Ogier > St Helier, Jersey > Firm Profile

Ogier
44 THE ESPLANADE
ST HELIER
JE4 9WG
Jersey

Jersey > Banking and finance Tier 1

Relied upon to provide sensible, pragmatic solutions to issues when they arise and to deliver on time‘, Ogier‘s team handles cross-border and local finance transactions, particularly pertaining to funds, leveraged and real estate finance, restructuring and corporate recovery. The group is jointly led by Katrina Edge , who also heads the firm’s global banking and finance practice and has driven a number of initiatives in the sustainable finance arena; and Simon Felton , whose financial institution practice combines banking knowledge with expertise in capital markets. Bruce MacNeil  is known for cross-jurisdictional banking and finance deals. Also of note are James Lydeard and 2022 partner Kate McCaffrey .

Practice head(s):

Simon Felton; Katrina Edge

Other key lawyers:

Bruce MacNeil; James Lydeard; Kate McCaffrey; Chris Jones

Testimonials

‘Katrina Edge is my go to person in relation to all things Jersey related. Very knowledgeable and user friendly.’

‘Katrina Edge and Chris Jones are a safe paid of hands and deliver on time, on budget and with efficiency and professionalism. My “go to” firm for Jersey and Guernsey advice on Real Estate Finance transactions.’

‘Ogier provide excellent service time and again, they can be relied upon to provide sensible, pragmatic solutions to issues when they arise and to deliver on time.’

‘Katrina Edge is excellent. Her knowledge and expertise is very good and matched by her ability to deliver clear, concise advice and solutions.’

Key clients

HSBC Bank plc

Silicon Valley Bank

Apollo Management International LLP

MetLife Investment Management

Caledonia Investments plc

Wren House Infrastructure Limited

International Oasis Holding Company KSCC

M&G Investment Management Limited

International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA)

Hospital Topco Limited

Adeem Investment & Wealth Management

Hellman & Friedman

Northwood Investors LLC

Moorfield Group Limited

OZ Management LP

CPP Investments

KB Securities

Eurazeo Real Estate Lux Sarl

Pramerica Real Estate Capital IV S.à r.l.

Valor Real Estate Partners LLP

Bybrook Capital LLP

Pizza Express (Jersey) Limited

Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited

The Portfolio Club

Pala Investments Limited

Crestline Direct Finance L.P.

Starwood Capital Group

Hilco Capital

Apollo

Work highlights

  • Advised Valor Real Estate Partners on its acquisition financing for Gemini Business Park in London, financed by Blackstone. The transaction represented a significant acquisition for Valor Real Estate Partners as it seeks to develop its industrial real estate footprint across core London submarkets.
  • Advised a global international banking and wealth management group in relation to the refinancing of the Millharbour Group through which the group’s lending was streamlined from an historic Senior/Mezzanine structure to a sole lender
  • Advised HSBC Bank plc on Project Wave, to refinance the existing indebtedness of the borrower group in connection with a portfolio of student housing properties in Scotland, England and Wales, consisting of 16 properties in total.

Jersey > Capital markets Tier 1

Ogier‘s capital markets group has expertise in debt and equity, including capital raising transactions across offshore jurisdictions such as BVI, Cayman and Luxembourg, as well as the Channel Islands. The group has particular expertise in cashbox structuring linked to placings and rights issues of listed companies. The group sits within the banking and finance department, under the leadership of Simon Felton . Raulin Amy is an expert in securities listings. Bruce MacNeil  is another name to note for debt work.  Alexander Curry , who was promoted to partner in December 2021, has extensive experience in IPOs and public M&A.

Practice head(s):

Simon Felton

Other key lawyers:

Raulin Amy; Bruce MacNeil; Alexander Curry

Testimonials

‘Ogier are true experts in the art of the cash box placing and are our ‘go to’ firm when our clients elect to pursue this fundraising method.’

‘Everything you want in an offshore firm-excellent quality of advice while responsive and commercial’

‘We have worked with Ogier on several occasions, with a particular focus on offshore solutions for capital markets transactions. In particular, the Ogier team has a trusted reputation for efficiently and effectively implementing cash box fundraisings.’

‘Alex Curry and Raulin Amy are both familiar and friendly faces, who are able to promptly and effectively provide offshore advice on tight timeframes.’

Key clients

Calisen plc

Pizza Express (Jersey) Limited

WH Smith PLC

Jet2 Plc (previously known as Dart Group Plc)

JD Wetherspoon

Biffa plc

Johnson Service Group

Trifast plc

Novocure Limited

Atotech Limited

Boohoo Group plc

The Law Debenture Trust Corporation plc

Wren House Infrastructure Limited

Glencore plc

Angel Trains

MJ Hudson

Workspace Group plc

Centamin plc

Wizz Air Holdings

Barrick Gold (formerly Randgold Resources)

Heathrow Funding

Ackros Acquisition Limited

Seven Energy International Limited

IDB Trust Services

Islamic Development Bank

Kaisa Group Holdings Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised a major global investment management company  as advisor to the issuer on its launch of the Invesco Physical Bitcoin exchange traded notes (ETN) programme.
  • Acted for the Pizza Express group on its offering of £335 million of 6.75% senior secured notes due 2026 through a special purpose vehicle incorporated in Jersey.
  • Acted as Jersey legal counsel for the high street retailer WH Smith in relation on a bond offering designed to allow the retailer to finance the opening of 100 new stores in North America and to partially pay down existing term loans.

Jersey > Commercial property Tier 1

Ogier fields a property, planning and construction group that handles property transactions, finance, developments and leasing issues, as well as planning and construction mandates. Coordinating the global practice is Jonathan Hughes who advises global financial institutions, in addition to corporate occupiers and investors. Katharine Marshall  is an expert in residential and commercial developments, including conditional contracts, joint ventures and collaboration agreements. Senior associate Sarah Parish is noted for commercial property portfolio management. Senior associate Laura Shirreffs is known for corporate occupier and landlord work.

Practice head(s):

Jonathan Hughes; Helen Ruelle

Other key lawyers:

Katharine Marshall; Chris Renouf; Michael Clapham; Sarah Parish; Laura Shirreffs

Testimonials

‘Key contacts available at all times An excellent team ethos where clients are well looked after by the team so no key person dependence.’

‘Excellent at what they do. Not afraid to bring in colleagues when additional skills are needed.’

‘Probably the strongest commercial property team on the island.’

