With a unique global footprint that includes the five leading centres for private equity – BVI, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey and Luxembourg – and industry-leading partners in each office, Ogier provides a full services offering to private equity sponsors, their advisers and intermediary law firms, advising on a wide spectrum of fund structures and their particular regulatory and commercial approaches.
The Cayman Islands remains the preferred offshore jurisdiction for many North and South American sponsors as well as sponsors in Asia, which we are able to service in their own time zone out of our Hong Kong office. Guernsey, Jersey and Luxembourg are used in particular where there is a European nexus, with Guernsey and Jersey used both as domiciles for GPs and for funds themselves. Jersey and Luxembourg have a particularly strong tradition in real estate funds and Luxembourg is used extensively in downstream portfolio company acquisitions and disposals; we not only understand the structuring considerations driving our clients’ decision-making, but are able to advise and execute cohesively across our network.
You don’t pay for a learning curve when you instruct us. We understand the legal issues that arise in private equity funds - be it on fund formation, capital raising, subsequent closings, secondary and downstream transactions or wind down – and we get straight to it. Our experience in terms of both volume and complexity in all fund structures and their commercial objectives allows us to take a rounded view rather than a ‘make it fit’ approach.
We regularly advise the world's largest private equity firms on all aspects of the private equity lifecycle; we also take pride in helping start-up sponsors launch their first fund structure. Our expertise across each of our jurisdictions means we can assist with both the structuring and execution of complex cross border transactions. We have been involved in some of the most noteworthy private equity deals completed in our jurisdictions, offering a global perspective to suit an international client base.