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Ogier

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What the team is known for

Diverse practice offering expertise in Channel Islands, Cayman, BVI and Luxembourg law. Distinguishes itself through its North Asia focus, innovative investment funds and private equity work, and well-regarded litigation team. Counsels high net worth individuals and families throughout Asia on private wealth matters, assisting with trusts, foundations and family governance issues. Also maintains an accomplished banking and finance offering, advising on a range of loan financing and capital markets transactions. Attracts an array of work from financial institutions, asset management firms, venture capital funds and private corporations.

Strengths

One client notes: "They are proactive - their response time has been good and turnaround time has been pretty quick."

"They are very commercial and they know what the clients want to achieve," report other sources.

Work highlights

Acted as BVI and Cayman Islands counsel to Innocare Pharma in relation to its IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Notable practitioners

Anthony Oakes 's expertise lies in the banking and finance space, being frequently engaged on debt capital markets, structured financing and asset financing work under BVI and Cayman Islands laws. One interviewee describes him as "a go-to person," explaining: "He is very responsive and very commercial, and has a great sense of collaboration."

Kate Hodson is particularly skilled in funds mandates, often handling private equity, venture capital and hedge fund formation and investments. She is much praised by clients, one saying: "Kate is good at explaining what our peers are doing and what can be done. She is very good at staying on top of things, knowing where our pain points are and how to handle them. She is also extremely responsive and always available for calls."

Head of the corporate team Nathan Powell is well regarded for his broad expertise in the corporate and finance sphere, offering BVI and Cayman law advice on debt capital markets, IPOs and financing matters. "He is very practical and client-oriented, providing practical solutions," says one source.

Nicholas Plowman leads the investment fund practice and has considerable experience acting as Cayman and BVI law counsel on fund formation and investment mandates. "What I like about him is his demeanour; he is very positive and a nice person to work with," comments one client.

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Overview

Ogier’s Hong Kong office provides clients with a full-service offering. The Hong Kong office also works closely with its client service teams in Shanghai and Tokyo.

The team focuses on international finance and corporate law, and is best known for its investment funds, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and finance work.

The office also has a private client and trusts practice, which advises high net worth individuals and families throughout Asia, and has recently expanded its dispute resolution and contentious and non-contentious restructuring and insolvency capabilities in the region.

Banking & Finance
Key contact - Anthony Oakes

Corporate 
Key contact - Nathan Powell

Dispute Resolution
Key contacts - Ray NG and Oliver Payne

Investment Funds
Key contact - Kate Hodson and Nathan Powell

Private Wealth 
Key contact - Wisdom Hon

Offshore Department

Ogier

firm
Department location

11th Floor Central Tower

28 Queen's Road Central

Central

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

China

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Asia-Pacific Region

Offshore: Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds


Anthony Oakes
Band 3
Kate Hodson
Band 4
Nathan Powell
Band 2
Nicholas Plowman
Band 3