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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’s ‘team is responsive, commercial and gives solid as well as pragmatic advice’. The practice handles debt and equity matters, including capital raisings, private placements and IPOs of Cayman companies. Other areas of note include structured finance, Islamic finance, asset finance, and restructuring; the firm also has a significant financial services regulatory practice. It recently acted for HSBC Bank in a major asset finance deal. Key contacts include global head of banking and finance Angus Davison and James Heinicke, who ‘impresses with his sensible, pragmatic and commercial advice, as well as his energy and responsiveness’.

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Corporate and commercial
Corporate and commercial - ranked: tier 2

Ogier

Ogier’s practice handles downstream corporate transactional work for private equity and hedge funds, and restructuring matters. It also has a growing commodities practice, which advises oil and gas and mining sector clients, and fields financial services regulatory lawyers who work with Canadian and Latin American financial institutions. James Heinicke led advice as Cayman counsel to BTG Pactual Participations, and certain of its affiliates, on the restructuring of its interests in Brasil Pharma. Bradley Kruger, alongside the BVI office, acted for Pacific Special Acquisition Corp on its announced proposed merger with Beijing-headquartered Borqs International Holding Company. Latin America practice leader Giorgio Subiotto’s ‘strengths are cordiality, efficiency, practicality, accuracy and thoroughness’; and James Bergstrom, Nick Rogers as well as global head of banking and finance Angus Davison are also key practitioners. Other names to note include managing associate Justin Savage, who ‘has a pro-business approach’, consultant James Bagnall and newly promoted partners Joanne Huckle and Piers Dryden.

Leading individuals

Bradley Kruger - Ogier

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Ogier

Ogier hired Marc Kish, who ‘has the specialist knowledge, experience and professional pedigree to provide the very best advice’, from Harneys, while former senior associate Jennifer Colegate exited for Collas Crill. The team, which is ‘very well resourced, quick to respond, and hugely knowledgeable about Cayman law’, acts in large insolvency and restructuring matters. It is also recommended for fair value disputes that arise out of merger and take-private transactions of Cayman companies with a presence in Asia; disputes involving funds and trusts; and the enforcement of foreign judgments. The practice recently acted for the joint provisional liquidators of four companies in contentious matters. Other key contacts include dispute resolution head for the Cayman practice and Caribbean and Asia regions Rachael Reynolds, who is ‘a fantastic lawyer and well placed to provide excellent legal advice in the litigation arena’, the ‘knowledgeable and highly capable’ Ulrich Payne, who is ‘great to have in a client’s corner’, and senior associate Paul Murphy, who ‘makes the delivery of high-quality work in very little time look easy’. William Jones was promoted to managing associate.

Leading individuals

Rachael Reynolds - Ogier

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 2

Ogier

Excellent in its approach and providing excellent value for money’, Ogier assists with fund formation, structuring, regulation, corporate governance and investor disputes, as well as liquidity management, strategic investor arrangements, and wind-down and termination contexts. Head of open-ended investment funds Giorgio Subiotto advised Spearhead Capital Advisors on the establishment of an insurance-dedicated fund. Key contacts include private equity and closed-ended investments funds head Nick Rogers, Bradley Kruger, James Bergstrom, Angus Davison as well as recently promoted partners Joanne Huckle and Piers Dryden managing associate Justin Savage. Emma Sutherland joined as counsel from Maples and Calder, while Shameer Jasani left the legal profession.

Leading individuals

Giorgio Subiotto - Ogier

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Trusts/private client
Trusts/private client - ranked: tier 2

Ogier

A ‘client-focused law firm where partners pull their skills together to get the best result’, Ogier hired Anthony Partridge, who is ‘an outstanding lawyer and one of the most approachable and personable lawyers around’, as partner from Walkers Cayman, while former department head David Cooney exited for Charles Russell Speechlys AG in Switzerland. The team specialises in advising on the establishment, restructuring and administration of trusts; and ultra-HNW (UHNW) relocations is a strong growth area for the practice. It also stands out for high-value estate matters. Giorgio Subiotto heads the firm’s private client and trusts group in Cayman; Rachael Reynolds, who is ‘a stellar advocate’, specialises in complex international trust disputes; and Fraser Allister was promoted to senior associate.

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