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Cayman Islands

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 4

Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries

Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries' areas of work include acting for borrowers and lenders on loans, handling the establishment and licencing of banks and other financial institutions, advising on ongoing operational and regulatory requirements and compliance matters, assisting with ISDA agreements, and acting on bank reorganisations. Managing director Chris Humphries is the key contact.

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Corporate and commercial
Corporate and commercial - ranked: tier 4

Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries

Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries 'impresses clients with its responsiveness, industry knowledge and value for money, especially when compared to some of the larger firms in the domicile'. The corporate practice covers M&A and private equity deals, including LBOs and group restructurings; start-ups, disposals and joint ventures; the incorporation of corporate vehicles, investment trusts and partnerships; and cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. It advised Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas on the sale of Deutsche Bank’s US private equity access fund platform, which comprised 33 funds, to Institutional Capital Network. Corporate and commercial head Chris Humphries 'adds value', Andrew Hersant is chairman and Aaron Walker recently made partner.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries

Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries is particularly focused on commercial, insurance and insolvency disputes. Recent work includes acting for US insurance company Allianz Global Corporate Risks in proceedings before the Cayman Islands court, which were brought against it by an aircraft lessee; the matter involved claims under a Cayman law-governed aircraft insurance policy. Litigation head Richard Annette was made partner; Farrah Sbaiti is the associate to note.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 4

Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries

The key areas for Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries' 'knowledgeable and commercial practice' are fund formation and fund (re)structuring, including of funds investing in cryptocurrencies; fund and portfolio transactions; and assisting smaller clients and fund managers with preparing fund documents where there is no onshore counsel. Other areas of note are regulatory matters and the liquidation and termination of funds. Chris Humphries is 'excellent, responds quickly and knows all aspects of the fund industry'; chairman Andrew Hersant and Aaron Walker, the latter recently making partner, are also key contacts. Simon Yard and the recently promoted James Smith are experienced senior associates.

Leading individuals

Chris Humphries - Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries

Next generation lawyers

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 4

Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries

Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries is noted for handling all aspects of Cayman real estate law, including the purchase, sale and development of commercial and residential properties in Cayman. Local business head Buck Grizzel is the principal contact.

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Cayman Islands

Offices in Grand Cayman

Legal Developments by:
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  • Economic Substance Requirements - Fund Managers

    The International Tax Co-operation (Economic Substance) Law, 2018 (the “ES Law”) came into effect in the Cayman Islands on 1 January 2019, requiring in-scope entities that carry on particular activities to have demonstrable economic substance in the Cayman Islands.
    - Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries

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