Ogier has made four senior promotions amongst its Jersey legal team, as well as nine promotions in Jersey-based business services teams as part of its regular annual promotions, effective from 1 February.
Peter Longstaffe is promoted to counsel in the Banking & Finance team, Christian Burns-di Lauro is promoted to managing associate in the same team (he is currently on secondment to the BVI practice, but is based in Cayman), while Matthew Freegard (Private Client & Trusts) and Kevin Grove (Corporate & Commercial) are promoted to senior associate.
There has also been a series of promotions among the firm's business services teams: Chris Baudains, is promoted to senior technical analyst; Tony Benec'h is promoted to finance operations team supervisor; Kylie Buckingham is promoted to head of knowledge management; Jemma Carter is promoted senior CDD administrator; Sarah Edmondson is promoted to project manager; Kathy Golding is promoted to business development manager; Jason Maindonald is promoted to senior technical analyst; Adrian Renouf is promoted to senior manager, infrastructure; and Zoe Rowan is promoted to senior risk administrator.
In Guernsey, Richard Gordon has been promoted to technical support team manager.
Raulin Amy, the practice partner of Ogier's Jersey office, said: "Our recruitment activity stepped up dramatically in 2017 and has not relented, with three new arrivals already this year – but our strategy of developing talent from within the firm is equally important to us, and we are pleased to mark the hard work and dedication of so many of our team today.
"Peter, Christian, Matthew and Kevin are important members of our team who have each built reputations for excellence in technical advice and in client service.
"It is also pleasing to see promotions right across our business services teams – the strategic growth of the firm's legal service lines is underpinned by our investment in the teams that support them, and it is pleasing to see their hard work recognised and rewarded."