Mourant Ozannes advises more FTSE-listed companies than any other offshore law firm, according to the latest set of ratings published this month. Recognised for advising 15 FTSE-listed companies, twice as many as its nearest competitor, the law firm also scores well on the scale of its clients – with three FTSE 100 and 12 FTSE 250 companies shown in the latest ratings from leading publishers Hemscott and Morningstar.
Mourant Ozannes also places top amongst the offshore firms in terms of the value of its listed clients, with a total market capitalisation of £68.76bn – more than twice that of the second placed offshore firm. When compared with all UK law firms, Mourant Ozannes was placed 13th for the number of stock market-listed clients (55) and 19th in terms of market capitalisation. The ratings round-off a hugely successful year for Mourant Ozannes, which has seen it act as offshore legal counsel in a number of significant listings and corporate deals, including the world’s largest IPO.
Jonathan Rigby, Managing Partner, commented: “These latest ratings clearly show that, by some way, Mourant Ozannes is the leading offshore firm for high value, high quality work on behalf of stock market listed companies.” Rob Shepherd, Managing Partner for Mourant Ozannes in Guernsey, added: “Maintaining our leading position amongst offshore law firms is testament to the knowledge and expertise of our team of lawyers right across the Channel Islands.”