Asia’s top asset management groups, hedge funds, private equity and venture capital firms domicile their funds in leading financial centres like Bermuda, BVI and the Cayman Islands due to the operational efficiencies, speed to market and progressive legislation offered by those jurisdictions.


When choosing a legal service provider offshore, you need experts you can trust with the establishment of your fund and throughout its lifecycle.

Offshore Investment Fund Specialists

One of the Most Experienced Offshore Investment Fund Teams in Asia

With over 35 years in Asia, including two decades of servicing clients in Japan, Conyers is the most experienced offshore practice in the region.

The Conyers Japan Desk, operated by a senior team of lawyers, is perfectly placed to help Japanese clients with investment fund structures, including advising investee limited partners. Our lawyers communicate and conduct business with clients in English and Japanese.  

With its thorough understanding of the Japan market, the team is ideally placed to advise on the most appropriate structures for fund matters, based upon the regulatory regimes in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands.

Assisting you in a Wide Range of Offshore Fund Formation Structures

Our Japan Desk advises on the entire range of open-ended and closed-ended investment funds, including:

  • Hedge Funds
  • Infrastructure Funds
  • Limited Partnerships
  • Master-feeder Funds
  • Private Equity Funds
  • Real Estate Funds
  • Segregated Portfolio Companies (SPCs)
  • Special Situation Funds
  • Unit Trusts
  • Venture Capital Funds

Our full-service offering includes:

  • Advising investee limited partners on fund offerings
  • Fund Regulation
  • Incorporations and Formations
  • Investment Management Regulation
  • Offering and Other Fund Documentation
  • Structuring Advisory

Additional structuring requirements we can facilitate:

  • Asset Segregation and Liability Ring-Fencing
  • Conflicts of Interest Solutions
  • Corporate Governance Parameters
  • Fiduciary Obligations of Operators
  • Investment and Advisory Committees
  • Investor Participation and Control Issues
  • Liquidity Requirements
  • Liquidity Restrictions, Including Lock-in Period, Redemption Gates and Side-Pockets
  • Multi-Class Share Rights

Fund Financing

Our Japan Desk acts for borrowers and lenders on fund financing transactions involving offshore mutual funds and private equity funds. We advise on a range of syndicated and bilateral secured credit facilities including capital call/subscription facilities, NAV credit facilities and hybrid facilities. Our team also provides security advice on debt financing transactions where shares, limited partner interests, trust units or assets of a fund are incorporated into the collateral package.

Innovative Solutions in the Ever-Changing Market

The Conyers Japan Desk excels at creating practical and innovative solutions for clients. We have recently assisted clients in the game finance industry to achieve their business goals. With an intimate understanding of the BVI Virtual Asset Regulatory Regime, including the newly-in-force Service Providers Act 2022, and our years of experience in the digital asset space, the team successfully assisted Japanese game finance businesses in setting up BVI companies to issue digital tokens. We are confident that our legal knowledge and innovation will prove valuable to the Japanese market.

Counsel for Leading Fund Managers

Conyers has received accolades as Best Offshore Law Firm of the Year in Asia for years. Our seasoned team of investment funds specialists is committed to providing professional counsel to the world’s leading and start-up asset management groups.