Kate Hodson 凯特 ·赫臣

Partner 合伙人 Hong Kong
Kate Hodson
Their response was always very quick and logical. Client feedback, 2019


Kate advises GPs and fund managers on the establishment and structuring of private equity funds and hedge funds as well as advising LPs on their fund investments. Her experiences covers a broad range of strategies and industries, including impact funds and sustainable investment funds, real estate, credit funds, venture capital, infrastructure funds and cryptocurrency funds. Kate is also one of a small group of offshore lawyers with a significant Japan practice, advising Japanese managers on establishing Cayman Islands unit trust fund structures and GP/LP closed ended fund structures. Her clients include some of the largest investment houses and prominent fund managers in Japan. Kate also acts for a number of family offices in the set-up of private fund structures for HNWIs.

Areas of expertise

Laws practised

  • BVI law
  • Background & experience

    Kate is a partner in Ogier’s investment funds practice in Hong Kong with a focus on private equity. She advises a large number of sponsors and fund managers as well as their onshore counsel on the establishment and structuring of private equity funds, hedge funds and other closed ended and opened ended fund structures. She also advises LPs, managers, trustees, family offices, HNWIs, administrators and other service providers on fund related issues and other corporate matters.

    Kate was named among the top law lawyers for Ultra High Net Worth Individuals by Billionaire.com in conjunction with Wealth.

    Kate joined Ogier Hong Kong in 2010 from Allen & Overy where she trained as a finance lawyer.  She is well placed to advise on the full life-cycle of an investment fund, including advising on downstream investment transactions, shareholder arrangements, liquidations, financings and regulatory matters in respect of both Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands law.

    Kate obtained her Bachelor of Science from Nottingham University and subsequently completed her graduate diploma in law (GDL) and the Legal Practice Course with distinction at Nottingham Law School. Kate is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and registered as a foreign lawyer in Hong Kong.

    Admitted in:
    2008 - England and Wales (non practising)
    2015 - British Virgin Islands

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







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  • Recognition

    Their response was always very quick and logical. Client feedback, 2019
    Best Offshore Lawyer Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards, 2017
    To the point.... very responsive Client feedback, 2016
    Kate was named one of Asia's Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 in 2016. Asian Legal Business
    What impressed me was the quality and the speed. We give tight deadlines and she always matches them. Client feedback
    Kate was named among the top lawyers for Ultra High Net Worth Individuals. Billionaire.com in conjunction with Wealth