Regional Contacts

Our experienced professionals are able to provide advice on a wide range of matters, supported by a dedicated and talented group of paralegals and corporate administrators.

For more information and to organize a meeting and/or a conference call, you may get in touch with one of our regional contacts below:

Gary Smith

Gary Smith

Global

 

Phone +1 345 749 7590

 

Gary is a Partner in the firm’s Corporate Group having joined the firm from another Cayman Islands firm in July 2013. He holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB Honours) from the University of Sheffield in England and a Master of Laws Degree (LLM) from the University of London in England. He worked as a Private Equity/M&A attorney in England for many years before moving to the Cayman Islands in 2009 to work as a Corporate/Investment Funds attorney.

Gary's practice focuses principally on offshore investment funds formation and launch, corporate, finance, M&A, private equity, and banking. He provides Cayman Islands law advice to companies, banks, investment fund managers, in-house counsel, onshore counsel, high net worth individuals, and insurance companies to deal with day-to-day legal issues and complex, strategic matters.

Gary has given expert evidence in the United States Bankruptcy Court Southern District of New York in court proceedings before Judge Robert E. Gerber relating to Cayman investment funds. He has also authored: "Investment Funds - Cayman Islands", published in the Practical Law Company Cross-Border Investment Funds Handbook, 2012; "Introduction of Non-Petition... Covenants", published in International Corporate Rescue Vol. 10 (2013) Issue 4; "Cayman Islands' Court of Appeal Re-affirms Status of Segregated Portfolio Companies", published in International Corporate Rescue Vol. 9 (2012) Issue6.

In the 2014 Chambers Global ranking for Investment Funds in the Cayman Islands, Gary is described by sources as: "a bright guy, a team player, and a hard worker."

 

Yun Sheng

Yun Sheng

China/Asia region

 

Phone +1 345 324 2900 (Cayman)
+86 133 2190 3805 (China)

Yun is Senior China Specialist in our Corporate Group. She advises on a wide range of corporate matters relating to Cayman investment funds and M&A transactions involving Cayman companies. She has worked on a number of merger take-privates of Chinese owned and managed companies listed on the NYSE and on NASDAQ. Yun is fluent in Mandarin and Shanghainese and worked for a major U.S. law firm in Shanghai prior to joining our Corporate Group.

Ramona Tudorancea

Ramona Tudorancea

Europe/EMEA

 

Phone +1 345 749 7494

Ramona is a Corporate/M&A Specialist in our Corporate Group and joined us after having worked nine years in Paris, France in a major U.S. law firm. She holds a European Law / Corporate Law degree (DEA) from University of Paris I Sorbonne in Paris and an LL.M. from Columbia University in New York.

She advises clients in the following practice areas:

  • Corporate / M&A: foreign direct investments, joint ventures, acquisitions (including bankruptcy buy-outs), reorganizations, mergers, spin-offs and disposals, and post-M&A and D&O liability issues.
  • Private Equity: fund formation and structuring, fund management and compliance with regulations, acquisitions (including LBO/MBO transactions), R&W insurance coverage, and mezzanine financing.
  • Corporate Finance: syndicated loans, corporate debt refinancing, private placements, security interests, receivables financing and securitization.

Ramona has also held various speaking and teaching engagements regarding cross-border M&A and banking law issues and is a member of the Paris and New York Bars.

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