Cayman Islands Law/BVI Law Investment Funds Advice

Our Investment funds group has extensive experience in advising investment managers on the formation, structuring and launch of a broad range of investment funds in the Cayman Islands and in the British Virgin Islands.

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    Loeb Smith advises on a comprehensive set of investment fund areas including:

    • Hedge Funds
    • Private Equity Funds
    • Real Estate Funds
    • Distressed Funds
    • Other Asset Classes

    Loeb Smith attorneys are experts in advising on the formation, structuring, launch, re-organisation and on-going issues relating to Cayman Islands investment funds and BVI domiciled investment funds.

Recent fund manager representations have included working with international counsel on:

The structuring, formation and launch of several private equity funds structured as segregated portfolio companies targeting private equity opportunities across several emerging Latin America and Asian markets. The structuring, formation and launch of a private equity fund structured as segregated portfolio company (with two of its segregated portfolios making a Shariah compliant offering) targeting private equity opportunities across the MENA region.
Advising a US institutional investor on the subscription terms, redemption terms, imposition of redemption restrictions, and the enforceability of its side letter with the fund and its manager in connection with its seed capital investment in a large multi-strategy hedge fund. Advising on the soft wind down of a number of Distressed Funds and the sale of a number of their Madoff related claims on the secondary market.

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Side-letter perspectives in Cayman subscription financing 20 Jan 2021 Side-letter perspectives in Cayman subscription financing Subscription facilities dominated the Asian fund finance industry in 2020. However, as a result of widespread concerns about liquidity and an uncertain macroeconomic outlook, it has become more important than ever for a lender to undertake proper due Read More
Avoiding BVI law and Cayman Islands law pitfalls in banking & finance and corporate transactions 5 Jan 2021 Avoiding BVI law and Cayman Islands law pitfalls in banking & finance and corporate transactions There are certain notorious pitfalls to avoid in the context of British Virgin Islands (“BVI”) and Cayman Islands banking & finance and corporate transactions. Read More
COVID-19: A practical guide to frequently asked offshore law questions 10 Dec 2020 COVID-19: A practical guide to frequently asked offshore law questions Coronavirus (“Covid-19”) is continuing its spread across the world, with more than 68 million confirmed cases in 220 countries and more than 1.5 million deaths. In response, governments worldwide have implemented far ranging containment measures. Read More
Winding-up of Cayman Islands’ Funds: A Reminder of a Key Principle of Winding-up Law from the Cayman Courts’ Decision in the Liquidation of Adamas Asia Strategic Opportunity Fund Limited 3 Dec 2020 Winding-up of Cayman Islands’ Funds: A Reminder of a Key Principle of Winding-up Law from the Cayman Courts’ Decision in the Liquidation of Adamas Asia Strategic Opportunity Fund Limited Commencing the voluntary winding-up of a mutual fund is deceptively easy but, as soon as it is contemplated, the Fund Manager's role and responsibilities change in subtle but very important ways. Some of these responsibilities have had a timely... Read More
Game Changer! - Licensing Requirements for Virtual Assets in the Cayman Islands - Part 2 23 Nov 2020 Game Changer! - Licensing Requirements for Virtual Assets in the Cayman Islands - Part 2 On 25 May 2020 the Cayman Islands government passed The Virtual Asset (Service Providers) Law, 2020 (“VASP Law”) In this two part series (this being Part 2) we look at the new VASP Law and its requirements Read More
Game Changer! Introduction of the Regulation of Virtual Assets in the Cayman Islands - Part 1 13 Nov 2020 Game Changer! Introduction of the Regulation of Virtual Assets in the Cayman Islands - Part 1 On 25 May 2020 the Cayman Islands government passed The Virtual Asset (Service Providers) Law, 2020 (“VASP Law”), which provides a legislative framework for the conduct of virtual assets business in the Cayman Islands and for the registration... Read More
Virtual Asset Service Provider Law (VASP) Regime to Commence in Phases 13 Nov 2020 Virtual Asset Service Provider Law (VASP) Regime to Commence in Phases   Game Changer! Introduction of the regulation of Virtual Assets in the Cayman Islands On 25 May 2020 the Cayman Islands government passed The Virtual Asset (Service Providers) Law, 2020 (“VASP Law”), which provides a legislative... Read More
Undertaking Voluntary Liquidations of Cayman Islands’ Entities prior to 31 December 2020 and New Administrative Fines for breach of Regulatory Laws 4 Nov 2020 Undertaking Voluntary Liquidations of Cayman Islands’ Entities prior to 31 December 2020 and New Administrative Fines for breach of Regulatory Laws Voluntary liquidations generally As the conclusion of 2020 approaches, it is time for persons with Cayman Islands companies and/or limited partnerships to give some thought to whether or not they have Cayman entities which they are no longer using... Read More

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Read more about how our team of attorneys provides legal advice on Cayman Islands law and British Virgin Islands law in the following practice areas: