Seward & Kissel Represents Paradigm Governance Partners in its Merger with Hawksford

March 6, 2024

On February 24, 2024, Paradigm Governance Partners (“Paradigm”), a specialist governance and fund services company based in the Cayman Islands announced that it had completed its merger with Hawksford, a global corporate, private client, and fund services provider. Seward & Kissel is pleased to have represented Paradigm in connection with this transaction.

Paradigm provides specialist governance solutions to global alternative fund managers, across multiple jurisdictions and asset classes, including hedge funds, family offices, closed-end funds and private equity. Hawksford is an international, award-winning provider of corporate, private client and fund services headquartered in the self-governing British Crown Dependency of Jersey in the Channel Islands. The strategic investment will bring Paradigm’s specialist range of governance services to Hawksford’s global fund manager client base, complementing its longstanding expertise in key regions including Asia, EMEA and the UK.

Seward & Kissel LLP ( is a leading New York law firm, originally established in 1890, offering legal advice emphasizing business, financial and commercial law and related litigation. The firm’s Business Transactions Group handles middle-market M&A, private equity, venture capital and joint venture transactions involving a wide variety of industries. The firm is ranked as Highly Regarded for Corporate/M&A by Chambers USA and is recommended by The Legal 500 in the middle-market M&A category, stating that Seward & Kissel “advises on market-leading transactions within the industries where the firm has an international reputation, namely investment management and shipping.”

The company’s press release describing this transaction is available here.