"Mourant Ozannes is undoubtedly a
first choice firm."

Legal 500

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"Their service is second to none."

Chambers & Partners

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"The work they produced was outstanding."

International Financial Law Review

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Offshore Law Firm of the Year

Chambers Europe Awards 2013, 2011, 2009

Mourant Ozannes


Mourant Ozannes is one of the leading offshore law firms. We advise on the laws of the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey.

Our clients include many of the world's leading financial institutions, public companies, corporations and fund promoters as well as high net worth private clients.

We are chosen regularly to work alongside the most respected international law firms with whom we enjoy deep and longstanding relationships.


In Guernsey, The Database Rights (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Ordinance, 2005 (the Database Ordinance) offers statutory protection in relation to databases. In summary, where a database is produced by an employee in the course of their employment, the employer is deemed the maker and has ownership and the related database rights.


The Royal Court in Jersey has recently delivered a landmark judgment in Nautech Services Limited -v- CSS Limited and Ors [2014] JRC0159 in which it held that a businesses' client contact information, stored on a database such as Microsoft Outlook, is protected by laws of confidentiality and copyright. 


On 11 September, Business BVI held their Annual Asia conference in Hong Kong, 'Pivoting to Asia: The Pathway to New Opportunities'. Managing Partner of Mourant Ozannes' Hong Kong office, Paul Christopher, appeared as panellist in a key panel discussion on the event's programme, entitled 'The BVI-HK Connection: The Next Level - Continued Constructive Engagement & Areas of Mutual Opportunity', providing valuable insight into BVI/HK relations.


Mourant Ozannes BVI Partners Michael Williams and Shaun Folpp will be attending the 2014 Bar Council's Russian Law Week event in London.


Mourant Ozannes Partner Robert Duggan will be attending the 2014 IBA Private Equity Transactions Symposium.


Mourant Ozannes are proud to be sponsoring the award for Talent Attraction and Management.


Leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has advised an affiliate of Greystar Real Estate Partners on the £174 million acquisition of a portfolio of student properties in London from Oasis Capital (being a joint venture between Oasis Capital Bank and Unite Group plc).


Mourant Ozannes advised SNC-Lavalin on its £1.2 billion takeover of Kentz.


Leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has advised Hermes Real Estate on the £430 million sale of three business parks to asset management groups Oaktree Capital Management and Patrizia.