AFTER improving its ranking in both Legal 500 and Chambers UK and Global, AO Hall’s corporate department has also, for the first time, been recognised by the International Financial Law Review 1000 and had every member of its corporate department named and recognised for their work in the last year.
IFLR 1000, which is considered to be the guide to the world’s leading financial law firms, ranks AO Hall as a “notable” law firm for financial and corporate and investment funds. Group partner Sam Shires, senior associate Matt Sanders and associate Kim Paiva are recognised for their financial and corporate expertise and Mr Shires is further noted for his investment funds work alongside associate Stephen Ozanne.
Ms Paiva and Mr Sanders are also listed by Chambers and Partners as associates to watch. In Legal 500 Mr Shires is noted to be “highly praised”.
‘Independent recognition from leading bodies such as ILFR 1000, Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 is validation of the strong and responsive team we have built for our corporate clients,’ said Mr Shires.
‘The IFLR rankings are compiled by dedicated specialist legal journalists based in the key centres of London, New York and Hong Kong and are therefore of particular significance to lawyers practising in this area. We are delighted that AO Hall has been recognised for the first time and that in addition to that every member of the corporate team has been mentioned.’
Mr Shires said that the recognition from Chambers and Partners UK was also testament to the department’s strength. The Chambers and Partners UK guide lists both solicitors and barristers in over 70 specialist areas of law. Since 1989, the organisation has been researching the UK legal profession, identifying the leading lawyers and law firms through interviews with thousands of lawyers and their clients. The publication’s reputation is based on the independence and objectivity of its research.
‘AO Hall is still a relatively young firm, and our corporate department is now in its fifth year of operation. What makes this recognition particularly gratifying is that we are very much an independent homegrown Guernsey law firm and so for our expertise to be recognised internationally and independently is something that we are extremely proud of.’
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