Joanne Huckle

Partner Cayman Islands
Joanne Huckle
Definitely an expert in the funds space. Chambers Global, 2019

Overview

Joanne advises hedge funds, hybrid funds and private equity funds, top tier investment managers, administrators and other fund service providers on fund launches, ongoing legal and regulatory compliance and termination. She also has extensive experience advising on a broad range of international corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, rights issues, private placements, downstream private equity investments and restructurings.

Areas of expertise

Laws practised

  • Cayman law
  • Background & experience

    Knowledgeable about Cayman Islands law and very responsive”. Joanne, part of Ogier’s investment funds and corporate team in the Cayman Islands, advises many of the team’s most prestigious clients and is regularly praised by clients for being responsive, knowledgeable about Cayman Islands law and able to grapple with unusual fund structures. Corporate clients say that Joanne is “effective and responsive in the face of tight timelines, changing plans and unusual issues” .

    Joanne advises open-ended and closed-ended mutual funds and private equity funds, top tier investment managers, spin-off and start-up managers and fund service providers on fund launches, investment management formation and ongoing legal and regulatory compliance and termination. Joanne's regulatory expertise includes a specialism in the Cayman Islands anti-money laundering regime; Joanne is a member of Cayman Finance's AML specialist body.   

    Joanne’s clients include AQR Capital Management, PGIM, Wellington Management, Centerbridge Partners, Field Street Capital and Kinross Gold Corporation.

    Joanne also has extensive experience advising on a broad range of international corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, rights issues, private placements, sukuk issues and restructurings. Joanne advised Goldman Sachs International as arranger and lead manager on the issue of its first ever sukuk, which raised $500 million. 

    To view Joanne’s podcast on changing terms in Cayman corporate fund documents click here and to view Joanne's publication on piercing the corporate veil click here. To view Joanne's presentation "10 things every Cayman director needs to know about ELP’s, LLC’s and Management Committees" click here. To view Joanne's Cayman Financial Review publication on Unit Trusts, click here.

    Joanne joined Ogier from Hogan Lovells' Corporate Group in London. During her time at Hogan Lovells, Joanne was seconded to the Hong Kong office and to Lloyds Banking Group, where she oversaw and facilitated The Bank of Scotland banking transfer.

    Joanne holds a Bachelor of Arts in Jurisprudence from Oxford University (Pembroke College) and obtained her Diploma in Legal Practice with distinction.

    Joanne is a member of 100 Women in Finance , served on the Hedge Funds Care Committee of Hope and is a regular speaker at, or organizer of, industry events and conferences.

    Admitted in:

    2012 – Cayman Islands
    2009 – England and Wales (non practising)

     

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  • Recognition

    Definitely an expert in the funds space. Chambers Global, 2019
    A popular choice among clients, who highlight her knowledgeable and very responsive guidance. Chambers Global, 2019
    Next generation lawyer Legal 500 Caribbean, 2019
    She is one who will rise through the ranks quickly Chambers Global, 2018
    She was commercially focused in terms of finding solutions and focusing specifically on how her advice in our particular situation could address our problems Client feedback
    Sharp and commercial Chambers Global, 2017
    Recommended Legal 500 Caribbean, 2018
    Meets or exceeds all deadlines and provides insightful and accurate document disclosures and answers Chambers Global, 2017
    Notable practitioner Chambers Global, 2016
    Associate to watch Chambers Global, 2016
    She is available; she is knowledgeable about our fund structure, and Cayman Islands' law. Client feedback