The IFLR 1000 2020 results show that Ogier's Jersey practice has 17 ranked lawyers which equates to a quarter of all the individuals ranked in the island. Of that number, nine have been ranked as highly regarded, one, Jersey's Practice Partner Raulin Amy, is recognised as a market leader and six as rising stars. Alexandra O'Grady and Kevin Grové are both new to the 2020 rankings as rising stars. The Jersey office has also maintained top tier status for its financial and corporate, and investment funds services.
Client feedback on the firm and for individual lawyers was extremely positive and focused on the responsiveness and technical knowledge of the team and the careful and pragmatic advice received.
Raulin said: "The rankings are a reflection of the hard work of the whole team and a well-earned recognition of the quality of service provided to clients and intermediaries. Ogier has an excellent, highly professional team offering a top quality, practical advice across a number of service lines and I am delighted that we have had such a strong showing in the rankings for Jersey."
The ILFR 1000 notes Ogier's work in the corporate space on sizeable deals involving Jersey schemes of arrangement including Takeda's acquisition of Shire and Randgold Resources’ merger with Barrick Gold, and the increase in Jersey based M&A.
Ogier's cross-jurisdictional reach also features in the ranking review which acknowledges that "in the investment funds space the firm is boosted by its Luxembourg office which gives it more options to offer clients".
Across the Channel Islands Ogier now has 24 individuals ranked with The IFLR 1000.