Ogier has been ranked as "Highly Recommended" in the latest Latin Lawyer 250 guide, with six partners singled out for recognition.
The directory described Ogier's presence in Latin America as one of the most established in the region, with a "pristinely polished" service offering. Ranked key partners include team lead Giorgio Subiotto, Bradley Kruger, James Heinicke, Tim Cone, Simon Schilder and Anthony Partridge.
Latin Lawyer 250, which is the definitive guide to business law firms in the region, also commented that "clients consistently comment on the firm’s vast understanding of the offshore markets, while their knowledge of investment funds and private wealth matters is second to none. Companies that use this firm often remark on the hands-on and friendly approach of its lawyers."
Ogier's Latin American practice began in Brazil, where the firm has a significant history dating back to the early 1990s, mostly as an investment funds practice catering to some of the region's key banking institutions.
"Our strategy has been to focus on rolling out a full team of professionals across all of our specialties, to fully support our clients in the regions. It is fantastic to see so many of our partners across banking and finance, private wealth, corporate, and investment funds, being recognised by Latin Lawyer. It shows that our strategy is working," said team lead Giorgio.
"It is also encouraging to see how our Latin American practice has undergone substantial growth – across the continent – with an increased demand for our corporate, finance, private wealth and restructuring work from other countries in the region, including Chile, Argentina, Peru and Central America."
Giorgio is cited as the main name for funds work and is praised for his outstanding experience and his "rock-solid relationships with key players in Brazil’s legal and private wealth industry."
Banking and finance partner James is described as "a favourite among core clients such as Brazilian bank BTG Pactual," while investment funds specialist Tim is "an integral team member, bringing experience and valuable input."
According to client feedback, Jersey-based Simon "is an important overseas contact, advising on cross-border transactional work involving investment funds." Anthony is praised for his work on private client matters, and Bradley is named an "important partner" in the corporate and funds areas.
Ogier's dedicated private wealth services were also noted by the guide: "Private wealth expertise is widely spread through this practice area, and lawyers here are considered industry experts."
Restructuring and corporate recovery is described as one of the firm's specialities, with notable deals including acting as counsel in Brazilian oil company Constellation’s US$1.84 billion mega restructuring package.