Welcome to the Offshore Funds Blog

Well done for tracking us down and thanks for checking us out.

We are a diverse group of funds lawyers that have come from far and wide and now happen to be all under the global roof of one of the leading offshore law firms, Harney Westwood & Riegels.  This blog was born from wanting to try and address everyday questions we receive from our clients such as “Why do I need an offshore fund?”, “How do I go about setting one up?” and “Why are you lawyers so damn expensive?” (a common misconception).

Wanting to be good Samaritans (and hopefully remove the common misconception), Lewis Chong and I started looking around online and were surprised to see that there was not a lot of helpful information for people with these types of questions. So, after a couple of cold Heinekens one evening, we decided to create this blog.

The next step was to recruit a first rate team, who would bring with them well regarded expertise in the industry, but also different viewpoints, styles and outlooks that would hopefully give a nice balance to what we are trying to achieve. Our blog team is made up of funds lawyers that have practiced in BVI and/or Cayman with over 70 years combined practicing experience advising on all aspects of investment fund vehicles. As well as blogs from all of us, we will be regularly featuring guest posts from our colleagues and other experts in the industry.

Our plan is to write about Cayman and BVI funds, what they do, how they work and how they are regulated.  We will also be keeping you up to date with what our teams are up to and we will be bringing you our observations and commentary on the latest news in the wider global funds industry.

But this is a blog, which means that it exists for you, our readers and we are looking forward to hearing from you.  Whether you are an existing client, an investment manager thinking of setting up a new fund, another service provider, onshore counsel or just reading for general interest, please use the comments sections to connect with us.  We want to know what you are up to, what challenges you face and what you want us to write about in the future.

Anyway, enough from me, onto the actual interesting content.

Thanks for stopping by and we hope you will come back often. We’ll put the kettle on just in case.

All the very best,

Phil Graham

Philip Graham
Philip is a partner and expert on offshore funds at Harneys who puts his ever increasing grey hairs down to three young children, supporting Liverpool Football Club, and being married. In no particular order.

13 comments

  1. A blog for fund startups, who would’ve thunk it…
    Seriously, in an industry notorious for its lack of openness, this is nothing short of awesome. Please keep up the excellent content!

    1. Jose, it is great to have met you through the blog and thank you for your positive feedback. I am really pleased that the content is proving useful. Let us know if there are any topics you would particularly like to see up here. – Natalie

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  3. Wonderful blog! nice explanation about offshore funds,

    By reading this blog, I also cleared my some doubts.

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    1. Very pleased we could provide support during the course of your morning digestion. We also intend to write pieces that cater for lunch, dinner and occasional late evening supper.

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