Ogier has announced the promotion of two of its senior lawyers, Bryan de Verneuil-Smith (shown to the right in the picture) and Paul Chanter (shown to the left), who become partners in its Guernsey team.
Bryan de Verneuil-Smith becomes the third partner in the firm’s top-tier Guernsey Dispute Resolution team. Bryan, who joined the firm in January 2019, has a wide practice, including trusts, insolvency, investment fund disputes and property disputes. As a Guernsey advocate he appears regularly before the Royal Court.
Legal 500 says that Bryan ‘is quick, commercial, and a pleasure to work with. His litigation experience and judgment further solidifies Ogier’s position among the top of the Guernsey firms for litigation’.
Mathew Newman, who heads Ogier’s Guernsey disputes team, said: “Bryan has an excellent litigator’s intuition and substantial experience in large-scale commercial litigation matters. We are very pleased that he has joined the partnership”.
Paul Chanter, who has been with the firm for six years, becomes a partner in Ogier’s top ranking Guernsey Banking and Finance team. Paul advises a broad range of clients in respect of complex finance related work, with a real strength in depth financial legal knowledge. Independent legal commentators IFLR and Legal 500 both name Paul as a ‘rising star’.
Partner Christopher Jones, who heads Ogier‘s Guernsey finance team, said: “Paul has been a valued member of, and has made a significant contribution to, our Banking and Finance, and Restructuring and Corporate Recovery teams for many years. Paul is technically excellent and has a strong reputation for responsive client service. I am delighted with Paul’s promotion to partner, which will enhance the capability and reputation of Ogier’s banking and finance, and corporate recovery teams in Guernsey”.