Firm / Organisation

Ogier

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Global Managing Partner: Edward Mackereth
Number of resident partners: 64
Partners worldwide: 64
Total number of fee-earners: 244
Total approx number of staff worldwide: 474
International Offices: Tortola, Grand Cayman, Hong Kong, Luxembourge, Shanghai, Tokyo
Languages: Cantonese, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hokkien, Italian, Japanese, Luxembourgish, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish

THE FIRM Ogier employs over 500 staff worldwide and has long-established relationships with many of the world’s leading international financial institutions, professional advisers, high net worth advisers and regulatory bodies. The firm has been at the forefront of the development of the offshore financial markets for more than 50 years. Ogier offers its clients the strength in depth to handle the largest, most demanding and most complex transactions, and prides itself on providing expert, efficient and cost-effective legal services across all time zones. Ogier provides advice on all aspects of BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey and Luxembourg law and has won numerous industry awards in recent years for its services.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK

Banking & Finance:

The banking team advises on all areas of banking regulation, documentation, security, and the establishment and operation of banking institutions, and represents ISDA in Jersey and Guernsey.

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.

Property:
The team is one of the largest commercial and residential property law teams in Jersey and has extended its property law capability into Guernsey. The team’s expertise includes planning and construction law. Ogier acts in most of Jersey’s major property transactions for buyers, sellers or financiers.

Dispute Resolution:
The 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 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 (TISE).

Private Wealth:
The team has extensive experience of 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, the firm provides effective solutions to clients, which include banks, major corporates, investment managers, fund administrators, trust companies and private clients.

Restructuring & 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 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.

INTERNATIONAL OFFICES

BVI
: Ritter House, Wickhams Cay II, PO Box 3170, Road Town,
Tortola, British Virgin Islands, VG1110
Tel: +284 852 7300
Fax: +284 494 0883
Email: [email protected]

Cayman Islands: 89 Nexus Way, Camana Bay, Grand Cayman,
Cayman Islands, KY1-9009
Tel: +345 949 9876
Fax: +345 949 9877
Email: [email protected]

Hong Kong: 11th Floor, Central Tower, 28 Queen’s Road Central,
Central, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 3656 6000
Fax: +852 3656 6001
Email: [email protected]

Luxembourg: 2-4 Rue Eugene Ruppert, PO Box 2078,
L-1020, Luxembourg
Tel: +352 2712 2000
Email: [email protected]

Shanghai: Room 3671 Level 36 Shanghai International Finance Centre Tower II No. 8 Century Avenue Pudong New Area
Shanghai 200120 China
Tel: +86 21 6062 6294
Email: [email protected]

Tokyo: Nisso 23 Building, Suite 801, Toranomon 3-8-25, Minato-ku Tokyo, 105-0001 Japan
Tel: +81 3 6402 5635
Fax: +81 3 6402 5636
Email: [email protected]