What we do
Ogier provides legal advice on BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey and Luxembourg law. Our network of locations also includes Hong Kong, London, Shanghai and Tokyo.
Legal services for the corporate and financial sectors form the core of our business, principally in the areas of banking and finance, corporate, investment funds, dispute resolution, private equity and private wealth. We also have strong practices in the areas of employee benefits and incentives, employment law, regulatory, restructuring and corporate recovery and property.
Our corporate administration business, Ogier Global, works closely with Ogier's partner-led legal teams to incorporate and administer a wide variety of vehicles, offering clients integrated legal and corporate administration services.
We have the knowledge and expertise to handle the most demanding and complex transactions and provide expert, efficient and cost effective services to all our clients. Our commercial understanding and experience of working with leading financial institutions, professional advisers and regulatory bodies enable us to add real value to our clients’ businesses.
Ogier at a glance
Where are we
Ogier is based in nine jurisdictions comprising BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Jersey, London, Luxembourg, Shanghai and Tokyo.
Find out more about our locations
Our approach to client service
Our approach is simple. We are committed to building long-lasting relationships with our clients that are based on confidence and trust. We provide a personal service and work collaboratively with our clients, delivering commercial solutions and helping them to achieve their objectives. Our clients say that our responsiveness and approachability set us apart from our competitors.
Ogier works with an independent research agency to gather regular client feedback. This not only helps us to get a better sense of how we are performing but enables us to act on feedback to continually improve the quality and value of services we provide, applying fresh thinking to manage complexity and simplify the way we work together.
The feedback received so far is testament to our approach, with 98% of those surveyed saying that they would re-instruct us and recommend us to others.
Ogier regularly wins awards for the quality of its work and its people. Our recent awards include:
Law Firm of the Year - Bahamas, Bermuda and Cayman - Citywealth IFC Awards 2021
Law Firm of the Year - Guernsey - Citywealth IFC Awards 2021
Law Firm of the Year - Jersey - Citywealth IFC Awards 2021
Law Firm of the Year - Hong Kong and Singapore - Citywealth IFC Awards 2021
Best Wellbeing Culture - Leaders in Wellbeing Awards 2020
Best Overall PR - Silver - Citywealth Brand Management and Reputation Awards 2020
Best Offshore Law Firm - US Hedgeweek Awards 2020
Law Firm of the Year - Jersey - Citywealth IFC Awards 2020
Law Firm of the Year - Hong Kong and Singapore - Citywealth IFC Awards 2020
Offshore Law Firm of the Year - The Legal 500 UK Awards 2020
Offshore Law Firm of the Year - Asian Legal Business Hong Kong Awards 2019
Offshore Law Firm of the Year - The Lawyer Awards 2019
Best Offshore Law Firm - Wealthbriefing European Awards 2019
Regional/Offshore Law Firm of the Year - Legal Business Awards 2019
Top law firm employer - Cayman Islands Society of Human Resources Professionals awards 2019
Guernsey Law Firm of the Year - Silver - Citywealth IFC Awards 2019
Jersey Law Firm of the Year - Silver - Citywealth IFC Awards 2019
Domestic IPO of the Year - FinanceAsia China Awards, 2018
Russian Deal of Year - CEE Legal Matters, 2018
Best Social Media/Digital Marketing campaign - Citywealth Brand Management and Reputation Awards 2018
Energy Deal of the Year and Restructuring of the Year ($1B - $5B) for the Ocean Rig Restructuring - M&A Advisor's 10th Annual International M&A Awards, 2018
International Team of the Year - Legal Week Innovation Awards 2018
Offshore Law Firm of the Year - Chambers Europe 2018
High Yield Deal of the Year - IFLR Europe Awards 2018
Top Employer (silver award, large business category) - Cayman Islands Society of Human Resources Professionals Awards 2018
Caribbean Law Firm of the Year - Citywealth IFC Awards 2018
Jersey Law Firm of the Year - Citywealth IFC Awards 2018
Most Innovative M&A Deal of the Year, Most Representative M&A Deal of the Year Award, and Best Cross-Strait M&A Deal of the Year - Mapect Taiwan M&A Awards, 2017
Restructuring Deal of the Year - IFLR Middle East Awards 2017
International Legal Team of the Year - STEP Private Client Awards 2017
Best Offshore Law Firm - WealthBriefing European Awards 2017
Jersey Law Firm of the Year - Citywealth IFC Awards 2017
Caribbean Law Firm of the Year - Citywealth IFC Awards 2017
Best Rebranding Campaign - Citywealth Brand Management and Reputation Awards 2016
Offshore Law Firm of the Year - Chambers Europe 2016
High Yield Deal of the Year Award - IFLR European Awards 2016
Offshore Law Firm of the Year - Alpha Awards 2016
Debt & Equity-linked Deal of the Year - IFLR Asia Awards 2016
Best Offshore Law Firm - Hedgeweek Global Awards 2016
Caribbean Law Firm of the Year - Citywealth IFC Awards 2016
Asian Deal of the Year - In-House Community 2015
International Legal Team of the Year - STEP 2016
Offshore Law Firm of the Year - The Lawyer 2015
Structured Finance and Securitisation Deal of the Year - IFLR European Awards 2015
Ogier is committed to protecting and safeguarding our client data in line with industry best practice, international standards and client expectations. We have made significant strategic investments over the years into both IT and Information Security Technology to ensure that we have the best platforms to provide appropriate security and risk management of the data we store and process. Ogier is ISO27001 Certified.
Read more about our information security certification here
Corporate Social Responsibility
Ogier is committed to supporting its local communities. Our aim is to give something back and to encourage our people to participate in local initiatives. We support projects which focus on education. Ogier gives its employees the opportunity to volunteer their time with a range of good causes, and also has a team of employees who plan events and activities in support of local charities.
To read more about our CSR strategy, click here.