Cayman Islands : Corporate and commercial
Within Corporate and commercial, Solomon Harris is a third tier firm,
Solomon Harris' recent dominant feature has been M&A work utilising statutory merger provisions, both as arms length transactions and to facilitate internal reorganisations. Other highlights included assisting on the Cayman aspects of a $1.5bn joint venture and financing of a manufacturing plant in the Far East. Department head Paul Scrivener 'seeks to understand the underlying business issues before presenting a legal solution'; Sophia Harris is managing partner.
Cayman Islands : Dispute resolution
Within Dispute resolution, Solomon Harris is a third tier firm,
Solomon Harris provides 'sound advice'. The practice assisted the joint official liquidators of Bear Stearns High-Grade Structured Credit Strategies (Overseas) Fund and Bear Stearns High-Grade Structured Credit Strategies Enhanced Leverage (Overseas) Fund on various Cayman legal aspects of $1.6bn claims against former directors and investment managers. Laura Hatfield is department head. Sam Dawson has a growing profile in disputes relating to alternative investment structures. Dawson is 'extremely efficient and thorough'.
Cayman Islands : Insurance/reinsurance
Within Insurance/reinsurance, Solomon Harris is a second tier firm,
Solomon Harris is known for captive insurance. The practice acted for a Florida-based insurance carrier in the establishment of several agency group captives that provide workers compensation coverage; and provided regulatory advice to a Cayman captive arising from its change of control. Paul Scrivener is team head. Senior associate Kay Carter's 'advice is practical and she gets the job done'.
Cayman Islands : Investment funds
Within Investment funds, tier 4
Solomon Harris' team head Paul Scrivener, managing partner Sophia Harris, Jonathan Fitzgibbons and Nick Reid are experienced advisers. The team acted on the establishment of several entrepreneurial start-up funds, including certain funds that invested in currencies.
Cayman Islands : Real estate
Within Real estate , tier 4
Solomon Harris' senior associate Ian Jamieson is rated. The team advised on the leasing of all the units in a commercial development, located in the Seven Mile Beach area; and handled the sale and purchase of several residential units in one of the island's main hotel complexes.
Cayman Islands : Trusts/private client
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