Dublin based commercial law firm Leman Solicitors LLP has become Ogier Leman after joining forces with international law firm Ogier in March.
The combined firm offers services to Irish clients across corporate, real estate, dispute resolution and employment law, with an international network also providing banking, corporate, funds and private wealth services.
Ogier Leman’s managing partner John Hogan said: “This is an exciting milestone in our merger as we take our Ogier Leman brand into the market. This transitional brand honours and brings together both the Ogier and Leman brands and reflects the partnership between the two firms.”
Ogier Leman's 52-strong team, led by nine partners including newly appointed corporate law specialist Edon Byrnes, will continue to develop its offering in Ireland with a growth plan that deepens Leman's thriving domestic capabilities and diversifies and extends its services to meet international and domestic client demand.
All posts at the firm have been retained and the firm has announced it is recruiting Ireland-based professionals to a number of new roles across dispute resolution, corporate, real estate and insolvency and restructuring, as well as in knowledge management, IT and business development – with more to follow.
John Hogan added: “We are very much a people-led firm and it’s great to see that the opportunities our merger provides have already started to benefit our people and our clients.
“We set ambitious standards for ourselves and our focus on excellence is our cornerstone. We are very proud that, for the fifth year running, we were recently named as a Great Place to Work Ireland in the Best Small Workplace category – the only law firm to be included.”
The Dublin-based team joined Ogier in March, a full service firm with particular expertise on legal services to the corporate and financial sectors and which is also deeply embedded in its local communities. The firm practices the laws of BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey and Luxembourg, with Ireland now added as a result of the merger. The combined group has 12 offices through Europe, the Caribbean and Asia, with approximately 900 employees and 100 partners worldwide.
Ogier Global is the firm's corporate administration business, working alongside partner-led teams to incorporate and administer a wide variety of vehicles, offering clients integrated legal and corporate administration services.
Ogier's global managing partner, Edward Mackereth, said: "We're really excited by the merger of Ogier Leman in Ireland. There's an obvious strategic and cultural fit between the two firms and we want this merger to inspire our people in all our teams, to signal our ambition and to further empower our clients as we develop our service offering in Ireland and internationally.
"The merger with Leman complements our recent growth into Beijing and Singapore. No other firm offers the combination of laws, jurisdictions and services that we do, and the addition of a well-established and growing practice in Ireland alongside our offices in the Channel Islands, the Caribbean, Asia and Luxembourg extends Ogier's ability to deliver stronger service line and sector-led advice across the range of domestic and international commercial law."