This hub has been created to help anyone considering the establishment of an offshore fund, either in the British Virgin Islands or the Cayman Islands, and to provide the right level of guidance along the exciting journey to launch.
Depending on your experience, knowledge and readiness to begin, you can choose either to:
- complete our questionnaire to make use of our fast-track service; or
- explore your options and learn more about the relevant considerations that you should have in mind when structuring an offshore fund.
Why do I need an offshore fund?
Offshore fund vehicles are highly flexible, tax-efficient, appropriately regulated structures that allow you to issue fund interests to investors based all over the globe, which can be established quickly and cost-efficiently to ensure you meet both your budget and timeline.
Our jurisdictions are the two most commonly used offshore fund domiciles in the world and between them both, provide you with a great deal of optionality depending on the likely size of your launch, the anticipated number of investors, and your investment strategy.
FAQ video series
Should I choose Cayman or BVI? What type of fund do I need? We answer our most frequently asked questions about launching a fund.
Explore our jurisdictions
We advise on all aspects of BVI and Cayman Islands domiciled funds and our practitioners across the globe have an excellent understanding of both, ensuring you will always get a balanced viewpoint. Click on the boxes below to learn more about each jurisdiction.
British Virgin Islands
Offering a diverse selection of cost-efficient and flexible fund products specifically designed to allow everyone from start-up traders to established institutional fund managers to have the vehicle they need within a fast-tracked timeframe.
The leading jurisdiction for offshore investment funds due to its flexible and appropriate regulation; approachable and effective regulator, professional service providers, and a strong reputation among investors.
Our Investment Funds practice
We advise on all aspects of the life of a BVI or Cayman Islands fund, including formation, restructuring, and closure, both in distressed and planned scenarios. Our expert team of globally based funds lawyers operate from all of the major international regions in the world to ensure we can meet your time zone and language requirements, whatever they may be. Our legal teams also work side-by-side with our affiliated fiduciary services company, which operates a sophisticated funds services business, allowing us to provide integrated legal and administrative support to our funds clients. We have also established a dedicated offshore regulatory practice providing clients with essential legal support on their regulatory requirements and an incredibly strong offshore dispute resolution team, who are available 24/7 to help with any distressed position our clients might find themselves in. We also offer significant legal guidance in Anguilla, Cyprus and Luxembourg and the Hub will be expanded to reflect those offerings in 2023.