Ray Wearmouth

Partner British Virgin Islands
Ray Wearmouth
Has earned an outstanding reputation in the market thanks to his extensive experience handling complex corporate and finance transactions Chambers Global 2015

Overview

Ray is recognised by the leading legal directories as being one of the BVI's leading corporate and finance lawyers. He has advised on many of the jurisdiction's most prominent transactions over the last 15 years.
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  • Background

    Ray is recognised by the leading legal directories as being one of the BVI's leading corporate and finance lawyers. He has advised on many of the jurisdiction's most prominent transactions over the last 15 years.

    Ray is the Practice Partner of the BVI office

    Prior to joining Ogier in 2009, Ray was a partner of another leading BVI practice for several years and had opened its Hong Kong office. Ray previously worked for Ogier in Jersey and prior to that DLA in England.

    Ray is a member of the Company Law Review Advisory Committee (a statutory body) and was heavily involved in the drafting of the BVI Business Companies Act, 2004. He is a Notary Public of the British Virgin Islands and a member of the Economic Advisory Council.


    Admitted in:
    2005 - Foreign Registered Lawyer, Hong Kong
    2002 - British Virgin Islands
    1994 - England and Wales (not practising)

  • Recognition

    Has earned an outstanding reputation in the market thanks to his extensive experience handling complex corporate and finance transactions Chambers Global 2015
    Magnificant at getting deals done and remains a great calming effect under pressure Legal 500 2015
    Delivers what you want from local counsel and more, knows BVI law very well, is available when necessary 24/7, have woken him up at 3am with questions IFLR 2015
    Commands tremendous market respect. Clients appreciate that he "has a pragmatic approach and the quality of work is very good" Chambers Global 2014
    Peers call Wearmouth "a top lawyer and by a far way the lead corporate lawyer " IFLR 2013
    Lauded by clients..one of the star lawyers in the BVI. He becomes a key part of the team, contributes ideas, is creative, anticipates issues, helps form strategies and is always available. Chambers 2013
    Singled out for praise by competitors..technical..and well regarded IFLR 2012
    Very highly regarded Chambers 2012
    A real substantive knowledge, quite sophisticated IFLR 2011
    Ogier continues to build out its BVI offering with hires such as ex-Harneys Finance and Corporate Head Ray Wearmouth ...indeed, for some clients, Ogier is now the "most progressive of the BVI law firms" Legal 500 2010
    Lucas is the latest addition in a series of significant lateral hires from Harneys, all following Wearmouth's lead in going over to Ogier. IFLR 2010
    Has lately advised on an impressive volume of high-value transactions and interviewees describe him as ‘an excellent all-rounder.’ a great team player Chambers Global 2009 & 2010