At a glance guide to Ogier's BVI Trusts Advisory Group

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Ogier’s BVI Trusts Advisory Group combines three key legal disciplines – Private Client & Trusts, Dispute Resolution, and Corporate & Commercial law – to provide a comprehensive and joined-up service to clients.

Our Caribbean team is supported by BVI-law qualified solicitors in the Asian and European timezones, as well as the Ogier teams in other jurisdictions which include some of the most well-known names in offshore law.

We advise trustees, private banks, financial institutions, fiduciaries, family offices and high net worth clients and their advisers on the lifecycle of trusts from establishment, restructuring and administration to succession planning.

Our highly skilled specialist team uses their expertise to provide the best
service to our clients, at a level that cannot always be provided by generalists - expert advice when establishing private client documentation can prevent difficulties and expense at a later stage.

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We offer a seamless contentious and non-contentious trusts advisory service that also includes corporate support to structures underlying trusts

Our litigation specialists help clients resolve high-value disputes concerning trusts and we regularly appear before the BVI, Cayman, Guernsey and Jersey courts, acting in many of the headline international trust and private client matters

Ogier's trusts team has won major industry awards from STEP and Citywealth, and our team members are recognised by Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and IFLR

The BVI TAG team is led by partners Gavin Ferguson, Brian Lacy, Marcus Leese, Edward Mackereth, Steve Meiklejohn and Ray Ng, managing associate Nicholas Brookes and senior associates Fraser Allister and Wisdom Hon

Our client base includes trustees, fiduciaries, settlors, beneciaries and family offices and their advisers, located around the globe, including in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America

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We are known for our investment in technology and innovation to deliver the best possible client service to clients and won the international category in Legal Week's Legal Innovation Awards (2018)

We advise on BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey and Luxembourg law – we are the only law firm to advise on these laws, and we have additional teams in Hong Kong, London, Shanghai and Tokyo

Our teams include some of the leading names in the offshore world, and nine of our practices are ranked as best in their jurisdiction

With a growing team of more than 500 people around the world, we speak 17 languages and advise on matters involving Banking & Finance, Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Investment Funds, Private Client & Trusts, and Tax

We have a history stretching back more than 150 years and our clients include some of the world's biggest banks, asset managers and financial institutions

About Ogier

Ogier provides practical advice on BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey and Luxembourg law through its global network of offices. Ours is the only firm to advise on these five laws. We regularly win awards for the quality of our client service, our work and our people.


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