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Hong Kong

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Nick is the Practice Partner of Ogier in Hong Kong and the Head of Ogier's Investment Funds team in Asia. He acts for a wide variety of Asian fund managers in the private equity, long only and hedge fund space. His clients represent some of the more sophisticated and respected fund managers in Asia. Nick has been named one of the top offshore lawyers in Asia by Asian Legal Business on its Offshore Client Choice List for six consecutive years and he has also been ranked as one of the "World's Leading Investment Funds Lawyers" in four editions of Euromoney's Expert Guides.

Background and experience

Nick joined Ogier in January 2006 from Slaughter and May, London where he practiced as a corporate M&A lawyer. He subsequently founded Ogier's Hong Kong office in February 2007. Nick's primary focus has since been on building Ogier's now significant Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands investment funds and venture capital practice in Asia. He acts for a wide variety of Asian fund managers in the private equity, long only and hedge fund space. His clients represent some of the more sophisticated and respected fund managers in Asia. Nick is part of Ogier's multi-disciplinary Private Equity team.

Nick has been recognised in a number of directory listings:

  • Asia Business Law Journal - The A-List: Top Offshore Lawyers 2022
  • Euromoney's Expert Guides in the 2010, 2014, 2017 and 2018 editions - World's Leading Investment Funds Lawyer
  • Chambers Asia-Pacific (2012 - 2019)
  • Who's Who Private Funds Lawyer (2012)
  • Asialaw Leading Lawyer (2013)
  • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2013 - 2019)
  • IFLR1000 (2014 - 2019) - Investment Funds Leading Lawyer
  • Asian Legal Business' Offshore Client Choice List (2016 - 2021) - One of the top offshore lawyers in Asia

Nick received his Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (Asian Economic History (First Class)) from the University of Auckland.

Nick is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales, the British Virgin Islands and New Zealand and is also a Registered Foreign Lawyer regulated by the Law Society of Hong Kong.

Admitted in:
1998 - New Zealand
2006 - British Virgin Islands
2006 - England and Wales (non practising)

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Profile (Simplified Chinese)



  • 欧洲和亚洲地区的英属维尔京群岛(BVI)和开曼群岛法律事务

  • 公司法

  • 债券基金

  • 对冲基金

  • 投资基金

  • 上市基金流动策略以及UCITS

  • 并购

  • 私募股权

  • 不动产

  • 不动产基础设施和能源基金

  • 风险投资和特殊策略基金



  • 《欧洲货币》专家指南2010版、2014版、2017版和2018版 —— 全球领先投资基金律师

  • 钱伯斯亚太区 (2012年——2019年)

  • Who’s Who 私募基金律师 (2012年)

  • 亚洲法律领先律师(2013年)

  • 《法律500强》(亚太区)(2013年——2019年)

  • IFLR100 (2014年——2019年) ——投资基金领先律师

  • 《亚洲法律杂志》客户首选离岸律师(2016年——2021年)——香港十佳离岸律师

  • Nick从奥克兰大学获得法律和艺术(亚洲经济历史(一等荣誉))学士学位。






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"He has always been responsive, commercial, and effective"

Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2023

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"Highly regarded"

IFLR 1000, 2022, 2023 & 2024

"One of the top 15 offshore lawyers in Asia"

Asian Legal Business Offshore Client Choice List 2022

"Has the necessary depth of expertise needed in the funds area"

Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2022

"One of the top offshore lawyers"

Asia Business Law Journal, The A-List, 2022

"Leading Individual"

Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, 2022

"Attribute much value to his advice"

Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2022

"What I like about him is his demeanour; he is very positive and a nice person to work with"

Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2021

"Hugely professional and efficient"

Asian Legal Business Offshore Client Choice List 2021

"Knowledge, pragmatism, timeliness, availability and to-the-point advice"

Asian Legal Business Offshore Client Choice List 2021

"Leading Individual"

Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2021


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