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Ogier

 Ogier is one of the world's leading providers of offshore legal and fiduciary services, with a presence in eleven jurisdictions, covering all time zones.

The Ogier group employs over 850 staff worldwide and has long established relationships with many of the world's leading international financial institutions, professional advisers and regulatory bodies, and has been at the forefront of the development of the offshore financial markets for more than 50 years. 
 
Ogier offers its clients the strength in depth to handle the largest, most demanding and most complex offshore transactions, and prides itself on providing expert, efficient and cost-effective legal and fiduciary services across all time zones.
 
The Group's legal and fiduciary approach is a successful combination and we regularly win awards for the quality of our client service, our work and our people.
 
Ogier's legal services include:
Banking and Finance
Corporate
Investment Funds
Litigation
Private Wealth
 
Ogier's administration services include:
Ogier Corporate Services
Ogier Fund Services
Ogier Private Wealth
 
Our Investment Funds Team provides offshore legal advice on fund formation, structuring, regulation and ongoing advice to investment funds and managers.
 
We advise on all types of investment funds, including open-ended funds, closed-ended funds, hybrid funds, single investor funds, hedge funds, real estate funds, mezzanine funds and structured product funds.  We advise managers located through the world on the full spectrum of investment strategies.
 
Ogier Fiduciary Services (OFS) specialises in the provision of full administration services for private equity, real estate, infrastructure and mezzanine funds together with registrar transfer agent and directorship services for open-ended funds. OFS also provides operators, registered office and related services tailored to the requirements of the relevant jurisdiction and particular client needs.
 
Nick Kershaw

Nick Kershaw

 Nick Kershaw is the Chief Executive of the Ogier Group and the Global Head of Investment Funds. Nick specialises in investment funds, real estate investment and corporate work. He was formerly ranked by Legal 500 as the number one investment funds lawyer in Jersey and by Chambers as one of the top two corporate / commercial lawyers in Jersey. He is a past chairman of the Legal & Regulatory Sub-Committee of the Jersey Funds Association.

Prior to joining Ogier Nick was with Clifford Chance in London.

Education

 Nick studied at King’s College, University of London and Inns of Court School of Law in London. He became an English Barrister in 1988 and then requalified as a Jersey Advocate in 1996, becoming a partner of Ogier in 1997. 

Peter Cockhill

Peter Cockhill

Peter is a partner in the Ogier group practising Cayman law.  He served on the Ogier group strategy and management boards from 2004 until 2011 and is the former Managing Partner of the Cayman office.

 
Peter is a member of the Cayman Islands Law Society, the Caymanian Bar Association and the Law Society of England and Wales.  Peter is a director of the global board of Hedge Funds Care and is a director of Cayman Finance.  
 
He is a frequent speaker at international professional association seminars and conferences.  He is recognised as a leading funds and corporate layers in The International Who's Who of Private Funds Lawyers, the IFLR 1000, Legal 500, Plc Which Lawyer? and Chambers Global.
 
Admitted in
1998 - Cayman Islands
1992 - England & Wales (not practising)
 

Education

 Peter received his Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours, from the University of York in 1987 and a British Academy postgraduate scholarship from Cambridge University in 1988, Common Professional Exam and Law Society Finals at Lancaster Gate, London (1990).

Jane Pearce

Jane Pearce

 Jane is a Group Director of Ogier Fiduciary Services with global responsibility for the Closed Ended Funds Administration business.  Jane joined Ogier in 2006 and became a Partner in 2010.

Jane trained with Ernst & Young and has been involved in the administration and accounting for complex investment structures for 18 years.  Prior to joining Ogier, Jane was Head of Private Equity Administration for Kleinwort Benson in the Channel Islands.  Jane has also held positions with Gartmore and Deutsche Bank.
 

Education

 Jane has a BA degree and a DMS in Management Studies from Jordanhill College in Glasgow and Teesside University respectively.  Jane is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Colin Mackay

Colin Mackay

 Colin is currently a Group Director for Ogier Fiduciary Service with global responsibility for the Funds Services businesses which comprises of the Open Ended and Closed Ended Funds and Real Estate teams having joined Ogier in 2003 and becoming a Partner in 2006.    

 
Colin was the Corporate Compliance Manager at Caledonian Bank & Trust Limited in Grand Cayman, prior to joining Ogier, having previously served as an associate with Ritch & Conolly Attorneys also in Grand Cayman and MacRoberts, Solicitors in Glasgow, Scotland. Colin completed his solicitor’s training with Scottish law firm, Maclay, Murray & Spens.
 
Admitted in:
1999 - Cayman Islands
1994 - Scotland (not practising)
 

Education

 Colin received his Bachelor of Laws, with honours, from the University of Glasgow, Scotland in 1991 and his diploma in legal practice in 1992.  Colin is a member of the Cayman Islands Law Society and the Law Society of Scotland and is currently a member of the executive committee of AIMA Cayman.

Upcoming events

Upcoming training

Mon, 12/05/2014 (All day) - Dubai
Tue, 13/05/2014 (All day) - Dubai