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"Truly first rate" Ogier in Cayman stands out in Legal 500 Caribbean Guide 2023


11 November 2022

Cayman Islands

4 min read

Ogier's commitment to client service and its global reach make it a first rate firm in the Cayman Islands - that's the view of clients whose endorsement of Ogier in the latest Legal 500 Caribbean Guide saw all of the firm's service lines ranked.

The firm's "top-class" Dispute Resolution team does "excellent quality work" with clients benefitting from Ogier's "broad, truly global reach." Leading individual and global team head Marc Kish is a "titan of the offshore insolvency world" while global senior partner Rachael Reynolds KC, also a leading individual, is "an exceptional litigator" and "a first class advocate." Jennifer Fox and William Jones are ranked as next generation partners, with the former described as "an outstanding technical lawyer with a laser focus on her clients' commercial interests." Deborah Barker Roye, praised for her "encyclopaedic knowledge of Cayman law", and Christopher Levers are ranked as rising stars, and Gemma Lardner and Nour Khaleq are also key lawyers.

The "truly first rate" Investment Funds team is praised for its "very skilled attorneys with innovative solutions and approach." James Bergstrom, Nick Rogers and Giorgio Subiotto are leading individuals, with the latter described by a client as a "valued partner for many years". Joanne Huckle, described in client feedback as "attentive and stays on top of firm related matters", Justin Savage and Emma Sutherland are next generation partners, while Gemma Cowan and Barry McEwan are rising stars. Angus Davison, Bradley Kruger and Tim Cone are also recommended in this area, with Brad praised as "intelligent, practical, responsive and easy to work with".   

The Banking, Finance and Capital Markets team is praised in client feedback as "incredibly astute… the most responsive Cayman counsel we have used", with their client service "second to none". Angus Davison is ranked as a leading individual and James Heinicke and Mark Santangeli are ranked as next generation partners. Bradley Kruger and Chris Wall are also recommended.

The Corporate and Commercial team is noted for its strength in the start-up arena across a range of technology, fintech and software M&A and de-SPAC transactions. Team lead Bradley Kruger is a leading individual and Cynthia Anandajayasekeram is a next generation partner. Angus Davison and Giorgio Subiotto are also key lawyers.

Ogier's top-tier Trusts Advisory Group is "the private client office to beat in Cayman in 2022" and "a true powerhouse." Rachael Reynolds KC and Anthony Partridge are leading individuals, with Rachael described as "one of the brightest fiduciary litigators in the offshore world" and "the best trust litigator in Cayman", while Anthony is praised for being "a fantastic lawyer" and "extremely responsive". Deborah Barker Roye is a rising star, while Jennifer Fox, William Jones, Samantha Conolly and Jordan Constable are key lawyers, with one client saying that "Jordan Constable hasn’t been in Cayman for long, but is already making a mark. He will have a highly successful career."

The Regulatory and Compliance team "understand the regulatory space better than other firms" and are praised for being "timely, practical and knowledgeable". Named lawyers in this space include Joanne Huckle, James Heinicke, William Jones and Jennifer Fox. Martin Byers and Megan Mcluskie are also key lawyers. James Heinicke is praised as "an excellent professional who provides fast and clarifying insights".

The "commercial and extremely collegiate" real estate team is praised for its strength in residential sector transactions, infrastructure projects and commercial developments. Practice head James Bergstrom is "a veteran market presence." Cline Glidden is a rising star, while Sophie Warburton is a key lawyer.

Practice Partner James Bergstrom said: "This is another strong set of results for our Cayman team. Our focus is on putting our clients at the heart of everything we do, so it's particularly pleasing to see so much of the feedback focussed on our commitment to client service. Thank you to all our team for their hard work in achieving this result and to so many of our clients for sharing their positive experience of working with Ogier."

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