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Mourant Ozannes is an offshore law firm advising on the laws of the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey.
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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 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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"Mourant Ozannes is undoubtedly a
first choice firm."
"Their service is second to none."
Chambers & Partners
"The work they produced was outstanding."
International Financial Law Review
Offshore Law Firm of the Year
Chambers Europe Awards 2013, 2011, 2009
Leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has announced the promotion of three litigation lawyers in the Cayman Islands to senior positions within the firm.
Leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes have a new Jersey Advocate and Jersey Solicitor, who both appeared before the Royal Court of Jersey on Monday 3 March 2014.
Leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has been voted the Best Offshore Law Firm at the Hedgeweek Global Awards, an annual event which recognises excellence among hedge fund managers and service providers around the world.
Leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has a new Guernsey Advocate. Matthew Guthrie, who is a Senior Associate within the International Trusts & Private Client practice, has been sworn in at the Royal Court of Guernsey having successfully completed his studies.
Leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has been voted best Guernsey law firm for 2013 in the Service Provider Awards for the global fund management website FundDomiciles.com.
Leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has been announced as a winner in the China Business Law Journal's 2013 China Business Law Awards.
Leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes assisted lead advisor Clifford Chance in advising Electra Private Equity PLC, on its £180 million acquisition of Ogier Fiduciary Services.
Tracey Forbes was admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in the Cayman Islands on 21 January 2014, following the successful completion of her Articles of Clerkship with Mourant Ozannes.
Leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has announced the promotion of a number of lawyers to senior positions within the firm.
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A team from Guernsey Grammar was the overall and senior team winners at Tuesday night’s (this year’s) Rotary Club of Guernsey Youth Speaks competition, sponsored by Mourant Ozannes.
Jim Edmondson will join Mourant Ozannes' award-winning International Trusts & Private Client practice as a consultant based in London and will lead that practice from 1 September 2014 when current head, Douglas Close, steps down after three years in the post. Jim Edmondson, who was until May 2013 head of Farrer & Co's private client practice, and joint senior partner, and who has acted in a consultancy role for that firm since then, will join Mourant Ozannes with effect from 1 May 2014.
Gavin Farrell, Mourant Ozannes' partner and head of Guernsey Corporate Law Practice, has been recognised as one of the top ten most highly regarded offshore lawyers in the world according to research conducted by the International Who's Who of Private Funds 2014.
Leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has acted for Premier Oil plc, the FTSE 250 listed international oil and gas exploration and production company, on the Jersey aspects of its recent fundraisings, including a retail bond issuance under its new £500 million euro medium term note programme.
Further to our previous report on Jersey's new Security Interests law, please note this law has now come into force.
Leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has advised The Stanley Gibbons Group plc, the British rare stamp and collectibles merchant, on the Jersey aspects of its acquisition of Noble Investments (UK) plc.
Mourant Ozannes was recently named Offshore Law Firm of the Year at the British Legal Awards.
New findings from Monterey Insight, the independent fund research company, reveal the market shares of all service providers in the Channel Islands' funds industry, and Mourant Ozannes has emerged as the clear legal advisor of choice across Jersey and Guernsey combined.
Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has again set the standard in Jersey by producing the market-standard security agreement for the Jersey Bankers Association (JBA), on a pro-bono basis.
Each of the partners in Mourant Ozannes' Hong Kong office has been singled out for praise in the latest edition of Legal 500's Asia Pacific legal directory, published this week.
Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has been named Best Offshore Law Firm - Client Service at HFMWeek's US Hedge Funds Services Awards in New York on 17 October. It is the third year in a row that Mourant Ozannes has won this award and follows winning Best Offshore Law Firm at HFMWeek's European Hedge Fund Services Awards in London earlier in the year. In a week of award wins Mourant Ozannes was also Highly Commended at the Investment Week Fund Services Awards in London on 16 October.
Mourant Ozannes has been shortlisted for the inaugural African Legal Awards in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution team of the Year Category and is the only offshore law firm to be named in the shortlist.
The Channel Islands Stock Exchange
today clarified how to approach dealings with the CISX in the period prior to
its proposed restructure.
Leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has acted as Guernsey legal adviser, together with Lawrence Graham LLP as lead counsel, on the launch of Chenavari Capital Solutions Limited (Chenavari), listed on the Specialist Market of the London Stock Exchange and the Channel Islands Stock Exchange.
Leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has maintained its position with top tier rankings in both categories of 'Financial and Corporate' and 'Investment Funds' in Guernsey and Jersey in the latest publication of the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) 1000 rankings.
Mourant Ozannes continues to lead the field in the offshore market, according to the latest rankings published by Legal 500 UK yesterday.
Leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has been named International Legal Team of the Year at the STEP Private Client Awards 2013/14, the respected international awards for the private wealth sector, which took place in London on 18 September.
With the implementation date of 22 July 2013 for The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, or AIFMD, interest in the topic has been gathering pace in the financial press.
Last month, we were quoted in an article in The Lawyer ' Funds: AIFMD is go' that highlighted our May briefing, which looked at ways that the key offshore jurisdictions including BVI, Cayman and the Channel Islands have been preparing for AIFMD.
Mourant Ozannes advises significantly more FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies than any other offshore law firm, according to the latest rankings published by Adviser Rankings Limited (ARL). The rankings show that Mourant Ozannes advises more FTSE 100 clients than all of its global competitors combined. The market capitalisation of Mourant Ozannes' FTSE clients is also significantly greater than that of all other offshore law firms combined.
Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has been shortlisted in three categories for the Citywealth International Financial Centre Awards to be held in London in January 2014. The award nominations are for 'Law Firm of the Year' in each of the Caribbean, Guernsey and Jersey. Douglas Close, Head of Mourant Ozannes' International Trusts & Private Client practice commented: 'I am delighted that the judges have recognised the strength of our global ITPC offering by placing us on the shortlist in each of our jurisdictions.'
Over twenty-five secondary and tertiary students applied for Mourant Ozannes' Internship Programme this year, and out of those, twelve were selected to experience the world of offshore law before returning to their studies in the Fall.
Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has been shortlisted in two categories at the STEP Private Client Awards 2013.
Jersey Finance recently commissioned the respected independent firm, Capital Economics, to analyse the economic relationship between Jersey and the UK.
The Control of Housing and Work (Jersey) Law 2012 is not revolutionary, but it will lead to more streamlined processes and greater benefits for businesses and individuals. That was the view of a panel of experts who answered questions on the new law at a series of workshops organised by Mourant Ozannes, supported by the States of Jersey Population Office and attended by nearly 200 people.
A satellite network that will bring fibre quality broadband communications to 3 billion 'disconnected' people has become a reality, after nearly six years of development work.
Following public consultation in respect of the qualifying period for protection against unfair dismissal, the Employment Forum (the Forum) has recommended that the existing qualifying period should remain at 26 weeks. The Minister for Social Security has accepted the Forum's recommendation and will not be proposing an amendment to the Employment (Jersey) Law 2003.
Mourant Ozannes has been voted Best Offshore Law Firm at the Hedgeweek USA Awards 2013.
Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has appointed Keith Pearse to the position of Operations Director.
Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has announced that Hayden Isbister has joined the firm as a partner in its Cayman Islands corporate practice.
Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has advised Jersey incorporated gold producer Polyus Gold International Limited on a US$750m Eurobond issue.
Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has advised FirstGroup plc on its rights issue to raise approximately £615 million.
Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has advised phone retailer Carphone Warehouse Group plc on its placing to raise funds for the proposed acquisition of CPW Europe.
Jersey Heritage is excited to announce the launch of its very first Annual - a fun, educational publication designed specifically to help older school children engage with the Island's history and culture.
The States of Jersey has voted overwhelmingly in favour of the implementation of the Discrimination (Jersey) Law 201- (the Law). Subject to Privy Council assent being granted, the Law is expected to come into force in the second half of 2014.
Mourant Ozannes has strengthened its Channel Island property team with the appointment of an experienced commercial property senior associate.
It was announced last week that the Hong Kong government agreed to sign a double tax agreement with Guernsey.
Mourant Ozannes has been named Legal Team of the Year at the inaugural STEP Caribbean Awards. The awards have been established by STEP Caribbean in 2013 to highlight excellence among private client lawyers.
The expertise of Mourant Ozannes' property teams in Guernsey and Jersey has been recognised with the highest rankings from one of the industry's leading directories.
We reported in our recent briefing that the English Court in HSBC v. Tambrook Jersey Limited  EWHC 866 (Ch) rejected a letter of request from the Jersey Court asking that Tambrook be placed into an UK administration ahead of a pre-pack deal for the sale of the company or its assets. We are now pleased to report that the decision of Mann J. was overturned on appeal on 1 May 2013 so it is business as usual.
