Fiona Chandler Counsel

Investment Funds
+44 203 752 3600
+44 7525 836814

Expertise and Professional Background

Fiona is counsel in our London office working as the professional support lawyer for the firm’s Cayman funds and corporate practices. She has extensive investment funds experience including the establishment of investment funds and restructuring and winding down investment funds’ affairs and on financial services regulatory matters including the potential impact of Brexit on offshore financial services. Fiona also has extensive onshore and offshore corporate transactional experience including public and private M&A, equity capital markets matters, joint ventures and restructuring group structures.

Prior to joining Harneys in 2010 (and re-joining in 2014), Fiona trained at Eversheds LLP in London, qualifying into the Corporate Department and then spent 5 years at Herbert Smith LLP in London and Singapore, working on a range of corporate and corporate finance transactions. Fiona joined Maples and Calder’s London office in 2005 where she practised Cayman Islands law, continuing to advise on a range of corporate matters and also developing her investment funds practice. Fiona spent a year from 2013 working on a market-leading online regulatory product at Simmons & Simmons.

Fiona is also a contributing editor of The Offshore Funds Blog, a Harneys blog dedicated to explaining how offshore funds work and why investment managers use them.

Education & Admissions

Education
University of Bristol (LLB) 1994
College of Law, York (LPC) 1995
Bar Admissions
England and Wales (not practicing) 1998
British Virgin Islands 2007

Expertise

Cayman Islands
Investment Funds
Brexit Practice Group

Publications

Now that the United Kingdom has served notice to leave the European Union under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, managers of offshore funds have a clearer timetable for when Brexit will happen, with the UK scheduled to leave the EU in March 2019. The... read more