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Funds specialist Sophie Reguengo promoted to partner at Ogier

Funds specialist Sophie Reguengo has been promoted to partner in Ogier’s leading Jersey investment fund team. Sophie joins Niamh Lalor and Emily Haithwaite as partners leading the Jersey investment funds team, making Ogier’s the first all-women led investment funds legal team in the Island.

Sophie is a highly experienced investment funds and regulatory lawyer with over 15 years’ industry experience. She is recognised as a “Rising Star” by IFLR1000 and a “Next Generation Lawyer” by Legal 500.

She acts for a wide range of real estate and private equity managers and is an active member of Ogier’s fund finance team. As partner, Sophie will play a central role in Ogier’s funds and regulatory offering.

Sophie is a founding member of Lean In Jersey, and is an advocate for women and equality in the workplace.

Niamh Lalor said: “We are delighted to welcome Sophie to the partnership. Sophie has built an excellent reputation in the industry, renowned for her technical ability and outstanding client services.

“We are committed to developing talent at Ogier and since joining last year, Sophie has been a truly exceptional member of the team. Her promotion is thoroughly well-deserved and I look forward to working with Sophie in her new capacity as partner.”

About Ogier

Ogier provides legal advice on BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey and Luxembourg law. The firm operates in nine jurisdictions in key financial centres and have a presence in the BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Jersey, London, Luxembourg, Shanghai and Tokyo. Ogier is a full-service law firm employing more than 450 people.

Irwin Mitchell announce partnership with England Rugby

We are proud to be England Rugby’s official legal partner and play our part in helping to grow the game across the country.

England Rugby’s good work doesn’t stop with the men’s and women’s senior teams we see competing around the world. The Rugby Football Union (RFU) is the national governing body for grassroots and elite rugby in England with over a thousand community clubs nationwide.

We also support UK sports with our Don’t Quit, Do It campaign, and we’re ranked number one for sports law in the independent Legal 500 rankings.

Our solicitors even helped the Rugby Players Association develop concussion guidelines to help protect players from serious injury.

That’s why we think Irwin Mitchell and England Rugby is a great fit.

A successful rugby team is full of highly skilled specialists, united by a single purpose. It’s the same for us – a wide range of legal experts working together to help you through all life’s ups and downs.

In our role as official legal partner, we’re thrilled to be helping the RFU and its community clubs with their own legal issues. It’s also great to see our partnership help young players involved in rugby.

Supporting Youth Rugby

We know that the shift to adult rugby can be tricky for young players, particularly with coping with the increased demands of modern life. Finding the balance between studying and training isn’t easy. Neither is dealing with the unique and growing pressures on young people in the modern world.

So we’re working with England Rugby to help young players stay involved with the sport for longer and to help more people benefit from the great values that this unique sport teaches. We hope that by helping these players make the next step, the sport can continue to grow in years to come.

Our programme:

  • Will support over 35,000 14-18 year old players, with mentors across 750 clubs
  • Aims to keep more youngsters interested in rugby, enhancing the retention of youth players
  • Aids the transition for youth players through to adult rugby

“We are delighted to partner with Irwin Mitchell and deliver this exciting, new mentoring programme,” said Steve Grainger, Rugby Development Director at the RFU. “Any opportunity we have to keep young people engaged in the game for longer is crucial. Having this community of mentors across the country will be invaluable for the players and will only help to grow the game further.”

Our Other Sports Initiatives

Wooden Spoon

We’re the official headline sponsor for Wooden Spoon, a children’s rugby charity based in Hampshire.

The charity works to change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people with disabilities, through organising various rugby projects throughout the year. We work closely with the charity to support their growth and sponsor their events.

Don’t Quit, Do It

Don’t Quit, Do It is our ongoing campaign to help disabled people enjoy sport. We’ve seen first-hand how powerful sport can be during recovery from a serious injury.

Our partnership with Paralympic gold medallist Hannah Cockroft MBE and wheelchair tennis superstar Alfie Hewitt has helped us raise the profile of disability sport in the UK.

The campaign includes a variety of sports, including wheelchair rugby – another reason we’re excited to work with England Rugby.

Fox Williams boosts practice with appointment of new partner

Fox Williams has today announced that Dearbhla Quigley, a corporate lawyer specialising in equity capital markets, M&A and private fundraisings, has joined the City law firm as Partner. Dearbhla joins from Watson Farley & Williams, where she was Partner.

Dearbhla advises both public and private companies and has significant experience working on a range of domestic and cross-border transactions, including initial and secondary offerings on the AIM market, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and joint ventures.

Paul Osborne, Senior Partner at Fox Williams commented: “I am very pleased to welcome Dearbhla to Fox Williams. Her experience and capabilities are a boost to our corporate offering and client base, including AIM market companies. Dearbhla is a valuable addition to the firm.”

Previously recognised as one of The Lawyer’s “UK Hot 100 Lawyers” and recommended by both Chambers and Legal 500, Dearbhla has extensive experience advising clients in the mining, oil & gas and renewable energy sectors. She also advises early stage businesses in the technology sector, as well as companies with interests in real estate.

“Dearbhla is a highly regarded and energetic partner with an excellent reputation in the AIM market. Her deep knowledge of the natural resources and renewable energy sectors and increasing experience in the technology sector provide additional strength and depth to our team,” said Richie Clark, Partner and Head of Corporate at Fox Williams.

Dearbhla Quigley commented: “I am delighted to have joined Fox Williams. The firm’s reputation for high quality corporate work across a range of sectors brings with it a host of opportunities and I look forward to developing my career further as a member of this ambitious and well-regarded team.”