Angus Davison > Ogier > Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Partner banking and Finance

Position

Angus has a particular focus on providing regulatory and other advice to international banks and other financial institutions with Cayman Islands branches or subsidiaries, as well as advising clients on debt issues, facility arrangements, Islamic Finance structures and Eurobond and Specialist Dent Listings on the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange. His team have been described as being ‘responsive, commercial and gives solid as well as pragmatic advice’ (Legal 500, Caribbean, 2018).

Angus is involved in a wide range of international corporate M&A, capital markets, joint venture, restructuring and commercial transactions. Recent transactions include advice on mergers, reverse takeovers and other significant transactions for listed Cayman Islands companies, trust certificate issuance programmes and acquisitions of Cayman Islands companies.

He acts for a number pf the firm’s largest investment funds clients in relation to new fund formation, on-going regulatory and corporate advice, and management of liquidity issues.

Career

Angus joined Ogier in 2005 and became a partner in 2010. Prior to joining Ogier, he worked for a number of years as a solicitor with Minter Ellison and PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal in Sydney, Australia.

Languages

English

Memberships

Angus is a member of the Cayman Islands Law Society.

Education

He recieved his Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws, with Honours, from the Australian National University in 2000 and his Master of Laws from the University of Sydney in 2005.

Lawyer Rankings

Cayman Islands > Banking, finance and capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Angus DavisonOgier

Under the leadership of Angus Davison , Ogier’s overall banking and finance offering is underpinned by an active fund finance practice, epitomised by its CAYLUX offering – a cross-border fund finance collaboration between the firm’s Cayman and Luxembourg fund finance groups. The department also handles structured financing instructions, which are a bedrock of the practice of Mark Santangeli , who also regularly advises on CLOs, securitisations, risk retention structures, structured products, and derivative arrangements, among others. Capital markets work is another mainstay; the group is particularly active in debt and equity issuances, especially SPACs, control transactions and take-privates. Other names to note are managing associate Tommy Tuohy, who focuses on asset finance matters, and James Heinicke , who handles fund financing matters, including subscription and capital call financings and fund-of-fund facilities.

Cayman Islands > Investment funds

Ogier fields a ‘deep bench of experts in Cayman funds law’, noted for their ‘keen sense of the need to balance legal and commercial concerns’. The investment funds team, which is led by James Bergstrom , advises on the whole gamut of fund structures and strategies, spanning hedge, private equity, real estate, infrastructure, energy, credit, debt, venture capital, cryptocurrency and hybrid funds. In addition to its North American fund connections, the firm also has a strong Latin America practice that is overseen by Giorgio Subiotto, who is ‘great in working with international deals due to language skills and knowledge’. Private equity and crypto funds expert Nick Rogers , regulatory expert Joanne Huckle , hedge fund specialist Justin Savage  and Angus Davison  are other key members of the group, which in February 2021 saw the promotions of Tim Cone and Emma Sutherland  to partner. At counsel level, Barry McEwan is a key name to note.

Cayman Islands > Corporate and commercial

The team at Ogier has the ‘ability to provide legal support across all areas of Cayman law and has proven to be proactive in the ever-evolving regulatory landscape‘. It frequently advises clients, most of which are present in the financial services sector, on high-value acquisitions and disposals involving Cayman structures or businesses. Practice head Bradley Kruger and Angus Davison  possess noteworthy downstream M&A practices, handling private equity transactions along with SPACs and transactions involving international public companies. Other standout names include global funds finance practice head James Heinicke , who is regularly instructed in corporate reorganisations and international M&A; structured financing expert Mark Santangeli ; and ‘very helpful and resourceful‘ senior associate Michael Robinson, who, alongside Kruger, sits as a member of the digital, blockchain and fintech group – a key sectoral area of growth for the firm.