Ogier is once again the only Jersey law firm to receive first tier ranking in all eight categories within the highly regarded Legal 500 Directory.

Quotes in the 2009 edition, launched yesterday, include “top firm”; “rates highly compared to competitors” and Ogier’s “breadth of experience makes a difference when shopping for jurisdictions.”

Researched annually, the Legal 500 uses various criteria to review the performance of a firm and its practice area teams including: individuals with contacts at, and credibility with, the top clients; in-depth capability beyond star partners; very strong technical ability available for the most complex work; perception in the market; market share; as well as strength, reputation and capacity to handle all client requirements in an area, e.g. international offices/connections. The client research undertaken comprises qualitative and quantitative analysis gathered from standard-form questionnaires and interviews.

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About Ogier
Ogier is one of the world's leading providers of offshore legal and fiduciary services. The group employs more than 800 professional and support staff. The group has a presence in nine jurisdictions around the world, namely Bahrain, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Ireland, Jersey, London and Tokyo. Ogier provides advice on all aspects of BVI, Cayman, Guernsey and Jersey law and associated fiduciary services through a global network of offices that cover all time zones and key financial markets. Corporate and finance law and associated fiduciary services form the core of our business, principally in the areas of banking, corporate and commercial, investment funds, private client, real estate, and structured finance. At the same time Ogier is a full-service firm, with strong practices in the areas of employee benefits, employment law, litigation and property.