Dave Sherwin > Ogier > Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands > Lawyer Profile

Cayman Islands

Work Department

Investment Funds


Counsel, Cayman Islands


Dave advises financial institutions, investment managers, administrators and other service providers on the regulatory aspects of the formation, operation and termination of all types of investment vehicles in the Cayman Islands. He works closely with both industry and government bodies on the development of new legislation, regulation and guidance pertinent to the Cayman Islands financial services industry.

Dave has established a reputation for providing clear, concise and practical advice on complex regulatory matters pertaining to the formation, ongoing operation and termination of all types of open-ended and closed-ended mutual funds, equity funds, hybrid funds and other investment entities domiciled in the Cayman Islands.

Dave has worked closely with industry bodies, the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority and the Cayman Islands Government on a number of significant recent regulatory and legislative developments and has advised AIMA (the Alternative Investment Management Association) and Cayman Finance in connection with various consultation responses.

A sought-after speaker at industry events in both the Cayman Islands and in New York, Dave has delivered training events for industry stakeholders regarding a number of Cayman Islands legal developments.

In addition, Dave has particular expertise in the establishment, operation and termination of Cayman Islands limited liability companies and the Cayman Islands beneficial ownership regime having served on relevant legislative sub-committees.


Dave joined Ogier in 2020 from another leading offshore firm where he was part of the investment funds and regulatory groups.

Dave graduated from Oxford University and studied postgraduate law at the Bristol Law School, before joining the corporate group of leading Bristol firm Burges Salmon where for five years he specialised in downstream private equity acquisitions.

Lawyer Rankings

Cayman Islands > Regulatory and compliance

(Leading individuals)

Dave Sherwin – Ogier

Ogier’s regulatory and compliance coverage is divided among core service line offerings, with practitioners who are praised as ‘exemplary, professional and down to earth‘ advising clients on the practical application of various regulatory and compliance requirements. Joanne Huckle  leads the investment fund regulatory group, guiding clients through the private funds law, engaging with legislators and the regulator, as well as industry bodies, through participation in technical committees. The corporate and private client regulatory sub-team is fronted by Dave Sherwin, who joined from Maples Group in late 2020 and advises clients on compliance with the anti-money laundering, tax information exchange, economic substance and country-by-country reporting for international tax disclosure regimes. The contentious regulatory team is led by Jennifer Fox , who acts for clients in financial crime and sanction issues as well as cross-border investigations. Banking regulatory lead James Heinicke  and local client regulatory head William Jones  are other names to note.