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

(Leading individuals)

Joanne HuckleOgier

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

(Next Generation Partners)

Joanne HuckleOgier

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.