Law firm Ogier has announced that its fund finance team now offers Luxembourg legal advice from a US time-zone.
This development sees the return of fund finance specialist Catharina von Finckenhagen to the Cayman Islands as a dual-qualified Luxembourg advocate and Cayman attorney. Catharina was recently admitted to the Luxembourg bar under List IV, which recognises dual-qualified practitioners. She has extensive corporate finance, banking and investment funds experience and specialises in fund finance, advising global lending institutions and borrowers in relation to multi-jurisdictional subscription finance facilities.
Catharina von Finckenhagen, who is fluent in English, French, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish and Spanish, is also a member of 100 Women in Finance, Women in Fund Finance and the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association.
Ogier's practice partner in Luxembourg, Dan Richards, commented: "The Cayman Islands and Luxembourg are two of the world’s leading investment funds jurisdictions. As fund structures develop it is increasingly common to see structures that include parallel Cayman Islands and Luxembourg vehicles to address the needs of different global investor groups".
He added: "For some time now our Cayman and Luxembourg teams have been regularly working alongside each other on fund finance deals [...]. This is the next step in the development of our US fund finance offering – Ogier is able to provide one port of call for Cayman and Luxembourg fund finance matters offering 'transatlantic standard' client service and, with Catharina returning to Cayman from Luxembourg, we can now provide all this from a US time zone".
Since 2012, Ogier has grown its offering in Luxembourg and was the first offshore law firm to establish there. The Luxembourg team is led by eight partners and advises on Investment Funds, Banking & Finance, Corporate and Tax law.