‘Jonathan Hughes is very well connected, technically superb and great with clients. Laura Shirreffs is also very impressive.’

‘Probably the largest commercial property team in Jersey and therefore particularly good diversity and cover to complete transactions within set time frames. Very high profile team.’

‘The Ogier property team acted superbly in explaining Jersey law and bringing an agreement for lease and lease to an acceptable institutional standard within the remits of Jersey law. Also collaborated with UK solicitors in an amicable and constructive manner.’

‘Sarah Parish and Jonathan Hughes worked tirelessly under extreme time pressure and with good humour and throughout. Exceptional individuals.’

Key clients

HSBC

TMF Group

Sandpiper

Investec

Jersey Homes Trust

LV Group Care Home Group

Parish of St Helier

Whitbread Plc / Premier Inn

Parish of St Martin

Guiton Group

Gamma Aviation Limited

Government of Jersey

John Lewis Partnership / Waitrose Limited

Fuel Supplies CI Limited

SG Hambros Bank

Close Finance

Metlife Investment Company Limited

BDO Group

Standard Chartered

Ashbe Construction

Arcadia Group (In administration)

Work highlights

  • Acted on a large quantity of complex commercial and residential development projects across all sectors.
  • Acted for numerous institutional real estate finance clients in relation to complex multi-million pound real estate finance transactions.
  • Acted for numerous corporate occupier clients in relation to new build office headquarter relocation projects.

Jersey > Corporate and commercial Tier 1

Ogier‘s corporate offering is praised by clients as ‘innovative, commercial, client friendly’. The team is noted for private M&A, corporate restructurings and cashboxes, but it also has an impressive downstream private equity practice. Another key area of strength for the team is financial services M&A, which is an area of expertise for department leader Matthew Shaxson . Simon Dinning  provides corporate and finance advise on transactions involving BVI and Jersey entities, cross-border M&A and joint venture arrangements, while Raulin Amy is also a long-standing key contributor. Oliver Richardson is another active team member. Alexander Curry  and Richard Daggett were promoted to partner in December 2021, and have impressive transactional practices. Also of note is up-and-coming Amy Garrod, who was promoted to managing associate in February 2022.

Practice head(s):

Matthew Shaxson

Other key lawyers:

Simon Dinning; Raulin Amy; Richard Daggett; James Fox; Alexander Curry; Oliver Richardson; Amy Garrod

Testimonials

‘Innovative, commercial, client friendly’

‘Matthew Shaxson Commercial, knowledgeable and innovative’

‘The team are very capable corporate lawyers and specialists in Jersey law. They provided swift advice on a complicated matter with a short time scale.’

‘The main team member I worked with was Alex Curry. He was great – very practical and commercial and explained complex legal concepts. He helped deliver a tricky matter in a tight timescale.’

‘Ogier Corporate are my go to team for Jersey based FS M&A work.’

‘The team is very responsive, they have a huge range of knowledge and expertise in the corporate real estate and funds sector.’

‘Richard Daggett and Amy Garrod both have a great depth of experience and are always very responsive and easy to work with.’

‘The partners and solicitors in the team are down to earth, friendly, responsive and a pleasure to work with. They know our business well, take a direct interest in how we are doing and the challenges and opportunities we face. They have actively introduced working technology which helps us to streamline legal aspects of our high volume mortgage business and they are training several of their lawyers in legal project management and provide them with the organisational skills to support their clients besides purely legal advice and document processing.’

Key clients

Takeda Pharmaceutical

The Carlyle Group

The Ardonagh Group Limited

Amcor plc

Anglo American plc

Biffa plc

Clarivate Analytics

The Collective

Jet2 Plc (previously known as Dart Group Plc)

Warburg Pincus International LLC and TowerBrook Capital Partners

Brooks Macdonald International

Viacom

Trident Trust

DB Financial Investment / Hyundai Asset Management

Urban Logistics REIT plc

The PRS REIT plc

Barrick Gold

Sports Direct

Palamon Partners

Wizz Air

Boohoo.com

TMF Group

Glencore plc

Europe Realty Holdings Pte Ltd (GIC)

Kennedy Wilson Holdings, Inc.

Northwood Investors LLC

Cinven

OMERS Private Equity

Petra Diamonds Limited

Paloma Capital

Tristan Capital Partners

Coro Energy plc

VI Mining

Eriell Group International Limited

Gazprombank

Realstar

EN+ Group plc

Work highlights

  • Acted as Jersey legal adviser to Cinven on its proposed acquisition of LSE listed global fund administrator and asset manager, Sanne Group Plc.
  • Advised The Ardonagh Group Limited on the restructuring of the Ardonagh group’s investment structure. This new investment strategy allows the group to now be valued at $7.5 billion.

Dispute resolution Tier 1

The Jersey disputes team at Ogier has substantial trial and hearing experience. The team has been through a period of expansion recently, with the promotion to partner of trust litigator James Angus in February 2022. The group is led by Nick Williams , who co-leads the firm-wide regulatory practice, and specialises in a variety of disputes, including in relation to shareholders, trusts and estates and regulatory issues, where he focuses on the financial services sector. Global managing partner Edward Mackereth maintains a contentious trusts practice, but is also noted for cases involving fraud and asset tracing, as well as financial services regulation. Damian Evans  and Oliver Passmore  are also known for trusts litigation. Counsel Rebecca McNulty has built a strong cross-border contentious insolvency practice.

Practice head(s):

Nick Williams

Other key lawyers:

Edward Mackereth; Damian Evans; Oliver Passmore; James Angus; Rebecca McNulty; Ralph Spencer-Tucker

Testimonials

‘Strength in depth and clear practical advice.’

‘Nick Williams inspires confidence, and provides sound, solutions-based advice.’

‘Hard working, quick thinking disputes team.’

‘Nick Williams – hard working, willing to spend time to delve into the details of the case and then focuses on the important issues; conducted a heavy four-week unfair prejudice case on behalf of US private equity and venture capital firms; James Angus – good advocate; Matthew Davies – hard working; Ralph Spencer-Tucker – good communicator, diligent, responsive’

‘One of the leading Jersey firms, Ogier get all the top work. they were involved in a case for a Royal family-it was hard to imagine anything more top drawer.’

‘Oliver Passmore is absolutely excellent-clever, a very good advocate and delivered a very good result’

‘Strong client focus, always available to deal with questions and give updates. Transparent billing practices and good value for money. Generally, they ran the litigation excellently.’

