EVENT CANCELLED: Wharton Legal Eagle: A Comparison of Offshore vs Onshore Structures

Date and Time
Tuesday, June 25, 2024
12:00pm— 2:00pm
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Ogier's Office
28 Queen's Road Central
11th Floor, Central Tower
Hong Kong
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Dick Lo Charles Liu Dexter Chun Jessie Ching Hanif Kanji Lucas K.T. Lee
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The Wharton Club of Hong Kong is delighted to continue its Wharton Legal Eagle Series which aims to provide legal insight, in a practical and immediately applicable fashion, on a variety of topics to business leaders in Hong Kong.

This lunchtime session will cover a popular topic, namely comparing offshore structures (Cayman Islands, BVI etc.) versus the new onshore Hong Kong structuring options, such as open-ended fund companies (OFCs) and limited partnership funds (LPFs).

This session will be led by Wharton alumnus David Cameron (WG08, L08, G08) who is founder of his own Hong Kong law firm, David Cameron Law Office (www.dc-lo.com) and Anthony Oakes, who is a partner based in Ogier's Hong Kong office and is the head of Ogier’s finance practice in Asia.

We also recognize that both networking and content is valuable so this event will consist of one hour of content and one hour of networking.

We are also introducing “bring a friend” pricing to encourage attendees to bring a colleague, client, etc. who would also be interested in partaking in this content and networking.

After this lunchtime session, you will have working knowledge of:

  • A comparative overview of offshore vs onshore structures
  • What considerations should be taken into account when deciding where to set up
  • Recent developments in both offshore and onshore arenas
  • Cost, timetables and third-parties involved
  • Common pitfalls and advice on how to minimize or avoid entirely
  • Most mis-understood or underappreciated aspects of offshore and onshore
  • Typical client profile being attracted to offshore versus onshore
  • Opening a bank account (the ever-elusive target!)

And any other topics/questions submitted during registration or asked during Q&A

Time and Date: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Tuesday, 25 June 2024


  • 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM : Registration & meet and greet
  • 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM: speaker presentations followed by Q&A;
  • 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm networking with other attendees.
  • Lunch (sandwiches and drinks) will be available throughout the session.

Venue: Ogier’s Office, 11th Floor, Central Tower, 28 Queen's Road Central, Central

Single Ticket Price: HK$150, including lunch

Two or More Ticket Price: HK$100 per person, including lunch

Dress Code: Business Casual/Clean Casual


About the Presenters:

David Cameron (Wharton MBA 08 / Penn Law 08 / Lauder 08) is founder and principal of his own Hong Kong law firm, David Cameron Law Office (DCLO). DCLO advises on both Hong Kong and New York law and caters to clients in Hong Kong such as family offices, private equity funds and asset managers, among others. David has practiced law in Hong Kong for 15 years, including at some of the largest law firm in the world, namely Linklaters and Allen & Overy and, most recently before founding his own firm, at US firm Dorsey & Whitney as Partner. David can be reached at [email protected].

Anthony Oakes is a partner based in Ogier's Hong Kong office and is the head of Ogier’s finance practice in Asia. He provides BVI and Cayman legal advice in relation to a broad array of financing transactions and restructurings. He also has a strong focus on corporate work – including mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, private equity structures and capital markets transactions. He is fluent in English and Mandarin. Anthony can be reached at [email protected].


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