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Ogier

44 THE ESPLANADE, ST HELIER, JE4 9WG, JERSEY
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www.ogier.com
Grand Cayman, Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Shanghai, St Helier and 3 more

Ogier provides practical advice on BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey and Luxembourg law through our global network of offices across the Asian, Caribbean and European timezones. With a growing team of more than 500 people around the world, they regularly win awards for innovation, client service and quality.

The firm: Ogier has the knowledge and expertise to handle the most demanding and complex transactions and provide expert, efficient and cost-effective services to all its clients. Its commercial understanding and experience of working with leading financial institutions, professional advisers and regulatory bodies enable it to add real value to clients' businesses. Ogier Global, the firm's corporate administration business, offers clients integrated legal and corporate administration services.

The firm's service strategy and brand are aligned: it gets straight to the point, managing complexity for clients; providing targeted, pragmatic advice with absolute clarity. Its lawyers listen actively, asking the right questions, focusing on what really matters. It is a collaborative approach.

Types of work undertaken: Banking and finance: the banking team advises on all areas of banking regulation, documentation, security, and the establishment and operation of banking institutions. Ogier represents ISDA in Jersey and Guernsey and ICMA in Jersey.

Corporate and commercial: the team has extensive experience advising on the establishment of many forms of domestic and cross-border corporate vehicles, investment trusts and partnerships, as well as advising on private placements, initial and other public offerings, M&As, reorganisations, joint ventures and disposals.

Dispute resolution: the team advises on technical, strategic and procedural aspects across the spectrum of problems and disputes which arise in the offshore environment. This includes advice in relation to trusts, funds, companies, shareholder issues, directors' duties, investment performance, banking and other financial transactions, as well as fraud and asset tracing claims, and regulatory advice.

Investment funds: Ogier's investment funds team provides advice on fund formation, structures, regulation, deregistration, termination and ongoing advice to investment funds and managers. Ogier is a recognised listing agent for The International Stock Exchange.

Private client and trusts: this team has extensive experience of advising on The International Stock Exchange (TISE), the establishment of private trusts, foundations, purpose trusts and other vehicles typically used by private clients, as well as advising trustees in relation to transactions undertaken by trusts.

Property: the team is one of the largest commercial and residential property law teams in Jersey. The team's expertise includes planning and construction law. Ogier acts in most of Jersey's major property transactions for buyers, sellers or financiers.

Real estate: the team provides advice on the establishment and administration of real estate holding structures, including offshore and onshore vehicles used for real estate funds, one-off real estate transactions or acquisitions, joint ventures, property development and financing arrangements.

Regulatory: Ogier's multi-disciplinary team helps clients navigate increasingly regulated environments through each stage in the business lifecycle: start up and relocation, operation, expansion and change. Prevention of issues is preferable but where things have gone wrong, the firm provides effective solutions to clients including banks, major corporates, investment managers, fund administrators, trust companies and private clients.

Restructuring and insolvency: the firm's restructuring and insolvency team has extensive cross-border and international experience advising on contentious and non-contentious offshore restructuring and insolvency matters, often advising in conjunction with onshore counsel and other professional service providers in connection with company structures.

Structured finance: the team provides specialist offshore legal advice on all aspects of establishing and operating offshore SPVs, and listing agent services in relation to listings of debt on the TISE in the Channel Islands. Ogier has one of the leading securitisation and capital markets teams, with particular expertise in asset-backed securities, CBOs and ABCP.

Clients: Ogier acts for some of the largest and leading financial institutions, including: investment banks, legal and accounting firms, corporations, trust companies and high-net-worth individuals.

Other offices: BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Shanghai, Tokyo

  • Number of resident partners: 19
  • Number of resident fee-earners: 85
  • Total number of partners: 50
  • Total number of fee-earners: 203

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