Advice and documentation
Advice and documentation in all aspects of bank financing including secured, unsecured, bilateral, syndicated and structured loans, both domestic and multi-jurisdictional, as well as acquisition, asset and hedge-fund financing, hedge fund, private equity and other investment vehicle financing. Review and drafting of banking documentation including standard banking documents, lending and security documents and opinions.
Banking legal advice
Advice on the establishment, sale, acquisition, licencing and operation of banking and other financial institutions in the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey and Luxembourg. General banking legal advice, including data protection, confidentiality, regulatory and compliance advice. Advice on bank re-organisations, mergers and re-domiciliations,restructuring and insolvency and enforcement matters.
Every time zone
With offices in the Caribbean, Channel Islands, Europe and Asia we can provide legal advice in the time zone and language most appropriate for clients.
Advice on financing structures involving entities established in the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Jersey, Guernsey and Luxembourg (including asset finance, structured finance, securitisation vehicles and real property holding structures).
Financing transactions documented through the International Swaps and Derivatives Association and other market-standard documentation. Ogier is counsel to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) in Jersey and Guernsey, and International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) and the Securities Lending and Repo Committee (SLRC) counsel in Jersey, offering specialist advice on derivatives in those jurisdictions and the others in which we operate.
In addition to specialist advice on regulation and documentation, we have a listings team dealing with the listing of debt and other securities on the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange (CSX) and the Channel Islands Securities Exchange (CISE).
Restructuring and Insolvency
Our Restructuring and Insolvency team covers multiple jurisdictions and includes lawyers who specialise in a range of legal disciplines including corporate, finance, litigation and arbitration.
We advise banks, financial intermediaries and corporates, and have extensive cross-border and international experience advising on contentious and non-contentious offshore restructuring and insolvency matters. We often advise in conjunction with onshore counsel and other professional services providers in connection with company structures.
Set-off and netting advice
Set-off and netting advice (see Derivatives services).
Ogier has extensive experience in providing offshore legal advice to ship owners, banks and joint venture parties who use special purpose vehicles (‘SPV’) as part of their offshore shipping structuring. Our expertise has been developed over a number of years through acting for both vessel owners and financial providers based in the major shipping markets across the globe.
Our global network of offices can provide all necessary offshore legal services in respect of:
- establishing corporate groups of SPVs to be ultimately held by single owners or as part of a joint venture structure
- acquisition and sale of vessels using an SPV structure
- all aspects of secured financing required for a vessel owning SPV structure
- offshore transaction management