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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

Corporate and commercial
Corporate and commercial - ranked: tier 2

Ogier

Ogier’s team is ‘highly responsive, commercially sound and succinct in its approach’. Finance head Ray Wearmouth advised Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan on the structured $1.3bn acquisition of 13% of Socar Turkey Enerji. Corporate head Michael Killourhy is praised for ‘his leadership and has an unruffled, efficient and clear style, which helps achieve clients’ unreasonable deadlines’; he is recommended for public offerings (equity and debt), M&A and complex corporate restructurings. His recent experience includes acting for a BVI joint venture vehicle that was established to acquire a UK-based food manufacturer, as well as assisting Electrum Special Acquisition Corporation with its establishment and subsequent IPO on Nasdaq. Christopher Newton is a key managing associate.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Ogier

Ogier’s practice handles disputes involving contracts, trusts and shareholder issues, as well as insolvency and professional negligence. It often advises on Russia-related cases; department head Brian Lacy acted for Rusal’s subsidiaries in the enforcement of two arbitral awards. Lacy is ‘a delight to work with, knowledgeable and excellent at managing client expectations’; other clients praise him for ‘giving sound and realistic advice, while fiercely fighting his client’s corner and finding creative solutions to advance its interests’. Andrew Wanambwa is ‘client-focused, has superb business acumen and is very results driven’. Natasha Gunney was promoted to managing associate and the firm augmented its team in November 2016 by hiring Nicholas Burkill, who joined from Dorsey & Whitney in London.

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