Mourant Ozannes bolsters Cayman finance practice

Offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has reinforced its Cayman Islands finance practice with the appointment of Chinyin Johnston to its global partnership. The firm has also appointed two new partners in its Jersey office, bringing the total number of partners at the firm to 60.

 

Chinyin Johnston, a Cayman Islands and BVI qualified finance lawyer based in the firm’s London office, joined the partnership with effect from 1 February 2018.

 

Mourant Ozannes Partner and head of the Cayman corporate practice, Hayden Isbister, said: “Chinyin is a highly talented lawyer, making an exceptional contribution to our business and playing a vital role in the organic growth of our Caribbean practice. It’s a pleasure to welcome her to our partnership.”

 

Ms Johnston joined Mourant Ozannes in 2015 and has extensive experience advising on BVI and Cayman Islands law aspects of banking and finance transactions. She regularly advises banks, borrowers and arrangers on a broad range of matters, including acquisition and leveraged finance, fund finance, asset finance, debt restructuring, derivatives and structured products, insolvency and security enforcement, project finance and real estate finance.

 

Jersey based Stephen Alexander and Carla Benest have also been appointed to the partnership. Stephen has a broad depth of experience in multi-jurisdictional commercial litigation, arbitration and regulatory matters and Carla is a highly regarded employment lawyer in both contentious and non-contentious matters.

 

Mourant Ozannes Global Managing Partner, Jonathan Rigby, said: “These promotions reflect the significant individual success of our lawyers, as well as the firm’s commitment to delivering exceptional service to clients. They have each developed an enviable practice, built on sound commercial judgment and their ability to build deep, trusted relationships with their clients. Congratulations to them all.”

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