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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’s recent work included advising on IPOs, large, high-profile BVI financings and senior note programmes, including restructurings. Specific highlights include BVI finance head Ray Wearmouth acting for ERG, the Europe-headquartered resources conglomerate, in the negotiation of two facilities, and BVI corporate head Michael Killourhy advising National Energy Services Reunited on its establishment as a special purpose acquisition company and subsequent IPO and simultaneous private placements.

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Corporate and commercial
Corporate and commercial - ranked: tier 2

Ogier

Ogier’s BVI corporate head Michael Killourhy advises on a broad range of corporate transactional matters, with particular emphasis on public offerings, M&A deals and corporate restructurings. He acted for China Lending Corporation (formerly DT Asia Investments) on its acquisition of Adrie Global Holdings, China-incorporated Urumqi Feng Hui Direct Lending’s holding company. BVI finance head Ray Wearmouth as well as senior associates Rebecca Clark and Christian Burns-Di Lauro, who both relocated from the firm’s Jersey office, are recommended. Former senior associate Christopher Newton joined Maples and Calder.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Ogier

Ogierhas a tight, well-run group of clever, hardworking lawyers in a modern, efficient office; each lawyer has particular strengths, but they work well as an integrated team’. The firm hired Nicholas Burkill, who ‘has a very commercial approach’, from Dorsey & Whitney, where he headed the London trial group, while Andrew Wanambwa exited for Lewis Silkin LLP. Key features of the team include significant insolvency experience and a strong Russia and CIS as well as Far East client base. The ‘formidable’ BVI dispute resolution leader Brian Lacy is ‘charming, efficient, has excellent client-handling skills and a great knowledge of insolvency’; he acted for subsidiaries of Rusal on the enforcement of two arbitration awards. Managing associate Natasha Gunney and senior associate Nicholas Brookes are recommended.

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