Practice DescriptionEnglish-trained and qualified solicitor, with almost thirty years’ experience, who began practising in the Cayman Islands in 1998. Broad business and corporate finance practice stretching from banking, company law, and mergers and acquisitions to capital markets, securitizations and captive insurance. Strong investment funds practice covering hedge funds and other collective investment vehicles. Head of firm’s seven-lawyer investment funds group. One of the leading hedge funds lawyers in the Cayman Islands, advising countless sponsors, from small entrepreneurial managers to the largest institutions, on the establishment, operation and restructuring of Cayman hedge funds.
Industry sector expertiseHedge funds and insurance.
Overseas expertiseDeveloped a niche in acting as an expert witness as to matters of Cayman Islands law in overseas legal proceedings. Appeared before courts, arbitrations and tribunals in both the US and the UK.
- Acted as an expert witness with regard to allegations made against a Colorado-based fund manager of irregularities in the calculation of performance fees paid by its Cayman Islands hedge fund
- Working on a major acquisition for a US university
- Advised the Cayman Islands Society of Professional Accountants in connection with proposed revisions to legislation regulating the auditing profession in the Cayman Islands and in connection with the introduction of an auditor oversight regime for auditors of market traded companies
- Acted for one of the purchasers of the Cayman Islands practice of a major international accounting firm
- Lyxor Asset Management
- Societe Generale
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