Partner Gareth Rigby, who was educated in Jersey, pursued a career in banking before requalifying as a barrister in 1998 and as a Jersey lawyer in 2001.
He specialises in funds, corporate and banking law.
Partner Roisin Cater heads Mourant’s office in Cayman.
She joined Mourant in 2005 and has practised in Cayman since 1996, most recently with Ogier, and for two years as a senior listing executive at the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange.
The new associates are all employed in the Jersey office.
They are senior funds team member Felicia de Laat; criminal and family law specialist Advocate Michael Haines; commercial dispute resolution and mediator Advocate Justin Harvey Hills; corporate, finance and fund specialist James Hill; capital markets and structured finance specialist Daniel O’Connor; and Michael Williams, an experienced lawyer in banking, acquisition finance, debt and equity markets, structured products and private equity.
Stephen Ball, recently appointed chief executive of Mourant du Feu & Jeune, said: ‘I am particularly pleased to be able to announce so many new associates this year, demonstrating continuing healthy growth and success.
Our financial year to 30 September has been another record period for us.
‘Associateship at Mourant du Feu & Jeune is unique in our market in that it offers the opportunity to earn equity in our business.
Our new associates are our rising stars whose breadth and depth of expertise reflect Mourant’s position as a heavyweight in the offshore legal market.
Mr Ball added: ‘In an era when equity stakes in offshore law firms are increasingly hard to come by, these promotions show that Mourant is serious about offering proper rewards to star performers.