Our market-leading international team spans time-zones, and is known for the quality and quantity of complex work it handles globally across a wide range of alternative fund asset classes – traditionally real estate, private equity, credit and hedge funds.
We’re increasingly called upon to help launch offshore funds for investment in diverse technological areas including digital technology, cryptocurrencies, fintech, renewable energy, medical tech and bio-venture companies.
Our holistic approach means we support our clients at every stage of the offshore fund cycle – from the structuring and formation process, through the investment phase, up to the realisation of profits and, if applicable, exit or fund termination.
Our expertise also extends to covering fund and subscription financing, shareholder or third-party disputes, and any insolvency or restructuring scenarios that may occur. We are also active in the creation and operation of managed accounts, joint ventures and club fund structures, as well as co-investment and investment holding structures.
Our 'one firm' approach means that working together with clients we deliver seamless, objective and commercially grounded advice on the comparative advantages and disadvantages of the leading offshore fund jurisdictions. Our lawyers also maintain close contact with the financial regulatory authorities in all of our home jurisdictions, regularly participating in the development of new laws, regulations and regulatory policy.
Our Funds team is independently endorsed by Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. These leading directories refer to Mourant Ozannes as 'particularly strong in client service, backed up by a wealth of experience and knowledge' (Legal 500), with clients highlighting the firm's 'depth of knowledge with an excellent service culture'. (Chambers and Partners).
We also work on commercial trust arrangements, including unit trust funds, co-investment and employee benefit trusts.