‘James Angus had a fantastic grasp of both the details of the case and at the same time maintained a good overview, which enabled his advice to be particularly valuable. When conducting the trial, his grasp of the detail was a very important factor in our success. Matthew Davies showed strong commitment to the case and had an excellent knowledge of the facts and documentation, as well as the legal issues. Was very attentive to me as a client and was always prepared to step up and deal with issues when the partner was unavailable.’

Key clients

BDO

Financial Technology Ventures

Millennium Technology Ventures Partners

Christian Hore

Viscount of the Royal Court

SIG Growth Equity Fund

Parish of St Helier

Atotech

Work highlights

  • Acting for three private equity investors as Plaintiff minority shareholders in ETFS Capital Limited, alleging unfair prejudice against the majority shareholder. Judgment following a 4 week trial handed down in January 2021, with the Appeal heard in July 2021.  The Royal Court found that the Plaintiff minority shareholders had been unfairly prejudiced.
  • Acting for the Viscount of the Royal Court of Jersey in a large cross-jurisdictional insolvency dispute involving multiple competing claims to assets situated worldwide, and involving multiple claims and counterclaims of fraudulent behaviour.
  • Acting for the Plaintiffs, including BDO LLP as High Court-appointed estate administrators, in a high-value, complex and cross-border trusts and estates dispute.  Successful finding of fraud against the Defendant former trustee following a 2 week trial.

Jersey > Employment Tier 1

According to clients, the team at Ogier is ‘very responsive, commercial in its approach and will handle all aspects of any particular employment issue‘. The group handles tribunal claims for claimants and respondents, advisory work and as support to corporate transactions. The team is also equipped to act in work-related injury claims, data protection matters and issues related to employee benefit schemes. Helen Ruelle heads the employment team and handles contentious and non-contentious employment and discrimination law issues. Ruelle is ably supported by senior associate Will Austin-Vautier.

Practice head(s):

Helen Ruelle

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team is good at getting the work done by the appropriate level of lawyer. They are very responsive, commercial in their approach and will handle all aspects of any particular employment issue. This takes the pressure off where clients are nervous of handling difficult issues themselves eg dismissal conversations.’

‘The individuals just get the job done in an efficient manner. Can’t ask for more.’

‘Excellent private equity sector knowledge, rapid delivery of advice, clear and concise, very user friendly approach.’

‘Pragmatic and commercial with delivery.’

‘The team at Ogier were incredibly helpful to use especially when we required assistance taking over our business. Any queries we had were answered in a quick and professional manner. We would have no issues in recommend them to clients which we have since.’

‘The team at Ogier are first rate, I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them. All the things that you can expect them to excel at they do. They care about the client and nothing is a challenge for them. They are also incredibly well connected which is a plus when trying to get things done and quickly. In terms of innovation, Ogier uses a really great document sharing portal which is really easy to navigate.’

Jersey > Investment funds Tier 1

Ogier is a mainstay of the Jersey funds market, leveraging the firm’s presence across global offshore jurisdictions, London and Luxembourg. The team has a strong venture capital practice, and is active in the private equity space. It has vast experience in investment fund launches, and regularly assists clients with fund closings and acting for funds traded on the main market of the London stock exchange. Niamh Lalor is the leader of the practice, with a focus on specialist funds and financial services regulation. Emily Haithwaite  is an expert in AIFMD regulation, as well as handling a wide variety of fund transactions and ESG-related issues. Sophie Reguengo  and managing associate Alexandra O’Grady are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Niamh Lalor

Other key lawyers:

Emily Haithwaite; Sophie Reguengo; Alexandra O’Grady

Testimonials

‘Good broad funds’ knowledge with an increasingly strong funds’ team.’

‘Sophie Reguengo – very helpful and knowledgeable. Very easy to work with and good at problem solving Emily Haithwaite – great funds’ knowledge Matt McManus – great to work with. Really knows funds.’

‘A pleasure to deal with – knowledgeable, responsive, clear.’

‘I have been particularly with Niamh Lalor and Alexandra O’Grady – they have provided clear timely advice, and are knowledgeable about their fields and new developments. Also appreciate their good relationship and links with the Jersey regulator, which is helpful.’

‘The team has a unique understanding of the regulatory landscape in Jersey.’

‘The team has a lot of depth and consistency. Always responsive and good to deal with.’

‘Emily Haithwaite looks after the relationship and is very user-friendly.’

‘Top quality professional service.’

Key clients

AEW Capital Management LP

Cain International

Cevian

CQS

Deutsche Asset Management

DWS Real Estate

Ethos Private Equity

Global Infrastructure Partners

HSBC Bank plc – Jersey

London Venture Partners

Alexander Forbes

Pinebridge Benson Elliot

Julius Baer

IK Partners

Alpstone Capital

Index Ventures

Intermediate Capital Group PLC

Knight Frank Investment Management

Knife Capital

Salt Equity Partners

Alanda Capital

Deutsche Finance International

Medicxi Ventures

Pacific Equity Partners

Paloma Capital

Palamon Capital Partners

Pemberton Asset Management

Quadriga Capital

Schroders Capital

Therium Capital

Jigsaw VC GP Ltd

Brooks Macdonald Asset Management International Limited

EPIC Management Limited

Valor Real Estate Partners

Darwin Capital

UBS

Work highlights

  • Advised Index Ventures on the closing of Index Ventures Growth VI which raised $2 billion.
  • Advised Cain International on the second and final close of Cain International European Real Estate Opportunity Fund I LP, a Jersey limited partnership authorised as a Jersey Private Fund.
  • Advised Deutsche Finance International on the establishment DFI European Value-Add Fund II Parallel LP, a Jersey limited partnership authorised as a Jersey private fund.

Jersey > Private client, trusts and tax Tier 1

Ogier‘s private wealth group has a strength in advising on Jersey trust structures, with an increasing focus on ESG and sustainable investing for high-net-worth individuals and their families. The team is experienced in working with colleagues across the office network to advise on the establishment of trust across offshore jurisdictions. Share plans and employee benefit trusts are another area of expertise, where Katherine Neal  takes the lead, as are instructions relating to charity and philanthropy. James Campbell  heads up the global private wealth practice group, while Josephine Howe heads the department in Jersey. Steve Meiklejohn continues to advise on estate planning, trust and fiduciary structures.

Practice head(s):

James Campbell; Josephine Howe

Other key lawyers:

Steve Meiklejohn; Katherine Neal; Richard Laignel

Testimonials

‘The team go the extra mile, considering all options and assisting with even the smallest of queries.’

