James Bergstrom

Partner Cayman Islands
James Bergstrom
A phenomenal lawyer who is extremely calm, knowledgeable and analytical Chambers Global 2018

Overview

James is the principal architect of Ogier’s Cayman funds practice and has operated in this market since 1991, forging strong links with managers and with funds partners at leading law firms in key onshore financial centres. He also has extensive experience in all types of general corporate and commercial law including the laws relating to large infrastructure projects in the Cayman Islands.
  • Background & experience

    James is the principal architect of Ogier’s Cayman funds practice and has operated in this market since 1991, forging strong links with managers and with funds partners at leading law firms in key onshore financial centres. He also has extensive experience in all types of general corporate and commercial law including the laws relating to large infrastructure projects in the Cayman Islands.

    James is prominent in the Cayman Islands community and previously held a number of  senior positions including:

    • President of the Caymanian Bar Association
    • Council member of the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange
    • Chairman of the Cayman Islands Special Economic Zone Authority

    He is a member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple of England and Wales and a Notary Public in the Cayman Islands.

    James joined Ogier's Cayman office in 1991 and became a Partner in 1998. James has previously also worked in Ogier's Hong Kong office. He received his Bachelor of Law, with Honours, from the University of London in 1990.

    James has also been recognised in the Banking, Finance and Transactional Law Expert Guides, 2017 and 2018, as an Expert in Investment Funds.

    Admitted in:
    1992 - Cayman Islands
    1991 - England and Wales (non-practising)

    James is a Registered Foreign Lawyer regulated by the Law Society of Hong Kong

     

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  • Recognition

    A phenomenal lawyer who is extremely calm, knowledgeable and analytical Chambers Global 2018
    A top-level practitioner with a large client following Chambers Global 2018
    Private Funds Expert Who's Who Legal Private Funds, 2018
    Key practitioner Legal 500 Caribbean, 2018
    'Has an outstanding reputation' with strong experience advising on hedge funds, an area in which he is 'very well known, particularly in North America' Chambers Global 2017
    Articulate and thorough in his analysis Client feedback, Chambers Global 2017
    Knows the Cayman fund space well Legal 500, Caribbean, 2017
    nominated by peers as one of the world’s leading practitioners in this field Who's Who Legal Private Funds 2014-2017
    Truly excellent Legal 500, Caribbean, 2016
    I hadn't used James Bergstrom before. I referred one client to him earlier this year and was pleasantly surprised. He did an excellent job. He was commercial, gave excellent advice and the client came back thanking me for the referral. IFLR 1000 2013
    Very smart and creative Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2012
    Highly regarded Cayman lawyer Chambers Asia Pacific 2011
    Excellent, thorough and prompt Chambers 2009