Aoife is an associate in the commercial team in the Cayman Islands. She advises on all aspects of commercial & company law, in particular on matters related to investment funds, banking and corporate finance, security and commercial transactions.

Aoife regularly advises on all aspects of investment fund structuring, both hedge and private equity funds, including the launch, all regulatory elements, ongoing operations, restructuring and winding down.

Prior to joining Collas Crill, Aoife practiced with another leading offshore firm in the Cayman Islands as well as with McCann FitzGerald in Dublin.

Aoife is qualified to practice law in the Cayman islands, England & Wales and the Republic of Ireland. She is a member of the Cayman Islands Law Society, the Law Society of Ireland and 100 Women in Finance.

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Banking & Finance
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Banks today face an ever increasing raft of challenges, both regulatory and commercial, as well as competition for deals from non-bank lenders and alternative funders. We provide our banking clients with a comprehensive service on- and off-transaction, including our plain English precedents for their business. We help our clients keep up with the changing landscape in order to remain competitive in the market place whilst delivering quality service to their own customers. Our clients focus on relationship banking and we work hard to support them in doing so. We also advise P2P lenders and invoice discounters on their lending and security arrangements, and their documentation.

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Mergers & Acquisitions
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We regularly act in relation to significant M&A activity in our jurisdictions, whether as lead counsel for strictly local matters or as part of an international team for multi-jurisdictional transactions. In addition to the negotiation of transaction documents we assist clients with disclosure and due diligence exercises as well as obtain competition authority clearances. Our focus is a practical one, looking to allow clients the certainty to conclude a deal in the knowledge that their risk has been identified and mitigated to the strongest extent possible.

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Investment Funds & Private Equity
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Our fund specialists offer advice on all aspects relating to the establishment, authorisation and structuring of funds and related investment vehicles. We have particular expertise acting for emerging managers who are building their business and acting for institutional investors, including acting for private equity funds and sovereign wealth funds on joint venture and fund investments, as well as planning their internal corporate structures. We provide a highly personalised service working with our clients and their onshore counsel to build in depth relationships over the long term.

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Investment Management & Advisory Contracts
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In addition to advising on the establishment of investment structures we advise on the drafting and interpretation of investment management and advisory mandates including performance fees and remuneration packages. Our practical yet precise approach in this highly technical area is driven by significant onshore experience. Performance related fee structures and incentives need to consider and capture the widest range of potential scenarios - our depth of expertise lets us achieve that.

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Corporate & Commercial
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With a depth of multi-jurisdictional experience our offices in BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey, London and Singapore, we ensure that advice is provided in the context of other key global offshore centres and with a knowledge of the bigger, global picture. Our clients appreciate our pro-active attitude to providing sensible user-friendly advice, our accuracy and honesty in our approach to pricing matters, and our senior level involvement in all matters to ensure smooth progress and client satisfaction. In an increasingly complex, competitive and more tightly regulated market, we'll make sure your business or commercial venture reaches its full potential.

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Commercial Structuring & Contracts
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Offshore vehicles are used for a huge range of purposes either standing alone or as part of large multi-jurisdictional structures. Our highly commercial team specialises in advising clients on the most effective uses of such vehicles and their on-going operation, including normal and cellular companies as well as foundations, unit trusts, limited partnerships and limited liability partnerships. Our experienced team also provides commercial contracts for clients whether bespoke documents to effect specific transactions or suites of precedent documents for company service providers or offshore groups.

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Fund Formation
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Our uniquely diverse practice regularly assists with the establishment of both open and closed-ended fund structures. In addition to traditional private equity and real estate structures we have advised on a number of alternative and esoteric classes. We provided bespoke structuring solutions to allow our clients to build the fund they want as opposed to a cookie-cutter template of the market standard. We advise clients at every step of the process, including preparing offer documents, investor negotiations, the preparation of agreements, and in the closing of transactions.

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Private Equity & Venture Capital
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At Collas Crill we understand how investment businesses and ventures develop over time. As such, we have a strong focus on innovative and efficient structuring, designed to maximise returns for clients. Our team is extremely well integrated across our offices and with other service providers covering all areas relevant to private equity and venture capital, including lawyers in other offshore and onshore jurisdictions, banking, fund administration, custody, directorships, insolvency and restructuring, accounting and audit relationships, we are able to make a range of tailored introductions.

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My news & deals
Deal 23 Aug 2017

Multi-million buyout

Collas Crill has advised Cirtek Holdings Philippines Corporation on its acquisition of Quintel Cayman, Ltd. by way of statutory merger with Cirtek's Cayman subsidiary...

News 30 Mar 2017

Cayman Expands Commercial Team

Collas Crill has appointed associate Aoife Madden to its growing commercial team in the Cayman Islands. Aoife has experience in all areas of commercial and company law, in...