British Virgin Islands 2007
Cayman Islands 2000
England & Wales 1991
New Zealand 1987
Tim was admitted as a solicitor in five jurisdictions including New Zealand, England & Wales, Bermuda,
British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands. He has worked in each of those jurisdictions as well as
in Hong Kong.
Tim has spent 27 years in private practice as a commercial lawyer at Tier One law firms in each
jurisdiction in which he has practised.
He is a former partner of two leading offshore law firms, Ogier and Harney Westwood and Riegels.
Tim’s practising experience covers the full range of corporate activities from finance and corporate
matters to private client and trust work. Over the past 15 years a considerable part of his practice has
involved setting up and assisting hedge funds and private equity vehicles. Consequently, he has set up
hundreds of investment funds covering a wide range of strategies and structures.
Over his career Tim has regularly been recommended as a funds lawyer by the legal directories.
In particular he has had a special focus on Japan and was the head of Ogier’s Japanese funds practice
visiting Tokyo quarterly and establishing some of Japan’s best known hedge funds.
Tim is also a highly experienced director having sat on in excess of 200 boards during his career
spanning a broad range of entities from shipping companies to investment funds.
Having spent the past 10 years in Hong Kong he left private practice approximately 5 years ago to set up
his own advisory business based in Hong Kong. He currently services a broad range of clients including
listed companies, hedge funds, investment managers, private equity funds, private clients and
commercial businesses for client’s based in numerous jurisdictions including the UK, USA, Taiwan,
China, Hong Kong, Singapore and New Zealand. He also currently holds a number of board positions.
Tim’s breadth of experience, jurisdictionally as well as across practice areas means he is uniquely
positioned to give clients holistic advice whenever required. He has a deep understanding the
commercial sensibilities that apply to the decision making process within a dynamic corporate
Tim is native in English.