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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Continuing obligations of Cayman Islands private funds 17 Oct 2022 Continuing obligations of Cayman Islands private funds The Private Funds Act 2021 Revision of the Cayman Islands requires certain Cayman Islands-domiciled, closed-ended investment funds to submit an application to register with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority before accepting capital contributions Read More
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Cayman Islands - New Beneficial Ownership Requirements 9 Sep 2022 Cayman Islands - New Beneficial Ownership Requirements Introduction The Cayman Islands Companies Act (the “Act”) requires each Cayman company to provide its corporate services provider (such as its Cayman registered agent) and the Registrar of Companies with the ‘required particulars’... Read More
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Legal Expertise

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: