Ogier has maintained its position as the top offshore European M&A firm after advising on deals worth $95 billion so far in 2018.

The firm maintained its tenth position in European M&A rankings by value amongst onshore and offshore firms – as well as sixth position in the Irish table, and 11th in the Japanese table.

Figures released by Mergermarket reviewing merger and acquisition activity in the three quarters of the year reveal another strong showing from Ogier – despite a slowdown in European M&A in Q3 that saw the lowest quarterly value since the start of 2013.

Simon Dinning, Ogier's Global Head of Corporate, said that the firm's M&A teams were being kept busy not just across a range of asset classes, but also across offshore jurisdictions – with significant deals being done by the Guernsey, Jersey and Luxembourg teams.

"Having the depth to deal with a large number of complex transactions at any one time – including through collaboration between our international offices – sets us apart from competitors," he said.

"Our teams also include lawyers with significant recent onshore experience who are very familiar with the way that City firms operate."