Giorgio Subiotto > Ogier > Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands > Lawyer Profile

Ogier
89 NEXUS WAY
CAMANA BAY
GRAND CAYMAN KY1-9007
Cayman Islands

Work Department

Partner Investment Funds and Private Client and Trusts

Position

Giorgio is Head of Ogier’s Global Latin American practice, Head of Global Investment Funds and Head of Ogier’s Private Client and Trusts Group in the Cayman Islands.

Giorgio joined Ogier in 2002 and became a partner in 2006. He is Head of Ogier’s Global Latin American practice and Head of Global Investment Funds.

His investment funds practice focuses on the establishment of, and on-going advice to, offshore hedge funds and private equity funds for a range of investment managers and financial institutions. His over fifteen years of experience in the Cayman Islands funds market spans the whole spectrum of fund structures, strategies, and situations. Giorgio also represents institutional investors in their investment in Cayman Islands funds.

Career

Before joining Ogier, Giorgio practiced at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York (1998 to 2002), Pinheiro Neto – Advogados in Sao Paulo (1994 to 1995) and Linklaters in London and Paris (1992 to 1994 and 1995 to 1997).

Giorgio is featured in the 2017 edition of the “Who’s Who Legal” for private fund lawyers and is recognised by industry commentators as a specialist in his areas of expertise for the Cayman Islands.

Languages

He is fluent in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

Memberships

Giorgio is a member of STEP and is a Notary Public in the Cayman Islands and a member of the Cayman Islands Law Society, the Law Society of England and Wales and the New York Bar Association.

Education

Giorgio received his Diploma de Estudios Hispánicos from the University of Málaga, Spain in 1986; his Bachelor of Law, with Honours, from the University of London, King’s College, in 1990; Maîtrise en Droit, avec mention, from the University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, in the same year; and Master of Law from University of Michigan Law School at Ann Arbor in 1992.

Admitted In:
2002 – Cayman Islands
1999 – New York (non practising)
1994 – Englands and Wales (non practising)

Lawyer Rankings

Cayman Islands > Investment funds

(Leading individuals)

Giorgio SubiottoOgier

A significant number of market-leading fund managers turn to Ogier for its expertise in a range of transactional and regulatory matters, including new formations, mergers, and AML compliance reviews. Practice chair James Bergstrom has decades of experience in the space, with recent highlights including a run of high-value private equity fund establishments. Nick Rogers is also noted for his expertise in private equity matters, where he coordinates the team’s efforts on a host of fund formations. Giorgio Subiotto spearheads the firm’s Latin American practice, while Bradley Kruger heads up the digital, blockchain and fintech desk. Joanne Huckle‘s regulatory expertise makes her a key port of call for clients seeking assistance with AML regime compliance, particularly in the private equity realm. Justin Savage specialises in corporate governance, whereas Emma Sutherland is best known for her experience in hedge and private equity structuring. Counsel Barry McEwan is noted for his Middle Eastern focus, and senior associate Gemma Cowan joined the team from Mourant in 2022. Dave Sherwin has left the practice.

Cayman Islands > Corporate and commercial

Ogier‘s corporate and commercial practice is particularly strong in the start-up arena, where its engaged on a stellar array of technology, fintech and software M&A and de-SPAC transactions. The team is headed up by Bradley Kruger, a highly experienced adviser whose far-reaching corporate and commercial expertise encompasses PE-driven transactions and blockchain matters. Many of the firm’s key banking and investment fund clients turn to Angus Davison for his capabilities in the full gamut of corporate and finance work, ranging from SPAC IPOs and de-SPAC transactions to cross-border M&A. James Heinicke is noted for his experience in corporate restructurings and recovery work, while global Latam head Giorgio Subiotto‘s recent highlights include funding transactions in the crypto and private banking sectors. Cynthia Anandajayasekeram advises on a significant volume of public and private M&A, most recently for fast-growth clients in the cybersecurity and electronics spaces. Senior associate Michael Robinson is also recommended.