Ogier were announced as the winners of the prestigious Offshore Law Firm of the Year award at the Lawyer Awards on Tuesday 26 June 2012. The Lawyer Awards celebrate excellence in the legal profession and were announced at a ceremony attended by over 800 people at London's Grosvenor House Hotel. Nick Kershaw, Group Chief Executive at Ogier said "We are absolutely delighted to win the Lawyer Offshore award. Last year was a tremendous year for us; our new office openings in Shanghai and Luxembourg are already making a positive contribution to the Ogier Group and our approach to offering legal and fiduciary services continues to be a winning combination." James Bergstrom, Ogier's Legal Chief Executive Officer said "I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our clients for trusting us with their work. We take client service incredibly seriously and this award reflects the quality of the work that we have done. It is also a reflection of the huge contribution that our legal team made last year, despite challenging economic times." The Lawyer reported that "with more entries than ever before, the standard of entries this year was exceptional, with those making the shortlist true market leaders" and they praised Ogier for being innovative and leading the way in the offshore world. Runners up for the Lawyer Offshore Law Firm of the Year award were Harneys and Maples and Calder.