"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

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Our Cayman International Trusts & Private Client practice

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'Mourant Ozannes are able to call upon a breadth of expertise amongst a team whose members are the envy of the offshore world,'   STEP Caribbean Awards, 2013.

Mourant Ozannes' International Trusts & Private Client practice group (ITPC) is led from the firm's London office by former barrister and international trusts litigation specialist Douglas Close. The global ITPC team comprises some of the most renowned trust litigators and advisers in the offshore world, and advises on the laws of the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey, from offices in each of those jurisdictions as well as in London and Hong Kong. Our aim is to provide exceptional client service through an integrated trusts/private client team covering both contentious and non-contentious matters in all our jurisdictions.

The Cayman ITPC team is led by Morven McMillan, who has many years' experience in the trusts/private client field, in Cayman and London, as both a litigator and an adviser on non-contentious matters. Morven appears in the Citywealth Leaders' List in recognition of her trusts/private client expertise and both she and the firm are recommended by Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 for trusts disputes in Cayman. Members of the Cayman ITPC team have been involved in some of the most complex and high-value trust litigation and non-contentious work in the Cayman Islands over the past few years.

We aim to bring to bear our experience and expertise to provide the right individual or team for each client's needs at every stage of our instructions, whatever the size or nature of the case. We act for local and international financial institutions, trustees, beneficiaries, settlors, protectors, wealth managers, family offices, HNWIs - indeed, everyone with a need for legal advice or representation in connection with trust/private client issues, including wills and probate. We have considerable experience of working in close collaboration with onshore law and accountancy firms, and expertise in relation to philanthropic trusts, non-charitable purpose trusts, Shar'ia compliant trusts and complex private trust company structures.

Uniquely among the larger offshore firms we adopt an integrated "one firm" approach, enabling us to advise dispassionately on the appropriate jurisdiction in which to establish and administer wealth management structures, and to work together across our jurisdictions, in our clients' interests. Also, unlike the majority of our competitors, we have no captive private client trust company, enabling us to make independent recommendations of trustees in each of our jurisdictions.

For further information, please get in touch with any of the individuals named above, or your usual Mourant Ozannes contact.

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