Offshore Law Firms Merge
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Mourant and Ozannes, two leading offshore law firms, have merged to create Mourant
Ozannes. The merger consolidates the two firms’ legal practices in Jersey
and Guernsey to create ‘a firm with unrivalled strength-in-depth and industry
knowledge across the Channel Islands’.
With over 200 fee-earners and 50 partners practising from offices in the Cayman
Islands, Guernsey, Jersey and London, Mourant Ozannes is one of the world's
largest offshore law firms.
Commenting following the merger, Group Managing Partner, Jonathan Rigby, said:
“We are very excited by the opportunities that the merger presents. We
are looking forward to working together as one firm towards our shared vision."
The decision to merge was first announced in February 2010. Speaking at the
time, Robert Shepherd, previously managing partner of Ozannes, who is to become
managing partner of Mourant Ozannes' Guernsey office, added:
"This is an exciting development for both firms, which will enable us
to build on the heritage of two very successful offshore law firms. There are
many synergies between the firms in terms of focus, structure, culture and talented
people, and by combining our market leading offering we endeavour to become
the most sought after offshore law firm for clients and staff."