‘Katherine Neal has the unique ability to offer not just legal but wholly practical solutions to the most difficult of problems.’

‘Steve Meiklejohn is a doyen of private client world. What he doesn’t know about Jersey trusts isn’t worth knowing. Marvellous manner and very good judgment.’

‘Very proactive, responsive, commercial’

‘Josephine Howe – very thorough, extremely well organised and great at explaining things to clients. James Campbell – a good leader, nurtures the practice and is commercial and explains issues to clients in a clear and helpful manner. Richard Laignel – very hard working and super responsive. A pleasure to work with.’

‘Strong at all levels. tenacious and great tacticians.’

‘James Campbell always makes himself available and articulates sometimes difficult concepts in terms that are understandable to trustees and beneficiaries alike. He accepts fair challenge and will produce precedent and learned thinking to underpin his advice’

‘Katherine Neal is my go to. She is bright, approachable, knowledgeable and un-phased, with a manner which is supportive to Trustees. She has guided us through complex matters. Josephine Howe is an exceptional lawyer.’

Guernsey > Banking and finance Tier 1

Ogier fields a team that is able to handle a wide variety of financing transactions, with a specialism in leveraged and high-yield facilities, as well as fund and real estate finance. Other areas of expertise include restructuring and enforcement matters and regulatory issues. The team also stands out for its expertise in Guernsey derivative products, and acts as counsel to ISDA. Department head Christopher Jones  has experience in multi-jurisdictional finance transactions; Paul Chanter brings to bear expertise in debt capital markets and structured finance. Marcus Leese is also recommended, and is BVI qualified.

Practice head(s):

Christopher Jones

Other key lawyers:

Paul Chanter; Marcus Leese; Bryon Rees; Michaela Jesson; Jane Hogan

Key clients

HSBC Bank plc

Silicon Valley Bank

Apollo Management International LLP

International Swaps and Derivatives Association

Caledonia Investments plc

Mid Europa

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group

Apax Partners LLP

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

LaSalle Investment Management

H.I.G. Capital International Advisors

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Alvarez & Marsal Europe LLP

Grandcity Property Limited

Adler Real Estate AG

United Overseas Bank Limited

Topland Vintage Finance Ltd

Hayfin Capital Management LLP

Nordea Bank Abp

Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited

Guernsey > Commercial property Tier 1

Ogier's commercial property group offers a full service that includes planning and construction advice, as well s assistance with a variety of Guernsey real estate transactions, such as sales and purchases of commercial property and related holding vehicles, as well as hotel and corporate re-location projects and landlord and tenant issues. The key figure is Martyn Baudains , who is experienced in advising local, international global occupiers and investors, as well as high-net-worth individuals relocating offshore. Senior associate Piers Dereham focuses on commercial and residential property law matters, and construction and planning; while senior associate Martin Casas is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Martyn Baudains

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Property legal experts, but with on the ground local property market knowledge. I trust these guys with personal and corporate work – they’re that good!’

‘Martyn Baudains is “Mr Property” in Guernsey. If he doesn’t know something, it doesn’t exist. A very reliable and thorough legal expert, but with savvy local non-legal market knowledge.’

‘Martyn as a partner is a humble and gracious man who is an excellent example to others of how to treat clients’

‘The key to working with Ogiers property department is accessibility, you can always get to the relevant person to discuss a matter.’

‘Martin Casas, very straight forward to deal with makes sensible suggestions and he has the ability to move matters forward at a good pace.’

‘Our preferred firm to go to for commercial property related matters. Always responsive and seem to have an ability to get deals done smoothly and quickly.’

‘Martin Casas – Pleasure to work with. Always responsive and commercially minded. Piers Dereham – Strong technically.’

Key clients

Harlyn Holdings Ltd

HSBC Bank plc – Guernsey

Harlyn Commercial Ltd

Chronograph Holding Company Limited

LV Commercial Mortgages Limited

Whitbread Group PLC

Work highlights

  • Advised the estate of an individual on the sale of a group of four hotels in Guernsey and Alderney for an undisclosed sum.
  • Advised Whitbread plc (Premier Inn) on all matters in connection with their first hotel in Guernsey

Guernsey > Corporate and M&A Tier 1

Ogier‘s offering combines expertise in corporate transactions with regulatory, employment, private wealth, property and banking expertise, in addition to being able to provide dispute resolution services in the case of insolvencies and corporate court procedures. Presiding over the group is ‘thoughtful and service-orientedBryon Rees , who has ample experience in the corporate aspects of real estate transactions. Tim Clipstone  is qualified to practice in Guernsey, England, BVI and the Cayman Islands, giving him the edge in cross-border M&A transactions, market listings, takeovers and downstream investments by funds. Also recommended are managing associates Richard Doyle and Michelle Watson Bunn.

Practice head(s):

Bryon Rees

Other key lawyers:

Tim Clipstone; Richard Doyle; Michelle Watson Bunn; Michaela Jesson

Testimonials

‘Bryan Rees is excellent. Thoughtful and very service oriented.’

‘The team is proactive, commercial and knowledgeable.’

‘David Taylor – great to deal with – smart, enthusiastic and someone whom I would trust to impress any client to which I introduced him.’

‘Responsive and integrate very well into instructing firm’s teams – create a real “one team” culture on any transaction that they are working on’

‘Strong lawyers. Always available and ready to move on deals at pace. Technically good’

‘They have a friendly, experienced and diverse team who get the job done. They took a very collaborative approach with ourselves on the mainland in terms of making sure all Guernsey tasks were completed and reported upon efficiently.’

‘The team are very proactive in keeping you up to date on progress of matters’

Key clients

Sports Entertainment Acquisition Corp

Downing Student Management 4 Limited

Aroundtown SA & CPI Property Group

Marco Capital Holdings Limited

Equitix

Disruptive Capital Acquisition Company Limited

Elliott Advisors (UK) Limited

ARA Dunedin / ARA Asset Management

HGGC, LLC Sale of shares in Davies Topco Limited (Project Nashville)

Keppel DC REIT Management Pte Limited

Hopkins & Moore Developments Limited

ViacomCBS Inc.

Burford Capital Limited

GreenAcres

Wildstone Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised Sports Entertainment Acquisition Corp, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), on its US$4.75 billion business combination with Super Group to create a global gaming company to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
  • Guernsey legal adviser to Equitix in relation to KKR and Equitix’s £2 billion takeover of John Laing Group plc.

