Virginie Gonella in Ogier's Luxembourg Funds team and Katharine Marshall in Ogier's Channel Islands Local Legal Services team have both progressed to new roles as counsel.

Qualified in Luxembourg, Virginie has a corporate background with experience in assisting institutional clients, top tier private equity houses, investment funds, small and medium-size companies and high net worth individuals. Part of Ogier's Luxembourg team since its inception, Virginie has played a key role in contributing to the success and growth of the office, and of the funds team in particular.

Katharine is part of Ogier's Local Legal Services team and market-leading Jersey Property practice, which is ranked in a tier of its own by Chambers UK. Katharine specialises in acting for Ogier Group clients in relation to institutional Channel Island property finance as well as commercial property transactions and residential development.  Katharine's recent transactions have included multi-million pound commercial development financing matters.

Luxembourg Practice Partner Daniel Richards said: "Virginie has consistently provided excellent service to longstanding clients of the firm. She is hard working and technically sharp in funds and regulatory matters, and her well-deserved progression to counsel recognises that talent and contribution." 

Head of Local Legal Services Jonathan Hughes said: " Katharine's promotion reflects her technical expertise and her focus on client service and delivery - she has been a valued member of the team for eight years, and consistently goes the extra mile both for the team and for clients. I'm very pleased to see Katharine progress into her now role with us."