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Podcast: Selecting your Fund Domicile - British Virgin Islands

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Kamar Jaffer

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10 November 2022

Selecting your Fund Domicile is a series of video podcasts that focuses on manager considerations for setting up a fund and choosing the most appropriate domicile.

Featuring leading offshore law firms, this Q&A series will explore some of the benefits and legal and regulatory considerations for each offshore location, including the British Virgin Islands, the Channel Islands, the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Dublin, Cyprus, the Isle of Man and Mauritius. We will also cover FAQs on how to choose a domicile for your fund and why offshore jurisdictions have become a key choice for global alternative investment funds.

Our series starts with a video podcast focusing on topical fund trends in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). The podcast is moderated by Allen & Overy partner, Kamar Jaffer, and features expert speakers Paul Waldron and Tom Cochrane, both partners at Walkers law firm.

About speakers

Paul Waldron is a partner in the Global Investment Funds Group and is based in Walkers' BVI office. He has over 15 years' experience in both hedge funds, private equity funds and approved managers. Paul advises institutional asset managers and established and start-up investment managers on all aspects of investments funds matters. He also regularly works with managers and service providers in the fintech space.

Tom Cochrane is a partner in the Funds and Corporate Groups at Walkers in Dubai where he has been based since 2012. He assists clients on matters of British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands law. Tom's primary focus is on investment funds (including hedge funds, venture capital funds and private equity funds). He regularly acts for leading sovereign wealth funds, financial institutions, asset managers and private equity firms on the structuring and formation of funds.

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