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Campbells

FLOOR 4, WILLOW HOUSE, CRICKET SQUARE, GRAND CAYMAN KY1-9010, CAYMAN ISLANDS
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www.campbellslegal.com
Grand Cayman, Hong Kong, Tortola

Cayman Islands

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 3

Campbells

Campbells' practice covers capital raising and debt issuance transactions as well as banking, finance and secured lending; the team is also experienced in the financing of yachts and commercial vessels in Cayman. The key advisers are managing partner John Wolf and senior associates Damien Magee and Daniel Russell, the latter joining from Ogier's BVI office.

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Corporate and commercial
Corporate and commercial - ranked: tier 3

Campbells

Campbells is praised for its 'diligence, experience, subject matter knowledge and timeliness'. The practice has particular expertise in M&A, reorganisations, joint ventures, and mining and natural resources transactions. It acted as Cayman legal counsel to VivaReal, an online real estate search and advertising business, on a merger with one of its competitors, Zap. John Wolf is managing partner; corporate department head Alan Craig is 'analytical, experienced and intelligent'; and Richard Spencer advises on cross-border M&A, joint ventures, shareholder arrangements, group reorganisations and downstream transactions. Senior associate Daniel  Russell joined from Ogier's BVI office.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Campbells

'Providing effective advice and strategy while responding swiftly to the changing demands of litigation', Campbells' 'responsive practitioners are not just talented black-letter lawyers – they also take a commercial approach'. The practice regularly acts in significant insolvency and restructuring cases and is particularly well known for investment fund litigation and shareholder disputes, as well as asset tracing, trust litigation, enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards, and local and overseas regulatory investigations, compliance and anti-money laundering issues. The team acted for the HSBC entities in claims brought against them in Cayman's Grand Court by Primeo Fund (in Official Liquidation), which had placed substantially all of its assets with Bernard L Madoff Investment Securities. Cayman litigation, insolvency and restructuring head Guy Manning 'has a great reputation'; and with 'a wealth of experience in handling high-value commercial disputes', Andrew Pullinger is 'a deeply impressive litigator who is highly-intelligent and produces imaginative and strategic answers to difficult and complex problems'. Mark Goodman 'sees the bigger picture and is results-oriented', and Alistair Walters is a contentious regulatory expert.

Leading individuals

Guy Manning - Campbells

Mark Goodman - Campbells

Next generation lawyers

Andrew Pullinger - Campbells

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Insurance/reinsurance
Insurance/reinsurance - ranked: tier 1

Campbells

Campbells' insurance practice is led by 'experienced and intelligent' corporate head Alan Craig. The practice works with the leading insurance managers in the Cayman Islands (Cayman) on the formation, licensing and ongoing operation of a large proportion of the captive insurance entities that are established in Cayman, which involves advising on the establishment and operation of single parent captives, group captives, agency captives and segregated portfolio structures that insure a wide range of risks. It advised Eastern Alliance Insurance Group, which expanded its Cayman presence by establishing Inova Re (a segregated portfolio company licensed as a Class B insurer), on constitutional documents for the new company as well as on the licensing process. Alistair Walters is recommended for insurance litigation; Walters' clients include large insurance carriers, Cayman government agencies, worldwide P&I clubs and various Lloyd’s syndicates.

Leading individuals

Alan Craig - Campbells

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 4

Campbells

Campbells advises on the structuring, formation and launch of a wide range of investment funds, including hedge, venture capital, private equity and hybrid funds. The team acted as Cayman Islands legal counsel on establishing GenBridge Capital I and other related entities. Alan Craig has a significant private equity and venture capital practice, and advises some of the world’s largest funds managers on the capital raising process. The other key practitioners are Simon Thomas and Richard Spencer.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Campbells

Campbells' 'service is exemplary'; its real estate practice handles all aspects of purchasing, selling and developing residential and commercial property in Cayman, alongside related residential and commercial financing for both individuals and corporations. The litigation department advises on high- profile, contentious real estate matters. The group acted for Butler Group as developer on a luxury property development that will comprise 20 luxury condominium residences. The 'thorough' Lily Lee 'can always be relied upon to make herself available for clients, provides quality advice, and always follows up'. Kirsten Houghton is an experienced senior associate.

Leading individuals

Lily Lee - Campbells

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