Ogier has been named International Legal Team of the Year by STEP in the tenth annual STEP Private Client Awards.
Ogier’s Trust Advisory Group were there to receive the award at a London ceremony last night.
The Presiding Judges commented: ‘Ogier displayed all-round strength and expertise in all their locations, with a range of cross-border work in mature and emerging markets. They have a great team on the forefront of some key cases and have been successful in pushing the limits of legal development.’
Ogier’s Trust Advisory Group is a multi-jurisdictional team combining expertise across several disciplines: private client, dispute resolution and corporate and commercial law. The team works across Ogier’s network of offices in BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Jersey and Luxembourg.
Ogier’s head of private client services Sally Edwards said: “The strength of our team is in the quality and breadth of experience of our lawyers. Ogier's Trusts Advisory Group draws together experts from different disciplines and locations enabling us to provide a seamless contentious and non-contentious advisory service which also includes relevant corporate support.
“Winning a STEP Private Client Award is recognised as a clear mark of excellence as entries go through a rigorous, practitioner-led judging process to be selected as the best in the industry.
“It’s particularly pleasing to note the recognition of our team in our first year as an independent law firm. It reflects the skill and commitment of our team across all locations.”
Held by STEP, the worldwide professional association for those advising families across generations, the annual Awards are held in the highest regard across the private client world.
This year saw a record number of entries to the Private Client Awards. The International Legal Team category, sponsored by Northern Trust, featured a strong set of finalists, with Ogier beating Bär & Karrer, Switzerland; Bedell Cristin; Charles Russell Speechlys and Stephenson Harwood to the prize.
Earlier this year Ogier was named Offshore Law Firm of the Year by The Lawyer.