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Nick Rogers


Cayman Islands

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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 and 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
  • Advised on the first Bitcoin fund registered with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority

Nick is a Director of Cayman Finance and a member of the Cayman financial services legislative committee.

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"I have found him always available when needed, but also sensitive to avoiding unnecessary appearances on our invoices, which we appreciate"

Chambers Global, 2023

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"Has a sterling reputation among peers for his ability to get work completed swiftly and effectively"

Who's Who Legal, Private Funds, 2022

"Very competent and very pleasant to work with"

Chambers Global, 2023

"A solid, dependable and experienced funds lawyer"

Chambers Global, 2021

"Leading Individual"

Legal 500 Caribbean, 2023

"Leading Individual"

Legal 500 Caribbean, 2022

"Global Elite Thought Leader"

Who's Who Legal, Private Funds, 2022


Who's Who Legal, Fintech & Blockchain, 2021

"Leading Individual"

Legal 500 Caribbean, 2021

"Stands out as a “pragmatic figure” who “really knows his stuff and closes deals tremendously well”. He is highly sought-after by hedge fund managers and private equity sponsors"

Who's Who Legal, 2021

"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


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