Nick Rogers

Partner Cayman Islands
Nick Rogers
Nick Rogers is a star, who is very responsive and definitive, and always provides swift, practical and solutions-oriented advice Legal 500 Caribbean, 2020

Overview

Nick has been practising Cayman law since 2001 and specialises in private equity funds, hedge funds, cryptocurrency work and venture capital transactions. Nick is part of Ogier's multi-disciplinary Private Equity team and advises private equity sponsors and investors. Nick has particular expertise in advising hedge funds and hedge fund managers on structuring, regulation and governance.
  • Background & experience

    Nick began his career in the corporate finance department at Clifford Chance in London. He joined Ogier in the Cayman Islands in 2001, before relocating to Hong Kong in 2003 with another Cayman Islands firm, where he became a partner in 2005. Nick returned to the Cayman Islands in 2006 and re-joined Ogier as a partner in 2010.

    Nick specialises in:

    • Advising hedge funds and hedge fund managers on structuring, formation, regulation and corporate governance matters
    • Advising private equity sponsors on the structuring and formation of closed-ended investment vehicles
    • Advising on ongoing fund operation, including regulatory compliance
    • Advising institutional, strategic and seed investors into investment funds
    • Advising on bespoke investment fund products, such as shipping, residential real estate, clean tech and cryptocurrency
    • Advising on joint ventures, shareholders' agreements, and share and asset acquisitions and disposals

    Some of Nick's recent transactions include:

    • Ongoing representation of leading US litigation finance firm in respect of its investment portfolio
    • Advised leading secondaries fund sponsor on the establishment and closing of its sixth fund, with capital commitments of US$5.5 billion
    • Ongoing representation of leading US event-driven manager with US$16 billion under management in relation to operational and corporate governance aspects of its hedge fund portfolio
    • Advised leading healthcare fund manager on establishment of private equity structure with philanthropic social component
    • Represented a European bank on its proposed investment into a private equity fund focused on small and medium-sized enterprises in Ireland
    • Ongoing representation of G20 sovereign wealth fund on strategic partnerships with EMEA and Asian sovereign wealth funds
    • Advised on the first Bitcoin fund registered with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority

    Nick is a Director of Cayman Finance and chairs the Cayman private sector legislative sub-committee on mutual funds.

     

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  • Recognition

    Nick Rogers is a star, who is very responsive and definitive, and always provides swift, practical and solutions-oriented advice Legal 500 Caribbean, 2020
    Excellent lawyer. Chambers Global, 2020
    Has a solid reputation in the market, noted for his many years' experience in the area Chambers Global, 2019
    A really deep thinker and practical guy Chambers Global, 2019
    Global Elite Thought Leader Who's Who Legal Private Funds, 2019
    Lauded for his expertise advising hedge fund managers on formation matters Who's Who Legal Private Funds, 2018
    Very responsive, practical and provides great client service Chambers Global, 2018
    nominated by peers as one of the world’s leading practitioners in this field Who's Who Legal Private Funds, 2017
    Key practitioner Legal 500 Caribbean, 2018
    Recommended Legal 500, Caribbean, Since 2011
    Recommended PLC Which Lawyer? 2012