Corporate & Commercial

Regularly working on big ticket and complex cross border transactions, we are a ‘go to’ firm for this type of work.

We have experience of advising on a broad range of industry sectors, commercial opportunities and investment-related transactions, and bring that knowledge to bear on each instruction. While we have been involved on some of the largest and most complicated deals taking place in our jurisdictions in recent years, we also have extensive experience in advising on the establishment of many forms of domestic and cross-border corporate vehicles, trusts and partnerships.

Through our corporate administration business, Ogier Global, we offer a seamless one stop shop, forming and administering a wide range of corporate vehicles for IPO, M&A, corporate re-structuring and investment holding. Our industry leading administration platform enables clients to access statutory information in real time and easily manage the corporate administration of their businesses, from a single vehicle to the most complex of corporate structures, via our secure client services portal.

Ogier has an excellent transactional track record, particularly in relation to public company work. Renowned for our in-depth understanding and long-standing experience in the market, we are sought out for being at the forefront of financial industry regulatory changes and our insight on local regulations.

Our Corporate and Commercial teams in the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Jersey and Luxembourg ensure a round-the-clock service. With our bilingual Tokyo and Shanghai offices, we provide additional support to clients in Japan and mainland China, who have access to advice in respect of all our jurisdictions in an appropriate time zone via our Hong Kong office.

Services

Capital markets

Supporting all debt and equity issues, and capital raising transactions including private placements, initial public offerings (IPOs) of BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey and Luxembourg companies on the world’s major exchanges such as AIM, LSE, NASDAQ, ISE, TSX and HKEx, advising issuers, sponsors, underwriters and investors. We also advise on depository issues and providing ongoing advice to issuers (including in the event of substantial acquisitions or takeovers).  In Jersey we are the market leaders for cashbox structurings linked to placings and rights issues of listed companies.

Competition Law

We advise on all aspects of competition law in Jersey and Guernsey, not only where companies and businesses are being bought and sold but also where issues arise in relation to potentially anti-competitive arrangements or the abuse of a dominant position.

Corporate advisory

We work with clients around the world to provide a range of corporate development and management services across the full lifecycle of a company, including:

  •  Regulatory, compliance and policy development and implementation
  • Advising on directors’ duties and corporate governance matters in general
  • Advising on all share capital and distribution matters including share rights, dividend declarations and capital distributions, redemptions and buybacks and transfers of shares or other securities

Corporate restructuring and reorganisation

Supporting restructuring or reorganisation of companies as a normal part of a business lifecycle including advising on corporate restructuring, group reorganisations, re-domiciliation and migration and statutory mergers and statutory amalgamations.

Intellectual property (IP)

We advise on patent, trademark and copyright registration, protection and exploitation and IP enforcement. In particular our team has experience working with clients seeking to commercialise their IP from the strategic base of the Cayman Islands.

Inward investment

We provide a full range of services to assist clients interested in establishing a presence and investing in the Cayman Islands, Guernsey or Jersey, including advice on interactions with key government departments and statutory authorities related to areas of interest and local legal services for Channel Islands and Cayman Islands businesses.

Joint ventures

We have considerable experience in all types of joint ventures where BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey or Luxembourg structures are used by one or both parties involved, or as the domicile of choice to form a new enterprise by participating entities.

Mergers and acquisitions, takeovers and disposals

We have in-depth mergers and acquisitions experience, having provided advice and counsel on several large and complex transactions, strategic alliances, inbound/outbound investment structures, and schemes of arrangement spanning major markets around the world. This often involves working quickly and seamlessly with onshore legal counsel where BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey or Luxembourg structures are employed as part of a transaction either as the holding company or as a subsidiary. We also provide cutting-edge advice on  takeovers including companies listed on stock exchanges.

Natural Resources

We have extensive experience assisting mining and natural resources clients to establish and utilise holding, operating and investment vehicles in the jurisdiction best suited to their current and future objectives.

We have assisted a number of high profile groups relocate from other countries to BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey and Luxembourg. Our services include:

  • Pre-IPO planning
  • IPO / fund raising
  • Cashbox structures
  • Special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs)
  • Redomiciliation
  • Migration
  • Mining and natural resources funds
  • Private client and trust advice

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