Nick Rogers

Partner Cayman Islands
Nick Rogers
nominated by peers as one of the world’s leading practitioners in this field Who's Who Legal Private Funds 2017

Overview

Nick specialises in investment funds, corporate M&A and venture capital transactions. Nick has 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

  • News & publications

  • Background

    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 issuers and investors on venture capital / Series A equity financing transactions

    Advising on joint ventures, shareholders' agreements, and share and asset acquisitions and disposals

    Advising professional services firms on licensing and operational matters

    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

    Advised on the establishment of a closed-ended fund focused on the acquisition, renovation and management of single-family residential homes in the United States

    Ongoing representation of a United Kingdom manager on the establishment of a series of closed-ended funds, investing in an international portfolio of luxury residential properties and offering certain user-rights in addition to equity participation

    Advised on a joint venture between Swiss and German investment firms in establishing a fund formed to purchase and charter container vessels and dry-bulk carriers

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

    Admitted in:
    2003 - British Virgin Islands (non practising)
    2001 - Cayman Islands
    1999 - England and Wales (non practising)

     

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  • Recognition

    nominated by peers as one of the world’s leading practitioners in this field Who's Who Legal Private Funds 2017
    Recommended Legal 500, Caribbean, Since 2011
    Recommended PLC Which Lawyer? 2012