The strength in depth of Ogier's private wealth team in Guernsey has been praised in the new Chambers HNW guide, with Gavin Ferguson and Alice Bricogne both identified as notable practitioners.
The team's capacity to provide a full spectrum of private client and trust advice has been highlighted, with services spanning advising major trust companies, private banks and family offices, alongside offering advice in asset protection and family governance matters.
Differentiating factors for the team include their cross-border capabilities and particular expertise in advising clients in Asia, where they are described as providing "invaluable advice on high-value matters".
Partner Gavin Ferguson leads the private client and trust team in Guernsey and is described as "one of the most well-connected people in Guernsey and a powerhouse." His approach is praised as "efficient" and "entirely pragmatic". Gavin is described as "a big hitter" and "very impressive in front of clients."
Senior Associate Alice Bricogne, winner of IFC senior associate of the year (silver) in the Citywealth Future Leaders Awards 2018, is named as an "associate to watch". "She is a real rising star," enthuses an onshore trust lawyer, who states: "She has a brain the size of a planet. She is really intelligent. Expect to see her a lot more over the years."
Gavin Ferguson said: "Our team continues to go from strength to strength, providing a market-leading service to HNW individuals and families. Our track record shows we are able to meet their requirements, which are increasingly complex and multi-jurisdictional in nature, consistently and deftly."
"Ogier's private wealth team in Guernsey has excellent capability across the whole suite of private client services and I'm pleased to see this reflected in the latest Chambers HNW Guide."