Nick Kershaw has been appointed Managing Partner of the Jersey legal practice of Ogier.
Nick Kershaw is one of the leading investment funds lawyers in Jersey and, as Chairman of the Legal Sub-Committee of the Jersey Funds Association, was instrumental in the introduction of the highly successful Jersey Expert Fund.
Nick has been a partner at Ogier for ten years having joined from Clifford Chance in London. Over the last five years he has been a member of the Group Executive Board and the Group Strategy Board.
Nick Kershaw succeeds Sarah Fitz who has been managing partner since 2000.
Ogier Group Chairman Jonathan White said: “The partnership is extremely grateful to Sarah for her leadership. Over Sarah’s maximum term of office Ogier has experienced considerable expansion, both in Jersey and around the offshore world.”
Jonathan White added “Nick is the unanimous choice of the partnership to take up this important management role. He is the ideal person to ensure that the direction agreed upon by the partners is delivered to ensure a strong future for Ogier’s staff and its clients.”
Commenting on his appointment, Nick Kershaw said: “Last year was another great year for Ogier, having been awarded the highest overall rating of any law firm in Jersey by the Legal 500 for the third successive year and being named Global Offshore Law Firm of the Year by Chambers. I am looking forward to continuing to drive the success of the firm.”