Ogier has launched a cross-jurisdictional Tax team in response to requirements from corporate clients, their advisers and trustees.
Having advised financial institutions, multinational corporates, funds and asset managers on offshore and legal advice relevant to tax for many years, the firm has now drawn together a team of partners with specific tax expertise.
‘Our tax team is global, reflecting the fact that many of our clients operate in more than one jurisdiction,’ said Jersey based partner Chris Byrne. ‘The depth and breadth of our knowledge ensures that we are able to support our clients’ business needs by providing access to lawyers who understand tax issues across our global network of offices.’
Ogier is the only offshore law firm with a Luxembourg capability and Luxembourg partner Caroline Bormans is a recognised tax expert. The other team members are:
BVI – Simon Schilder
Cayman – David Cooney
Guernsey – Marcus Leese
Hong Kong – Nathan Powell
Jersey – Chris Byrne
Ogier’s Tax team will primarily work with tax departments at onshore law firms and with clients direct on all aspects of cross-border advisory and transactional tax matters. It will not provide tax structuring advice or offer the type of tax compliance services offered by accountancy firms.