Nick Rogers

Partner Cayman Islands
Nick Rogers
Lauded for his expertise advising hedge fund managers on formation matters Who's Who Legal Private Funds, 2018

Overview

Nick has been practising Cayman law since 2001 and specialises in investment funds, cryptocurrency and blockchain work and venture capital transactions. Nick has practised in London and Hong Kong and particular expertise in advising hedge funds and hedge fund managers on structuring, regulation and governance, and in advising private equity sponsors and investors.

Areas of expertise

Laws practised

  • Cayman law
  • Background & experience

    Nick began his career in the corporate finance department at Clifford Chance in London. He joined Ogier in the Cayman Islands in 2001, before relocating to Hong Kong in 2003 with another Cayman Islands firm, where he became a partner in 2005. Nick returned to the Cayman Islands in 2006 and re-joined Ogier as a partner in 2010.

    Nick specialises in:

    • Advising hedge funds and hedge fund managers on structuring, formation, regulation, corporate governance and ongoing operational matters
    • Advising private equity sponsors on the structuring and formation of closed-ended investment vehicles
    • Advising institutional, strategic and seed investors into investment funds
    • Advising on bespoke investment fund products, such as shipping, residential real estate, clean tech and crypto-currency
    • Advising on joint ventures, shareholders' agreements, and share and asset acquisitions and disposals

    Some of Nick's recent transactions include:

    • Advised on the first Bitcoin fund registered with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority
    • Advised a leading Florida-based mutual fund manager with US$10 billion under management on the establishment and ongoing requirements for its first alternative investment fund
    • Ongoing representation of leading US event-driven manager with US$16 billion under management in relation to operational and corporate governance aspects of its hedge fund portfolio
    • Advised leading secondaries fund sponsor on the establishment and closing of its sixth secondaries fund, with capital commitments of US$5.5 billion
    • Represented a European bank on its proposed investment into a private equity fund focused on small and medium-sized enterprises in Ireland

    Nick serves as Vice-President of the Caymanian Bar Association and is also a Director of Cayman Finance.

     

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  • Recognition

    Lauded for his expertise advising hedge fund managers on formation matters Who's Who Legal Private Funds, 2018
    Very responsive, practical and provides great client service Chambers Global 2018
    nominated by peers as one of the world’s leading practitioners in this field Who's Who Legal Private Funds 2017
    Key practitioner Legal 500 Caribbean, 2018
    Recommended Legal 500, Caribbean, Since 2011
    Recommended PLC Which Lawyer? 2012