Guernsey > Dispute resolution Tier 1

At Ogier, the dispute resolution team handles the waterfront of contentious issues that arise offshore, with a particular strength in matters involving trusts, insolvency, as well as commercial litigation and regulatory disputes. The team works closely with the firm’s other departments and colleagues in other jurisdictions, enabling it to run cross-border disputes with corporate, funds, private client and property experts. Mathew Newman  leads the Guernsey team, and focuses on insolvency and restructuring issues, as well as having substantial experience in professional negligence claims in the financial services space. He co-leads the team alongside Simon Davies , an experienced advocate with a track record in contentious trusts. Bryan De Verneuil-Smith is another commercial litigator of note focusing on trust and fund disputes.

Practice head(s):

Mathew Newman; Simon Davies

Other key lawyers:

Bryan De Verneuil-Smith; Sandie Lyne; Alex Horsbrugh-Porter

Testimonials

‘Everyone within the team was a good lawyer as well as a good manager of the case and the client. Each of them was responsive and hands. Every member was at all times fully aware of all the issues and able to assist with them.’

‘Bryan de Verneuil Smith was outstanding and very easy to deal with. He has great analytical skills and enjoyed dealing with detailed and complex legal arguments without losing sight of the bigger picture and the commercial realities of the case. He also remained calm under pressure.’

‘Very good team – broad knowledge across the team’

‘Ogier has a large team with substantial expertise to effectively deal with high value complex claims.’

‘Mathew Newman is a remarkable advocate and not afraid of a fight.’

‘They have been very upfront in providing good quality guidance and support in a long standing matter. They have been prompt to point out areas that they feel present the risk of generating conflicts for them and for myself (the dispute was between two clients of my company) and assisted in ensuring that these were managed effectively. Charging has always been more than fair with work being done at the right level within the firm to manage costs. At no point has it felt as if we were being “milked for fees”.’

‘I have been in contact with Bryan De Verneuil-Smith who has met every target and deadline required. On a technical/legal level I trust his judgement and am comforted that he is open in saying he will go and have a think rather than attempting to present himself as an oracle on all matters and making snap judgements.’

‘Simon Davies is clearly one of, if not the leading advocate on the island. Simon has an encyclopaedic memory of Guernsey precedents. He is detail oriented, exquisitely prepared for every argument and submission, and has a good rapport with the Guernsey courts. He is respected by bench and bar alike, having been selected to serve as the battonier or head of the Guernsey bar. As importantly, Simon is easy to deal with and incredibly responsive, which is very important when dealing with an off-shore jurisdiction.

Key clients

BDO LLP

Securis Investment Partners

Deloitte

MND Georgia

Krys Global

EEA Life Settlements PCC Limited

The Public Trustee of Guernsey

DSO Limited/the Gupta family

Alvarez & Marsal

HSBC Bank (CI and UK)

Praxis

Teneo Restructuring

Leonard Curtis

Work highlights

  • Acting for Teneo as administration managers of Providence Investment Funds PCC and Providence Investment Management International Limited in their claim against their auditors, PwC, for failing to detect and report a clear Ponzi scheme fraud being perpetrated on the fund by its controlling director; the claim will go to a four week trial in May 2022.
  • Acting for the Public Trustee of Guernsey in relation to the clawback of assets into a large number of Guernsey pension schemes whose operators allegedly misappropriated the funds for their own personal benefit.
  • Acting for the trustee of a high value Guernsey law trust facing complex cross-border beneficiary claims and issues following the death of the settlor.

Guernsey > Private client, trusts and tax Tier 1

Ogier has a full-service trusts, private client and estate-planning practice, advising fiduciary service providers, family offices, high- and ultra-high-net-worth individuals and their families. The group often works alongside dispute resolution colleagues and with lawyers in the firm’s global offshore office network. Heading the group is Matthew Guthrie, an expert in succession planning and private wealth structuring. Gavin Ferguson  is an expert in tax structuring, as well as trust and foundation law. Marcus Leese  has a specialism in complex restructurings and resolving breach of trust issues. Catherine Moore is noted for assisting with private wealth structures and their administration.

Practice head(s):

Matt Guthrie

Other key lawyers:

Gavin Ferguson; Marcus Leese; Mathew Newman; Simon Davies; Catherine Moore

Testimonials

The majority of my dealings have been with Matt Guthrie who continues to be a crucial advisor for our Guernsey needs. Ogier as a firm allow Matt to provide exceptional service. Ogier help increase Matt’s knowledge and experience base in order to provide great solutions. It is clear that Ogier support Matt in the work that he does which is very reassuring.’

Gavin Ferguson is a star among the islanders, quick, to the point and such a pleasure to work with.’

Matt Guthrie is commercial and available. He knows his stuff and understands our objectives well enough to help us find a solution to issues which arise. He is excellent to work with on client trust structuring for bespoke structures and we strongly value the collaboration with him and the value he adds. He doesn’t complicate things unnecessarily.’

Matt Guthrie and his team are a delight to work with. They’re the go to team for complex and high value private client matters.’

Matthew Guthrie is a stand out trust lawyer and one of the best Guernsey practitioners in this area. The quality of his advice is extremely high and he has a very reassuring and calm manner. His is widely admired, even by his competitors.’

Work highlights

  • Advised a trust company in relation to the restructuring of Guernsey trust structure for a large Middle Eastern family.
  • Provided Guernsey legal advice to a family office based in Guernsey on a variety of matters, including preparing the corporate authorisations and related documentation to effect the transfer out of a company within the structure to the principal, and the establishment of a sub-fund in relation to a trust in the structure, including preparing consolidated trust terms for practical assistance to the family office.
  • Advising the trustee of several pensions schemes in relation to potential rectification applications in Guernsey to cure potential deficiencies in the schemes which threaten their approved status.

Guernsey > Capital markets Tier 2

The key capital markets contact at Ogier is Byron Rees, following the departure of Craig Cordle to WALKERS in November 2021. The team handles the spectrum of equity capital markets matters, including IPOs, fundraising and the structuring of listed vehicles, with an offering spanning regulatory and transactional expertise. It works closely with the firm’s global offshore office network, servicing an impressive mix of international clients. Managing associate Michelle Watson Bunn and senior associate Diana Collas are also active members of the transactional team.

