Hedge & Private Equity Funds

Tobi Mathews has advised on the establishment and management of numerous hedge funds and private equity funds established in Jersey, both under the expert fund regime and under the unregulated regime.

Tobi is able to offer insight and advice in connection with the structuring of the acquisition of business interests in target companies for private equity funds and to undertake due diligence in connection with the commercial viability of those businesses. His long-term involvement in aviation, oil industry and motor-sport industry coupled with his specialist legal skills and knowledge gives him unique insight into the commercial reality associated with the target company’s business.

Tobi’s ability to take a fund launch from concept to launch and closing means that he is able to deliver a bespoke service to fund promoters, encompassing the oversight of the drafting of the prospectus, selection of suitable functionaries and structuring advice. Transaction and document management and control are key elements in a Fund establishment and launch within tight deadlines. Detailed and specialist knowledge will often result in time and cost-savings as often local legal sign-off and regulatory involvement are sought too early with needless review being undertaken on early draft versions of documents.

The ongoing involvement whether at Fund level with expertise offered in the position as a non-executive director or as a director/adviser to the investment manager for both Hedge and Private Equity Funds, is available.



We navigate you through the minefield of operational liability, VAT and taxation consequences.
We are able to fully negotiate the terms of the most complex acquisition, whether of a new or used aircraft and at the same time negotiate the completion of financing transactions commonly undertaken by a team of lawyers in city firms.