Jersey

Established in Jersey in 1922 as Ogier & Le Cornu, we became Ogier after a merger with Le Masurier, Giffard & Poch in 1995. We are now one of the offshore market’s ‘magic circle’.

Ogier in Jersey focuses on Banking and Finance, Investment Funds, Private Equity, Corporate and Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Trust and Private Wealth matters and Property Law.

We act for the leading global financial institutions, investment managers and corporate entities and are also instructed by many leading global law firms and other intermediaries. In addition to this we provide advice on all aspects of British Virgin Islands (BVI) law. We are a registered listing agent for The International Stock Exchange (TISE, formerly known as The Channel Islands Securities Exchange or CISE) and frequently advise companies listing on other exchanges whether offshore or onshore.

Our client base is made up of blue chip companies spanning across all sectors, including financial services, corporate and commercial, investment funds, private client and trusts, dispute resolution and property.

We also provide pan-Island legal services for local Channel Islands businesses and individuals.

44 Esplanade St Helier Jersey JE4 9WG

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Ogier in Jersey

Our track record

Our Jersey team has advised on many market leading deals including:

  • Ogier provided Jersey law advice on the acquisition by Luxembourg-based satellite operator and provider SES S.A. of a controlling stake in “game changing” satellite operator O3b. SES will consolidate O3b’s net debt of USD 1.2 billion
  • Assisted in advising US infrastructure investor Global Infrastructure Partners on its sale of London City Airport to a consortium of buyers comprising Ontario Teachers’ Pensions Plan Board, Alberta Investment Management Corporation, Borealis Infrastructure and Wren House Infrastructure.
     
  • Advised an independent investor group led by the Sarikhani and Nielsen families on their acquisition of Barclays Bank plc’s offshore trust and fiduciary businesses in Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Cayman Islands, Singapore and Switzerland.
     
  • Assisted in advising Elian on matters of Guernsey, Jersey, BVI and Cayman law in respect of the sale by management and Electra Partners LLP to Intertrust for a total consideration of £435 million.

Industry recognition

We are highly ranked by the two leading legal directories, Chambers and Legal 500, and the market routinely gives us many prestigious industry awards including:

  • Offshore Law Firm of the Year 2016 - Chambers Europe
  • Offshore Law Firm of the Year 2016 - Alpha Awards 2016
  • Debt & Equity-linked Deal of the Year - IFLR Asia Awards 2016
  • International Legal Team of the Year 2015 - STEP
  • Offshore Law Firm of the Year 2015 - The Lawyer

Why Jersey?

Jersey is one of the world's major international offshore finance centres, offering the combination of stability, reliability and expertise that has kept it at the forefront of global finance and corporate solutions for almost half a century.

Jersey's financial authorities encourage high-quality business to the island. This, combined with a sophisticated and comprehensive infrastructure of laws and regulations, promotes investor confidence and value. All of its banks are top 500, and it attracts clients from more than 200 countries.

Jersey's status as a Crown Dependency gives the island constitutional rights of self-government and judicial independence. This offers both businesses and investors the benefits of an independent international finance centre which is close to the major financial centres in Europe and the UK.

As an international finance centre, Jersey offers:

  • Long-term economic and political stability
  • A flexible, independently endorsed regulatory framework designed to provide appropriate levels of supervision
  • A tax-neutral location
  • A mature and well-respected commercial legal system based on English law principles
  • G20 white list approved jurisdiction and an associate member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • A competitive position: Jersey is the only jurisdiction ranked in the top-20 financial centres by the 2010 Global Financial Centres Index