Ogier accepted Offshore Law Firm of the Year from The Lawyer, one of the legal profession’s leading publications at its annual awards ceremony, held 26 June at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
Ogier was chosen from a short-list of offshore law firms to claim the accolade which acknowledged the specialist nature of the work undertaken by Ogier in the increasing number of jurisdictions it now operates, states a press release.
‘Every year The Lawyer Awards attracts hundreds of entries’, said The Lawyer editor Catrin Griffiths. ‘The quality, as ever, was excellent. The question for us was: how innovative is this team? How much difference has it made, either to its business, to the evolution of the law or to the profession as a whole? We went beyond the headlines to research the real story’.
An advisory panel of external judges made up of some of the biggest names in the City, together with the editorial team at The Lawyer selected the winners in the various categories, Offshore Law Firm of the Year being one of them. Judges were looking for evidence of strategic clarity, technical legal excellence and quality control, growth in market share, and the context of the firm’s progression within the jurisdictions they operate.
Cayman marketing partner Peter Cockhill was thrilled with the news of the win.
‘Winning The Lawyer Awards is very gratifying and is testimony to the hard work and professionalism of all our staff. This hat-trick win of awards so far in 2007 is indicative of Ogier’s stature in international legal services. We shared the stage with magic circle law firms such as Clifford Chance, Linklaters, and Baker & McKenzie which shows the high level of prestige for these particular awards.’
Ogier has also received the CityWealth Offshore Law Firm Award and a Who’s Who Offshore Law Firm of the Year Award so far this year.
Managing partner of Ogier Cayman, James Bergstrom, said: ‘Winning this award is particularly pleasing because it underscores our position as a pre-eminent firm. We are attracting the very best young Caymanian talent who wish to develop their careers in a high-profile organisation because of this kind of recognition. We have been able to build a small Caymanian firm into a core part of a global legal and fiduciary services business that is demonstrably word class.’