Good things are happening at Mourant in the Cayman Islands.
The international law firm’s Cayman office was once again recognised recently by two of the world’s leading legal directories for its work on many significant Cayman Islands corporate transactions and litigation cases in 2018.
The Legal 500 reported that the firm has a “consistently excellent, timely and reliable team … with a level of service that is superb,” while Chambers and Partners noted how the firm is “truly exceptional in terms of managing a transaction on a global scale” adding that “they are adept at drawing upon global resources to get transactions closed on time.”
Cayman Islands Managing Partner Hayden Isbister said independent endorsement from the leading legal directories is important to the firm.
“It’s great to see our team members praised for their work and client service,” he said. “Getting additional feedback from clients in this way helps us understand our strengths and to continuously improve and deliver on our commitment to providing outstanding client service.”
Mourant’s Cayman corporate practice, one of the fastest growing areas in the firm and central to its global strategy, has had an eventful past year, culminating in the announcement last month that two additional partners — corporate and finance specialist Ramesh Maharaj and banking and finance lawyer, Alexandra Woodcock — will join the team later this year.
“This is an important development for the practice,” said Isbister. “Alexandra and Ramesh will bring their own individual strengths and will add significantly to our firepower as a practice.
We have had an exceptional 12 months and are at a key milestone in our evolution.”
Cayman corporate partner, Alex Last, said Mourant was one of the few firms in a position to capitalise on the opportunities presented by the changing legal market in Cayman.
“The recruitment of Alexandra and Ramesh is another clear demonstration of our intentions,” he said. “We have an exceptional team and are rapidly growing our market share. It is an exciting time for the firm.”
In The Legal 500 and Chambers guides the corporate practice team received significant praise, with Isbister, Last and fellow attorneys Catherine Pham and Neal Lomax
On the litigation and insolvency side of the firm, attorneys Hector Robinson QC, Christopher Harlowe, Nicholas Fox, Simon Dickson and Peter Hayden were all singled out for praise.
In other news at the firm, Senior Associate Zachary Hoskin recently qualified as a trust and estate practitioner, obtaining full membership with the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners,one of the foremost recognised qualifications in the trust and private client industry.
Hoskin said he was grateful for the support and encouragement he received from Mourant in getting his new qualification.
“Mourant encourages ongoing education and professional development and has been very supportive of my desire to pursue further knowledge and qualifications in an area of the law that is of particular interest to me,” he said.