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Ogier

44 THE ESPLANADE, ST HELIER, JE4 9WG, JERSEY
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Work 01534 514000
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Fax 01534 514444
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www.ogier.com
Grand Cayman, Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Shanghai, St Helier and 3 more

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United Kingdom

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 550 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: 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 wealth: 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: 23
  • Number of resident fee-earners: 107
  • Total number of partners: 66
  • Total number of fee-earners: 293

EMEA

The firm: 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 550 people around the world, they regularly win awards for innovation, client service and quality.

Ogier Luxembourg has grown significantly, from four people since its founding in April 2012 to 43 people in August 2019.

Areas of practice: Ogier in Luxembourg provides legal and tax advice covering all aspects of international investment structures and their financing, including investment funds, international tax structuring, bank, structured and corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions as well as commercial matters; advises on all aspects of structuring, managing, servicing and distributing regulated and non-regulated funds; and advises on establishing domestic and cross-border corporate vehicles, investment trusts and partnerships, private placements, IPOs and other public offerings.

  • Other offices
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Guernsey
  • Hong Kong
  • Jersey
  • London
  • Shanghai
  • Tokyo
  • Number of lawyers: 293
  • at this office: 27
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Greek
  • Cantonese
  • Dutch
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Hokkien
  • Czech
  • Slovak
  • Luxembourgish

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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.
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  • 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.
  • New Cayman Data Protection Law – A guide for Cayman funds

    The Cayman Islands Data Protection Law, 2017 ( DP Law ) is currently scheduled to come into effect on 30 September 2019.  Once commenced, it will enact a framework of rights and duties to regulate the processing of individuals' personal data broadly based on the same internationally recognised privacy principles that form the basis for other data protection laws globally.  The DP Law will regulate the processing of all personal data in the Cayman Islands and will affect any entity established in the Cayman Islands, including investment funds, that processes personal data regardless of whether such processing takes place within the Cayman Islands and regardless of whether the personal data relates to Cayman individuals.  For our full briefing see Cayman Islands Data Protection Law: An Ogier Client Guide .
  • Exempt bodies: Substance regulations may still apply

    The Income Tax (Substance Requirements)(Implementation) Regulations, 2018 as amended (the Substance Regulations ) came into force on 1 January 2019 and have recently been further updated by The Income Tax (Substance Requirements)(Implementation)(Amendment) Regulations, 2019 (the Amendment Regulations ), with effect from 1 August 2019.  The Amendment Regulations have extended the scope of the Substance Regulations to include all tax exempt bodies that have been granted an exemption under paragraphs (3) and (5) of Schedule 1 of the Income Tax (Exempt Bodies) (Guernsey) Ordinance, 1989 (as amended) (the Exempt Bodies Ordinance ).  In addition, the Amendment Regulations clarify the scope of the Substance Regulations in relation to IP Assets and High Risk IP Companies – the balance of this note focuses on the change in status of tax exempt bodies. 
  • Cayman Islands wills law heralds a more flexible approach

    The rules recognising the legal formality of wills in the Cayman Islands are prescriptive, requiring the will to be executed in writing, signed at the foot of the document by the testator and witnessed by two witnesses who formally attest the will in writing in the presence of the testator.
  • Luxembourg Government submits bill to Parliament implementing the EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive 2

    On 8 August 2019, the Luxembourg Government submitted a draft law to the Parliament (the Draft Law ) to implement the Council Directive (EU) 2017/952 of 29 May 2017 ( ATAD 2 or the Directive ) into Luxembourg domestic law.
  • Ogier fund finance team now offers Luxembourg legal advice from US time zone with return of Catharin

    Ogier's fund finance team now offers Luxembourg legal advice from a US time zone with the return of fund finance specialist Catharina von Finckenhagen to the Cayman Islands as a dual-qualified Luxembourg advocate and Cayman attorney.
  • 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.
  • Register of beneficial owners deadline approaching – are you ready?

    As of 1 March 2019, the Luxembourg law of 13 January 2019 (the Law ) creating a register of beneficial owners ( Registre des bénéficiaires effectifs or " RBE ") is in force.
  • Jersey substance proposals – the Banking and Finance perspective

    EU finance ministers have formally approved Jersey's economic substance legislation by removing the jurisdiction from the "grey list" on 12 March 2019 and the Privy Council granted formal approval to the Taxation (Companies - Economic Substance) (Jersey) Law 2019 (the Law) on 13 March 2019. The Law takes effect from 1 January 2019.
  • Ogier advises on $889 million acquisition of AIM traded payment services company by way of scheme of

    Ogier has advised Canadian payments technology company Nuvei Corporation on the US$889 million acquisition of AIM traded SafeCharge International Group Limited by means of a Court-sanctioned Guernsey scheme of arrangement.