Bradley Kruger > Ogier > Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Partner Corporate and Commercial

Position

Bradley Kruger is a partner in Ogier’s Cayman team, and heads the firm’s Caribbean and Asia corporate practice. Brad advises technology companies, ICO issuers and cryptocurrency fund managers and he is a member of the firm’s Digital, Blockchain and Fintech group. 

He also advices on corporate and commercial transactions in the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquitisitions, joint ventures and redomiciliations, as well as regulatory matters. 

Additionally, Brad advices investment funds and their managers, administrators, banks and onshore counsel with respect to investment fund structuring and set-up, reguation, coporate governance, restructuring and temrinations.

Career

Prior to joining Ogier in 2006, Brad practiced at Fraser Milner Casgrain in Ontario (2002 – 2006) and Shearman & Sterling in California (2001).

Memberships

Brad is a member of the Cayman Islands Law Society, the Law Society of Upper Canada and the State Bar of California. He is a member of the Prospectors & Developers Associate of Canada and also servces as a trustee of the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce Pension Plan.

Education

He received his Bachelor of Environmental Studies from York University, Ontario, in 1995, Master of Business Administration from Schulich School of Business, Ontario, in 1999 and Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School, Ontario, in 1999.
Brad has also been admitte din Cayman Islands in 2006, Ontario in 2001 (non practising) and also California in 2001 (non practising).

Lawyer Rankings

Cayman Islands > Banking, finance and capital markets

Fielding a sizeable, cross-disciplinary team, the ‘incredibly astute and detail-orientedOgier is well-positioned to advise on the full scope of banking, finance, and capital markets work, ranging from loan facilities and note issuances to SPAC IPOs, where practice chair Angus Davison is a key contact. Global fund finance head James Heinicke works on a litany of matters for both lenders and borrowers, particularly those hailing from Latin American jurisdictions. Mark Santangeli‘s considerable focus encompasses fund finance, structured finance, and asset finance work, especially in the yacht and superyacht spaces. Bradley Kruger concentrates on capital markets matters, with recent highlights including private placements and debut NASDAQ listings for various SPACs. Dual-qualified (Cayman and Luxembourg) managing associate Catharina von Finckenhagen and counsel Chris Wall (a specialist in blockchain and fintech issues) are also recommended.

Cayman Islands > Corporate and commercial

(Leading individuals)

Bradley KrugerOgier

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.

Cayman Islands > Investment funds

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.