Two Ogier partners make Asian Legal Business top ten offshore lawyers list

Two Ogier partners have been named for the fourth successive year in a list of the top ten offshore lawyers in Asia chosen exclusively by client recommendations and feedback.

Partners Nicholas Plowman, who heads Ogier's Hong Kong team, and Anthony Oakes, who heads the firm's Asian finance practice, have been named in the Asian Legal Business 2019 Offshore Client Choice List.

Ogier's Hong Kong office has grown significantly in the last year, with the arrivals of partner David Nelson, Jacqueline Chan and Geoffrey Tang as counsel, and Michael Snape and Jennifer White as senior associates, along with several associate hires.

ALB cites feedback for Nicholas stating "he is pleasant to work with which is important – someone I can reach out to for a chat even if for informal advice”, and cites a client quote on Anthony describing him as "responsible and responsive; very smooth and easy to work with".

Ogier's Hong Kong team is led by seven partners with 39 lawyers in total, with partner-led service lines providing advice on BVI, Cayman and Jersey law.

Nicholas said: "Individual recognition is always very welcome, but it reflects another year of hard work by our growing team – it’s also particularly pleasing that our excellent levels of client service are reflected in our client feedback."

Ogier continues to increase its share of key M&A and financing work in respect of cross-border transactions - both Nicholas and Anthony advised longstanding client LionRock Capital on its acquisition of a 31.05% share in Italian football club Inter Milan earlier this year, Nicholas advised LionRock's asset management business, and Anthony advised on the financing of the deal.