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Mourant Ozannes is an offshore law firm advising on the laws of the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey.
Want to find out more about Mourant Ozannes and our approach?
We provide advice on laws of the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey.
Mourant Ozannes provides listing agent services for both the Channel Islands Stock Exchange (CISX) and the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange (CSX), two of the world's leading offshore exchanges for the listing of funds, Eurobonds, debt and other specialist securities.
Mourant Ozannes Corporate Services is a wholly owned affiliate of leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes.
We provide a comprehensive range of corporate and fiduciary services through a dedicated team of experienced professionals in the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey and Hong Kong.
Mourant Ozannes provides award-winning offshore legal advice from our offices in the key international finance centres of the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey, Hong Kong and London.
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We recognise that our people are our business and that the success and reputation of Mourant Ozannes owes everything to the calibre of our professionals.
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International Financial Law Review
Offshore Law Firm of the Year
Chambers Europe Awards 2015, 2013, 2011, 2009
The recent Jersey Royal Court judgment of Dr Amar Alwitry v The States Employment Board and another  JRC 050 has provided some invaluable guidance for employers in responding to a subject access requests (SAR).
Mourant Ozannes has advised the shareholders of Travelex Holdings Limited on a US$490 million financing.
Mourant Ozannes has advised Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP (Inflexion) on its backing of the management buyout of Bedell Trust.
The Minister for Social Security has released a summary of responses to the consultation in respect of the proposed draft regulations which are set to be introduced to protect against age discrimination (a copy of which can be accessed here).
The Who’s Who Legal Awards are based on research conducted among private practice lawyers of repute in their respective fields, as well as general counsel, in all the major jurisdictions.
Mourant Ozannes will sponsor the Jersey squads in this year’s European Touch Championships, being held in the Island in July.
Nate Ebner – the American footballer turned Olympic rugby sevens hopeful – will team up with four England Sevens players, a Wales Sevens forward, the Canada 15s captain and six New Zealanders in a star-studded, seven-nation Samurai squad sponsored by Mourant Ozannes
Mourant Ozannes has advised pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank and Deutsche Hypothekenbank AG (Deutsche Hypo) as joint lenders to project companies of Perella Weinberg Real Estate Fund II LP (advised by PW Real Assets LLP) on Jersey law matters relating to the landmark development of the Marieninsel project in the heart of Frankfurt, Germany.
With the increase in remote working, multi-jurisdictional office locations, and positions that require worldwide travel, which jurisdiction will provide an employee with statutory protection is an increasingly important question.
As many as one in five Guernsey businesses still do not have a maternity policy in place, despite statutory requirements coming into force on 1 April 2016. The statistic comes from the results of a survey carried out by law firm Mourant Ozannes following an employment contracts workshop held at the OGH in Guernsey earlier this month.
The Samurai Sevens side are marking their tenth appearance at the Hong Kong Football Club’s Rugby 10’s competition in a striking kit design inspired by their lead sponsor Hong Kong based law firm Mourant Ozannes.
Samurai International RFC have joined forces with leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes for the 2016 Hong Kong 10’s tournament; taking place on the 6th and 7th of April 2016.
Mourant Ozannes has advised a consortium of infrastructure investors on its acquisition of London City Airport from Global Infrastructure Partners and Highstar Capital.
Former United Kingdom Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Lamont of Lerwick, has delivered a keynote address at an event organised by leading global offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, on 8 March to discuss the merits or not of Britain staying in the European Union.
Mourant Ozannes has advised MML Capital Partners LLP on the Jersey legal aspects of the establishment of the MML Capital Partners Fund VI LP, which has raised €438 million.
Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes held its 6th annual Cayman Islands Regulatory seminar on Thursday 25 February 2016 at The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort, West Bay Road.
Last year, the States of Guernsey decided to implement statutory parental leave entitlements ahead of its implementation of statutory parental leave benefits (see our article on those benefits). The Social Security Department has now released details of a package of statutory parental benefits, which it recommends should come into effect from 1 January 2017.
The States of Guernsey has approved legislation increasing the age at which an individual is entitled to claim their statutory old-age pension from 65 to 70 years. The increase will commence in 2020 at a rate of two months per year, so that by 2049, the State's pension age will be 70 years.
Mourant Ozannes are delighted to announce that Stefan Chinniah has been sworn in as an Advocate of Jersey’s Royal Court on 15 February 2016.
Guernsey’s Commerce & Employment Department has today announced that it will be pursuing a number of significant changes to Guernsey’s Insolvency laws.
