Banking and Finance

Matching the right level of experience and expertise to each transaction earns our banking and finance team the title of a ‘well-oiled machine’. Delivering work in an accurate and timely fashion, we support banking and other financial clients transacting in or with counterparties or collateral in the BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey and Luxembourg. Our network of offices ensure we can provide round the clock assistance.

We’ve built our practice to advise all stakeholders across the full financial product lifecycle. From debt and other security instrument listings to restructuring and insolvency, drawing on the complementary disciplines of our banking, structured finance, investment funds, corporate and commercial and dispute resolution teams to provide a fast and efficient service. Ogier’s specialist teams offer exceptional levels of expertise to issuers listing on the Channel Islands Securities Exchange (CISE) and the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange (CSX). The team is consistently recognised by industry commentators, with many partners being acknowledged as leading individuals by Legal 500, Chambers and International Financial Law Review.


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.

Financing structures

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

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).