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Peter Cockhill

Peter Cockhill

CEO & Group General Counsel

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Overview

Peter is a well-known investment funds lawyer with more than twenty-five years’ experience in investment funds, international mergers and acquisitions and corporate law. His focus within JP Integra is in legal project management with particular strength in investment funds, private equity and international mergers and acquisitions. He previously worked at Ogier, a major offshore law firm, where he was the head of the global investment funds team, managing partner of the Cayman firm and served on the group’s management board as head of strategy. He was closely involved with the successful acquisition and merger of two independent law firms into Ogier and was a director of Ogier Fiduciary Services, which was sold to Electra Partners in 2014 and is now part of Intertrust. He began his legal career with Hogan Lovells in London.


Background

Peter has extensive experience in advising fund boards, managers and institutional investors on regulatory, legal, structural and operational issues and his corporate practice includes advising multinational financial institutions and high net worth individuals on licensing, finance and establishing structures for managing assets and effecting international acquisitions.

Peter has served as a director of Cayman Finance including a period as chairman of its strategy committee and as a trustee of the largest public pension plan in the Cayman Islands. He is also a founder member and former chairman of the charity Help for Children/Hedge Funds Care Cayman, and served for many years as a global board member of Help For Children.

Peter was educated at the Universities of York and Cambridge, and the College of Law in the UK. He holds a B. A. Honours degree (First Class) and the Common Professional Exam and Law Society Finals qualifications in Law. He has spoken at numerous international industry conferences and before leaving private practice to join JP Integra he was consistently recognised as a leading financial services lawyer in legal professional directories such as Chambers Global and Legal 500 (Tier 1 and Senior Statesman status). He is a member of the Cayman Islands Law Society and the Caymanian Bar Association and is an associate member of STEP.