Offshore lawyers bag another industry gong

| 28/11/2008

(CNS): Ogier’s have received another piece of silverware for the trophy cabinet after being named “Offshore Law Firm of the Year, 2008” at the British Legal Awards on 26 November.  The event, hosted by Legal Week and is said to be one of the most prestigious in the legal calendar, attended by over 800 industry professionals. Ogier has won a number of industry awards in recent years and this latest success it said,  is a huge endorsement for the firm from one of the most respected legal publishers.

The firm said in a release that a number of factors were taken into consideration in selecting it as the top offshore law firm. These included deal and case highlights, client wins, technical innovation, client and employee satisfaction, financial performance and a commitment to diversity and corporate social responsibility.The award was collected at the gala event at Old Billingsgate Market in London, by partner Marc Yates, representing the Ogier Channel Island’s offices and Simon Dinning, Head of the London office, representing the Ogier BVI and Cayman offices. 
Managing Partner, Cayman practice and head of Ogier ’s Global Investment Funds Team,  James Bergstrom, said it was pleasing to receive such recognition from industry commentators. 
“The last two years have been pivotal for the Group, both in terms of the level of growth we have experienced and the expansion into new regions and markets. We are regularly involved in innovative and noteworthy transactions and strive to consistently deliver excellent levels of client service. This is an accolade of which we are immensely proud and it is a credit to the commitment and expertise of all Ogier staff across the Group,” he added.

This latest Ogier achievement comes on the back of previous award wins from professional bodies such as the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and publications such as The Lawyer, Chambers, Hedge Funds Journal, Hedge Funds World, IFLR, Alpha Magazine, Who’s Who Legal and Citiwealth.

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