Mourant Ozannes promotes 12 lawyers to counsel

Offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes announced the promotion of 12 lawyers to the role of counsel across its global network of offices, bringing the total number of counsel across the firm to 31.

The promotions included Jonathon Milne in the Cayman Islands, as well as six promotions in the firm’s Guernsey office, four in Jersey and one in Hong Kong. Seven of those appointed work in the firm’s corporate practice, and five are in the firm’s litigation practice.

Mourant Ozannes Global Managing Partner Jonathan Rigby said the firm is committed to developing and recruiting the best lawyers in their fields and believes in providing a clear path.

“The role of counsel at Mourant Ozannes is unique and sets us apart as it allows for flexibility of career progression based on each individual’s strengths and goals. This year’s large number of promotions comes at a key stage in our ambitious growth strategy, sending a strong signal to the market in terms of our growth and capability across jurisdictions and core practice areas,” he added.

Mourant Ozannes was recently recognized for its ADVANCE Mini MBA program, which was shortlisted for Best Program for Leadership Development at the 2017 Managing Partners’ Forum awards.

The ADVANCE Mini-MBA program is a week-long intensive study event for counsel who have been identified as possible future partners at Mourant Ozannes. The program ensures that lawyers receive the range of knowledge, skills and behaviors needed to transition successfully into partnership with the firm, Mourant Ozannes said in a press release.