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Grand Cayman, Hong Kong, Tortola


The firm

Campbells is a leading offshore law firm established nearly 50 years ago. From their offices in the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands and Hong Kong they provide comprehensive corporate and litigation advice and services to clients worldwide in relation to Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands law. They are regularly trusted to advise some of the most prominent names in finance, investment and insurance and are frequently involved in the largest and most complex transactions, disputes and insolvencies in both jurisdictions.

Campbells' legal team is internationally recognised for their expertise by leading directories and trade publications and they are also proud to be actively involved in the development of legislation, sitting on critical government legislative committees. Campbells is a member of the international legal network Meritas.

Areas of practice

Arbitration & Mediation: Campbells is at the forefront of arbitration and mediation in both the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands. They have a number of attorneys with highly specialised international arbitration and mediation experience gained onshore in major arbitration and mediation centres.

Banking & Finance: Campbells has extensive experience advising on banking and structured finance transactions, including commercial syndicated lending, Islamic finance, export credit agency financing, structured leasing, trade finance, distressed debt, security enforcement, derivatives, securitisations and other structured products.

Blockchain & FinTech: Campbells Blockchain & FinTech practice is recognised as holding a leading position in the market. They have advised high profile and innovate international businesses in this space, including crypto exchanges, token issuers and investment funds.

Corporate & Commercial: Campbells has considerable experience in all areas of offshore corporate and commercial legal practice and has worked on some of the most important and innovative cross-border transactions undertaken. They have particular expertise in mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and joint venture structuring. They have been involved in listings on exchanges worldwide and are a Listing Agent for the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange.

Insolvency & Restructuring: Campbells’ Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring Group is widely recognised as a market leader. They act for insolvency professionals, creditors, investors, directors and other professional service providers in connection with all aspects of the restructuring and winding up of companies, investment funds, limited partnerships and structured finance entities. They have wide experience of coordinating cross-border appointments, obtaining injunctions, assisting with gathering evidence and obtaining recognition and assistance from overseas courts.

Insurance: Campbells leads the market in both contentious and non-contentious insurance matters. Clients include the largest insurance carrier in the Caribbean, domestic and international insurers, Lloyd’s syndicates and Cayman Islands Government Agencies.

Investment Funds: Campbells works with leading onshore attorneys and investment managers globally, from emerging managers to established institutional managers; in addition to advising sponsors and investors. The firm advises on fund formation, seed capital arrangements and their subsequent investment cycle, and on the restructuring of investment fund structures. They have extensive expertise in fund establishment including master-feeder structures; multi-class funds; hybrid funds; segregated portfolio company structures; exempted limited partnership structures; and unit trusts. They have a reputation for being at the forefront of emerging issues and working with advisors in other jurisdictions to devise cutting-edge responses; and have in-depth experience advising on AIFMD and FATCA / CRS related matters.

Litigation: Campbells is well known for the strength of its litigation practice and regularly advises local and international clients on the most complex and high-value disputes in Cayman and the BVI. Clients include large international, financial and trading organisations, liquidators and trustees in bankruptcy of overseas and local entities, participants in investment and trust structures, and government agencies. We have particular expertise in investment funds disputes and the liquidation of investment funds and substantial experience of obtaining injunctions, assisting with gathering evidence and obtaining assistance from overseas courts. Our litigators appear before the Grand Court, Court of Appeal and Privy Council.

Regulatory & Compliance: Headed by Alistair Walters (past president of the Cayman Islands Compliance Association), the firm’s Regulatory Practice Group advises financial institutions on local and overseas regulatory investigations, fraud and money laundering-related issues.

Shipping & Aviation: Campbells has a leading practice in matters relating to the acquisition, financing and registration of vessels and aircraft and has a well-established reputation fostered over several decades.

Trusts & Private Client: The firm regularly acts for participants in international trust structures in relation to disputes over trust assets or between trustees, protectors and beneficiaries. Recent cases have involved family trusts owning high-profile, publicly-recognised commercial assets.

Venture Capital & Private Equity: The firm has extensive experience advising at all stages in the life-cycle of private equity and venture capital funds from formation to investments made by such funds, including implementing the investment structures utilised upon acquisition of underlying investments, financing portfolio investments and listing and M&A transactions in respect of the disposition of portfolio investments.


  • Number of partners: 15
  • Number of fee earners: 43
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Afrikaans
  • Cantonese
  • Dutch
  • Italian
  • Mandarin
  • Member
  • Meritas
  • World Law Group (WLG)

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