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Bedell Cristin

53 MARKET STREET, UNIT 3211, CAMANA BAY, PO BOX 1990, GRAND CAYMAN KY1-1104, CAYMAN ISLANDS
Tel:
Work +1 345 949 0488
Email:
Web:
www.solomonharris.com
Grand Cayman, London, Singapore, St Helier, St Peter Port, Tortola

Sophia Harris

Tel:
Work +1 345 949 0488
Email:
Bedell Cristin

Work Department

Managing Partner.

Position

Corporate and Commercial Law; Mutual Funds; Contracts; Collective Investment; Mergers and Acquisitions; Partnership; Securities and Trusts. Advice to major corporations including banks, trust companies, mutual funds, unit trusts, limited and general partnerships, telecommunications companies. Legal opinions on a broad variety of commerical and corporate matters relating to Cayman Islands Law.

Career

University of Liverpool, England; Cayman Islands Law School (LL.B., 1991).Recipient: Cayman Island Bar Association Award and Council of the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce Award in recognition of her Scholarly Achievement of best results. Admitted to bar in 1991 in the Cayman Islands as an Attorney-at-Law. Hunter & Hunter: 1992-1997; Established Solomon Harris in 1997.

Member

Caymanian Bar Association (Past Council Member); Cayman Island Law Society (Council Member). Past President - Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce. She has served as Chairwoman of CI Government Department of Immigration Business Staffing Plan Board and Chair Woman of the Immigration Appeals Tribunal.

Education

University of Liverpool, England; Cayman Islands Law School (LLB).

Leisure

Reading.


Cayman Islands

Corporate and commercial

Within: Corporate and commercial

Solomon Harris, which provided 'real value for money compared to a lot of the larger law firms, with clients receiving a similar level of service for a significantly reduced hourly rate', recently merged with the Channel Islands-based Bedell Cristin. The group stands out for its transactional insurance practice and has experienced a significant increase in hotel- and tourism-related deals. Department head Richard Addlestone advised a Fortune 500 healthcare industry company on a U$6bn cross-border reorganisation; banking and real estate finance attorney Ian Jamieson leads the inward and domestic investment practice; and Sophia Harris is also a principal contact. Nick Reid relocated back to Cayman in 2018 to bolster the group's corporate law presence.

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Real estate

Within: Real estate

Solomon Harris recently merged with the Channel Islands-based Bedell Cristin. The team regularly advises major developers, investors and retail banks in Cayman on real estate matters, including financing. It advised Dart Enterprises on the purchase of Grand Cayman's Ritz-Carlton hotel from Five Mile Capital. Real estate finance expert and inward investment group head Ian Jamieson is 'responsive, sensible and pragmatic in his advice as well as being very strong on industry knowledge'; managing partner Sophia Harris is another key contact. Adam Johnson joined Appleby.

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