Mourant makes senior promotions

Mourant du Feu & Jeune, part of Mourant, has made a number of senior promotions, including the appointment of new Managing Partner Jonathan Rigby.

Mr. Rigby advises leading financial institutions, corporates and intermediaries on a wide range of capital markets, structured finance and investment fund transactions, and has been named as a leading lawyer in IFLR’s guide to the world’s leading structured finance and securitisation lawyers, states a press release.

He has been a partner and member of the Mourant du Feu & Jeune management board since 2003 and has served for two years as an elected member of the Mourant supervisory board. Between 2003 and 2006, he was the head of the law firm’s London office and led the team through a period of significant growth to become one of the largest offshore practices in the city.

Mr. Rigby said: ‘Last year Mourant du Feu & Jeune celebrated its 60th anniversary having grown to become one of the leading law firms offshore. The years ahead will bring fresh challenges as we continue to invest for future growth in existing markets and to explore new opportunities. I believe we have the right people to maintain our market position as we build on the foundations and standards set out for us six decades ago by our founding partners. I am proud to be leading the firm through the next phase in its development.’

After a highly successful term as CEO of Mourant du Feu & Jeune, Stephen Ball is moving back to the UK to become Vice Chairman of an international hedge fund group. Mourant group CEO, Nicola Davies, said: ‘Under Stephen’s leadership the law firm achieved many things, including the Cayman merger, the successful development of the Guernsey office and the winning of many international awards and we are very grateful for his hard work and achievements.’

Stephen Ball added: “It has been an honour and a privilege to lead Mourant du Feu & Jeune and I am looking forward to continuing to work with the firm as a client in the future.”

Another significant promotion for Mourant du Feu & Jeune sees Ben Robins appointed as Head of the Funds Practice Area following the retirement of Cyman Davies.

Mr. Robins is a partner with broad experience in the fields of investment funds, offshore capital markets and structured finance. He trained with Speechly Bircham in London where he qualified as an English solicitor in 1996. He joined Mourant du Feu & Jeune in 1997, qualified as a Jersey solicitor in December 2000, became a partner of Mourant du Feu & Jeune in October 2002 and was responsible for the successful establishment of the firm’s Guernsey office in 2006.

Mr. Robins has worked on the establishment of private equity and real estate funds for promoters such as AXA, Natexis, Schroders, Macquarie Goodman, Mercapital, Alpha, Cevian Capital, Scope Growth, Northzone Ventures, W.L. Ross and Investors in Private Equity, whose fund was one of the first private equity funds established under Jersey’s expert fund regulatory regime. Who’s Who Legal 2007 ranks Mr. Robins as Internationally Recognised in the area of Private Funds.

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