Ogier has improved its rankings in Guernsey and continues to hold top slots in Jersey in the recently issued Legal 500 rankings.
In Guernsey, Ogier has been promoted to Tier 1 in Commercial & Banking and maintained its Tier 2 ranking for Investment Funds and Commercial Litigation and Tier 3 rankings for Employment law as well as Private Client, Trust & Tax.
Ogier in Guernsey was described as "experienced and cost-effective", a "top notch firm" and "incredibly creative''. Stand out deals for the firm included advising on the £1 billion mortgage indemnity insurance scheme backed by the UK Government, and the launch of the $5.5 billion Coller International Partners VI.
Ogier's Commercial Litigation team in Guernsey was noted for being "well known for the depth of its abilities" and for acting in the noteworthy case relating to the $1 billion plus claim brought by the liquidators of Carlyle Capital Corporation.
William Simpson, Managing Partner of Ogier, commented "I am very pleased with our improved directory rankings. It is good to see that clients and industry consider Ogier to be a top tier firm for our Commercial and Banking practice and that we have good rankings in our other service lines. We have a very strong and committed team of lawyers who deliver consistently high levels of client service which has no doubt contributed to us receiving such recognition in one of the most respected legal titles."
Ogier in Jersey has maintained its impressive array of Tier 1 rankings in Banking & Finance, Commercial Property, Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Litigation, Private Client, Trust & Tax as well as Structured Finance. In addition the Tier 2 rankings for Employment and Investment Funds cement Ogier's position as a leading full service firm.
Legal 500 reports "Ogier in Jersey delivers an excellent service that is practical and efficient" and "has wide experience of the finance sector." In addition they acknowledge the Investment Funds team as a "vastly skilled team".
The Commercial Property team is described as "A well-regarded property team that is commercial in its responses". Jonathan Hughes’ "customer service is excellent"; Julie Melia "provides solutions rather than putting obstacles in the way"; and senior associate Katharine Marshall is "well versed in the island’s property system."
Nick Kershaw (pictured), Ogier Group Chief Executive said "Our excellent rankings across both islands are an important indicator of our technical abilities. We pride ourselves on providing outstanding client service and our own research conducted by an independent research agency tells us that our overall satisfaction levels are high with 97.3% of clients reporting that they are satisfied and in addition, 96.8% of our clients report they are likely to recommend us."
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