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



Phone +1 345 749 7590


Gary is a Partner in, and leads/coordinates, the firm’s Corporate Group and Investment Funds Group. 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, particularly hedge funds, private equity funds, and funds investing in blockchain technology. He also advises on M&A, corporate, corporate finance, and private equity investments. He provides Cayman Islands law and BVI 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 a wide range of articles and other publications on Cayman Islands and BVI law matters, including: “Fund Management - Cayman Islands” published by Lexology, 2021/2022; "Investment Funds - Cayman Islands", published in the PLC Cross-Border Investment Funds Handbook, 2012; "Cayman Islands' Court of Appeal Re-affirms the Status of Segregated Portfolio Companies", published in International Corporate Rescue Vol. 9 (2012) Issue 6; "Fiduciary duties of a general partner of a Cayman exempted limited partnership", published in the PLC Global Guide for Private Equity and Venture Capital 2015/2016. In 2022, he is ranked in Asia Business Law Journal's A-List of the top offshore lawyers. The list is based on extensive research conducted and nominations received from in-house counsel in Asia, and Asia-focused partners from domestic and international law firms.

Chambers & Partners Global has ranked Gary Smith in the top tiers of Investment Funds lawyers in the Cayman Islands and he is described by sources as: "a bright guy, a team player, and a hard worker" (Chambers 2014) and appreciated for maintaining "strong client-relationships and is highly regarded by sources in North America and Asia" (Chambers 2017). "his knowledge impresses me and his creativity is very good. He is also very patient and intelligent" (Chambers 2018)


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 BVI domiciled investment funds and M&A transactions involving Cayman companies and/or BVI companies among other things, involving fintech and blockchain technology. 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.

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