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Ogier (law firm)

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Headquarters  Jersey
No. of lawyers  204
Company type  Partnership
Number of offices  8
No. of offices  8
Date founded  1867
Founded  1867
Parent organization  Ogier Group L.P.
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Major practice areas  Banking & Finance, Corporate & Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Employment Law, Investment Funds, Private Client & Trusts, Property, Regulatory, Restructuring & Insolvency

Ogier provides legal advice on BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey and Luxembourg law. The firm operates in eight jurisdictions in key financial centres and have a presence in the BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Jersey, Luxembourg, Shanghai and Tokyo. Ogier is a full-service law firm employing more than 350 people. Legal services for the corporate and financial sectors form the core of their business, principally in the areas of banking and finance, corporate and commercial, investment funds, dispute resolution, private equity and private wealth. Ogier also has strong practices in the areas of performance and reward management, employment law, regulatory, restructuring and insolvency and property.



  • 2015 Ogier launches new brand identity focused on law.
  • 2014 Ogier launches Dispute Resolution into Hong Kong.
  • 2014 Management Buy-out of Ogier Fiduciary Services.
  • 2013 Ogier Fiduciary Services opens an office in Luxembourg.
  • 2012 Ogier becomes the first offshore law firm to open an office in Luxembourg.
  • 2011 Ogier opens an office in Shanghai, making it the first offshore law firm to operate out of mainland China.
  • 2007 Ogier merges with WSmith based in BVI and Hong Kong.
  • 2005 Ogier & Le Masurier becomes Ogier.
  • 2004 Ogier creates the first trans-Atlantic offshore law firm when it merged with Boxalls in Cayman.
  • 1995 The two law firms Le Masurier Giffard & Poch and Ogier & Le Cornu merge to create the Ogier Group.
  • 1932 Philip Antonio Poch was made partner alongside Le Masurier and Gifford to form Le Masurier Giffard & Poch.
  • 1922 A partnership between Advocate Leonce L’Hermite Ogier and John Gleury Le Cornu is formed.
  • 1905 William Smyth Le Masurier joins John Giffard’s practice.
  • 1867 John Francis Giffard begins practicing law in St Helier, Jersey.
  • Practice areas

    Legal services in the areas of corporate & commercial, investment funds, private wealth, banking & finance and litigation, with strong practices in the areas of employee benefits, employment law, litigation and property.

    Awards and Recognition


  • Hedgeweek Awards Best Offshore Law Firm
  • Chambers Europe Offshore Law Firm of the Year
  • Citywealth Caribbean Law Firm of the Year
  • IFLR Asia Debt & Equity-linked Deal of the Year
  • IFLR High Yield Deal of the Year
  • Citywealth Best Rebranding Campaign
  • 2015

  • STEP International Legal Team of the Year
  • The Lawyer Offshore Law Firm of the Year
  • 2014

  • Citywealth International Financial Centres Law Firm of the Year
  • Citywealth Magic Circle International Law Firm of the Year
  • Offices

    Ogier has offices based in British Virgin Islands, Cayman, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Jersey, Luxembourg, Shanghai and Tokyo.


    Ogier (law firm) Wikipedia