Fraser Allister > Ogier > Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands > Lawyer Profile

Cayman Islands

Work Department

Private Wealth


Managing Associate


Fraser has significant expertise in the intergenerational transfer of wealth, with particular emphasis on succession planning for family owned businesses. His strong background in both trust and tax matters means that he is well-placed to understand the technical issues involved in those transfers and his considerable experience of working with business owners allows him to understand and manage the wider issues and concerns that usually accompany these ‘once-in-a-generation’ transfers.


Fraser is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT), the Association of Tax Technicians (ATT), and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)


Fraser received his law degree from the University of Edinburgh and his Diploma in Legal Practice from Glasgow Graduate School of Law. 

Lawyer Rankings

Cayman Islands > Trusts/private client

(Rising stars)

Fraser AllisterOgier

Global dispute resolution head Rachael Reynolds and trusts specialist Anthony Partridge jointly lead Ogier’s private wealth practice, which handles a broad range of contentious and non-contentious instructions. Partridge regularly advises on wealth structuring matters for institutional trustees and high-net-worth individuals, with particular expertise in cross-border succession and probate work. Elsewhere, Reynolds, with the assistance of Jennifer Fox, specialises in acting for executors, trustees, settlors, protectors, enforcers and beneficiaries in high-value international trust and estate disputes. Managing associate Fraser Allister has particular expertise in the formation of foundation companies for use as traditional wealth planning vehicles, particularly in the cryptocurrency and fintech arenas.

Cayman Islands > Regulatory and compliance

With its ‘regulatory lawyers embedded across various practice areas’, the multi-disciplinary regulatory and compliance team at Ogier is praised as ‘extremely helpful and thoughtful’. Spearheaded by Joanne Huckle, the investment funds regulatory group underpins the firm’s overall regulatory and compliance practice. Recently, Huckle has guided clients through the new private funds law, engaging with legislators and the regulator, as well as industry bodies, through participation in technical committees. Beyond its investment funds specialism, the other core areas of expertise for the firm’s regulatory practitioners include Economic Substance advice, regulatory licence applications to the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, advice on anti-money laundering and data protection regimes, trusts regulations and beneficial ownership registers. Nick Rogers, James Heinicke, William Jones, Jennifer Fox, managing associate Fraser Allister and senior associate Praajakta Pargaonkar are adept at handling regulatory issues in their respective practice areas. Associate and data protection expert Cornelia Zhu is also a key name to note, and counsel Dave Sherwin joined from Maples Group in 2020 and works closely with the Cayman Islands Government and the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.