Legal experts meet restructuring challenges

BVI legal firms have been supporting hedge funds as they seek ways to solve structural problems. Although massive closures have been avoided, many are braced for a wave of litigation in the second half of the year.


British Virgin Islands (BVI) law firms have been heavily involved in advising hedge funds hit by the rapid decline in market conditions and investor sentiment. The fallout from the Bernard Madoff fraud is also being keenly felt in the jurisdiction. Litigation specialists expect a spate of lawsuits in the second half of the year.

For now hedge fund restructuring work dominates. The need to restructure stems from the liquidity mismatch inherent in many hedge funds. The classic example is a fund

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