Ogier has launched a dispute resolution team in Hong Kong in a bid to serve Asian clients “in their own time zone”.
The service will advise on companies law, board and shareholder disputes, corporate insolvency and winding up issues, the effect of decision on the Hong Kong matrimonial division on Cayman and BVI trusts as well as investor and founder disputes.
The offshore legal advice provider said the team will work alongside its dispute resolution teams in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey.
The new team will be headed up by partner Ray Ng, who has experience working with financial institutions and high net worth individuals in the region. Ng will relocate from the BVI to Hong Kong for the job, which Ogier called a “direct response” to increasing client demands for on-the-ground access to BVI-acquired litigation experience and Mandarin language skills in the region.
The Ogier Group was originally founded in the Channel Islands, and now provides international legal services and trust, company and fund administration across the globe, employing a workforce of around 850. Shameer Jasani was also named a partner in the firm’s Cayman Islands corporate and funds team.