Ogier Cayman adds three partners

Ogier Cayman, a full service
offshore law firm that specialises in international finance and corporate law has
announced the appointment of three new partners.

The appointments are effective 1
February 2010.

 “We have an extremely strong presence
throughout our global offices in both legal and fiduciary services,” said James
Bergstrom, managing partner.

“The appointment of these new
partners enables us to remain well aligned with our clients’ needs, whilst achieving
the growth strategy that Ogier Cayman is pursuing.”

New partner Christopher Russell is
a highly respected legal practitioner in the Cayman Islands and leads Ogier’s
litigation and insolvency practice, which has grown to eight attorneys. 

Mr. Russell is a graduate of Oxford
University and joined Ogier in 2005 after many years of practice at the English
Bar with New Square Chambers and Lincoln’s Inn in London.  He continues to serve on the English Bar
Disciplinary Tribunal.

“My focus will be on the continuing
expansion of the Litigation Department and its work and I am confident that the
practice will expand quickly over the next few months,” said Mr. Russell.

Nick Rogers, a high profile lawyer
with experience in funds, finance and corporate matters has been welcomed back
to the partnership to assist with the growth of Ogier’s funds and corporate
practice.

He is a graduate of Cambridge
University, previously working for Clifford Chance in London and New York
before moving offshore with Ogier in the Cayman Islands. After four years with
Walkers, initially in Hong Kong practicing Cayman and BVI Law, and more
recently as a partner in Cayman, Rogers has returned to Ogier.

“I am delighted to be back,” he
said.

 “Ogier Cayman is well renowned for its top tier
hedge fund practice, which provides an ideal platform to further develop other
areas of expertise.”

Angus Davison, long-term associate
has been promoted to partner to assist Rogers with the growth of Ogier’s funds
and corporate practice.  He joined Ogier
in 2005 and specialises in investment funds, structured finance, and corporate
and commercial law.

Prior to joining Ogier, Mr. Davison
practiced at Minter Ellison and PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal, Sydney. 

“Ogier is well placed to continue
to grow both the legal and fiduciary sides of its business and I am very much
looking forward to being part of the team that makes it happen,” he said.

Mr. Bergstrom noted that in the
past year Ogier has continued to grow despite turbulent economic times.

“These partnership appointments and
promotion not only demonstrates our ongoing commitment to career progression,
but also Ogier’s confidence in the Cayman Islands as a jurisdiction,” he said.