Extremely responsive and equipped. Piers consistently provides excellent guidance and navigation around Cayman regulatory issues and process. An asset for the fund, its directors and underlying investors. Client feedback

Overview

Piers practises Cayman Islands law, specialising in the establishment, operation, restructuring and regulation of open-ended and private equity funds. He also advises companies, directors and prospective investors and shareholders on a range of corporate matters, including public and private M&A, restructurings, joint ventures and shareholder matters. He is a member of Ogier's Cayman Islands team based in the Jersey office.
  • Background

    Piers joined Ogier in 2013 and became Partner in 2017. Prior to joining Ogier, he worked for a number of years as a solicitor with Slaughter and May in London and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in London and Moscow. He is a member of the Investment Funds Team and a member of the Corporate & Commercial team.

    Investment Funds

    Piers specialises in the establishment, operation, restructuring and regulation of both open-ended and private equity funds (whether established as exempted limited companies, exempted limited partnerships or unit trusts). Recent matters include advising on the Cayman law issues arising from a global restructuring for a high-profile investment manager, undertaking a restructuring of a series of Japanese unit trusts and advising on liquidity management issues.

    He is also currently advising on the first Blockchain administered segregated portfolio fund structure.

    Piers advises a range of investment managers, intermediaries and financial institutions as well as investors, trustees, family offices, HNWIs, administrators and other service providers on fund related issues and other corporate matters, including downstream investment transactions.

    Corporate & Commercial

    Piers advises on corporate matters, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, joint ventures, shareholder matters and rights issues, advising boards of directors, prospective investors and shareholders on a range of corporate matters. Recent matters include advising on a number of Series A Financings, advising on the acquisition and financing for a number of local media companies (including coordinating with regulatory authorities) and various joint ventures.

    Admitted in:
    2013 - Cayman Islands
    2006 - England and Wales (non-practising)

     

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  • Recognition

    Extremely responsive and equipped. Piers consistently provides excellent guidance and navigation around Cayman regulatory issues and process. An asset for the fund, its directors and underlying investors. Client feedback
    The guy who gets it done - extremely organised, doesn't let anything fall through the cracks Chambers Global 2017
    Most impressive - he delivers on everything that is important to me, responsiveness, high quality of work and attentiveness to the client's needs. Highly recommended. Onshore Counsel feedback
    Very responsive and accurate, we are very pleased that we have instructed Ogier. Client feedback