Led by Eva Gyori-Toursel, who has joined as counsel, Ogier’s Luxembourg office will expand its established investment funds, corporate and finance services.
Ogier’s new offering includes insurance set-up and contracts, portfolio assignments, regulatory assessments and passporting of activities. The new Private Wealth offering focuses on wealth and estate planning, matrimonial regimes, successions and relocation.
According to Ogier the launch means the offshore law firm is the only one with offices in Luxembourg, the Caribbean, Channel Islands and Hong Kong.
Ogier’s Luxembourg practice partner, Francois Pfister, said: “We are delighted that Eva has joined the team. She is a high profile and well recognised insurance legal and regulatory expert. Eva will undoubtedly be the cornerstone of the development of our new service lines in Luxembourg as we continue to expand and grow our client offering.”
Partner Sally Edwards, the global head of Ogier’s private client team, added: “Our private client team continues to grow, with Eva’s arrival following lateral partner hires in Jersey and Guernsey and the recruitment of Wisdom Hon in Hong Kong in the last 12 months, all in response to continued growth in instructions and activity.
“The addition of the Luxembourg capacity is a clear differentiator, and we are pleased to welcome Eva to our international team.”
Gyori-Toursel is an international lawyer whose career began in the reinsurance sector at General & Cologne Re. Most recently she was head of legal at a Luxembourg insurance and banking group where she handled legal, regulatory, tax and wealth structuring issues for the group’s subsidiary company which distributes life insurance solutions in 11 jurisdictions.