Practice head(s):

Byron Rees

Other key lawyers:

Paul Chanter; Michelle Watson Bunn; Diana Collas; Gabrielle Payne

Testimonials

‘Great market knowledge’

‘Bruce MacNeil is very hands one where required and always contactable.

‘Very strong and integrate well with instructing counsel immediately. Stronger than a number of other firms in terms of their overall collaboration.’

‘Very practical, sound advice.’

‘Raulin Amy is incredibly responsive and has sound judgment.’

‘They’re pragmatic and reliable.’

‘Able to deliver advice that is business orientated and not simply a treatise on the law.

Dan Richards Nicolas Mille are great.’

Key clients

The Schiehallion Fund Limited

The Foresight Group Holdings Limited

Sports Entertainment Acq Corp

Disruptive Capital Acquisition Company Limited

Burford Capital

Foresight Holdco 2 Limited

Burford Capital Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised The Schiehallion Fund on its $700m secondary C-share fundraising.
  • Advised Sports Entertainment Acquisition on its $4.75bn business combination with Super Group to create a gaming company listed on the New York stock exchange.
  • Advised Foresight Group Holdings Limited on its admittance to the premium listing segment of the official list of the financial conduct authority and trading on the main market for listed securities of the London stock exchange.

Guernsey > Employment Tier 2

Ogier‘s team works on a pan-island basis, bringing together lawyers in Jersey and Guernsey to advise on contentious and non-contentious employment issues relating to employee benefit trusts, pensions and family offices, as well as tribunal claims and matters arising from M&A activity. Rachel DeSanges heads the Guernsey team, and as well as significant expertise in employment law, brings to bear knowledge in data protection. DeSanges is supported by Sandie Lyne, who draws on her experience as a former public official in Guernsey tribunal proceedings to handle complex employment dispute issues. Head of the dispute resolution department Mathew Newman  takes the lead in employment issues pertaining to insolvency and restructurings. Joining the team from Carey Olsen in March 2021, senior associate Fay Warrilow  is an employment and regulatory law expert.

Practice head(s):

Rachel DeSanges

Other key lawyers:

Sandie Lyne; Mathew Newman; Fay Warrilow

Testimonials

‘Fay Warrilow was attentive and and understanding of the situation. Her practical advice on ancillary areas and local housing matters was also useful.’

Work highlights

  • Acting for an international hotel chain in relation to their first and landmark hotel at a major development in St Peter Port, Guernsey.
  • Advised a pan-island energy provider acting against another large energy provider in relation to the resignation of a senior executive moving employment to the client’s company.
  • Acting for a public official who undertakes a dual role as a regulator appointed pursuant to a statutory appointment (in both Guernsey and Jersey) and who also acts as an employee of the States of Guernsey.

Guernsey > Investment funds Tier 3

The investment funds team at Ogier is particularly well-versed in advising asset managers and Guernsey and international funds on local and cross-border regulation and structuring; providing transactional advice, and representation in contentious issues, as well as assisting with financing issues. Bryon Rees  and Tim Clipstone  jointly lead the practice, with experience across the investment funds space. Managing associate Richard Doyle handles investment fund-related taxation, while fellow managing associate Michelle Watson Bunn has expertise in investment funds transactions.

Practice head(s):

Bryon Rees

Other key lawyers:

Tim Clipstone; Richard Doyle; Michelle Watson Bunn; Michaela Jesson; Gabrielle Payne; James Dickinson

Testimonials

‘Strong understanding of the range of Funds and regulatory regime. Practical approach to complete necessary structuring and documentation. Good team work to provide a value-focused service by working with partners and associates’

‘Good team leader and ability to delegate work. Ability to provide a quick response and problem-solving approach. Very patient with explanations and providing a range of options.’

‘The individuals within the Ogier investment funds team which we work with are friendly, calm and always keen to help in whatever way they can. Special mention to Gabrielle Payne who can never do enough to help and Bryon Rees who understands clients needs and provides appropriate advice/solutions.’

‘Bryon Rees – Very responsive. Provides solutions with minimal fuss cutting to the chase on the important issues. Always provides value-add.’

‘Advice that is concise, on point and within budget is key for an onshore firm when introducing an offshore firm to clients. Ogier tick all three boxes.’

‘They work extremely well as part of a large cross-firm team, fitting in seamlessly and effectively. It is great to work with local counsel that advance rather than hinder a project.’

‘Approachable, knowledgeable, professional and friendly are some of the qualities that come to mind. Bryon Rees, Marcus Leese, Chris Jones and Michelle Watson-Bunn particularly stand out for me.’

‘Phenomenal knowledge of both the law and the intricacies of the private equity industry. Always the best.’

Key clients

Vision Blue Resources

Ventures Platform

Tanjun Capital

Equitix

Disruptive Capital Acquisition Company Limited

Stanley Capital Partners

Chrysalis Investment Company Limited

Trian Investors 1 Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted as lead counsel in respect of the structuring, set up and first close of a new fund, Vision Blue Resources Limited (the Fund). The focus of the Fund is on investments in the battery minerals sector. The primary individuals behind the fund include Sir Michael Davis who was a key executive involved in the development of Xstrata and LSE listed mining company which was acquired by Glencore plc.
  • Advised Ventures Platform on the establishment of a new registered closed-ended capital fund, Ventures Platform Fund IV LP, which will invest in early and growth stage venture capital opportunities in Africa. The fund has commitments from a broad range of Nigerian and African based investors, as well as global and institutional investors.
  • Acting as Guernsey counsel in respect of the establishment and close of Tanjun Capital I LP. Advice was provided in respect of the establishment of the fund and its registration number the Registered Collective Investment Scheme Rules and Guidance, 2021 in Guernsey.

Offshore firms in London Tier 3

British Virgin Islands > Regulatory and compliance

Incorporated into the firm’s corporate, finance and investment funds departments, Ogier’s regulatory and compliance group is underpinned by knowledge of financial services regulation, anti-money laundering compliance issues and fintech and digital asset regulations. The latter area is a strong suit of Michael Killourhy, the corporate practice lead, who is a member of the BVI FSC’s Financial Services Fintech Advisory Board and BVI Finance’s Digital Asset Working Group; he also focuses on the regulatory aspects of financing and M&A work. Other names to note are trust regulation expert Simon Schilder , who divides his time between the firm’s Jersey and BVI offices, Ray Wearmouth , who is a key contact for financial services matters, and senior associate David Mathews, who is skilled at advising on digital asset issues.

