Ogier drops Leman name in rebrand

Ogier drops Leman name in rebrand

Pictured (left–right): John Hogan and Ed Mackereth

Ogier Leman is to drop the Leman part of its name 18 months after the merger between Dublin-based Leman Solicitors and international legal and professional services firm Ogier.

Established in 2007, the 80-strong firm says it has seen its fastest growth in its 16-year history since the 2022 merger, with a 40 per cent increase in headcount and the addition of five new partners bringing its leadership team to 14.

Ogier in Ireland has extended its legal services to the Irish market to include banking, debt capital markets and funds services, with well-established teams providing corporate, real estate, dispute resolution, restructuring and employment advice.

Internationally, Ogier’s reach across Asia, the Caribbean and Europe extends to BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey and Luxembourg law with a network that also operates in Beijing, Hong Kong, London, Singapore, Shanghai and Tokyo.

John Hogan, co-founder and practice partner of Ogier Ireland, said: “We are pleased to become Ogier in name after a fantastic year of growth, opportunity and development following our merger in March 2022.

“Ogier Leman was a great interim stepping stone in the merger journey, that allowed us to retain our characteristics and identity as we aligned with Ogier’s principles, already so similar to our own.

“As Ogier in Ireland, we retain our strong, progressive culture. We set ambitious standards for ourselves and excellence is our cornerstone.

“We are a people-led firm — this is a relationships business and we are so pleased to have partnered with Ogier, also a firm that puts people first. Our ambition is to keep investing in our practices and our people, and to grow the business to anticipate client demand as it evolves both in Ireland and internationally.”

Ogier’s global managing partner, Edward Mackereth, added: “We’re excited to be working closely with such a forward-looking team in Ireland and exploring where we can take the combined group. There’s an obvious strategic and cultural fit — our team has amazing talent and development potential, with ambitious plans and the mindset to make this both successful and fun along the way.

“Ireland combines a thriving domestic market and a significant and growing centre for financial services excellence.

“No other firm offers the combination of laws, jurisdictions and services that we do, and the addition of a well-established and growing practice in Ireland alongside our offices in the Channel Islands, the Caribbean, Asia and Luxembourg extends Ogier’s ability to deliver stronger service line and sector-led advice across the range of domestic and international commercial law.”

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