Two lawyers from Mourant Ozannes will be taking a working lunch with a difference this month, when they pedal for pounds outside the Post Office to raise money for Les Bourgs Hospice.
Mourant Ozannes has been named Offshore Law Firm of the Year by Chambers Europe, one of the leading legal directories in the world.
Mourant Ozannes has maintained its position as the leading offshore law firm, according to one of the world's most respected legal directories.
Mourant Ozannes has been named Best Offshore Law Firm at the HFM European Hedge Fund Services Awards.
International law firm Mourant Ozannes is delighted to announce the date for its third annual International Trusts & Private Client Conference in the Cayman Islands. The conference will be held on Friday 4 October 2013 at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.
Trust experts from Jersey and the UK discussed the latest trends and opportunities in the High Net Worth sector, at the Mourant Ozannes IBC International Trust and Private Client Forum at the end of last week.
In a move likely to shake up the Guernsey legal market, leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has announced that Barney Lee will be joining the firm as a partner in its Guernsey corporate practice.
In response to the criticism, the Minister for Social Security appointed Darren Newman (an independent employment law expert) to undertake a review of the Tribunal's decisions in the 2012 calendar year. The final report prepared by Mr Newman was presented to the States of Jersey on 16 April 2013.
Trust experts from Guernsey and the UK met recently to discuss the latest trends and opportunities in the High Net Worth sector, at the Mourant Ozannes IBC International Trust and Private Client Forum.
Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has advised on a €350 million Private Equity Fund for DPE Deutsche Private Equity. The team, led by partner Joel Hernandez and assisted by Kerill O'Shaughnessy, Jonathon MacFeeters, Matt Satchell and Stefan Chinniah, provided Jersey advice in connection with the launch and closing of DPE Germany II and its related feeder fund (DPE II).
Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has provided Jersey advice to a consortium of investors on the £700m sale-and-leaseback of a portfolio of 12 UK private hospitals from the Spire Healthcare Group.
The Summer Music programme of nine events at the Town Church, running from April to September, will showcase outstanding musical talent from Guernsey as well as bringing accomplished European performers to our shores.
The Cayman Islands Government (CIG) confirmed on 25 March its continuing implementation of measures which will ensure that the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) will be ready for the July 2013 implementation of Europe's Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).
Heritage gem Watler's Cemetery was becoming overgrown with vegetation, so law firm Mourant Ozannes with its commitment to support the built and natural environment stepped up to help.
The respective governments of the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey have recently made separate announcements concerning their intention to enhance existing tax information exchange arrangements with the UK. Read our latest briefing for more information.
Leading offshore firm, Mourant Ozannes, has appointed Sonia Starvis to lead its non-contentious property practice in the Cayman Islands.
Young Jersey heritage buffs and culture vultures are receiving the latest edition of the Jersey Heritage My History Scrapbook this week, as excitement mounts towards the start of this year's jam-packed season of activities and events.
Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has made three senior management appointments.
Leading Offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has advised Standard Life Wealth on its decision to buy Newton Management's private client division in a deal worth up to £83.5m.
For the second year in a row, Mourant Ozannes has gained recognition as the leading offshore law firm for International Trusts & Private Client work by securing more Citywealth Leading Lawyer recommendations than any other.
Hong Kong Managing Partner Paul Christopher talks to Asian Legal Business about increasing interests for private trusts in Asia.
Hong Kong Partner Alex Last has been invited to participate at the HFMWeek Operational Leaders Summit Asia in Macau on February 26, 2013.
Tracy Hylton was admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in the Cayman Islands on 4 February 2013, following the successful completion of her Articles of Clerkship with Mourant Ozannes.
The Jersey Construction Council has launched its 2013 Winter Seminar Series in conjunction with Mourant Ozannes. Tickets are now available for the first seminar taking place on Thursday 21 February at the Radisson Blu Hotel.
Cayman Islands financial services providers are once again anticipating with interest a regulatory and SEC enforcement seminar organised by Mourant Ozannes in collaboration with international law firm Shearman & Sterling.
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Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has promoted eight lawyers to the position of Senior Associate: Amy Demetriou, Andrew Peedom, Carla Benest, Catherine Green, Kerill O'Shaughnessy, Lucy Diggle, Matthew Guthrie and Sonia Smith. Nicholas Fox and Mathew Cook will be appointed Managing Associate.
A recent decision of the UK Supreme Court has clarified the scope of legal advice privilege in limiting it to its traditional incumbents - lawyers.
Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has strengthened its Litigation practice by recruiting eleven additional litigators in the lead up to 2013. The recruitment is to keep up with increased client demand for the firm's offshore litigation services in the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey.
The Minister for Social Security has lodged the Draft Discrimination (Jersey) Law 201- (the Draft Law) with the States of Jersey. The States will debate the Draft Law on 14 May 2013. Subject to the States adopting the Draft Law in May 2013 and Privy Council assent being granted, the Minister for Social Security is hopeful that the legislation will come into force in the second half of 2014.
Several students all recently completed internships with leading law firm Mourant Ozannes, gaining valuable insight into several legal practice areas including Funds, Finance and Commercial Litigation. As well as gaining an understanding of the legal work carried out by Mourant Ozannes in Cayman, the interns had an opportunity to work with the firm's corporate services, compliance and accounts departments to see how the business operates.
Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has advised European private equity firm Cinven on the Jersey aspects of its acquisition of two international pharmaceutical businesses, Mercury Pharma and Amdipharm.
Mourant Ozannes will maintain its support for the Cayman Islands Cricket Association by renewing its sponsorship of youth cricket initiatives.
Plans for the 2013 Rotary Youth Speaks Competition are now under way. The national public speaking competition, which is sponsored in Guernsey by Mourant Ozannes, is now open to students at all the secondary schools in the Island and the College of Further Education.
Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has advised BlackRock and Deutsche Bank's RREEF on the scheme to merge the BlackRock UK Property Fund with three of RREEF's sector-specific property funds. The scheme, which completed on 14 December, was announced on Tuesday and creates one the largest property unit trust in the UK.
It is time for the true function of the Cayman Islands to be more widely acknowledged and better understood, according to Neal Lomax, Cayman Managing Partner at law firm Mourant Ozannes.
With an invitation extended by Shurna Robbins of ICCI, James Wauchope, Partner at leading law firm Mourant Ozannes, which supports an annual academic chairship at ICCI, presented a lecture in the Fall semester on the background, process and development of investment funds in the Cayman Islands to the Business Law class of ICCI.
Teams led by Simon Gould (Jersey) and John Lewis (Guernsey) have worked alongside KPMG to consider the potential impact of Vickers in the Channel Islands, on behalf of Jersey Finance.
This week, the Hong Kong team enjoyed hosting a thoroughly successful event to mark Mourant Ozannes' official entrance into the Asian market.
Mourant Ozannes has maintained its position as the leading offshore law firm in the Channel Islands, with more top tier rankings across all legal directories than any other firm, following the publication of the Chambers UK directory on 2 November.
Mourant Ozannes has been awarded the 'Best Offshore Law Firm - Client Service Award' at the HFMWeek US Hedge Fund Services Awards 2012. This follows the firm winning the same client service accolade in both the US and Europe in 2011.
Mourant Ozannes in Guernsey and Jersey has maintained its position as the leading offshore law firm in the Channel Islands, following the publication of the latest International Financial Law Review (IFLR) 1000 rankings.
Matthew Shaxson, Managing Associate, and Paul Martin, Senior Associate, advised AIB Bank (CI) Limited in the sale of its investment management business to Rathbone Investment Management.
Following the opening of a Hong Kong office in January this year, leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has announced further expansion with the hire of new partners in the BVI and the launch of a BVI litigation and insolvency practice.
Mourant Ozannes has underlined its position as the leading offshore law firm, according to the latest rankings published by Legal 500 UK today.
The merger brings together two long-established Jersey-based trust services businesses. The merged business comprises almost 100 directors and employees, making it one of Jersey's larger independent fiduciary services companies.
Two teams of swimmers from Mourant Ozannes have completed what is believed to be a 'first' for Channel Island long distance swimming, completing a simultaneous inter-island relay challenge on Saturday 8 September 2012.
Mourant Ozannes is delighted to announce the Chief Justice of theCayman Islands, the Honourable Anthony Smellie Q.C., J.P. as keynote speaker of Mourant Ozannes' International Trusts & Private Client Conference 2012, taking place in October.
Simon has extensive offshore experience and knowledge in the corporate jet and helicopter financing industry. He will be providing an offshore perspective on business jet financing, highlighting some of the benefits of structuring acquisitions offshore and measures to promote lender protection.
Mourant Ozannes has advised Heritage Oil Plc on the Jersey legal aspects of its US$850 million proposed acquisition of a major interest in OML 30, a significant oil producing asset in Nigeria.