Ogier's fund finance team now offers Luxembourg legal advice from a US time zone with the return of fund finance specialist Catharina von Finckenhagen to the Cayman Islands as a dual-qualified Luxembourg advocate and Cayman attorney.
Catharina was recently admitted to the Luxembourg bar under List IV, which recognises dual-qualified practitioners. She has extensive corporate finance, banking and investment funds experience, and specialises in fund finance, advising global lending institutions and borrowers in relation to multi-jurisdictional subscription finance facilities.
Ogier's global head of Fund Finance James Heinicke said: "The Cayman Islands and Luxembourg are two of the world’s leading investment funds jurisdictions. As fund structures develop it is increasingly common to see structures that include parallel Cayman Islands and Luxembourg vehicles to address the needs of different global investor groups.
"With strong offerings in the Cayman Islands and Luxembourg, Ogier’s CAYLUX fund finance team is ideally placed to assist clients and their international transaction counsel on fund finance transactions involving funds domiciled in the Cayman Islands and/or Luxembourg.
"For some time now our Cayman and Luxembourg teams have been regularly working alongside each other on fund finance deals and the feedback we've had from clients has been great. This is the next step in the development of our US fund finance offering – Ogier is able to provide one port of call for Cayman and Luxembourg fund finance matters offering 'transatlantic standard' client service and, with Catharina returning to Cayman from Luxembourg, we can now provide all this from a US time zone."
Ogier has grown a substantive offering in Luxembourg since 2012 and was the first offshore law firm to establish there. The Luxembourg team is led by eight partners and advises on Investment Funds, Banking & Finance, Corporate and Tax law.
Catharina, who is fluent in English, French, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish and Spanish, is a member of 100 Women in Finance, Women in Fund Finance and the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association.