Walkers advises on the laws of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey. We are experienced in all types of international and cross-border transactions covering a broad range of sectors with a particular focus on both contentious and non-contentious corporate and finance law, investment funds, private equity, structured products, capital markets, regulatory and risk advisory, and private capital and trusts.
Walkers delivers clear, concise and practical advice based on an in-depth knowledge of the legal, regulatory and commercial environment in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey.
Tatziana Paraguacuto-Maheo is a partner in the London office and heads the London Investment Funds Group.Tatziana has over 21 years’ experience, including 14 years practicing Cayman Islands law. Throughout her career Tatziana has acted for major financial institutions, investment funds and asset managers based in London, New York and Hong Kong including the launch of many of the world’s largest institutional and entrepreneurial investment managers. Tatziana has advised on many of the leading hedge fud launches over the past 14 years –her clients include well-pedigreed managers launching their first funds and some of the largest hedge fund managers. Tatziana’s experience includes structuring hedge funds, private equity funds, hybrid funds and funds of funds, and accommodating seed and strategic investments. Tatziana regularly advises fund clients in the fintech space particularly investment managers launching fund cryptocurrency or digital asset funds.Tatziana advises on all legal aspects affecting funds including launch of new products, restructurings, acquisitions as well as regulatory, contentious and governance issues.Tatziana is a frequent speaker, notably at the International Bar Association, and author on issues facing the investment management industry including, most recently, on Cayman structuring considerations for the Alternative Investment Management Association Journal. Tatziana speaks French, Spanish and Italian.
Admitted in:Cayman IslandsEngland & Wales (not practising)France (not practising)Spain (not practising)Luxembourg (not practising)New York (not practising)
2022 Legal 500 - "Tatziana Paraguacuto is fantastically experienced – she’s seen it all and knows exactly what does and doesn’t work in practice – not just in theory."
2022 Chambers & Partners UK - Band 3 - "She has been fantastic to work with - extremely smart, commercial and responsive." "Her knowledge of the alternatives industry, particularly hedge funds and startups, is second to none. I love how she cuts to the chase when it comes to new legal or regulatory developments. Tatziana is also very plugged in with the asset management industry. Her enthusiasm for client service coupled with her technical knowledge makes her the perfect go-to person for any client’s Cayman needs."
Tatziana is the go-to person for new fund launches in London, and is widely acclaimed in the industry by GC and COO networks. She is recognised as Leading Cayman legal counsel for UK start-up Hedge Fund Managers and previously listed as a Leading Women in Hedge Funds (short list of 50 Women globally).
"Her knowledge of the alternatives industry, particularly hedge funds and startups, is second to none. I love how she cuts to the chase when it comes to new legal or regulatory developments. Tatziana is also very plugged in with the asset management industry. Her enthusiasm for client service coupled with her technical knowledge makes her the perfect go-to person for any client’s Cayman needs."
Chambers & Partners