Ogier, one of the leading providers of international legal services, has opened a boutique law firm in Luxembourg as it continues to expand its worldwide network.
This development is in keeping with Ogier’s strategy to provide the most innovative and comprehensive multi-jurisdictional services, through a significant presence in each of the world’s key financial markets and across all time zones.
Ogier's Luxembourg legal practice is headed up by François Pfister who has extensive legal experience in Luxembourg with particular emphasis on investment funds, international taxation, mergers and acquisitions and corporate law. François was previously a senior partner of OPF Partners. Daniel Richards, an Ogier Group partner took a lead role in this initiative and has relocated from Jersey to Luxembourg to work alongside François Pfister. Daniel has extensive European investment funds and corporate experience, is fluent in French and was sworn in as a Luxembourg advocate on 24 May 2012.
François Pfister said "The challenges facing the investment funds industry globally makes this a very exciting time for Ogier to move into Luxembourg. Luxembourg is a natural fit for Ogier and a great opportunity to introduce our jurisdiction to clients of the Ogier Group who consider Luxembourg an interesting alternative for their investment vehicles."
Daniel Richards said "Ogier's Luxembourg office will complement the existing Ogier suite of services. Our new office is driven by significant client demand. We provide full service advice from fund structuring, including on a multi-jurisdictional comparative basis, to the corporate, tax and finance needs of portfolio acquisition / holding vehicles. This is a very exciting initiative which has had a very positive client response."
Ogier's boutique Luxembourg firm is focussing predominantly on providing services to existing offshore investment fund clients with Luxembourg structures, either alongside or in addition to their offshore structures, as well as introducing new business into Luxembourg from existing clients from other Ogier offices notably in Asia and North America.