We work with clients around the world to provide a range of corporate development and management services across the full lifecycle of a company, including:
Regulatory, compliance and policy development and implementation
Advising on directors’ duties and corporate governance matters
Advising on all share capital and distribution matters including share rights, dividend declarations and capital distributions, redemptions and buybacks and transfers of shares or other securities
Corporate restructuring and reorganisation
Supporting restructuring or reorganisation of companies as a normal part of a business lifecycle including advising on corporate restructuring, group reorganisations, re-domiciliation and migration and statutory mergers and statutory amalgamations.
Our employment team manages a wide range of workplace issues from standard employment instructions, tribunals and the courts, to immigration, work place safety, data protection, licencing and relocation support.
Intellectual property (IP)
We advise on patent, trademark and copyright registration, protection and exploitation and IP enforcement. In particular our team has experience working with clients seeking to commercialise their IP from the strategic base of the Cayman Islands.
We provide a full range of services to assist clients interested in establishing a presence and investing in the Cayman Islands, Guernsey or Jersey, including advice on interactions with key government departments and statutory authorities related to areas of interest and local legal services for Channel Islands and Cayman Islands businesses.
Ogier advises both domestic and international clients on buying and selling residential property in the Channel Islands and the Caribbean (BVI and Cayman) and provide a range of services relating to the purchase and ownership of property assets in those locations. Our wider services include advising on relocations to Jersey and high value residency applications in conjunction with trusted tax advisers, co-ordinating surveyors, architects, site and property finding professionals as well as private banks to provide a seamless and personal service to our high net worth clients.
Examples of work
A top 20 hedge fund manager, Altis Partners relocated all its principals and operations to Jersey.
Brevan Howard is one of the largest hedge fund managers in the world with approximately US$40bn under management (and the largest in Europe) relocated its head office to Jersey together with a number of its senior management.
Blue Crest Capital Management
Blue Crest relocated its head office to Jersey, together with a number of its senior management. Prior to closing to outside investment, Blue Crest was Europe's third largest hedge fund manager.
Centamin is a mineral exploration, development and mining company which relocated to Jersey from Australia.
Consolidated Minerals is a private global mining business which relocated key personnel from Australia and South Africa.
Jersey has recently amended its gambling legislation to permit and encourage e-gaming businesses to set up in Jersey. Jersey is now an attractive alternative to places like Gibraltar and businesses can benefit from better infrastructure and expertise along with the credibility associated with being in a well regulated jurisdiction.
Heritage Oil plc
Heritage Oil plc is a FTSE 100 oil company which has its main office in Jersey, where its chief executive also lives.
This Toronto listed mining company which has relocated key executives and employed local geologists and administration staff.
Ocean Rig is a deep water drilling operation currently in the Falklands and Brazil which operates its administration and contracts business out of Jersey.
Randgold Resources plc
This FTSE 100 Jersey-incorporated, African focused gold mining company opened an office in Jersey and relocated its senior management from London and elsewhere.
Strada Energy is a geothermal drilling company headquartered in Jersey, Channel Islands, with subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Chile, and North America.
Systematica Investments spun out of Blue Crest in 2015 and established an office in Jersey.
Waitrose acquired the Checkers supermarket business in Jersey and Guernsey, which included the relocation of key Waitrose executives to Jersey and a new Jersey holding structure.