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Appleby regularly advises on high-profile hotel and resort developments, complex commercial and retail lending transactions, and major property developments in the Cayman Islands (Cayman). Property head Norman Klein and senior associate Donald Miller advised the purchaser on a recent acquisition of a seafront site; Klein also assisted with the planning and development of a cruise ship berthing facility. Wendy Denman is the conveyancing manager. Senior associate Adam Johnson is ‘extremely knowledgeable, pragmatic and reassuring to deal with

Ritch & Conolly is ‘very detailed and thorough in its approach’. The team advises on luxury real estate matters, multi-let offices, commercial property and hotels, as well as high-value loans. The team acted for Stone Island in the development of 48 high-end town homes. Strata titles law expert David Ritch’s recent experience includes acting on the purchase of a luxury waterfront home. Angus Charlton and Jacqueline Conolly are key senior associates.

Bodden & Bodden, which ‘stands out due to its local knowledge and experience’, is focused on real estate transactions, conveyancing, leasing, and construction and development matters. Other areas of strength are financing, local licensing and corporate structuring; and the practice regularly advises on property acquisitions that conform with Cayman residency investment requirements. Senior partner Sherri Bodden acted for HHG Cayman and HHG Advisory Services in the Margaritaville Beach Resort project.

Campbells handles purchases, sales and property development in Cayman, as well as related residential and commercial financings; it also advises on high-profile contentious real estate matters. Property head Lily Lee led advice to the developers of a luxury property development in South Sound, Grand Cayman, which will comprise luxury condominium residences. Mark Adams and senior associate Kirsten Houghton are also key advisers.

Forbes Hare is highly rated for significant residential real estate developments in Cayman and it has experienced an increase in its infrastructure and commercial real estate projects work. The ‘very detailed and careful’ Sonia Starvis, who is ‘hardworking and gets back to clients promptly on any subject’, and Barry Smith are the names to note.

Maples and Calder has a particular focus on construction law and hotels and tourism law. Other areas include the sale and purchase of commercial property; real estate financing; strata title law; procurement issues; and property-related disputes. Associate George Loutas is property and construction head.

Solomon Harrisoffers extremely good value for money and deep levels of knowledge’. The practice advises on real estate finance, acquisitions, developments, portfolio management, including leasing, and sales; it also has hospitality and tourism sector expertise. Real estate finance specialist Ian Jamieson is ‘very commercial, knowledgeable and helpful’ and Sophia Harris is also highly rated.

Higgs & Johnson acts for the developers of high-end properties, the team’s advice including negotiations with government authorities regarding acquisitions, commercial activities, licensing and regulatory matters; it also assists financial institutions and private clients with complex real estate transactions. Gina Berry is ‘responsive, efficient and very knowledgeable’.

Acting for international private equity funds, lenders, developers, corporations, multinationals and private clients, the ‘highly responsive and commercialWalkers Cayman is well regarded for acquisitions, financings, disposals, developments, management matters, and leasing. Senior counsel Stuart Rowe is ‘very personable and proactive’.

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