Cayman Islands Legal Expertise

A Cayman Islands law firm with a proven record of providing creative and insightful legal advice and solutions on corporate law.

Our clients are international. They chose us for our clear focus on delivering outstanding service and our ability to successfully assist them across the globe. We work with our clients, other law firms and advisers and with each other to efficiently maximize our clients’ commercial advantage whilst minimizing their legal risk.

For more information on how our Cayman legal experts could assist your business, select from our legal services below:

 

Investment Funds

Formation, structuring, launch, re-organisation and on-going issues relating to:

  • Mutual Funds
  • Private Equity Funds
  • Real Estate Funds
  • Distressed Funds
  • Other Asset Classes

 

 

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Advising acquisition groups, minority shareholders, and financiers in relation to mergers or consolidations under the Cayman merger law regime.
  • Merger takeovers.
  • Merger take-privates of listed Cayman Islands companies.

 

 

Corporate Insolvency and Restructuring

  • Enforcement of security.
  • Corporate Restructurings.
  • Asset tracing.
  • Insolvent Liquidation.
  • Schemes of arrangement and other Court driven restructurings.

 

 


 

Banking and Finance

  • Syndicated loan agreements.
  • Private placements.
  • Inter-creditor agreements and debt subordination.
  • Registration of security and enforceability of security documentation.
  • Parent and sister company guarantees and first demand guarantees.
  • Asset-backed and receivable financing.
  • Establishment of STAR Trusts / Irrevocable Trusts / Exempted Trusts.
  • Formation of Private Trust Companies.

 

 

Capital Markets/IPOs

Medium-term note programs.

  • High-yield bonds.
  • Convertible and exchangeable bonds.
  • Tender offers.
  • Asset-backed, mortgage-backed and esoteric securitizations.
  • Structured products (including collateralized loan obligations, collateralized debt obligations, and other credit- and equity-linked notes).
  • Sovereign debt offerings.
  • Loan participation notes.
  • Variable funding notes.

 

 

Corporate

  • Cross border joint venture transactions.
  • Solvent group re-organisations via scheme of arrangement.
  • Acquisition and disposal of shares and business assets.
  • Redomiciliation of corporate vehicles from other jurisdictions to the Cayman Islands.
  • Migration of corporate vehicles from the Cayman Islands to other jurisdictions.
  • Shareholders' rights, including unfair prejudice, derivative actions and class actions.
  • Fiduciary duty issues for directors of companies and general partners of limited partnerships.

 

Private Equity Transactions

  • Co-ordinating cross-border deals for our PE clients in line with the fund investment strategy and compliance requirements.
  • Management buy-out (MBO).
  • Leveraged buy-out (LBO).
  • Assisting PE clients plan their exit strategies.
  • Sale of portfolio positions to strategic/financial buyers.
  • Negotiating limited warranties and related insurance coverage.
  • Assisting PE clients in their financing negotiations with mezzanine and senior lenders.

 

 

 

Corporate and Liquidation Services

  • Incorporation of exempted companies and segregated portfolio companies (SPCs).
  • Registration of exempted limited partnerships.
  • Registration of LLCs.
  • Appointment of directors and officers, managers or general partners.
  • Providing registered office services.
  • Providing corporate secretarial services.
  • Voluntary liquidation of Cayman companies.
  • Solvent liquidation limited partnerships.

 

 

 

Commercial Litigation

  • Cross-border corporate insolvency and restructuring.
  • Minority shareholder disputes.
  • Derivative actions.
  • Taking action to preserve property and restrain unlawful dealings in assets (e.g. by obtaining or defending freezing and disclosure injunctions).
  • Merger disputes.
  • Joint Venture Disputes.
  • Trust litigation.
  • Asset tracing.
  • Mediation and arbitration proceedings.

 

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