Ogier in Jersey has top-tier legal teams and first-class corporate and fiduciary services professionals providing a full range of services across our core specialisms.
We act for leading global financial institutions, investment managers and corporate entities and are also instructed by leading global law firms and other intermediaries across all sectors, including financial services, corporate, investment funds, private equity, private wealth, dispute resolution and property.
We are a registered listing agent for The International Stock Exchange (TISE) and frequently advise companies listing on global exchanges, collaborating with colleagues across our jurisdictions. Ogier also has the largest dedicated Banking and Finance team of any international firm in Jersey.
In addition, our Jersey office also includes BVI and Cayman Islands qualified lawyers, meaning Europe-based clients and intermediaries have access to BVI and Cayman legal advice in their time-zone.
We also provide pan-island legal services for local Channel Islands businesses and individuals, focusing on Corporate Law, Competition Law, Employment Law, Estate Planning, Dispute Resolution, Property Law, Planing and Construction Law and Regulatory Law. We also offer an integrated contentious and non-contentious advisory service through our Trusts Advisory Group.
Whether it’s a family business, an entrepreneurial start-up or the local arm of a larger operation, what businesses need to thrive in an ever-changing economy are trusted advisors who understand how to take advantage of opportunity, manage challenges and mitigate risk.
Managing Director, Ogier Regulatory Consulting
Managing Director, Ogier Regulatory Consulting
Our Jersey team has advised on many market-leading deals and cases. Here are just a few:
Ogier's leading Corporate team in Jersey, collaborating with our team in the Cayman Islands, provided counsel for the Atairos group in a ground-breaking US$580 million take private of Ocean Outdoor Limited by way of a BVI statutory merger - one of the first ever UK take-privates by way of BVI statutory merger.
Our Banking and Finance team in Jersey advised the Joint Lead Managers - which included Barclays Bank plc, HSBC Bank plc, Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets plc, and RBC Europe Limited - in respect of a £500 million bond issuance by the States of Jersey.
A cross-jurisdictional Ogier team represented Ardonagh Group and its subsidiaries on the restructuring of its investment structure, resulting in a US$7.5 billion valuation. The transaction included two cross-border mergers.
In the case Cohen & Crooks as Joint Administrators of the Estate of James Donald Hanson & Anor v Arbitrage Research and Trading S.A. & Ors, Ogier's Dispute Resolution team successfully represented the plaintiffs and secured a multi-million fraud judgment against the former trustee of a Jersey trust.
Ogier has advised longstanding client Gazit Globe on its €1.45 billion acquisition of Atrium European Real Estate Limited (AERE) – the first ever take-private by way of a Jersey statutory merger.
Ogier advised PizzaExpress on the Jersey law aspects of its milestone £335 million refinancing deal.
Ogier has long established roots in Jersey. Established in the island in 1922 as Ogier & Le Cornu, we became Ogier after a merger with Le Masurier, Giffard & Poch in 1995 - and one of our founding firms dates back to 1867.
Chambers UK 2022 ranked Ogier in Jersey top-tier across five services: Corporate and Finance, Dispute Resolution, Employment and Property.
Ogier won Offshore Law Firm of the Year at the Chambers HNW Awards 2022 and remains the only firm to achieve a tier-one ranking across Cayman, Guernsey and Jersey in the Chambers HNW Guide.
Ogier in Jersey retained its top-tier rankings in the Legal 500 2023 guide across its Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Commercial Property, Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Investment Funds and Private Wealth service lines, with 34 individuals recommended.
Ogier has been recognised as among the leading law firms globally for its restructuring and corporate recovery offering by independent media group Global Restructuring Review (GRR).
Jersey is one of the world's major international finance centres, offering the combination of stability, reliability and expertise that has kept it at the forefront of global finance and corporate solutions for almost half a century.
Jersey's financial authorities encourage high-quality business to the island. This, combined with a sophisticated and comprehensive infrastructure of laws and regulations, promotes investor confidence and value. Its private wealth sector administers £1,14 trillion of capital, its funds sector has a net asset value of £487.5 billion in assets under management, and the island is home to more than 20 international banks.
Jersey's status as a Crown Dependency gives the island constitutional rights of self-government and judicial independence. This offers both businesses and investors the benefits of an independent international finance centre which is close to the major financial centres in Europe and the UK.
As an international finance centre, Jersey offers long-term economic and political stability, a flexible, independently endorsed regulatory framework, tax neutrality, and a mature and well-respected commercial legal system based on English law principles.
Jersey is also a G20 whitelist approved jurisdiction and an associate member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
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