Lee Osborne

Managing Associate

Lee is based in the firm's Guernsey office and is an experienced corporate, banking and investment funds lawyer, having worked for leading offshore law firms for almost ten years in the British Virgin Islands and Singapore (where he practised both BVI and Cayman Islands law, with a particular emphasis on Cayman Islands mutual funds and closed-ended private equity funds). Prior to moving offshore, Lee worked for a leading national law firm in the UK.

Lee advises on a broad range of corporate and banking matters, including investment funds and private equity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, cross border transactions and complex corporate restructuring. Lee is a trusted advisor on general BVI corporate matters.

Professional
  • Solicitor* - England & Wales
  • Solicitor - British Virgin Islands

*non-practising

Industry focus
  • Lee frequently reports on offshore legal developments and has appeared on expert panels in relation to various topics of offshore law, most recently in Geneva where he was invited by IG bank and Circle Partners to discuss points of difference between the BVI and Cayman Islands investment funds products and their respective markets.
Credentials
  • Member of the BVI Bar Association
  • "Recommended" and a "Key Practitioner" - Legal 500
News/Experience
Bedell Cristin promotes two lawyers to new Managing Associate role

Bedell Cristin has enhanced its management structure and appointed two Senior Associates, Guy Westmacott in Jersey and Lee Osborne in Guernsey, to a newly created role of Managing Associate.

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Insights
Guernsey investment structures
Briefings | 16 Apr 2018

Guernsey is, for many, the jurisdiction of choice for the establishment and/or administration of all types of investment structure and collective investment vehicle, including private equity, hedge and property funds, across a wide range of asset classes.

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BVI beneficial ownership registration regime
Briefings | 28 Nov 2017

The topic of corporate transparency through the creation of a central registry of company beneficial ownership information has been extensively debated in recent years and came to the political fore at the Lough Erne G8 Summit in June 2013, at which the off...

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EU General Data Protection Regulation
Briefings | 07 Jul 2017

This briefing provides an overview of the key changes introduced by the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (the "GDPR"), which will have extra-territorial effect in the Channel Islands in relation to the personal data of EU citizens, and the provisions...

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Guernsey legal opinions
Briefings | 25 Oct 2016

In finance transactions, legal opinions are often sought from local counsel as to the capacity of entities formed under the laws of Guernsey to enter into transactions and documents and as to the laws of Guernsey generally. This briefing summarises issues ...

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The New BVI Limited Partnership Act
Articles | 11 Apr 2018

Lee Osborne, Managing Associate, reviews the New BVI Limited Partnership Act. Published in the IFC Caribbean - April 2018.

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