Online June 2013

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Baker & McKenzie names new Singapore MP as incumbent moves to Supreme Court

Baker & McKenzie has named intellectual property partner Andy Leck as its new Singapore managing partner, following the appointment of incumbent Edmund Leow as a Judicial Commissioner in the Supreme Court of Singapore. Leow will leave Bakers at the end of August to take up the role. He also leads the firm’s tax and wealth […]

William Simpson

Simpson, William

William Simpson specialises in investment funds, structured finance, banking, corporate and commercial work, and trusts. Having qualified as an English barrister he practised in the UK including a spell at Leeds University as an assistant tutor in the law of trusts, followed by a period in the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands before moving […]

Nick Rogers

Rogers, Nick

Nick Rogers is the Managing Partner of Ogier Cayman. He advises on a wide range of corporate matters with a focus on hedge fund and private equity fund formation, joint ventures, acquisitions, listings and venture capital financing transactions. Nick graduated from Downing College, Cambridge in 1996 and completed his training with Clifford Chance in London and […]

Nicholas Plowman

Plowman, Nicholas

Nicholas Plowman is the Managing Partner of Ogier Hong Kong. He joined Ogier in January 2006 from Slaughter and May, London and subsequently founded Ogier’s Hong Kong office in February 2007. Nick’s primary focus has since been on building Ogier’s now significant Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands investment funds and venture capital practice in Asia. Nick was recognised as one of the World’s Leading […]

François Pfister

Pfister, Francois

François is the Managing Partner of Ogier’s Luxembourg office which he founded in 2012.  François graduated from the University of Strasbourg (France) and obtained several degrees in law, economy, finance and political science. He began his career in 1986 with KPMG as tax adviser and Svenska Handelsbanken as legal counsel.  After having acted as head of […]

Nick Kershaw

Kershaw, Nick

Nick Kershaw is the global managing partner of Ogier. Nick specialises in investment funds, real estate investment and corporate work. He was formerly ranked by Legal 500 as the number one investment funds lawyer in Jersey and by Chambers as one of the top two corporate/commercial lawyers in Jersey. He is a past chairman of […]

Skip Hashimoto

Hashimoto, Skip

Skip Hashimoto’s areas of expertise include corporate and commercial, investment funds, listing services, real estate and structured finance. Hashimoto has worked in the Japanese financial sector for more than 15 years with the first three years working at Deutsche Securities as an economic research analyst as well as three additional years acting as the liaison […]

Sarah Fitz

Fitz, Sarah

Sarah Fitz is chairman of the Ogier Group and also specialises in personal law. Sarah Fitz was appointed chairman of the Ogier Group on 1 February 2012. She is also the head of the personal law group, specialising in criminal and family matters and undertaking prosecutions on behalf of the Crown. Fitz graduated with a degree in […]

Kristy Calvert

Calvert, Kristy

Calvert has more than 14 years of employment history with extensive corporate and commercial law experience in the Asia Pacific and in particular in China. She was previously legal director for Rio Tinto China/Asia for four years. Prior to that, she was a senior private practice lawyer at international firms Weil, Gotshal & Manges and […]

Matthew Swan

Swan, Matthew

Matthew Swan is head of the Jersey firm’s business and trust law group.  Swan acts for a number of global organisations in respect of banking, secured lending and structured finance transactions. He has extensive experience of advising financial services businesses on Jersey legal and regulatory framework and on general corporate and commercial matters. He has […]

Ray Wearmouth

Wearmouth, Ray

Ray Wearmouth specialises in all corporate and commercial disciplines, banking, capital markets and structured finance matters.  Before Ogier, Ray practiced at Harney Westwood & Riegels for several years where he was a partner. During that time Ray had been the Head of both the Corporate Department and the Banking Department in the BVI, and had opened […]

Draft Consumer Rights Bill published

The Draft Bill was published on 12 June 2013 and will represent the biggest overhaul of consumer law for decades. It is intended to consolidate and clarify existing consumer law, while at the same time updating it to keep pace with technological advances. The result should be that consumers fully understand their rights and the […]

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