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘We found the team responsive, flexible and fully appreciated our needs and challenges.’

Key clients

EQIBank Limited

Verasity

Flutter Entertainment plc

Pollen DAO

Definity Digital Assets Limited

Mobifi

RBI Decentralized Platform

Kronos Research (Woo Network)

Work highlights

  • Advised EQIBank Limited on the development and issuance of a native token that will allow access to EQI’s DeFi services and products platform.
  • Advised Flutter Entertainment plc on the impact of BVI gaming and gambling law and legislation, and other BVI regulation, in relation to its operations.
  • Advised Mobifi on the use of a BVI entity to issue tokens to raise capital for and grant access to its platform.

Guernsey > Private client, trusts and tax

Ogier has a full-service trusts, private client and estate-planning practice, advising fiduciary service providers, family offices, high- and ultra-high-net-worth individuals and their families. The group often works alongside dispute resolution colleagues and with lawyers in the firm’s global offshore office network. Heading the group is Matthew Guthrie, an expert in succession planning and private wealth structuring. Gavin Ferguson  is an expert in tax structuring, as well as trust and foundation law. Marcus Leese  has a specialism in complex restructurings and resolving breach of trust issues. Catherine Moore is noted for assisting with private wealth structures and their administration.

Practice head(s):

Matt Guthrie

Other key lawyers:

Gavin Ferguson; Marcus Leese; Mathew Newman; Simon Davies; Catherine Moore

Testimonials

The majority of my dealings have been with Matt Guthrie who continues to be a crucial advisor for our Guernsey needs. Ogier as a firm allow Matt to provide exceptional service. Ogier help increase Matt’s knowledge and experience base in order to provide great solutions. It is clear that Ogier support Matt in the work that he does which is very reassuring.’

Gavin Ferguson is a star among the islanders, quick, to the point and such a pleasure to work with.’

Matt Guthrie is commercial and available. He knows his stuff and understands our objectives well enough to help us find a solution to issues which arise. He is excellent to work with on client trust structuring for bespoke structures and we strongly value the collaboration with him and the value he adds. He doesn’t complicate things unnecessarily.’

Matt Guthrie and his team are a delight to work with. They’re the go to team for complex and high value private client matters.’

Matthew Guthrie is a stand out trust lawyer and one of the best Guernsey practitioners in this area. The quality of his advice is extremely high and he has a very reassuring and calm manner. His is widely admired, even by his competitors.’

Work highlights

  • Advised a trust company in relation to the restructuring of Guernsey trust structure for a large Middle Eastern family.
  • Provided Guernsey legal advice to a family office based in Guernsey on a variety of matters, including preparing the corporate authorisations and related documentation to effect the transfer out of a company within the structure to the principal, and the establishment of a sub-fund in relation to a trust in the structure, including preparing consolidated trust terms for practical assistance to the family office.
  • Advising the trustee of several pensions schemes in relation to potential rectification applications in Guernsey to cure potential deficiencies in the schemes which threaten their approved status.

British Virgin Islands > Investment funds

Praised as ‘approachable, flexible and responsive’, Ogier’s funds practice frequently advises investment managers on the full spectrum of hedge fund, private equity, real estate, venture capital and crypto asset classes. It receives a consistent flow of work related to fund vehicle formations, the establishment of co-investment vehicles and financial services regulation. The team is overseen by Simon Schilder , who is a former chairman of the BVI Investment Funds Association who splits his time between the firm’s BVI and Jersey offices. In this area, Michael Killourhy also takes the lead in many digital asset-related investment funds matters and fund insolvencies and reorganisations.

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘We found the team approachable, flexible and responsive. Delivering innovative solutions within budget.’

‘Exceptional understanding of an innovative industry.’

Staff members are extremely knowledgeable and provide clear and concise guidance pertaining to regulatory matters.

The team is very professional, knowledgeable and fields engaging individuals whose attention to detail ensures the successful completion of our objectives.’

Key clients

EQIBank Limited

Digital Asset Capital Management

AEW Capital Management

Graham Capital Management

Work highlights

  • Advised Digital Asset Capital Management on the conversion of DAF Liquid Venture Fund Inc from an approved fund to a professional fund.
  • Advised AEW Capital Management on the establishment of AEW VIA IV Coinvest C, L.P. as a co-investment vehicle to facilitate an investment by a US state retirement plan into one of AEW’s real estate fund, AEW Value Investors Asia IV, LP.
  • Advising EQIBank Limited on a BVI Approved Manager application for proposed advisory services in relation to products and services on a digital DeFi platform.
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The firm: Ogier provides legal advice on BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Irish, Jersey and Luxembourg law. The firm’s network of locations also includes Beijing, Hong Kong, London, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo.

Legal services for the corporate and financial sectors form the core of the business, principally in the areas of banking and finance, corporate, investment funds, dispute resolution, private equity and private wealth. Ogier has strong practices in the areas of restructuring, corporate recovery and insolvency, employee benefits and incentives, employment law, regulatory and property.

Ogier’s corporate administration business, Ogier Global, works closely with Ogier’s partner-led legal teams to incorporate and administer a wide variety of vehicles, offering clients integrated legal and corporate administration services.

Main areas of practice
Banking and finance: The banking and finance team advises on all areas of banking regulation, documentation, security, and the establishment and operation of banking institutions for borrowers and lenders.

Corporate: The firm’s corporate team has extensive experience in 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, mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations, joint ventures and disposals.

Dispute resolution: Ogier’s dispute resolution team advises on the 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, companies, shareholder issues, directors’ duties, investment performance, banking and other financial transactions, as well as fraud and asset tracing claims and all aspects of regulatory advice.

Investment funds: The investment funds team advises on the full spectrum of fund structures and strategies, including: hedge, private equity, real estate, infrastructure, energy, credit, debt, venture capital, crypto currency, hybrid, impact and socially responsible investing. They provide clients with innovative solutions to all manner of legal requirements, to meet each client’s distinct set of regulatory and commercial demands. The team is backed by expertise across time zones throughout our offices in the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Jersey and Luxembourg. Ogier is a recognised listing agent for The International Stock Exchange (TISE) and the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange (CSX).

Private wealth: The private wealth team has extensive experience in advising on the establishment of private trusts, purpose trusts and other vehicles typically used by private clients, as well as advising trustees in relation to transactions undertaken by trusts.

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, Ogier provides effective solutions to clients including banks, major corporates, investment managers, fund administrators, trust companies and private clients.

