Crill Canavan is delighted to announce the appointment of Adrian Odell as Head of the firm's Investment Funds Team. Adrian is an extremely experienced funds lawyer, specialising in setting up and advising on offshore investment funds, including alternative investment funds such as private equity and hedge funds. He also has significant experience in a wide range of asset finance, structured finance and secured lending transactions, as well as corporate and commercial matters. Adrian previously worked with Appleby (formerly Bailhache Labesse) in Jersey, and with leading law firms in the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Isle of Man and South Africa.

“Adrian possesses highly specialised skills and brings a wealth of experience to the firm, which is consistent with our desire to grow our funds practice by providing leading edge advice and market related solutions to the issues that our investment funds clients face,” commented Kathryn Purkis, Managing Partner. “His appointment illustrates the firm's determination to consolidate its standing as a leading commercial law firm in the Island with a first class funds service.”

“I am delighted to join Crill Canavan and have the opportunity to contribute to the growth of the funds practice,” commented Adrian. “Not only am I positive about the firm, but also about Jersey as a funds jurisdiction. Jersey provides an ideal legal and regulatory environment for investment funds. It offers a full range of legal structures, through advanced company, partnership and trust laws, and has also developed a pragmatic regulatory regime which is capable of facilitating funds of any type, from light touch sophisticated and high net worth investor funds to fully regulated retail funds. Coupled with its reputation as a highly credible jurisdiction, Jersey is an obvious choice for anyone who is serious about their offshore investment funds business. Crill Canavan already has a well established funds practice and works with many well known names in the funds business. I look forward to continuing the success of the funds practice by ensuring that the Investment Funds Team offers clients both the latest expertise and the best of service.”

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