The Employment and Discrimination Tribunal Procedure (Order) 2016 (the Order) formalises the conduct and process for proceedings taking place in the Jersey Employment and Discrimination Tribunal (the JEDT).
The UK High Court has ruled that requiring prospective employees to disclose all spent convictions when they have more than one conviction on their record—however trivial the offences were and however long ago—is a violation of their human rights.
Mourant Ozannes Guernsey Managing Partner, Jessica Roland, has won a Gold Award in the Woman of the Year: Leadership (Professional Services/IFC) category at the Citywealth Awards.
Students from La Mare de Carteret secondary school triumphed last night at the annual Rotary Club of Guernsey Youth Speaks competition, sponsored by Mourant Ozannes.
In 2011, the IMF carried out an assessment of Guernsey's anti-money laundering measures, and made a series of recommendations designed to strengthen those measures.
Tuesday 26 January will once again see teams of students from the Island's secondary schools go head to head in the annual Rotary Club of Guernsey Youth Speaks Competition.
Offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has been named Guernsey Law Firm of the Year at Citywealth's 2016 IFC Awards, announced last night.
Offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes is the leading offshore adviser to FTSE 100 clients according to a special, 10th Anniversary edition of the Corporate Advisers Rankings Guide, published today.
Offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has started the year with the announcement of three promotions to its global partnership.
Partners from offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes are among the top 200 leading female professionals in the world's international financial centres according to the latest findings published by Citywealth.
Offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has advised on the £152.6M takeover of Japan Residential Investment Company Limited via a Guernsey scheme of arrangement.
The Income Tax Instalment System (ITIS) applies to all Jersey employees, whether full-time, part-time or contract, as well as to all Jersey resident directors who get paid a salary or fees. Employers are required to deduct the correct tax rate at each pay day, in accordance with the effective rate of tax applicable to each employee or director.
The Grand Court of the Cayman Islands has ordered that redemption payments made to an investor of the failed Weavering Macro Fixed Income Fund prior to the commencement of its liquidation are to be repaid.
Offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has acted as Jersey counsel to the Jersey mortgages trustee, Granite Finance Trustees Limited, in connection with the sale by UK Asset Resolution (UKAR) of a £13bn mortgage loan asset portfolio to Cerberus Capital Management.
Offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes acted as Guernsey legal adviser, together with Gentoo as fund administrator and Advokatfirmaet BA-HR DA as lead counsel, on the establishment and final close of Offshore Merchant Partners Asset Yield Fund, LP.
Mourant Ozannes in Guernsey acted as Guernsey legal adviser, together with Simmons & Simmons LLP as lead counsel, and SANNE as administrator and treasury services providers on the launch of Funding Circle SME Income Fund Limited (the Fund).
The 2015 Monterey Insight Jersey Fund Report has once again positioned Mourant Ozannes as the number one legal adviser to the investment funds sector in Jersey.
Offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has welcomed partner Caroline Chan to the firm.
Guernsey's STEP lecture series, sponsored by Mourant Ozannes, will wrap up the 2015 events with a lunchtime and evening lecture in December, both already proving popular with members.
Mourant Ozannes has acted as Jersey counsel to Mimecast Limited on its successful IPO on NASDAQ. Mimecast Limited, the parent of the Mimecast group, is incorporated in Jersey. The email security group was valued at $540 million based on the IPO price. Mourant Ozannes also advised Mimecast on its pre-IPO group restructuring.
Mourant Ozannes partner Helen Ruelle has been appointed as the new chair of the Jersey Community Relations Trust.
Mourant Ozannes has acted as Jersey legal adviser to the Aerium group in the sale of a significant commercial property portfolio worth £330 million.
Offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes is celebrating this week after multiple exam successes across the funds, corporate and litigation teams in Jersey.
Mourant Ozannes has emerged as the leading offshore firm when it comes to relationships with FTSE 250 clients' according to a recent survey by The Lawyer.
Cayman Islands hedge fund registrations increased strongly over the past six months, as managers around the world continue to make Cayman the destination of choice for raising and deploying international, institutional investment capital.
Mourant Ozannes has advised Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Hermes Infrastructure on their acquisition of a 33% stake in Associated British Ports ("ABP") from Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Fund and Infracapital for approximately £1.6 billion.
Offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has advised leading European private equity firm Cinven on its £2.3 billion sale of Amdipharm Mercury Limited (AMCo), a niche specialty pharmaceuticals group, to TSX/Nasdaq-listed Concordia Healthcare Corporation (Concordia).
Offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has announced the hire of Senior Associate Delia McMahon, who has joined the firm's litigation practice in the Cayman Islands.
Mourant Ozannes is pleased to announce the recruitment of prominent trusts and private client lawyer, Tony Pursall, as a partner in the firm's International Trusts and Private Client practice.
Offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has maintained outstanding rankings across all jurisdictions in one of the leading corporate legal directories, the IFLR 1000, published in October. The firm has climbed the rankings in the BVI after just three years' operating out of the Caribbean jurisdiction.
The Channel Islands Financial Ombudsman (CIFO) is consulting in relation to the model complaint handling procedure to be adopted by relevant financial services providers (which includes most businesses registered with the JFSC to carry on financial services business but excludes, for example, trust company businesses).
Offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes is advising Polyus Gold International Limited on the $9 billion unsolicited takeover offer for the company made by Sacturino Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wandle Holdings Limited. Wandle Holdings Limited, which is ultimately controlled by Said Kerimov, is an existing shareholder of Polyus Gold.
Restrictive covenants are a useful tool in order to protect legitimate business interests. The effectiveness of such restrictions requires a balancing act between confidential information belonging to an employer and information acquired by an employee through experience.
Record entries for 'Team Mourant Ozannes' in this year's marathon relay held yesterday, 4 October, contributed to the firm's success in the event's 'Law Cup' competition, taking home both the coveted trophy as well as second place.
The States of Guernsey has approved total deregulation of Sunday trading in the island. The new rules should be in operation by Sunday 11 December 2015 and will give retailers the choice to open on Sundays. This followed a wide public consultation that found that 64% of respondents favoured the removal of all restrictions on opening shops on Sundays.
Industry experts in the field of offshore trusts, gathered in the Cayman Islands to discuss the most significant issues impacting the sector, at the fifth annual Mourant Ozannes International Trusts & Private Client (ITPC) conference.
Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has acted on behalf of China Cinda Finance (2014) II Limited in its ground-breaking listing on the Channel Islands Securities Exchange (CISE).
It is the first time that the CISE has listed an issuer with an ultimate parent company which is domiciled in China. China Cinda Asset Management Co. Ltd, the issuer's ultimate parent, was incorporated in Beijing, China in 1999 and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx) in 2013.
Offshore firm Mourant Ozannes has continued its support of Guernsey's fiduciary sector with the sponsorship of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Guernsey's lecture series.
Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has retained its top tier rankings across all Channel Islands practice areas in the latest Legal 500 rankings.
Katie Hooper, Senior Associate at offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has been named in eprivateclient's Top 35 Under 35 list for 2015.
Offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has been named Best Offshore Law Firm for the third year running at the 2015 Hedgeweek USA awards.
Mourant Ozannes has further strengthened its top tier position for corporate work in Guernsey with the hire of Caroline Chan who will join the law firm as a partner in November.
Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has established a contentious restructuring, insolvency and litigation practice in Hong Kong. The practice, which will cover both BVI and Cayman Islands law, will provide the firm's Asian based clients with access to the world's largest and top ranked offshore litigation practice in their time zone.
Offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has further consolidated its dominant position within Jersey's fund industry with the hire of new partner Tim Morgan who has joined the team effective from 1 September.
Jersey's new family friendly rights and the prohibition of discrimination on the grounds of sex came into effect today.
Offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes will be joined by one of the UK's leading employment law specialists, Michael Duggan QC, to speak to Channel Island employers about the importance of managing social media in the workplace next month.
Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has again teamed up with Cayman Connection UK to host the annual student networking reception, this year held at Government House, Grand Cayman, with over 100 guests in attendance.
Under the Employment (Jersey) Law 2003, 'capability' (or lack of it!) is a potentially fair reason for dismissing an employee. Before dismissal takes place, an employer must have an honest belief that the employee is incompetent or unsuitable for the job and have in mind reasonable grounds on which to support that belief.
Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has announced that Jennifer Parsons has joined the firm as Counsel. She will be based in the firm's Cayman Islands office and will be part of the Corporate and Investment Funds practices.
It's now two weeks until Jersey's new sex discrimination law comes in to force, together with the new "family friendly" rights and right to flexible working provisions.
Former Mourant Ozannes partner, Mark Temple, has been sworn in as Jersey’s new Solicitor General.
We offer face to face training to businesses on all matters relating to discrimination legislation in Jersey. Experience dictates that such in person training is extremely beneficial enabling attendees to learn from practical examples and pose questions to our team of experts.
Guernsey's Court of Appeal has handed down a further judgment this week in the long-running litigation concerning the Tchenguiz Discretionary Trust (TDT).
Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has announced a number of key changes to its global BVI law practice, which sees the firm strengthen its BVI team in all major time zones.
The importance of the provision and inspection of a potential employee's residential and employment status has been highlighted by the recent case of Andrea Maria Ghisoi v Natalie's Kitchen Limited.
It's now less than four weeks until Jersey's new sex discrimination law comes in to force, together with the new "family friendly" rights and right to flexible working provisions.
European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has recommended that both Guernsey and Jersey should be included in the first wave of 'third (ie non-EU) countries' whose managers can seek authorisation for a passport to market their alternative investment funds (AIF) to professional investors throughout EU Member States.
Today marks six weeks until Jersey's new sex discrimination law comes in to force, together with the new "family friendly" rights and right to flexible working provisions.
Leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has advised Greystar Real Estate Partners on the £600 million acquisition of a portfolio of London student accommodation properties known as 'Nido' from Round Hill Capital and the associated financing of that acquisition.
We've had some fantastic feedback already but we're keen to hear as much as possible about what you think of the changes to Jersey's employment and discrimination legislation, coming into force on 1 September.
We are delighted to announce that Guernsey managing partner, Jessica Roland, has been shortlisted for the Citywealth Power Women Awards 2016.
Jersey has today enacted new legislation to allow English and Scottish limited partnerships with Jersey general partners the option of seeking regulatory authorisation by the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) so as to demonstrate that they have been "authorised", and are therefore "established", in Jersey for the purposes of being treated as non-EU (Jersey) AIFs under AIFMD.
Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has advised Invesco Property Income Trust Limited in relation to the sale of its property assets to Kildare Partners for £70 million.
Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has advised the Bizspace group in connection with the £138 million sale of its assets and property portfolio to global alternative investment fund Värde Partners.
Leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has advised Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd. (PSH) on all Guernsey-related aspects of its successful closing of $1 billion Senior Notes due 2022 at a coupon of 5.500 per cent per annum (the Notes) on 26 June 2015.
We are proud to once again be sponsors of the Jersey Marathon Relay Race this year which is one of three events associated with the Standard Chartered Jersey Marathon, now a key fixture in the Island's sporting calendar and a terrific community event which helps to raise money for many good causes, as well as being a great day out for runners and spectators.
The States of Guernsey is expected to approve up to six months' maternity leave for new mothers at the next States meeting on 29 July 2015. If approved - and all indications are that it will be - new law should come into force in the course of 2016.
Leading international law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has appointed Catherine Cadman as Global Head of Knowledge Management, as part of its on-going strategy to deliver the very best client experience.
We'd really like to get a sense of how the forthcoming changes in discrimination and family friendly laws in Jersey are viewed by business, and would welcome your thoughts on the topic in this short survey.
Leading international law firm Mourant Ozannes is delighted to announce the date for its fifth International Trusts & Private Client Conference in the Cayman Islands.
Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has announced that Dylan Latimer and Sally French will become senior associates on 1 July.
Leading international law firm Mourant Ozannes is proud to continue its support of Cayman Cricket by renewing its sponsorship of the Under-15 Secondary School League.
Jersey's population has just hit 100,000 and Guernsey's most recent population census had Guernsey's population in March 2014 at 62,711. The States of Guernsey is determined to ensure that Guernsey's population does not expand in the same way.
After consultation with the general public and interested parties, the Department of Commerce and Employment have recommended an increase in the minimum wage for all Guernsey employees.
Employment law experts have welcomed this week’s decision by the States of Jersey to approve new sex discrimination legislation.
Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has announced that litigation partner Shaun Folpp will head to the firm's Hong Kong office to establish a contentious restructuring and litigation offering to Asia based clients.
On 2 June 2015, the States of Jersey unanimously approved a number of changes to the employment and discrimination legislation in Jersey.
Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has acted as Guernsey legal adviser, together with Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP as lead counsel, on the launch of Toro Limited (Toro), listed on the Specialist Fund Market of the London Stock Exchange and the official list of the Channel Islands Securities Exchange Authority Limited (together, the Market).
The Property Team at leading offshore Law Firm, Mourant Ozannes, has recently advised UBS AG Jersey in relation to an agreement with States of Jersey Development Company to lease Grade A office premises at the high-profile new Jersey International Financial Centre.
Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has announced that Eleanor Morgan and Nicholas Fox are set to become partners in its BVI office, while partner Shaun Folpp will head to the firm's Hong Kong office to establish a BVI and Cayman litigation offering to Asia based clients.