Jurisdiction: Cayman Islands
One of the world’s most successful offshore jurisdictions, the Cayman Islands leads the market in a number of financial sectors. It holds a dominant position in investment funds, with around 80% of the world’s offshore hedge funds registered in the jurisdiction, and its efficient and business-friendly reputation makes it an attractive base for cross-border financing structures, M&A and capital markets transactions. Cayman is also a centre of excellence for international insurance and the leading domicile for healthcare captives.
The sixth largest banking centre in the world, over 140 international banks hold assets totalling more than US$950 billion in the Cayman Islands, which is also recognised as a premier centre for trust administration and corporate services.
- Political and economic stability
- Legal system based on English common law
- Regulatory regime that provides for efficiency and flexibility
- Well-established and experienced financial and legal services sector
- Compliant with FATCA and an OECD ‘white-listed’ jurisdiction
CONYERS IN THE CAYMAN ISLANDS
When seeking expert legal advice on Cayman Islands law, you are looking for a solutions-driven approach, responsive service, and an understanding of your market and business sector. Our lawyers work with clients from around the world, including Asia, Europe, North and South America and MENA, and are recognised for their expertise and commercial acumen. We are well-placed to provide you with the full suite of legal and corporate services from the jurisdiction, no matter what your needs or where you are based.
Cayman is the world’s leading domicile for investment funds and is regarded as an efficient and effective jurisdiction for insurance and reinsurance, private equity, banking, finance, capital markets and public company registrations. Conyers acts on behalf of many of the world’s largest banks, insurance companies, asset management groups and high net worth individuals in relation to these and other matters.
Our lawyers have extensive specialist expertise in hedge funds, private equity and venture capital transactions. We advise major investment houses, private equity firms, corporations and financial institutions throughout Europe, the Americas, MENA, Asia and the ASEAN regions. Our responsiveness helps clients navigate this complex and fast evolving arena and manage the specialised issues relating to private equity throughout our network of global offices.
Capital markets and structured finance feature prominently in our Cayman corporate practice. We have advised on some of the region’s largest deals and continue to be a frontrunner in the industry.
Our team of highly respected insurance practitioners have extensive knowledge of the Cayman regulatory framework and provide clients with a range of services including advising on alternative risk transfer matters, including captives, catastrophe bonds and ILS, as well as insurance derivatives.
Conyers has robust aviation and shipping practices. Cayman entities are often used in cross-border financing structures for the financing of commercial aircraft. Our lawyers are at the forefront of financing work in this space and have advised on various types of asset financing structures, capital markets transactions, securitizations and acquisition finance matters.
LITIGATION & RESTRUCTURING
The litigation & restructuring team in our Cayman office is a recognised leader due to the reputation of our lawyers specialising in commercial litigation, trust litigation, asset tracing, shareholder disputes, insurance and insolvency & restructuring. Our lawyers have also been appointed to act as leading counsel, expert witnesses, arbitrators and mediators in many important cases before the courts.
PRIVATE CLIENT & TRUST
Our private client and trust lawyers receive numerous instructions on trust matters concerning inheritance structuring, private investment arrangements and inter-generational asset transfers, both at the local and international level.
CONYERS CLIENT SERVICES
Conyers Client Services provides corporate administration, specialised company management services and trustee services to a large number of Cayman entities.