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Patrick Colegrave Partner

Investment Funds, Regulatory,
Fintech / Blockchain technology
+1 345 815 2952
+1 345 525 2952

Expertise and Professional Background

Patrick Colegrave is a partner in Harneys’ Cayman office. Patrick has 17 years' experience in the investment management industry, of which the last 13 years have been focused on Cayman Islands law. Patrick advises on all legal and regulatory aspects associated with investment funds domiciled in the Cayman Islands across a broad range of strategies and in particular in the hedge fund and private equity fund space. Patrick is also active in the fintech space, advising businesses in relation to blockchain technology and ICOs.
 
Patrick’s clients have included investment managers, administrators, banking institutions and other service providers in the investment management industry, as well as institutional and high net worth investors. Patrick also heads up Harneys’ Africa practice.
 
Before joining Harneys, Patrick was an associate at another leading offshore firm and prior to that was an associate in the investment management group at Linklaters. In addition to this, Patrick has worked in-house at two leading investment management firms based in London.
 
Patrick has been admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, a Cayman Islands attorney-at-law, a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of the Eastern Caribbean and a legal practitioner of the High Court of Zimbabwe. Legal 500 describes Patrick as “a real talent”.

Directories

Legal 500, 2016: Patrick is described as "a real talent" by Legal 500.

Education & Admissions

Education
University of KwaZulu-Natal (LLB) 1995
University of KwaZulu-Natal (BA) 1993
Bar Admissions
Zimbabwe 1997 (not practising)
England and Wales 1999 (not practising)
Cayman Islands 2005
British Virgin Islands 2011

Expertise

Banking and Finance
BVI
Corporate and Commercial
Cayman Islands
Investment Funds
Africa

Publications

​I want to launch an ICO – Help! It seems that 2017 will go down as the year of the ICO. Whilst still not mainstream, the pool of people in the financial services sector who have never heard of Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, the blockchain or an... read more