Bio

Marc Parrott is a Partner in the Corporate Department of Appleby’s Hong Kong office, leading the Investment Funds practice.

He maintains a diverse funds practice that includes structuring, formation and advising on the ongoing operation of offshore investment funds in the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and British Virgin Islands, including liquid asset funds (such as hedge funds, credit funds and crypto funds), private equity (including LBO, growth, and real estate), private debt (including mezzanine and distressed) and venture capital funds. He also regularly assists with the establishment of offshore investment management businesses in these jurisdictions. His clients include international and Asian financial institutions, listed and private asset management companies, and leading onshore law firms. He also advises institutional, fund of funds, and high-net worth individual investors in relation to making investments into Cayman Islands, Bermuda and British Virgin Islands fund structures, together with seed-capital investments in fund managers and acquisitions of interests in investment management businesses.

Marc has over 20 years of offshore and onshore experience, including having lived and practised in the Cayman Islands for approximately 8 years prior to relocating to Hong Kong in 2014. Prior to moving offshore, Marc obtained top-tier international transactional experience having practised in Australia with Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills), and in London with Linklaters.

Recognition

Marc is recognised in the three leading legal directories Chambers Global, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000. He has been named as a key lawyer in the Hong Kong office by Legal 500 and as a “Rising Star Partner” by IFLR 1000 in the field of investment funds. Chambers Global has highlighted that he is adept at handling both open-ended and closed-ended fund formations.

Clients have noted to Chambers Global that Marc “thoroughly understands the legal work and handles the job very effectively.” Clients noted to Legal 500 that Marc is “my go-to offshore investment funds lawyer” and “he is always recommended … when I am approached for referrals. Further, “he is very commercial and practical at the same time, without having to compromise standards, and always ensures that his client’s needs are met.” Other clients noted that “we have been working with Marc … for a long period of time. Marc does not only advise us the latest offshore legal development or simply tell us what we can do or can’t do, but more importantly, always helps us think of solutions in a creative way within the legal framework to achieve whatever new idea we have”.

Coverage & Insights

As a regular contributor on investment funds-related articles, Marc’s writings have featured, and he has been referenced, in numerous publications and websites, including IFLR, Asian Legal Business, China Business Law Journal, Hong Kong Business and IFC Review.

In addition, Marc has spoken, and participated in panel discussions at numerous fund industry conferences, including events organised by the Alternative Investment Management Association, HFM, the Hong Kong Venture Capital Association and the Association of Corporate Counsel.

Qualifications & Education

Marc was admitted as a solicitor of each of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia and the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia in 1999 (non-practising). He was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 2003 (non-practising). He was first admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in the Cayman Islands in 2003 and most recently was admitted in the British Virgin Islands in 2016.

  • University of Adelaide (LLB)
  • University of Adelaide (BCom)

Memberships & Associations

He has been involved in the China Working Group established by Cayman Finance, the body that represents the interests of the Cayman Islands financial industry overseas. Marc is also a member of The Law Society of England & Wales.

We have been working with Marc Parrott, Appleby partner for a long period of time. Marc does not only advise us the latest offshore legal development or simply tell us what we can do or can’t do, but more importantly, always help us think of solutions in a creative way within the legal framework to achieve whatever new idea we have.

Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide

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