Offshore law firm, Mourant Ozanne has announced the appointment of three new partners to its global partnership, bringing the firm’s total number of partners to 60.
Stephen Alexander and Carla Benest, from the Jersey office and Chinyin Johnston from the London office will join the partnership with effect from 1 February 2018.
Mourant Ozannes Global Managing Partner, Jonathan Rigby, said: “Carla, Chinyin and Stephen are talented lawyers making an exceptional contribution to our business and it’s a pleasure to welcome them to our partnership.”
“Their promotions reflect their significant success as individuals, as well as our commitment to delivering exceptional service to clients that is the hallmark of talented lawyers like Carla, Chinyin and Stephen. They have each developed an enviable practice, built on sound commercial judgment and their ability to build deep, trusted relationships with their clients. Congratulations to them all.”
Stephen Alexander joined Mourant Ozannes in 2014 and is based in the Jersey office. He has broad experience in multi-jurisdictional commercial litigation, arbitration and regulatory matters and regularly advises in relation to a wide range of commercial disputes, trust issues, investment fund matters, and insolvencies and restructurings. Stephen qualified as a Solicitor in England & Wales in 2004, a Cayman Islands Attorney-At-Law in 2008 and a Jersey advocate in 2016. He has regularly appeared as an advocate before the English, Cayman Islands and Jersey courts.
Carla Benest joined Mourant Ozannes in 2007 and is based in the Jersey office. She is a highly regarded and experienced employment lawyer in both contentious and non-contentious employment matters including tribunal and Royal Court proceedings, discrimination issues, executive appointments and terminations and employment aspects of business reorganisations and corporate transactions. Her practice also includes relocations of businesses and HNWIs to Jersey, advising on data privacy and protection requirements including governance and control, privacy policies and subject access requests as well as advising on all aspects of Jersey’s competition law.
Chinyin Johnston joined Mourant Ozannes in 2015 and is based in the London office. She is a specialist corporate finance lawyer, with extensive experience advising on BVI and Cayman Islands law aspects of banking and finance transactions. She regularly advises banks, borrowers and arrangers on a broad range of matters, including acquisition and leveraged finance, fund finance, asset finance, debt restructuring, derivatives and structured products, insolvency and security enforcement, project finance and real estate finance.