Jennifer Fox > Ogier > Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Managing Associate Trusts Advisory Group

Position

Jennifer has practised offshore since 2008 and specialises in complex and high value international commercial litigation and contentious trusts matters. She is a fraud expert who is skilled in obtaining all forms of pre-action relief and devising and implementing asset-tracing and recovery strategies.    

Jennifer acts for all participants in the offshore financial services market including insolvency office holders, investment managers and directors, creditors and shareholders, and parties to large scale commercial litigation.  She also regularly advises and acts for beneficiaries along with trustees and other fiduciaries.

A number of Jennifer’s prominent matters at Ogier include: acting for a major international investment bank on claims alleging fraud in connection with the sale of complex financial derivatives backed by residential mortgages; advising and acting for the directors and investment managers of distressed funds; acting for  Goldman Sachs in contentious winding up proceedings related to a syndicated loan; advising on take private transactions and shareholder squeeze-out provisions; and advising on the bribery and corruption laws of the Cayman Islands and the BVI in connection with a US governmental investigation.

Career

Jennifer originally trained as an advocate and was a junior barrister at the English Bar before moving offshore. Prior to re-joining Ogier she was employed at another leading offshore law firm.

Memberships

Jennifer is a qualified Trusts and Estates Practitioner (TEP) and is a honourary member of the Chancery Bar Association. She regularly contributes articles to legal journals and publications and gives presentations on matters relating to her practice areas.

Education

She has a First Class Bachelor of Laws degree (with Honours) from Keele University and completed her Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of Court School of Law in London as a Major and Pegasus Scholar of the Inner Temple.

Admitted in:
2009 – Cayman Islands
2008 – British Virgin Islands (not practising)
2004 – England and Wales (not practising)

Lawyer Rankings

Cayman Islands > Regulatory and compliance

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.

Cayman Islands > Dispute resolution

(Next Generation Partners)

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The ‘exceptional’ dispute resolution practice at Ogier is commended for its ‘extensive knowledge of Grand Court and CICA procedures, and is exceptionally well versed in the law on freezing orders and anti-suit injunctions’. ‘Unafraid to seek remedies that go beyond the norm in commercial litigation’ and ‘working well as part of a global team’, the group includes newly appointed Queen’s Counsel and senior managing partner Rachael Reynolds QC and is led by the firm’s global head of dispute resolution Marc Kish . Jennifer Fox specialises in fraud and asset recovery claims, whereas William Jones regularly advises on the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards. Also highly adept in this space are managing associate Gemma Lardner, counsel Deborah Barker Roye and Christopher Levers, who joined the group as counsel from Mourant in January 2021.

Cayman Islands > Trusts/private client

Praised for its ‘truly global outlook and enormous trusts experience‘,  the ‘heavy-hitting‘ private wealth and trust advisory team at Ogier handles a mix of contentious and non-contentious matters, with a particular emphasis on complex cross-border work. ‘Excellent communicatorAnthony Partridge , who leads the group alongside Rachael Reynolds QC (who is a ‘go-to for contentious trust and insolvency work‘), primarily advises high-net-worth individuals on estate planning work, including issues of domicile, multiple wills and probate. The department also has extensive experience in the formation and structuring of STAR trusts, charitable and non- charitable purpose trusts, private trust companies, VISTA trusts and foundation companies. Other names to note are Jennifer Fox  and counsel Deborah Barker-Roye, both of whom place an emphasis on contentious trusts and estate mandates.