International law firm Ogier merges with Dublin-based Leman Solicitors

International law firm Ogier has announced it is joining forces with Dublin based commercial law firm Leman Solicitors LLP, resulting in a combined firm offering legal services to the Irish market including corporate, real estate, dispute resolution and employment, and an international network providing banking, corporate and funds services.

The transaction closed on 22 March and the merger has been announced to employees in both firms. In Ireland, the firm will go to market as Ogier Leman LLP from June 2022.

Ogier Leman’s 52-strong team, led by eight partners, will continue to develop its offering in Ireland with a growth plan that will deepen Leman’s thriving domestic capabilities and diversify and extend its services to meet international and domestic client demand. All posts at the firm will be retained.

Leman was established in 2007 by partners John Hogan and Larry Fenelon. Leman has particular strengths in corporate, real estate, employment, financial services, dispute resolution and restructuring for Ireland-based clients. For the fifth year running, the firm was recently named as a Great Place to Work Ireland in the Best Small Workplace category.

Ogier is a full service firm with particular expertise in legal services to the corporate and financial sectors and is also deeply embedded in its local communities. The firm practices the laws of BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey and Luxembourg, with Ireland now added as a result of the merger. The combined group has 12 offices through Europe, the Caribbean and Asia, with approximately 900 employees and 100 partners worldwide.

DLA Piper has advised international law firm Ogier on its merger with Irish law firm Leman Solicitors LLP.

Sonia Carcano

Author: Sonia Carcano