Ogier Promotes Three To Partner
Law firm Ogier announced three promotions today.
Luxembourg-based Anne-Gaëlle Delabye has been advising clients, mainly credit institutions and major international asset managers, on the structuring, formation and reorganisation of Luxembourg regulated and unregulated investment vehicles for more than 12 years. Her practice encompasses a broad range of alternative investment funds (with a focus on private equity, real estate and debt strategies) as well as UCITS. She also advises Ogier's clients on various regulatory matters.
Ogier's Luxembourg practice partner Francois Pfister said: "Anne-Gaëlle has a very strong background in both alternative funds and UCITS. She has worked with many different client profiles and is a commercially and pragmatically minded lawyer. She is an indispensable addition to the team."
Having spent time living in Hong Kong, Anne-Gaëlle has a particularly good knowledge of the Chinese market and will speak at a forthcoming Hong Kong seminar where the panel will consider "Luxembourg alternative investment funds for Asian initiators - a practical guide".
Cayman-based Justin Savage joined Ogier in 2013 and advises some of the firm's largest investment fund clients and finance lawyer Mark Santangeli, also in Cayman, is known for his expertise in fund, asset and structured finance, and has also played a leading role in the firm's cross-jurisdiction innovation strategy.
Justin practiced in London and in Tokyo before joining Ogier, and also has extensive experience of advising clients on a broad range of cross-jurisdictional corporate transactions, including restructurings and mergers and acquisitions.
James Bergstrom, the Practice Partner of Ogier's Cayman team, said: "We are delighted that Justin has joined the partnership – he has made a mark on the firm as a first-class investment funds lawyer with a proactive approach to the firm's wider innovation agenda and to keeping clients fully briefed on regulatory changes.
"Justin's promotion reflects not just his technical skills and expertise as a lawyer, but also his leadership qualities and client relationship skills."
Justin joins Cayman specialist investment funds partners James Bergstrom, Giorgio Subiotto, Nick Rogers and Joanne Huckle, and Cayman-qualified Piers Dryden who leads Ogier's Cayman offering in Europe from Jersey.
Mark Santangeli, also in Cayman, is known for his expertise in fund, asset and structured finance.
Ogier's global head of banking and finance, Angus Davison, said: "Mark has a formidable reputation in the Cayman finance market and, in particular, is known for his expertise in fund finance, asset finance and structured finance. As well as being technically strong, Mark is also highly responsive, commercial and pragmatic."