Ogier has earned yet another accolade for its legal services. This time, International Custody and Fund Administration Magazine has recognised Ogier as the leading European legal services provider in 2009.

Being the only offshore law firm on the shortlist, Ogier earned the award by demonstrating its capabilities through a number of noteworthy transactions undertaken by its European teams this year. These include advising Al Salam Bank-Bahrain BSC on its first transaction in the UK real estate sector; acting on the establishment of Burford Capital Limited, a Guernsey-based investment company, on what was anticipated to be the second largest listing on London's AIM market in 2009; and advising Qatar Islamic Bank and certain other investors in connection with the ongoing 'Shard of Glass' development project in the London Bridge Quarter which is estimated to cost around £2bn.

Developments at the firm in the past twelve months were also taken into consideration by the judges. Ogier extended its global reach into new regions with the establishment of offices in Bahrain and Tokyo and launched a new service 'Ogier Private Wealth' in what was a very busy year for the firm.

Partner, Simon Dinning, accepted the award at the Grosvenor House Hotel, in London on 25 November 2009.

Nick Kershaw, Chief Executive of Ogier, commented: “After winning American-based Alpha Magazine's 'Top Offshore Law Firm' recently we are delighted to earn similar recognition for our European teams. These two recent award wins demonstrate our substantial strength and quality of our service offerings across continents.”

Ogier's global investment funds team provides legal and administration services from BVI, Cayman, Guernsey and Jersey, and is the only offshore law firm with a substantial presence in these four key offshore jurisdictions. The global team comprises 21 partners and 91 lawyers and administrators who provide advice extensively on investment funds of all types, in particular hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate funds, mezzanine funds, retail funds, feeder structures and structured products.