28 OCTOBER 2009

Mourant du Feu & Jeune is the only Jersey law firm to receive a top tier ranking for the Investment Funds and Financial & Corporate categories in the 2010 edition of IFLR1000, which ranks the world's leading financial law firms.

IFLR1000, which has published its findings online following extensive client and lawyer research, says Mourant du Feu & Jeune is “roundly accepted as the leading firm in Jersey for Investment Funds”.

The directory also describes the firm’s Jersey Funds practice as “clearly the market leader”, a statement backed up by figures published in the Jersey Funds Encyclopaedia recently, which shows that Mourant du Feu & Jeune is the legal adviser to 45% of all Jersey funds.

The firm’s Finance & Corporate practice also came in for high praise: “The practice is lauded for the consistency of quality among its lawyers,” says the research. It also notes there is “blue water” between the top finance and corporate lawyers in Jersey and the rest.

Mourant du Feu & Jeune’s Finance & Corporate practice has received a number of plaudits from leading publications over the past few weeks and was described as “arguably the strongest in Jersey” by Legal 500.

Head of the practice, James Ruane, was one of only 16 offshore lawyers included in the International Who’s Who of Banking Lawyers, a list of the top 400 banking lawyers in the world.

The firm’s Guernsey practice also received an excellent write-up from IFLR1000, which notes that “the firm has a good brand” and “is steadily increasing its presence and reputation within the market. The Guernsey operation is quite new, so it's quite entrepreneurial and go-getting. But they also have the back-up of the Jersey practice.”

Managing Partner, Jonathan Rigby, said: “We are extremely pleased to receive this endorsement from the International Financial Law Review, the only publication of its kind to focus on the leading law firms for corporate finance and funds.”

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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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