With expertise spread across markets in the UK and the Asia Pacific region, Bedell Cristin‘s Caribbean-focused practitioners take a one-team approach and cover the full spectrum of mandates, ranging from corporate and finance work to commercial litigation to private client issues and trust and estate matters. The group fields multiple names admitted to practise in both Cayman and the BVI and leverages their experience practising on the ground in the Caribbean.For more information on specific regions, please click on the tabs below
Leading firms in Foreign-based expertise
Other key lawyers:
Alasdair Davidson; Joanne Verbiesen; Kristian Wilson; Philip Kendall; Louise Hassell; James Peart
Blue Ocean Structure Investment Company Limited / Ying Peng Hui Kang Fund
Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited
- Advised Blue Ocean Structure Investment Company Limited (a subsidiary of Ying Peng Hui Kang Fund) in its capacity as 65.4% shareholder in Global Cord Blood Corporation on a winding up petition and injunctive relief to terminate a transaction entered into by the Board.
- Advising an independent director in relation to his appointment to the Board of Fang Holdings pursuant to an Order of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands in the context of a winding up petition filed by a shareholder of the company.
- Worked on Gopher Investment’s bid for Playtech, an AIM listed online gaming company, and its subsequent acquisition of Finalto, the financial trading division of Playtech.
‘Standing out as a hallmark of quality in every jurisdiction in which it operates‘, Carey Olsen has ‘a compelling balance between legal excellence, commercial understanding and top-notch service‘. With practitioners spread across the UK and the Asia Pacific region, the firm’s ‘absolutely amazing global coverage‘ encompasses the full spectrum of BVI and Cayman-related work with notable expertise in corporate, finance and contentious mandates.For more information on specific regions, please click on the tabs below
Jasmine Amaria; Michael Padarin; Anthony McKenzie
Other key lawyers:
Richard Brown; Jan Golaszewski; Sheba Raza; Jeremy Lightfoot; James Webb; James Noble; Tom Katsaros; Henry Tucker
‘The Carey Olsen brand stands out as a hallmark of quality in every jurisdiction in which it operates. It is a firm which attracts lawyers of the highest calibre. It has developed a dominant position in Hong Kong and Singapore, providing a gateway for litigation in the Cayman Islands, the BVI and Bermuda for clients from East Asia, particularly the PRC. Its global network, including an office in London, enables it to provide a truly 24/7 service, giving it the edge for time-critical case preparation.’
‘A compelling balance between legal excellence, commercial understanding, competitive and transparent pricing, and top-notch service.’
‘Absolutely amazing global coverage. First-rate firm.’
‘James Noble – head of litigation in Singapore – hugely knowledgeable and experienced, he provides clients who generally have previously not encountered Caribbean litigation with the reassurance that their cases are in the best possible hands.’
‘Richard Brown – in the London office, his extensive knowledge and experience of Caribbean litigation enables him to co-ordinate the most complex of cases to provide a seamless 24/7 service which is second to none.’
‘Jeremy Lightfoot – head of litigation in Hong Kong, an intellectual heavyweight whose urbane charm makes him a firm favourite with clients.’
‘Michael Padarin is technically excellent but also a very commercial lawyer. He is responsive and takes a no-nonsense approach to any matter – leading to useful practical results that are cost effective.’
‘I worked with Sheba Raza who is based in London but dual qualified and has helped us with BVI work. She is responsive and comes back very promptly.’
Ad Hoc Group of bondholders in Luckin Coffee Inc.
Global Cord Blood Corporation
Great Simplicity Investment Corporation
Virgin Active group of companies
Stoneway Capital Corporation
The Federal Republic of Nigeria
SuperSeed Capital Limited
Tencent Holdings Limited
Carbon Growth Partners
Fullgoal Asset Management (HK) Limited
Huaxing Growth Capital
IDEG Investment Management Limited
AXA Investment Managers
Caldicott Worldwide Ltd
China Merchant Bank
G Medical Corporation Limited
Global Cord Blood Corporation
Landing Point Limited
Philip Street Partners
Red Wolf Resources Limited
The Bank of East Asia, Limited
The Carlyle Group
- Acting as Cayman legal counsel on a significant de-SPAC transaction for Bullish, a blockchain software developer and virtual asset exchange operator.
- Acting as offshore (Cayman/BVI) counsel to Permira in respect of its divestment of the Tricor Group of companies by way of sale to funds affiliated with Baring Private Equity Asia.
- Acted as Cayman and BVI legal counsel in connection with the STAR market listing of Jinko Solar Co Ltd.
Maples Group‘s ‘good depth of knowledge and solution-focused pragmatic advice‘ extends across the UK, Asia Pacific and the Middle East with practitioners in London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai contributing the firm’s Caribbean expertise. The team acts for a broad range of global clients on corporate, banking, finance and fund work involving Cayman and BVI law.For more information on specific regions, please click on the tabs below
Heidi de Vries; Michael Gagie; Manuela Belmontes; Philip Ireland
Other key lawyers:
Harjit Kaur; Jonathan Caulton; Matthew Gilbert; Jack Marriott; Matt Roberts; Ann Ng; John Trehey
‘Good depth of knowledge and solution-focused pragmatic advice.’
‘Excellent service across Cayman fund-related legal issues.’
‘Harjit Kaur is fantastic – her knowledge is unparalleled and her delivery of advice is efficient and succinct. The team is very knowledgeable and they deal with issues smartly and commercially.’
‘Manuela Belmontes is outstanding and put in the time to know our business.’
‘Harjit Kaur is an expert partner.’
Aquila Acquisition Corporation
Angelalign Technology Inc.
ARA Asset Management
Belite Bio Inc
BOCOM International Blossom Limited
BigBox Tech Ltd
Bridgetown 2 Holdings Ltd
CARSgen Therapeutics Holdings Limited
CICC Hong Kong Finance 2016 MTN Limited
CIFI Holdings (Group) Co. Ltd.
Citigroup First Investment Management Limited
CK Property Finance (MTN) Limited
Dingdong (Cayman) Limited
eHi Car Services Limited
Far East Consortium International Limited
Li Auto Inc.
Medlive Technology Co., Ltd.
New Frontier Health Corporation
NH Investment & Securities
NWD (MTN) Limited
Powerlong Real Estate Holdings Limited
Sino-Ocean Land Treasure IV Limited
Social Capital Suvretta Holdings Corp. I/II/III/IV
The Hongkong Land Finance (Cayman Islands) Company Limited
Tuanbaopin Technology Co., Ltd
Vertex Technology Acquisition Corporation