Ogier has been named Caribbean Law Firm of the Year 2016 by Citywealth.
Ogier's Private Client and Trusts team spans the Caribbean, the Channel Islands and Asia, specialising in advising trustees, private banks and ultra-high net worth clients.
This cross-jurisdictional strength was recognised last night (20 January 2016) at Citywealth’s IFC Awards, which highlight excellence in the private wealth sector and where Ogier was a finalist in the Caribbean, Guernsey and Jersey categories.
Ogier’s Caribbean head of trusts, partner David Cooney, said: “This award is a recognition of our focus on, and continued investment in, our Private Client and Trusts team in the Caribbean region.
“We pride ourselves on providing practical, commercial, advice, an approach that is welcomed by clients. The Caribbean team continues to grow and 2016 is off to a strong start - this recognition by Citywealth is excellent news.”
Ogier’s Trusts Advisory Group brings in experts from different disciplines, including dispute resolution and corporate specialists providing commercially focused advice.
Ray Wearmouth, a partner in BVI, said: “Ogier’s Caribbean offering, across Cayman and BVI, has really shown its bench strength and we’ve found that our global private wealth team, made up of cross-serviceline partners, from trusts and tax through to regulatory, funds and disputes, has offered clients one entry point which services all of their needs.
“The market is changing rapidly though. Both jurisdictions are busy on the legislative front and new products for this sector should add even more scale to the offering, which is what the sector demands.”
Ogier was previously named International Team of the Year 2015/16 by STEP and Offshore Law Firm of the Year 2015 by The Lawyer.