Oliver Bell

Oliver Bell

Partner

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Oliver Bell joined Walkers' Cayman Islands office in 2018 and is a partner in the Global Investment Funds Group.

He advises on all aspects of investment funds law, including pre-formation strategy, organisational structure, regulatory compliance, document preparation and transactional activities for private equity funds and hedge funds. Oliver has significant experience in advising on the establishment of digital asset (cryptocurrency) funds and the structuring of blockchain projects (principally, initial coin offerings or ICOs).

Oliver was formerly a partner in the Investment Funds and Regulatory Team of another large offshore law firm in both the BVI and the Cayman Islands.

Prior to moving offshore, he worked in the Corporate Department of Olswang LLP (now CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP).

Admitted in:
British Virgin Islands
Cayman Islands
Supreme Court of England and Wales (not practising)

Qualifications:
Legal Practice Course, The College of Law, UK
Graduate Diploma in Law, The College of Law, UK
Bachelor of Arts (2:1) in Economics, University of Durham (Hatfield College), UK

2020 Chambers Global Guide - Up and Coming (Investment Funds) - "Clients view him as "a great attorney" with a "good understanding of hedge funds." Another commentator added that he is "very knowledgeable, easy to work with and very up to date on the legal changes."
2020 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded
2019 Chambers Global Guide - Up and Coming (Investment Funds)
2019 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Investment Funds
2019 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded
2018 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded
2018 Chambers and Partners - Up and Coming
2018 Legal 500 - "very diligent, very thoughtful lawyer" and "very pleasant to deal with and someone to look out for"

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