Ogier's Luxembourg experts stand out in Legal 500 EMEA 2021

Ogier's transactional experts providing cohesive Luxembourg and Cayman legal advice to fund finance lenders and sophisticated fund managers accessing capital across jurisdictions stand out in the Legal 500's guide to Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) 2021.

"Particularly strong on the fund finance side, by dint of the firm's ability to provide a cohesive service from Luxembourg and its Cayman Islands office, offshore heavyweight Ogier has successfully cultivated a strong following among banks and asset managers, as well as law firm referrers, since its establishment in 2012," says the latest release from independent analysts the Legal 500.

And with Luxembourg-based investment funds specialists "also able to leverage resources in key offshore strongholds, including the Cayman Islands and BVI, Ogier has the critical mass and strategic geographical footprint to effectively resource mandates on behalf of limited partners, fund sponsors and institutional investors," the commentary continues. 

Key figures in Ogier's three Luxembourg-based teams are singled out for recognition:

The "technically excellent, personable and very responsive" Jad Nader, who joined Ogier's Luxembourg team as a banking and finance partner in 2020, is noted alongside finance service line head Daniel Richards for enhancing the firm's ability to serve US clients on fund finance, as well as acquisition finance and debt restructuring matters. 

Led by Bertrand Géradin and Laurent Thailly, Ogier's corporate and commercial team, which regularly advises private equity sponsors on the Luxembourg-related corporate structures to facilitate their international mergers and acquisitions strategies, is noted for its niche expertise in the fintech sector.

And in investment funds "Benoît Rose's industry experience is a significant advantage", with Benoît's broad knowledge of alternatives and traditional regulated funds across the fund lifecycle noted to add "particular value to clients by virtue not only of his private practice pedigree, but also his in-house experience at UBS, where he was head of legal EMEA funds". Anne-Gaëlle Delabye, who co-heads the team, is noted for her private equity, real estate and debt fund structuring expertise.

Ogier's Luxembourg team founder, partner Daniel Richards, said: "We have within our Luxembourg team many dual-qualified lawyers who bring a wealth of international experience in their individual disciplines, delivering excellent client service at the levels required by international, institutional clients. We are delighted to see in this latest market commentary that our clients and their advisers - market-leading and upper-mid market asset managers based in the US, Asia and Europe and leading global law firms, particular­ly firms headquartered in North America – value Ogier's role in the Luxembourg place financière."

Legal 500 EMEA notes 23 of Ogier's Luxembourg team as key lawyers:

Banking and Finance

  • Daniel Richards
  • Jad Nader
  • Nicolas Mille
  • Caleb Holder
  • Fiona Schneider
  • Sarra Benslima

Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Bertrand Géradin
  • Laurent Thailly
  • Hélène Arvis
  • Sarah Verlende
  • Sandra Mohand-Oussaid
  • Tiffany Sadée

Investment Funds

  • Anne-Gaëlle Delabye
  • Benoît Rose
  • François Pfister
  • Virginie Gonella
  • Walid Sharara
  • Rebecca Macé-Balebs
  • Milan Hauber
  • Céline Delinte
  • Valérie Kubwimana
  • Pierre Andriuzzi
  • Natalia Szumlakowska