Nicholas Plowman

Partner Hong Kong, British Virgin Islands
Nicholas Plowman
Commercial and responsive... recommended Legal 500 2016

Overview

Nick's primary focus has been on building Ogier's now significant Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands investment funds and venture capital practice in Asia. He acts for a wide variety of Asian fund managers in the private equity, long only and hedge fund space. His clients represent some of the more sophisticated and respected fund managers in Asia. Nick was named one of the top 10 offshore lawyers in Asia by Asian Legal Business in its Offshore Client Choice List 2016.

Areas of expertise

  • Background

    Nick is the Practice Partner of Ogier in Hong Kong. Nick joined Ogier in January 2006 from Slaughter and May, London where he practiced as a corporate M&A lawyer. He subsequently founded Ogier's Hong Kong office in February 2007. Nick's primary focus has since been on building Ogier's now significant Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands investment funds and venture capital practice in Asia. He acts for a wide variety of Asian fund managers in the private equity, long only and hedge fund space. His clients represent some of the more sophisticated and respected fund managers in Asia. Nick has been recognised in a number of directory listings:

    • Euromoney's Expert Guides in the first (2010) and second (2014) editions - World's Leading Investment Funds Lawyer

    • Chambers Asia-Pacific (2012 - 2015)

    • Who's Who Private Funds Lawyer (2012)

    • Asialaw Leading Lawyer (2013)

    • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2013 - 2015)

    • IFLR1000 (2014 and 2015) - Investment Funds Leading Lawyer

    Nick received his Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (Asian Economic History (First Class)) from the University of Auckland.

    Nick is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales, the British Virgin Islands and New Zealand and is also a Registered Foreign Lawyer regulated by the Law Society of Hong Kong.

    Admitted in:

    1998 - New Zealand

    2006 - British Virgin Islands

    2006 - England and Wales (non practising)

     

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  • Recognition

    Commercial and responsive... recommended Legal 500 2016
    One of the top 10 offshore lawyers in Asia Asian Legal Business Offshore Client Choice List 2016
    Practical, pragmatic and easy to work with Chambers Global 2016
    Widely recognised for his extensive expertise in investment funds and venture capital matters Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015
    He is very direct and very good with the content, and also understands business needs and risks, so he's able to give us advice on the implications as well as what we can and cannot do. Chambers Asia-Pacific 2014
    Nicholas Plowman...is 'commercially astute in interpreting legal rulings' Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014
    Nicholas Plowman 'focuses on the crux of the issue' Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2013
    He is very responsive and hardworking, always providing reliable and quality work Chambers Asia-Pacific 2012