“Knowledgeable about Cayman Islands law and very responsive”. Joanne, part of Ogier’s investment funds and corporate team in the Cayman Islands, advises many of the team’s most prestigious clients and is regularly praised by clients for being responsive, knowledgeable about Cayman Islands law and able to grapple with unusual fund structures. Corporate clients say that Joanne is “effective and responsive in the face of tight timelines, changing plans and unusual issues” .
Joanne advises open-ended and closed-ended mutual funds and private equity funds, top tier investment managers and fund service providers on fund launches, ongoing legal and regulatory compliance and termination. Joanne’s clients include AQR Capital Management, LLC, PGIM and Field Street Capital.
Joanne also has extensive experience advising on a broad range of international corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, rights issues, private placements, sukuk issues and restructurings. Joanne advised Goldman Sachs International as arranger and lead manager on the issue of its first ever sukuk, which raised $500 million.
To view Joanne’s podcast on changing terms in Cayman corporate fund documents click here and to view Joanne's publication on piercing the corporate veil click here. To view Joanne's presentation "10 things every Cayman director needs to know about ELP’s, LLC’s and Management Committees" click here
Joanne joined Ogier from Hogan Lovells' Corporate Group in London. During her time at Hogan Lovells, Joanne was seconded to the Hong Kong office and to Lloyds Banking Group, where she oversaw and facilitated The Bank of Scotland banking transfer.
Joanne holds a Bachelor of Arts in Jurisprudence from Oxford University (Pembroke College) and obtained her Diploma in Legal Practice with distinction.
Joanne is a member of 100 Women in Finance and served on the Hedge Funds Care Committee of Hope.
2012 – Cayman Islands
2009 – England and Wales (non practising)