Leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has a new Guernsey Advocate. Matthew Guthrie, who is a Senior Associate within the International Trusts & Private Client practice, has been sworn in at the Royal Court of Guernsey having successfully completed his studies.
Advocate Guthrie undertook his Guernsey Bar examinations at the start of 2013 and went on to study for the Certificat d’Etudes Juridiques Francaises et Normandes, which is obligatory to become a Guernsey Advocate. The French certificate requires students to spend three months in Caen.
Guernsey Managing Partner Jessica Roland commented: “Successfully completing the Guernsey Bar studies is no easy feat – the lengthy process demands a huge personal commitment. I’m delighted to congratulate Matthew on this achievement and look forward to supporting him through the next stages of his career.”
Matthew joined Mourant Ozannes in 2011 after moving from London where he worked for international law firm Taylor Wessing LLP. As a trusts specialist he provides advice on wealth structuring and asset protection through trusts and other vehicles to trust companies, international families and high net worth individuals. He also advises on all Guernsey law aspects of international pension schemes, employee benefit trusts and share option schemes for multinational corporations.