Legal experts see myriad of concerns facing hedge funds

Jurisdictional issues may not be the hardest choice for a hedge fund to make. A whole raft of legal questions and options are presented to a fund on launch and throughout its life. Stephen Quigley and Jamie Wynn-Williams talk to a range of legal experts, asking them what they think the right legal solution for a hedge fund is

Many lawyers think that choosing between an offshore or onshore fund jurisdiction is the most important decision for a hedge fund. Others, however, take a different view and believe the issues surrounding redemptions and liquidity are the main challenges confronting hedge funds at present. Still others consider the tendency for legal matters to come last in the order of priorities as a grave mistake.

Ed Devenport, funds partner at Mourant, deals with offshore issues. He believes the main legal

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