Chambers Global 2021 has ranked Ogier in the BVI in the top tier for Corporate and Finance including Investment Funds, and Dispute Resolution.
Based on independent client feedback, the publication also ranks six individuals from across the team and praises Ogier as 'one of the strongest offshore law firms.'
The Dispute Resolution team, led by partner Brian Lacy, enjoyed excellent client feedback and has been described in Chambers Global as 'extremely good.' Brian, who is an 'excellent lawyer and strong advocate' with a 'powerful reputation in the jurisdiction,' retains his position in the rankings and is noted for his foreign expertise based abroad in the UK. Also maintaining their rankings are partner Grant Carroll, an 'exceptional lawyer' who is rated by sources for his handling of restructuring and insolvency matters, and partner Nick Burkill, who is described as 'immensely capable as a litigator,' plus 'up-and-coming star' Nicholas Brookes, who was promoted to the partnership in 2020.
In addition to its ranking in the highest tier, Ogier's 'top notch' Corporate team was praised for being 'among the elite firms in the jurisdictions where they operate.' Listed as one of the team's notable practitioners was Michael Killourhy, who maintains his ranking and is described as having a 'deep knowledge of BVI corporate law.' Ranked in the top tier, BVI practice partner and the office's head of Finance Ray Wearmouth was observed by clients as one of the 'top individuals' in the market: "It's a real honour to be described as one of the strongest offshore law firms by our clients and I'm pleased that the talent and performance across our teams has been recognised," he said.
"To be rated as a top tier firm for Corporate and Finance including Investment Funds, and Dispute Resolution, reflects the high-value, complex matters our teams work on and the expertise, professionalism and commitment of our people."