Clients praise Ogier's Hong Kong team for its high level of client service, especially on PRC regulatory requirements, in the newly published Chambers Asia Pacific 2020.
Accolades from the Asian market follow hot on the heels of Ogier being named Asian Legal Business Offshore Law Firm of the Year.
Ogier has retained its position overall in the region, and has a new individual ranking for funds and ESG specialist Kate Hodson, who also featured in this year's Asian Legal Business top 40 under 40.
Kate's inclusion takes the number of ranked lawyers in Ogier's Hong Kong team to five, with banking and finance expert Anthony Oakes promoted a tier, and Nathan Powell, Nicholas Plowman and Ray Ng all retaining their rankings.
Practice partner and funds specialist Nicholas Plowman is praised for his "very helpful and collaborative" approach, while disputes partner Ray Ng's strength in restructuring and insolvency, shareholder rights and corporate governance is highlighted.
Nathan Powell, Ogier's global head of Corporate, is praised for his "great commercial awareness" and Anthony Oakes is described by one client as "my first port of call on any offshore aspects".
Newly ranked Kate Hodson has also received strong praise from clients, with one saying: "Among all the lawyers I've spoken to in the world, she is the best one, from response time to knowledge."
Anthony Oakes and Nicholas Plowman's rankings come after being named for the fourth successive year in Asian Legal Business's Offshore Client Choice list.
Ogier's Hong Kong team has recently acted on major deals in the region, including Foxconn Industrial Internet's RMB 27 billion IPO, China's largest domestic listing since 2015, LionRock Capital's acquisition of a 31.05% share in footballing giant Inter Milan, and the launch of the $300 million Cybernaut New Frontier Venture Fund.
Nicholas Plowman said: "We are delighted with this strong showing for Ogier's Hong Kong team in Chambers Pacific. Our team here continues to go from strength to strength, and the latest directory feedback demonstrates that clients really value our commercial, responsive approach."