Mourant Ozannes Opens Hong Kong Office
Friday, February 3, 2012
Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has opened an office in Hong Kong
to provide clients and intermediaries with access to the firm's offshore legal
services in an Asian time zone.
The office opening has been timed to coincide with celebrations for Chinese
New Year, giving Mourant Ozannes' Asian office an auspicious start date in 2012
- the Year of the Dragon. The office has opened with three partners and will
focus initially on investment funds, corporate and finance work for which the
firm has an international reputation.
Paul Christopher, who specialises in corporate, investment funds and finance
work, has relocated to Hong Kong to oversee the establishment of the office
as Managing Partner. He is joined by new Mourant Ozannes partners, Alex Last
and Simon Lawrenson.
Jonathan Rigby, Managing Partner of Mourant Ozannes, said: "Many of our
clients, as well as the international law firms with whom we work so closely,
are based in Asia or now have significant operations in the region. Establishing
an office in Hong Kong, the region's leading international finance centre, was
an obvious strategic move for Mourant Ozannes.”
“Between them, the members of our Hong Kong team bring a wealth of knowledge
and experience in their respective fields, having practised with leading law
firms in major finance centres both onshore and offshore. We are delighted that
we have attracted individuals of such high calibre," he added.
Mourant Ozannes has more top tier legal directory rankings across its locations
than any other offshore law firm. It acts for 19 of the world's top 20 banks
and advises more FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies than its competitors.