9th OCTOBER 2009

Mourant du Feu & Jeune partner James Ruane has been named in the International Who’s Who of Banking Lawyers 2010, published by Who’s Who Legal.

James, a partner in Mourant du Feu & Jeune’s Finance & Corporate practice, is one of only two Jersey banking lawyers named in the list, which was compiled following independent research of clients and peers. It includes just 400 banking lawyers worldwide and only 16 offshore lawyers.

Managing Partner, Jonathan Rigby, said:

“James leads our Finance & Corporate practice and this accolade is testament to the market leading work of our lawyers in advising the world's biggest banks and financial institutions during tough times for the finance industry worldwide. We are extremely pleased that this recognition comes from clients and other lawyers who have endorsed Mourant du Feu & Jeune as one of the world's leading offshore law firms for advising on banking and finance matters.”

Mourant du Feu & Jeune’s Finance & Corporate practice was also recently recognised as “arguably the strongest in Jersey” by legal directory, Legal 500.

The International Who’s Who of Banking Lawyers 2010 is due to be published in November.

ENDS

Note: Ogier partner, Chris Byrne, was the other Jersey banking lawyer named in the list.

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Nicola Nicholson, Head of Marketing, Mourant du Feu & Jeune
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Martyn White, Marketing Manager, Mourant du Feu & Jeune
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