Theo Lefkos

Partner, Head of Private Equity – Cayman

Theo Lefkos is a Partner and Head of Private Equity in the Cayman Islands.

Theo’s practice focuses primarily on the formation and operation of private funds (both private equity and credit) and the downstream activities undertaken by private funds. Theo has represented fund sponsors across a range of strategies including growth, venture, distressed, real estate, energy and infrastructure, fund of funds and secondaries.

Theo routinely advises general partners on their upper tier structures and governance arrangements, setting up co-investment vehicles and separately managed accounts for investors, as well as some more innovative structures such as rated note feeders. Theo has advised some of the world’s largest fund sponsors, as well as midsize and start-up managers.

In addition, Theo has extensive experience in general corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, restructures, joint ventures and employee share plans.

Prior to joining Conyers, Theo worked in the Investment Funds Group of another leading Cayman Islands firm, and in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group of one of Australia’s leading law firms, Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons). There he had extensive experience advising on a number of high profile public M&A transactions and capital raisings, as well as private M&A transactions.



Professional Background

  • Walkers, Cayman Islands
  • Mallesons Stephen Jacques (now King & Wood Mallesons), Melbourne
  • World Bank, Washington, DC


  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Monash University, Australia

Bar Admissions

  • Cayman Islands
  • Australia (not practising)

Awards & Accolades

  • Recognised as a “Next Generation Partner” in the 2024 edition (and since the 2020 edition) of The Legal 500 Caribbean (Investment funds)