has emerged as the leading offshore firm when it comes to relationships with FTSE 250 clients' according to a recent survey by The Lawyer.
The survey results, published by The Lawyer, has Mourant Ozannes ranked 17th among such city giants as Slaughter and May, Linklaters, DLA Piper and Allen & Overy. The next ranked offshore law firm is 39th in the table.
The Lawyer, which is one of the legal services industry's leading publications, researched which firms have the most relationships with companies listed in the FTSE 250, a weighted index of the 101st to the 350th largest companies listed on the London Stock Exchange. Based on three years' worth of deals, litigation and panel information the research and rankings provide an insight into the longer term relationships between legal advisers and companies that make up the midcaps.
Jonathan Rigby, Global Managing Partner at Mourant Ozannes said: "We are delighted to be listed amongst the leading international law firms for FTSE 250 clients, and the leading offshore law firm. Above all we are pleased to be recognised as having the strength and depth of knowledge and expertise necessary to attract the quality of clients we work with."
Mourant Ozannes has advised on a number of significant deals involving FTSE250 groups over the research period including advising Heritage Oil on its $1.6 billion public to private takeover by Al Mirqab Capital, Informa on its UK redomiciliation, SNC-Lavalin on its $2 billion acquisition of Kentz Corporation, Man Group on its acquisition of FRM Holdings and Beazley on its £75 million retail bond issue.