Nick Rogers > Ogier > Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Partner Investment Funds

Position

Nick has been practising Cayman law since 2001 and specialises in investment funds, cryptocurrency and blockchain work and venture capital transactions. Nick has practised in London and Hong Kong and particular expertise in advising hedge funds and hedge fund managers on structuring, regulation and governance, and in advising private equity sponsors and investors. 

Nick specialises in:

  • Advising hedge funds and hedge fund managers on structuring, formation, regulation, corporate governance and ongoing operational matters
  • Advising private equity sponsors on the structuring and formation of closed-ended investment vehicles
  • Advising institutional, strategic and seed investors into investment funds
  • Advising on bespoke investment fund products, such as shipping, residential real estate, clean tech and crypto-currency
  • Advising on joint ventures, shareholders’ agreements, and share and asset acquisitions and disposals

Career

Nick began his career in the corporate finance department at Clifford Chance in London. He joined Ogier in the Cayman Islands in 2001, before relocating to Hong Kong in 2003 with another Cayman Islands firm, where he became a partner in 2005. Nick returned to the Cayman Islands in 2006 and re-joined Ogier as a partner in 2010.

Memberships

Nick serves as Vice-President of the Caymanian Bar Association and is also a Director of Cayman Finance.

Education

Nick studied Law at University of Cambridge and graduated in 1996.

Lawyer Rankings

Cayman Islands > Regulatory and compliance

With its ‘regulatory lawyers embedded across various practice areas’, the multi-disciplinary regulatory and compliance team at Ogier is praised as ‘extremely helpful and thoughtful’. Spearheaded by Joanne Huckle, the investment funds regulatory group underpins the firm’s overall regulatory and compliance practice. Recently, Huckle has guided clients through the new private funds law, engaging with legislators and the regulator, as well as industry bodies, through participation in technical committees. Beyond its investment funds specialism, the other core areas of expertise for the firm’s regulatory practitioners include Economic Substance advice, regulatory licence applications to the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, advice on anti-money laundering and data protection regimes, trusts regulations and beneficial ownership registers. Nick Rogers, James Heinicke, William Jones, Jennifer Fox, managing associate Fraser Allister and senior associate Praajakta Pargaonkar are adept at handling regulatory issues in their respective practice areas. Associate and data protection expert Cornelia Zhu is also a key name to note, and counsel Dave Sherwin joined from Maples Group in 2020 and works closely with the Cayman Islands Government and the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.

Cayman Islands > Investment funds

(Leading individuals)

Nick RogersOgier

Supported by lawyers in its corporate, banking and finance, and private wealth departments, the investment funds team at Ogier advises on the full spectrum of fund structures including hedge, private equity, real estate, infrastructure, energy, credit, debt, venture capital and cryptocurrency funds. Headed up globally by James Bergstrom, the group is a key name in the Cayman registered funds market, regularly acting for clients in North America. The team also has a strong Latin America practice, led by Giorgio Subiotto, as well as a large number of Asian and European clients alongside an increasing prominence in regulatory issues. A notable growth area for the firm is its private equity and crypto funds practice, which is headed by Nick Rogers, who advises a raft of hedge funds, sponsors and investors on private equity matters. Regulatory expert Joanne Huckle, hedge fund and private equity specialist Justin Savage, managing associate Tim Cone, and counsels Emma Sutherland and Barry McEwan are further names to note, and regulatory counsel Dave Sherwin joined from Maples Group in 2020.