Mourant and Ozannes, two of the leading offshore law firms, have merged to create Mourant Ozannes. The merged firm brings together two of the premier legal practices in Jersey and Guernsey to create a firm with unrivalled strength-in-depth and industry knowledge across the Channel Islands. With over 200 fee-earners and 50 partners practising from offices in the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey and London, Mourant Ozannes is one of the world's largest offshore law firms.

Group Managing Partner, Jonathan Rigby, said: “We are very excited by the opportunities that the merger presents and we are looking forward to working together as one firm towards our shared vision, to be consistently recognised as the leading law firm offshore. We aim to achieve this by delivering exceptional client service through collective effort and mutual support and by becoming an employer of choice. Mourant Ozannes draws on the heritage of two great legal practices and I am extremely proud to be leading the new firm at this exciting time.”

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Pip Bowyer Group Head of Business Development & Marketing Mourant Ozannes T: +44 (0)1481 731 484 E: pip.bowyer@ozannes.com

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Editor's Notes Mourant Ozannes is an offshore law firm. It is the pre-eminent legal practice in the Channel Islands with unrivalled strength-in-depth and industry knowledge in Jersey and Guernsey. It also has a leading practice in the Cayman Islands where it has received a number of industry awards.

Mourant Ozannes’ clients include many of the world's leading financial institutions, public companies, corporations, fund promoters and private clients. It is chosen regularly to work alongside the most respected international law firms with whom the firm enjoys deep and long-lasting relationships.

Mourant Ozannes recruits people who understand the paramount importance of exceptional client service and who share a passionate commitment to the firm’s values. Many of the firm’s lawyers have practised with leading law firms in London and other major finance centres bringing with them a wealth of knowledge and experience in their respective fields. Mourant Ozannes advises more FTSE-100 and FTSE-250 Jersey and Guernsey companies than any other offshore law firm, according to Hemscott rankings. The firm also has 30 PLC recommended lawyers.