June 28, 2022

Ogier’s work on Ocean Rig restructuring recognised for third time

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Ogier’s work on the restructuring of Ocean Rig has been recognised with a third industry award at Global Restructuring Review’s annual awards in London last week (26th June).

The restructuring took the award for ‘Innovation in cross-border insolvency and restructuring’ – the award was further high-profile recognition for Ogier’s innovation last month, following the firm’s win in the International Law Firm category of Legal Week’s Innovation Awards.

An Ogier team led by Caribbean Head of Dispute Resolution Rachael Reynolds advised the joint provisional liquidators in the Ocean Rig matter in respect of considering the proposed scheme and whether it was beneficial to creditors; brokering compromise and agreements with various creditor factions/groups; presenting the scheme to the creditors; bringing the Chapter 15 application and provide expert evidence in those proceedings; and acting as trustee of a preserved claims trust.

Also last month, Ocean Rig was named Energy Deal of the Year and Restructuring of the Year ($1B – $5B) by M&A Advisor, at the 10th Annual International M&A Awards in New York.

Rachael, who appeared as lead advocate on behalf of the provisional liquidators in the Cayman Grand Court and provided expert evidence for the Chapter 15 recognition application, said that they were pleased that the work had been recognised once again.

She said: “The Ocean Rig matter was not just the first and largest of its kind but was also one that required an innovative approach. Several teams were involved and worked together to achieve the successful outcome.

“We are seeing more and more interest in the Cayman Islands’ ‘light touch restructuring’ tool for complex and cross-border financing arrangements, and although we have recruited significantly to grow the team in the last six months, we are very busy with these kinds of instructions.”

ENDS

About Ogier

Ogier provides advice on the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey and Luxembourg law through our network of offices that also includes Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo. We are the only law firm to advise on these five laws.

We get straight to the point, managing complexity to get to the essentials. It is a collaborative approach. We listen actively, asking the right questions, focused on what really matters. We deliver targeted, pragmatic advice with absolute kclarity.

We regularly win awards for the quality of our client service, our work and our people.

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