Appleby’s investment funds team comprises over 50 lawyers working in each of the world’s leading offshore fund domiciles – Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey – together with the Isle of Man, Mauritius and the Seychelles. Further broad jurisdictional expertise is available from Appleby’s offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai where our lawyers are uniquely positioned to provide real-time, multijurisdictional legal advice.

We advise on the structuring of all types of investment funds, investment management and co-investment arrangements, and separate account mandates. We also work across the spectrum of alternative asset classes, including hedge funds, private equity, real estate, venture capital and infrastructure, plus Shari’ah-compliant and hybrid strategies.

Our investment funds team also advises established funds on their downstream transactional work and financing activities. And throughout the life cycle of the investment funds, and we can provide managers, sponsors and general partners, together with directors, investors and creditors, with access to dispute resolution services whenever they are needed.

In each of our markets, we have a powerful team of investment fund specialists that possess the commercial aptitude, industry knowledge and legal skills necessary to ensure that all our clients’ fund and transaction structures are optimally designed to meet their needs, and the needs of their target investors.

Investment Funds

Appleby has a dedicated and responsive team of investment funds lawyers who are able to draw upon the skills of our capital markets, structured finance and insurance teams to provide advice on a full range of innovative investment products.

We regularly advise private and public listed companies, boutiques, prime brokers, investment management companies and investment advisers in relation to:

  • Establishing investment vehicles in all of our offshore jurisdictions (Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Mauritius and the Seychelles), particularly for equity funds, bond funds, commodities and option funds, index funds, real property funds (closed ended), hedge funds, alternative investment funds, private equity funds and guaranteed funds
  • Mergers and acquisitions and changes to the domicile of mutual funds
  • Preparing and advising on disclosure and filing requirements
  • Listings of investment funds on the Bermuda (BSX), the Cayman Islands (CSX) and The International Stock Exchange (TISE)
  • Offerings by Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Mauritius and Seychelles funds
  • Preparing and negotiating contractual documentation
  • Meeting the requirements of the Bermuda Investment Business Act 2003
  • Optimal structure
  • Workouts
  • Repackaging investment products

Public Companies

Our Funds & Investment Services team acts for a number of Appleby’s public company clients and is well versed in:

Partnerships

Our lawyers undertake the formation of limited and general partnerships, advising on:

  • The preparation and negotiation of partnership documentation
  • Administration requirements
Our Experts

Paul Cheuk

Partner: Hong Kong, Shanghai

T +852 2905 5756
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Richard Field

Partner: Guernsey

T +44 (0)1481 755 610
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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
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Sally Penrose

Partner: Bermuda

T +1 441 298 3286
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Fraser Robertson

Group Partner: Jersey

T +44 (0)1534 818 032
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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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John Wasty

Global Practice Group Co-Head of Dispute Resolution: Bermuda

T +1 441 298 3232
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Andrew Weaver

Partner: Jersey

T +44 (0)1534 818 230
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Tonesan Amissah

Managing Director: Bermuda

T +1 441 298 3302
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Simon Harding

Partner: Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 652
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Jeffrey Kirk

Managing Partner: BVI

T +1 284 393 5318
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Jennifer Eve

Counsel: Bermuda

T +1 441 298 3560
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Chet Pohl

Group Partner*: Guernsey

T +44 (0)1481 755 608
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Amy Benest

Senior Associate: Jersey

T +44 (0)1534 818 009
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Charlotte Yeung

Counsel: Hong Kong

T +852 2905 5722
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Pamela Edwards

Associate: Cayman Islands

T +1345 814 2069
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Jennifer Rosser

Associate*: Guernsey

T +44 (0)1481 755 901
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Robert Sit

Senior Associate: Hong Kong, Shanghai

T +852 2905 5739
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Nicole Sorbie

Associate*: Guernsey

T +44 (0) 1481 755 611
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Paul Worsnop

Associate: Jersey

T +44 (0)1534 818 225
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Eason Huang

Legal Manager: Hong Kong, Shanghai

T +852 2905 5757
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Kaile Yang

Legal Manager: Hong Kong

T +852 2905 5711
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Stuart Tyler

Partner: Guernsey

T +44 (0)1481 755 606
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