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10 Questions - Jonathan Rigby: 'My lessons from leading an offshore law firm'

Manju Manglani speaks with Mourant Ozannes' managing partner about what he's learned after leading an offshore law firm for eight years

22 September 2015

Jonathan Rigby, who has served as managing partner of offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes since 2007, oversaw the merger which created the firm in 2010. In the two years that followed, he was heavily involved in establishing new offices in Hong Kong and the BVI. This year, he's been focusing his efforts on developing
a new ancillary business and two new
client-facing programmes.

His position as managing partner is not secure, however. Rigby undergoes regular 360-degree performance reviews from the partnership as well as re-election processes every four years, with his current term ending in December 2016. He tells Managing Partner that a thick skin, patience, a positive outlook and a sense of optimism have been key to his survival in the role.

1. What have been your firm's biggest achievements over the
past three years?

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