Restructuring and corporate recovery: The firm’s restructuring and corporate recovery team has extensive cross-border and international experience, advising on contentious and non-contentious offshore restructuring and corporate recovery matters, often advising in conjunction with onshore counsel and other professional services providers in connection with company structures.

Structured finance: The firm’s structured finance team provides specialist offshore legal advice on all aspects of establishing and operating offshore SPVs, and listing agent services.

Clients: Ogier acts for a number of leading financial institutions including investment banks, legal and accountancy firms, corporations, trust companies, private equity houses, real estate investment houses, insurers and high net worth individuals.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Global managing partner Edward Mackerethedward.mackereth@ogier.com+44 1534 514320
Banking and finance Katrina Edgekatrina.edge@ogier.com+44 1534 514192
Banking and finance Simon Feltonsimon.felton@ogier.com+44 1534 514387
Banking and finance Daniel Richardsdaniel.richards@ogier.com+352 2712 2011
Banking and finance Bruce MacNeilbruce.macneil@ogier.com+44 1534 514394
Corporate Matthew Shaxsonmatthew.shaxson@ogier.com+44 1534 514064
Corporate Simon Dinningsimon.dinning@ogier.com+44 1534 514251
Corporate Raulin Amyraulin.amy@ogier.com+44 1534 514239
Corporate Richard Daggettrichard.daggett@ogier.com+44 1534 514071
Corporate Simon Schildersimon.schilder@ogier.com+44 1534 514298
Dispute resolution Edward Mackerethedward.mackereth@ogier.com+44 1534 514320
Dispute resolution Nick Williamsnick.williams@ogier.com+44 1534 514318
Investment funds Niamh Lalorniamh.lalor@ogier.com+44 1534 514210
Investment funds Emily Haithwaiteemily.haithwaite@ogier.com+44 1534 514072
Investment funds Simon Schildersimon.schilder@ogier.com+44 1534 514298
Investment funds Richard Daggettrichard.daggett@ogier.com+44 1534 514071
Investment funds Sophie Reguengosophie.reguengo@ogier.com+44 1534 514122
Private wealth Sally Edwardssally.edwards@ogier.com+44 1534 514482
Private wealth Steve Meiklejohnsteve.meiklejohn@ogier.com+44 1534 514462
Property Jonathan Hughesjonathan.hughes@ogier.com+44 1534 514336
Real estate Richard Daggettrichard.daggett@ogier.com+44 1534 514071
Real estate Katrina Edgekatrina.edge@ogier.com+44 1534 514192
Regulatory Matthew Shaxsonmatthew.shaxson@ogier.com+44 1534 514064
Regulatory Bruce MacNeilbruce.macneil@ogier.com+44 1534 514394
Private Wealth James Campbelljames.campbell@ogier.com+44 1534 514230
Private Wealth Josephine Howejosephine.howe@ogier.com+44 1534 514201
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Raulin Amy photo Raulin AmyRaulin Amy is practice partner in Jersey, an English solicitor and an…
James Angus photo James AngusManaging Associate
Will Austin-Vautier photo Will Austin-VautierSenior Associate
James Campbell photo James CampbellJames has extensive experience advising professional trustees, family offices, intermediaries and high-net…
Joanna Christensen photo Joanna ChristensenSenior Associate
Alexander Curry photo Alexander CurryAlex specialises in advising on a range of transactions involving local and…
Richard Daggett photo Richard DaggettRichard has a broad corporate finance practise focusing on offshore property holding…
Simon Dinning photo Simon DinningSimon Dinning is partner and Global Head of Ogier’s Corporate legal services.…
Katrina Edge photo Katrina EdgeKatrina Edge is a partner and head of Ogier’s Banking and Finance…
Sally Edwards photo Sally EdwardsSally Edwards is partner in Ogier’s Jersey office within the Private wealth…
Damian Evans photo Damian EvansDamian specialises in all aspects of dispute resolution and insolvency with a…
Simon Felton photo Simon FeltonPartner
Victoria Grogan photo Victoria GroganVictoria has an in depth knowledge of Jersey Law and is widely…
Emily Haithwaite photo Emily HaithwaiteGroup Partner
Josephine Howe photo Josephine HoweJosephine acts for a wide range of professional trustees, settlors and beneficiaries,…
Jonathan Hughes photo Jonathan HughesJonathan is Ogier’s Global Senior Service Line Head as well as Head…
Nic Journeaux photo Nic JourneauxPartner
Niamh Lalor photo Niamh LalorNiamh is specialist funds and regulatory lawyer, a partner and Head of…
Bruce MacNeil photo Bruce MacNeilBruce is a partner in the Banking and Finance team of Ogier’s…
Edward Mackereth photo Edward MackerethEdward Mackereth is Ogier’s Global Managing Partner. A partner in Ogier’s Dispute…
Katharine Marshall photo Katharine MarshallKatharine specialises in acting for clients in the residential and commercial development…
Kate McCaffrey photo Kate McCaffreyKate has a broad corporate and finance practice advising on a wide…
Steven Meiklejohn photo Steven MeiklejohnSteve is an adviser to Trustees and Private Clients in respect of…
Katherine Neal photo Katherine NealKatherine advises professional trustees, settlors and beneficiaries on matters relevant to trusts…
Chula O Chula O"DonoghueCounsel
Sarah Parish photo Sarah ParishSenior Associate
Oliver Passmore photo Oliver PassmoreOliver’s practice includes all aspects of contentious trusts matters, shareholder disputes, fraud…
Sophie Reguengo photo Sophie ReguengoSophie is an experienced investment funds and regulatory lawyer with over 10…
Daniel Richards photo Daniel RichardsDaniel is a Jersey advocate, Luxembourg Advocate and English Solictor. Since moving…
Helen Ruelle photo Helen RuelleHelen Ruelle is Ogier’s Director of Local Legal Services – she is…
Simon Schilder photo Simon SchilderSimon is a Group Partner based in the Jersey office of Ogier.…
Matthew Shaxson photo Matthew ShaxsonMatthew has particular experience in acting for bidders or sellers in auction…
Henry Wickham photo Henry WickhamHenry advises professional trustees, intermediaries, family offices and high-net worth families in…
Nick Williams photo Nick WilliamsNick Williams is a Partner who specialises in dispute resolution and restructuring…
Total number of global partners : 100
Total number of fee-earners worldwide : 500+
Total number of staff worldwide : 900+

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