Ogier has been recognised for its work on Takeda's £46 billion acquisition of Shire, which has been shortlisted for M&A Deal of the Year at ALB's Japan Law Awards.

The firm is one of several – including Linklaters, Sullivan & Cromwell and Slaughter and May – listed for its work on the transaction, which is the largest ever foreign takeover by a Japanese company.

An Ogier team led by partners Simon Dinning and Nick Williams advised Takeda on the deal, which was effected by way of the scheme of arrangement in Jersey, an increasingly popular method of carrying out major cross-border transactions.

The deal became the highest value scheme to pass before the Royal Court in Jersey when it became effective on 8 January 2019.

Simon (Ogier's global head of Corporate) was supported by senior associate Kevin Grové, and Nick (Ogier's head of Dispute Resolution in Jersey) was assisted by managing associate James Angus.

Simon said: "This transaction is an excellent example of the high value, complex M&A transactions effected by way of Jersey scheme with which we have been involved.

"We continue to be instructed by both targets and bidders on such schemes and are confident that the trend of using schemes will continue through 2019."