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Emily Haithwaite

Group Partner, Ogier Legal L.P.

Jersey

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Emily is an investment funds partner in Ogier's Jersey office. She primarily advises in relation to private equity funds and is part of Ogier's multi-disciplinary Private Equity team. She advises a variety of investment fund sponsors on the formation, operation, listing and winding-up of funds (including end of life solutions), as well as investors investing into Jersey funds. Her expertise spans private funds, investment schemes and family office funds, open and closed-ended funds across a wide variety of strategies and asset classes.

Background and experience

Emily is an investment funds partner in Ogier's Jersey office.  She primarily advises in relation to private equity funds and is part of Ogier's multi-disciplinary Private Equity team. She advises a variety of investment fund sponsors on the formation, operation, listing and winding-up of funds (including end of life solutions), as well as investors investing into Jersey funds. Her expertise spans private funds, investment schemes and open and closed-ended funds across a wide variety of strategies and asset classes.

In partnership with Ogier's private wealth teams, Emily advises family offices on private capital initiatives, investment structuring, governance and related matters.

Emily has extensive regulatory experience, having provided financial services law advice to businesses (on registration and on an ongoing basis, included in respect of obligations arising on a change of control) as well as to individual directors. She has advised a number of fund managers on their relocation to Jersey and regulatory licence applications. In addition, Emily frequently advises in relation to the impact of Jersey's economic substance rules and the registration requirements under the Proceeds of Crime law and obligations under the AML laws. She is an active member of Ogier's Technology and Web3 steering group, including advising on marketing funds with exposure to virtual assets to investors located in Jersey.

Emily is a recommended/ranked lawyer in Legal 500, IFLR 1000 and Chambers directories. Her wide-ranging investment funds, private capital and financial services law expertise has brought her recognition from clients and industry alike. 

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1996 - England & Wales Barrister (not practising)

Emily is not admitted in Jersey

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"Emily's a very experienced and helpful lawyer"

Chambers UK, 2024

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"Emily is collaborative, commercial and works really well as part of a team"

Chambers UK, 2024

"Always available, listens to the issues at hand and responds with pragmatic and co-ordinated solutions in a timely manner. Unlike other law firms, you don’t feel that the time clock is switched on every time the phone is answered!"

Legal 500 UK, 2024

"Emily is sought after for her expertise on structuring, establishing, and listing funds. She maintains a prestigious roster of clients, including private equity groups and hedge funds"

Top 10 Offshore Investment Funds Lawyers, Business today 2023

"Emily is a highly regarded commercial lawyer and runs a first-rate team"

Chambers UK, 2023

"Looks after the relationship and is very user-friendly"

Legal 500, 2023

"Market leader, Women Leaders"

IFLR1000, 2023

"Great funds knowledge"

Legal 500 UK, 2023

"Seamlessly integrated Jersey-related law into many legal documents, and also were extremely knowledgeable about the Jersey regulatory landscape, including some complicated structures"

Legal 500 UK, 2022

"I have always admired her professionalism. She provides swift and concise responses to our legal queries which is very helpful"

Chambers UK, 2022

"Excellent to work with and her advice is always fantastic"

Chambers UK, 2022

"Global Elite Thought Leader"

Who's Who Legal, Private Funds, 2022

"A stand out leader – she is available whenever needed; provides calm and pragmatic advice and is always pleasant to work with"

Legal 500 UK, 2021

"Women Leader"

IFLR 1000, Women Leaders, 2021

"Market Leader"

IFLR 1000 UK, 2021

"Exceptionally good, with extensive experience advising on sovereign wealth funds and Jersey funds"

Who's Who Legal, 2021

"Highly sought-after by international clients for regulatory advice relating to Jersey funds"

Who's Who Legal, 2021

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