Ogier provides legal advice on the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey and Luxembourg law through our global network of offices that cover all time zones and key financial markets and is the only law firm to advise on these five laws.
We employ the very best people to ensure that we deliver practical advice and we have over 350 people in our offices in the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Jersey, Luxembourg, Shanghai and Tokyo.
We aim to provide the highest-quality legal advice and professional client service across all jurisdictions and service lines and we regularly win awards for the quality of our client service, our work and our people.
We provide a broad range of legal services including Banking and Finance, Corporate and Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Investment Funds, Private Client and Trusts and Regulatory.
Caroline Chan was recruited to Ogier in 2007 and became a partner in 2008. She qualified as an English solicitor in 1991 with Allen & Overy and as a Hong Kong solicitor in 1994 during her time at their Hong Kong office. She worked mainly on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions.
She then spent nine years with another local law firm, qualifying as a Guernsey advocate in 2003. Caroline has gained wide experience in three jurisdictions in corporate and commercial work, including mergers and acquisitions, stock exchange listings (particularly in relation to the Channel Islands Securities Exchange), investment funds, private equity and security and regulatory work.
Caroline is recognised by Legal 500 2013 as a leading individual for Commercial and Banking work in Guernsey and is ranked for Corporate & Finance (including investment funds) work by Chambers & Partners UK, 2014.
Tim Morgan is a Partner in the Jersey practice of Ogier. An English Solicitor and a Jersey Advocate, Tim’s practice encompasses investment funds (both listed and non-listed), corporate, finance and restructuring.
Tim is a committee member of the Jersey Funds Association and has sat on a number of regulatory and law reform working groups. He regularly chairs and speaks at industry conferences and has frequently been published on topics relating to his practice.
Key clients include Monitor, Jupiter, Vencap, Barclays, HSBC, Newton, CQS New City and Ashburton.
Tim joined Ogier in 2003 from three years in the investment banking division of Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein. He was based in both their London and New York offices and advised on a range of public and private equity M&A transactions. Prior to that he practised in London as a corporate lawyer at PwC's associated law firm and at Taylor Wessing where he qualified in 1997. He was educated at Bristol University.
Tim is recognised as a leading individual by Chambers & Partners and PLC Which Lawyer
François is the Practice Partner of Ogier's Luxembourg office which he founded in 2012 and is the Global Head of Ogier's Private Equity team.
François graduated from the University of Strasbourg (France) and obtained several degrees in law, economy, finance and political science.
He began his career in 1986 with KPMG as tax adviser and Svenska Handelsbanken as legal counsel. After having acted as head of legal and tax for the RTL group, he joined Fidelity Investments as senior legal counsel for continental Europe and was thereafter a senior partner at OPF Partners for 12 years.
François has been a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 1991 and is also a member of The Monterey Funds Club, an alliance of specialist investment fund lawyers across Europe. He is a member of several working groups within ALFI (Luxembourg Fund Association) and of the Luxembourg Private Equity Association (LPEA).
François is a regular speaker at conferences globally. He is currently teaching a module at the IFBL (Institut de Formation Bancaire, Luxembourg) on the “international structuring of real estate investment funds” and "AIFMD".
He is nominated as one of the world's leading practitioners in the Who'sWho Private Funds 2014 for Luxembourg and is recommended in the Legal 500 EMEA 2014 for the investment funds practice. He is also a director of several regulated investment funds.
A Luxembourg national, he speaks many languages including; English, French, German and Luxembourgish
Simon is a partner and Head of the Investment Funds practice at the BVI office whose practice covers cross border and multi jurisdictional mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance, equity capital markets, joint ventures and investment funds. Prior to joining Ogier, Simon practiced at Lovells in London.
Simon is a member of the Securities, Investment Business and Mutual Funds Advisory Committee, established by the Financial Services Commission to advise it on the maintenance and development of the BVI's securities, investment business and funds industry.
Simon is Chairman of the BVI Investment Funds Association.
Simon attended the University of Southampton and graduated with a BSc in Economics and Politics in 1994. Simon then went on to take the CPE in 1995 and LPC in 1996 at the College of Law, London.
Giorgio joined Ogier in 2002 and became a partner in 2006. He is Head of Ogier’s Global Latin American practice, Head of Global Investment Funds and Head of Ogier’s Private Client and Trusts Group in the Cayman Islands. Before this he practiced at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York (1998 to 2002), Pinheiro Neto - Advogados in Sao Paulo (1994 to 1995) and Linklaters in London and Paris (1992 to 1994 and 1995 to 1997).
Giorgio is a member of STEP and is a Notary Public in the Cayman Islands and a member of the Cayman Islands Law Society, the Law Society of England and Wales and the New York Bar Association.
He is fluent in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
Giorgio is recognised by industry commentators as a specialist in his areas of expertise for the Cayman Islands.
Giorgio received his Diploma de Estudios Hispánicos from the University of Málaga, Spain in 1986; his Bachelor of Law, with Honours, from the University of London, King's College, in 1990; Maîtrise en Droit, avec mention, from the University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, in the same year; and Master of Law from University of Michigan Law School at Ann Arbor in 1992.
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