Joanne Huckle > Ogier > Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands > Lawyer Profile

Cayman Islands

Work Department

Partner Investment funds


Joanne advises open-ended and closed-ended mutual funds and private equity funds, top tier investment managers and fund service provided on fund launches, ongoing legal and regulatory compliance and termination. She also has extensive experience advising on a broad range of international coporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, sukuk issues, rights issues, private placements and restructurings.
Her clients include AQR Capital Management, LLC, PGIM and Field Street Capital. Joanne advised Goldman Sachs International as arranger and lead manager on the issue of its first ever suku, which raised $500 million.


Joanne joined Ogier from Hogan Lovells’ Corporate Group in London. During her time at the fimr, Joanne was seconded to the Hong Kong office and to Lloyds Banking Group, where she oversaw and facilitated The Bank of Scotland banking transfer.


Joanne is a member of 100 Women in Finance and served on the Hedge Funds Care Committee of Hope.


Joanne holds a Bachelor of Arts in Jurisprudence from Oxford University (Pembroke College) and obtained her Diploma in Legal Practise with distinction. Joanne was amdinitted in the Cayman Islands in 2012 and England and Wales in 2009 (non 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 > Investment funds

(Next Generation Partners)

Joanne HuckleOgier

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.