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Ogier, Emily Haithwaite, St Helier, JERSEY

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Emily Haithwaite

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Emily's wide-ranging investment funds and financial services law experience has brought her recognition from clients and industry alike. She acts for a variety of banks and asset managers in the formation, listing and winding-up of funds, as well as for sovereign wealth funds, funds of funds and investors investing into Jersey funds. Her expertise spans private investment schemes and family office funds to general securities, infrastructure, hedge and private equity funds.

Emily has extensive regulatory experience, having advised many investment, trust company, fund services businesses and directors on their regulatory license applications and ongoing obligations.

Emily is an expert on AIFMD regulation and is an active member of Jersey's AIFMD industry working group. She also participates in other industry groups which consider the impact of international developments on Jersey laws and regulations, with a particular focus on investment structures.


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Ogier is ‘a leading firm in the field of investment funds’ and clients find ‘the team has proven it is the most responsive legal outfit, which provides clients with a valuable edge’. Clients such as Medicxi and Pemberton appointed the group to oversee the establishment of an expert fund and a Jersey private fund, respectively, and the ‘calm-headed and courteousEmily Haithwaite acted for an infrastructure fund in the restructuring of its open-ended investment structure, including the appointment of new service providers and the expansion of its investment horizon. The team is led by Niamh Lalor, who is known as a ‘great communicator and pragmatic attorney’ and guided a number of clients through the launching of their various funds with the support of senior associate Alexandra O'Grady. Counsel Sophie Reguengo recently joined the firm from Walkers Jersey and is also a key contact. Richard Daggett also ‘deserves particular recognition for his availability, precise advice and his understanding of the interactions between Jersey and British law’.

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