Ogier have announced that they have been awarded the prestigious Offshore Law Firm of the Year award by Chambers Europe. The 2012 Awards for Excellence were announced at a ceremony in Amsterdam which was attended by over 300 guests and hosted by Chambers Managing Editor, Catherine McGregor.

James Bergstrom, Ogier Legal Group Chief Executive Officer said “It is a great honour to win the Chambers Europe Award. We have had a tremendous year and really blazed a trail in the offshore legal world. We were the first firm to open an office in mainland China last year and the first offshore firm into Luxembourg when we opened our boutique legal office there earlier this year. Providing our clients with outstanding service is our top priority and it is very pleasing to be given an award in recognition of the high quality of our work.”

Matthew Swan, Managing Partner Jersey Legal said “Our legal team in Jersey are ranked in all the leading directories and it is a great honour to have our work also acknowledged by winning the prestigious Chambers Europe Offshore Law Firm of the Year award.”

Other nominations in the offshore category included Appleby, Carey Olsen, Collas Crill and Mourant Ozannes.