Matthew Shaxson joins the business and trust law team after previously working with the company on the management buyout of its fiduciary business earlier this year.
Among the deals Shaxson has previous led are Standard Life’s acquisition of Newton’s private wealth business, and Kleinwort Benson’s multijurisdictional acquisition of Close Offshore.
He also has previous experience in advising on regulation, corporate restructuring, equity, and debt fund raising.
Global managing partner, Nick Kershaw, said: “The appointment of Shaxson, promotion of four partners internally, and our new partners in BVI and Luxembourg all reflect the strong growth that we are seeing.”
Ogier is a provider of offshore legal services with over 350 staff. It provides advice on all aspects of law in BVI, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey, and Luxembourg.
The management buy-out by the partners of Ogier Fiduciary Services from the Ogier group was completed in June.
It was backed by Electra partners, who invested £82m of equity on behalf of their major client Electra Private Equity, alongside a significant investment by the Ogier Fiduciary Services’ management team.
The two companies became separate businesses but will continue a close relationship, sharing premises and facilities.
Following the buyout, Ogier Fiduciary Services rebranded as Elian.