Ogier has appointed David Cooney and Bradley Kruger as Partners in the Cayman office and Michael Killourhy (pictured) as a Partner in the BVI office.
In addition, Partner Simon Schilder has joined the Jersey Funds team and five Senior Associates have been promoted to Managing Associate across the BVI, Cayman, Guernsey and Luxembourg offices.
David Cooney has been with Ogier since 2012 having moved from the UK, where he was previously a Partner at Gorvins. His practice focuses primarily on Private Clients and he also manages a number of key funds related clients and transactions.
David received his Bachelor of Law, with Honours, from the University of Lancaster in 2000. He is a Chartered Tax Advisor, specialising in the UK taxation of individuals, trusts and estates. David has been a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), England (2005 to 2012) and is currently on the STEP Cayman Islands Council.
Bradley Kruger advises on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and redomiciliations, as well as regulatory matters. He also advises investment funds and their managers, administrators, banks and onshore counsel with respect to investment fund structuring and set-up, regulation, corporate governance, restructuring and termination.
Bradley joined Ogier in 2006 having practiced at Fraser Milner Casgrain in Ontario (2002-2006) and Shearman & Sterling in California (2001). He received his Master of Business Administration from Schulich School of Business, Ontario, in 1999 and Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School, Ontario, in 1999 and Bachelor of Environmental Studies from York University, Ontario, in 1995.
Michael Killourhy advises on corporate transactional matters, with particular emphasis on public and private mergers and acquisitions and complex corporate restructuring. Michael’s BVI practice also encompasses cross-border joint ventures and emerging market investment, structured finance, corporate finance, financial reconstruction and investment funds.
Michael joined Ogier in 2012 after ten years at Sidley Austin’s London office. He studied at BPP Law School in London for his Post-Graduate Diploma in Law (with Distinction) and then for the Legal Practice Course (with Commendation). Michael also holds both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Oxford and a Master of Arts degree from Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He is co-chairman of the corporate business advisory group of the IFC’s industry promotion body “Team BVI”.
Global Managing Partner, Nick Kershaw, says: “David, Brad and Michael will make very strong additions to our partnership. Their promotions recognise the valuable contributions they are making to the growth of our Caribbean practice and their success at providing outstanding client service.”
Simon Schilder, Partner, will be relocating from the BVI office to the Jersey office. Whilst based in Jersey, Simon will continue to remain actively involved with the BVI office and will continue to advise North American funds clients in relation to BVI law. Simon’s move is in response to increasing client demand for BVI services in the European time zone and his relocation will further strengthen the European funds team. Simon’s practice covers cross border and multi-jurisdictional mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, equity capital markets including listings of special purpose acquisition companies, joint ventures and investment funds.
The five additional promotions to Managing Associates positions are Robert Christie and Christopher Newton from BVI; James Heinicke from Cayman; Sally Peedom from Guernsey and Laurent Thailly from Luxembourg.
Kershaw adds: “Congratulations to our five new Managing Associates. These promotions underline our commitment to training and developing our people and we are delighted to see our home grown talent promoted to these senior positions.”