asset tracing cases. Grant Carroll was recently promoted to the partnership and Nicholas Brookes was made managing associate. Senior associates Ewelina Clyde-Smith and Alexander Muksinov are also key names to note.

Leading individuals
Next Generation Partners

Brian Lacy - Ogier

Grant Carroll - Ogier

Rising stars

Nicholas Brookes - Ogier

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 3

Ogier

Ogier assists with existing and new fund structures, and also provides general regulatory advice; the group also increasingly handles new and emerging financial asset classes and the fintech aspects of new investment structures. The BVI funds practice is led by Simon Schilder, who divides his time between Jersey and the BVI. Michael Killourhy is also singled out for his investment funds work.

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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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