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 > Trusts/private client

Global dispute resolution head Rachael Reynolds and trusts specialist Anthony Partridge jointly lead Ogier’s private wealth practice, which handles a broad range of contentious and non-contentious instructions. Partridge regularly advises on wealth structuring matters for institutional trustees and high-net-worth individuals, with particular expertise in cross-border succession and probate work. Elsewhere, Reynolds, with the assistance of Jennifer Fox, specialises in acting for executors, trustees, settlors, protectors, enforcers and beneficiaries in high-value international trust and estate disputes. Managing associate Fraser Allister has particular expertise in the formation of foundation companies for use as traditional wealth planning vehicles, particularly in the cryptocurrency and fintech arenas.

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 > Dispute resolution

(Next Generation Partners)

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Jointly led by trusts disputes head Rachael Reynolds and restructuring and insolvency group leader Marc Kish, the team at Ogier handles a variety of disputes and claims in Cayman. Kish specialises in international insolvency, restructuring and financial services disputes, including large-scale fraud and asset tracing claims, while Reynolds is renowned for handling high-value international trust and estate disputes. The group is also seeing an increase in fair-value disputes as well as insolvent trusts work. Jennifer Fox is also a key name to note in the team, which has seen notable expansion as well as a spate of promotions: trusts expert Deborah Barker-Roye was promoted to counsel, Gemma Lardner was promoted to managing associate, and William Jones was promoted to partner. In the firm’s London office, Cayman specialists Jeremy Snead and counsel Anna Snead joined from Appleby in mid-2020.