"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 2015, 2013, 2011, 2009

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History of Mourant Ozannes

The history of Mourant Ozannes can be traced back over 170 years through the founding firms in our island jurisdictions. This rich heritage and the long tradition of client service have led to the values which underpin the success of Mourant Ozannes today. 

Over the years our lawyers have been at the forefront of many significant developments in the offshore legal market. 

Historical timeline

2012 - Mourant Ozannes opens an office in the BVI.

2012 - Mourant Ozannes moves in to a flagship office at the Camana Bay development to accommodate the significant growth of the Cayman Islands practice.

2012 - Mourant Ozannes opens an office in Hong Kong.

2010 - Mourant du Feu & Jeune and Ozannes merge to form Mourant Ozannes.

2010 - Mourant Group sells Mourant International Finance Administration to State Street, Mourant Private Wealth to RBC and Mourant Equity Compensation Solutions to HBOS. Mourant du Feu & Jeune remains as an independent law firm.

2009 - Mourant is a founder member of the IFC Forum.

2009 - Mourant Group becomes the largest legal and fiduciary services provider with over 1200 staff in offices in the Cayman Islands, Dubai, Dublin, Hong Kong, Guernsey, Jersey, London, Luxembourg, New York, San Francisco and Singapore.

2007 - Mourant du Feu & Jeune merges with Cayman Islands law firm Quin & Hampson.

2006 - Mourant du Feu & Jeune opens an office in Guernsey.

2005 - Ozannes opens an office in Jersey.

2004 - Mourant du Feu & Jeune opens an office in the Cayman Islands.

2000 - Mourant du Feu & Jeune opens an office in London.

1998 - Ozanne van Leuven Perrot & Evans shortens its name to Ozannes.

1992 - Law firm Quin & Hampson is founded in the Cayman Islands by Charles Quin and Graham Hampson.

1982 - Rupert Evans joins the practice of Percy J Ozanne, Roger Perrot and Nik van Leuven and the firm becomes known as Ozanne van Leuven Perrot & Evans.

1971 - Nik van Leuven joins the practice of Percy J Ozanne and the firm becomes known as Ozanne van Leuven.

1970s - Mourant du Feu & Jeune establishes trusts and corporate services departments, which later evolve into Mourant Private Wealth, Mourant Equity Compensation Solutions and Mourant International Finance Administration.

1947 - Law firm Mourant du Feu & Jeune is founded in St Helier, Jersey by Helier Mourant, Clifford du Feu and Reg Jeune.

1914 - J W Ozanne becomes a clerk and subsequently an Ecrivan of the Royal Court of Guernsey.

1842 - Ecrivan J C Le Mottée begins practising as a Notary Public in St Peter Port, Guernsey. Le Mottée's practice is subsequently ceded to J W Ozanne.