Ogier was named ‘Best Offshore Law Firm’ at the recent prestigious WealthBriefing European Awards 2019.
Partners Sally Edwards and Nick Williams were at the event at the Guildhall in London on 11 April to collect the award on behalf of the firm’s global contentious and non-contentious private client teams.
Ogier won the award – decided by a panel of private bankers – for the second time in the last three years, triumphing ahead of four other shortlisted firms having impressed judges with a submission built around progress against the firm’s innovation agenda, and growth over the last 12 months.
Comments made by the judging panel included: “This innovative and truly international firm has the expertise where it counts. Developments around fintech and its jurisdictional reach also impressed.”
The award comes just two weeks after Ogier was named Offshore/Regional Law Firm of the Year in the Legal Business Awards.
Sally, who heads Ogier’s Jersey Private Client and Trusts team, said: “We’re very pleased to have won this award and been recognised in this way by WealthBriefing – the award marks 12 months of success in reaching into new markets, innovation in client service, and growth in our teams.”
Since the start of the year, Ogier has announced the arrival of three new partners (one through promotion, and two through lateral hires) amongst 31 legal hires across the group, and has advised on the largest UK real estate transaction on record; the first light-touch restructuring undertaken in the BVI; the landmark sale of Cayman National Corporation Ltd, and the largest two transactions conducted by way of a court-sanctioned Jersey Scheme of Arrangement.