Investment funds

You don’t pay for a learning curve when you instruct us. We have been focused on funds since the beginning of the industry.

Following international capital flows, our investment funds specialists draw on the experience of dedicated funds teams in our core Ogier offices: BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Jersey and Luxembourg.

Our Luxembourg office provides onshore funds and tax capability and we have a thriving office in Hong Kong and unmatched insights into Asia through our Shanghai and Tokyo offices.

Many of our specialists have played a leading role in developing market practice and drafting progressive funds legislation across a number of our jurisdictions.

We have particular strength advising private equity sponsors and investors on all aspects of closed-ended funds including portfolio company transactions.

We advise on a wide spectrum of fund structures and their particular regulatory and commercial approaches. With the support of our experienced fund finance and dispute resolution specialists we provide a one-stop-shop for the full funds lifecycle. Our services include advising on structuring and supporting fund formation, including the provision of registered office and company secretarial services to investment managers, corporate fund vehicles, general partners, limited partnerships carry and special purpose vehicles, to advising on regulations (including fund licensing and automatic exchange of information, corporate governance and investor disputes).

We also advise on the management of liquidity and business interruptions, strategic investor arrangements and fund wind-down and termination.

Services

Ogier advises on establishing and ongoing structuring, governance, regulatory and operational advice for:

  • Open ended funds (including hedge)
  • Closed ended funds (including private equity, infrastructure, real estate, venture capital, publicly listed or trade funds)
  • Hybrid funds, funds of one and managed accounts
  • Special strategy funds (including credit funds, activist funds, cryptocurrency funds)
  • Fund managers and sponsors (including profit sharing between principals employee incentive schemes, carried interest and joint venture arrangements)

Advising:

  • prospective investors, including LPs on proposed investments in investment funds (including due diligence and legal opinions)
  • on seed deals and strategic investor relations (including side letters)
  • investment funds on downstream investments
  • on structures investing in or receiving subscriptions in digital assets and tokenisation
  • on anti-money laundering, tax information exchange, beneficial ownership and compliance with other international regulatory requirements
  • on cross border distribution, data protection and regulatory advice
  • on listing funds on the CSX and TISE
  • on fund re-domiciliation (into and out of the jurisdiction)
  • operators on corporate governance, fiduciary and regulatory matters
  • other service providers to investment funds fund managers and other service providers on contractual, regulatory, licensing requirements, outsourcing and cross border provision of financial services
  • on liquidity concerns, restructuring, funds in distress (including litigation) and termination alternatives
  • on intellectual property protection