Our highly experienced team regularly collaborate with our market leading Fund Disputes team and the Global Fund and Investments Services team; who are experts in fund formations, to deliver a comprehensive and insightful service on all fund governance issues. We also support investors in their due diligence reviews of international investment funds and private equity funds.

Our team also provide advice to:

  • Service providers to offshore funds on any regulatory concerns they may have in relation to their fund clients. This service covers advice over the life of the offshore fund, from the set-up phase, through operation, to distressed situations and termination.
  • Investors in connection with their investment in offshore investment funds and private equity funds.

In addition, we also advise Fund Boards and Investment Managers:

  • In the set-up phase – undertaking an independent review of the fund offering document and constitutional documents (including investment management agreements) and advising on consistency and market practice
  • Advising in relation to distressed situations, informal wind-downs and termination options
  • Providing guidance on the scope and applicability of directors’ duties, the duties of a general partner or other governing body
  • Assisting the fund board in the negotiation and consideration of the terms of side letters
  • Advising on the identification and management of conflicts of interest
  • Guiding the board on appropriate levels of oversight and enquiry of delegated functions and the establishment of committees
  • Providing assistance on the development of policies and procedures for the fund
  • Advising on regulatory governance issues
  • Reviewing and advising on directors & officers’ insurance (D&O)

Advise investors & service providers:

  • Conducting investor reviews of fund offering documents and constitutional documents (including investment management agreements) and advising on consistency and market practice
  • Assisting investors in the negotiations and consideration of the terms of side letters
  • Advising in relation to distressed situations, informal wind-downs and termination options
  • Advising service providers in relation to reporting requirements to regulatory authorities, tipping-off and other regulatory matters relevant to their role in relation to fund clients
Our Experts

Mark Holligon

Global Practice Group Co-Head of Dispute Resolution : Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 691
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Judy Lee

Asia Group Head | Partner: Hong Kong

T +852 2905 5737
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Garry Manley

Partner: Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 638
E Email Garry

Malcolm Moller

Managing Partner: Mauritius, Seychelles, Shanghai

T +230 203 4301
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Fraser Robertson

Group Partner: Jersey

T +44 (0)1534 818 032
E Email Fraser

Eliot Simpson

Partner: Hong Kong, Shanghai

T +852 2905 5765
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Robert Varley

Partner: BVI

T +1 284 393 5337
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Andrew Weaver

Partner: Jersey

T +44 (0)1534 818 230
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Simon Harding

Partner: Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 652
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Manisha Lallah

Counsel: Mauritius

T +230 203 4319
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Muhammad Aadil Koomar

Senior Associate: Mauritius

T +230 203 4321
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Helen Fretwell (née Jackson)

Senior Associate: Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 963
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Charlotte Yeung

Counsel: Hong Kong

T +852 2905 5722
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Robert Sit

Senior Associate: Hong Kong, Shanghai

T +852 2905 5739
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Paul Worsnop

Associate: Jersey

T +44 (0)1534 818 225
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