Advocate James Angus in Ogier's Jersey Dispute Resolution team has been promoted to Managing Associate.
James joined Ogier in 2017, and advises clients on contentious and cross-border insolvency and restructuring, contentious trusts and succession matters as well as complex financial services disputes. James has particular expertise in Jersey Schemes of Arrangement and regularly works with colleagues in Ogier's corporate team on these and other restructuring matters.
His promotion comes after significant growth in the Jersey Dispute Resolution team this year – Advocate Damian Evans has joined as counsel, as well as senior associates Advocate Eloise Layzell and Daniel Maine (formerly of the UK Financial Conduct Authority), and Matthew Davies has been appointed as an associate after successfully completing his training contract with the firm.
Partner Nick Williams, who leads the Jersey Dispute Resolution team, said: "James' promotion is thoroughly-deserved and reflects the exceptional standard of his work and his growing role within the team.
"The team continues to grow in line with increases in client demand ranging from contentious regulatory matters and complex trusts disputes to international insolvency instructions."
James is admitted in England and Wales, Cayman and Jersey, and since 2018 has accepted instructions as external counsel to Jersey's newly formed Economic Crime and Confiscation Unit.
Last year, he was Advocate for target and bidder respectively in the two largest schemes of arrangement in Jersey's history: Randgold Resources Limited's merger with Barrick Gold Corporation and Takeda Pharmaceutical's acquisition of Shire plc.