10 Jan, 2012

Ogier opens new office in Luxembourg, first offshore firm with an onshore legal presence in the country


Ogier, the international legal and fiduciary firm, has announced that it will open a boutique law firm in Luxembourg in early 2012, making it the first offshore firm with an onshore legal presence in the country.  This is expected to be followed by a fiduciary business later in the year. 


As one of the most highly regarded and well established financial centres – and one that, unlike other bigger countries, has managed to retain its AAA rating in spite of the financial crisis – Ogier’s entry into Luxembourg will enable the firm to meet its clients’ growing needs in the country (particularly as Luxembourg is expected to benefit from the EU’s AIFMD, and being the first to legislate for Uctis IV). 


The legal practice will be headed up by Franҫois Pfister (pictured), who joins from OPF Partners in Luxembourg, and has extensive knowledge of Luxembourg law.  He also speaks English, French, German and Luxembourgish.  Daniel Richards, a Group partner in Ogier’s Jersey office, will relocate to Luxembourg to work alongside Franҫois.  With this new Luxembourg office, Ogier Group will now be able to provide Luxembourg, Jersey, BVI, Cayman and Guernsey legal advice.

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