Legal Business

Offshore: Putting funds back on the map

With transactional work picking up globally, offshore funds are back in vogue. We assess the most active offshore firms and the key recent developments

The renewed sense of optimism emanating from the world’s major financial centres has clearly made its way offshore. While the global financial crisis put successful launches of offshore private equity, real estate and listed funds on hold, the mood has clearly changed. New funds and start-ups are upbeat again and the fund practices of offshore law firms are enjoying healthy flows of work.