Natascha Steiner-Smith > Collas Crill > Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands > Lawyer Profile

Collas Crill
Floor 2, Willow House Cricket Square
PO Box 709
Grand Cayman KY1-1107
Cayman Islands

Work Department

Dispute Resolution

Position

Counsel.

Natascha has a wide range of experience in commercial litigation and international arbitration. Her practice is focused on complex multi-jurisdictional disputes arising out of commercial contracts, shareholders agreements as well as disputes involving financial institutions and high net-worth individuals. She regularly advises shareholders, insolvency practitioners, banks and energy companies in cross-border proceedings. Natascha also has experience acting in section 238 fair value appraisal proceedings.

Career

Prior to joining Collas Crill in 2021, Natascha spent nearly three years at Maples and Calder in the Cayman Islands (2018-2021). Before moving to Akin Gump (2015-2018), Natascha trained and practised at DLA Piper in London and New York (2009-2012).

During her two-year training contract at DLA Piper, Natascha gained experience in restructuring, corporate and leveraged finance before deciding to qualify as a litigator in 2012

Memberships

Natascha is a member of IWIRC and a member of CIArb.

Education

Natascha completed an LLM from BPP Law School (2009-2010) with a focus on insider trading.

Lawyer Rankings

Cayman Islands > Dispute resolution

Collas Crill‘s ‘wonderful‘ dispute resolution team continues to concentrate its position in the Cayman Islands, advising a strong mix of international corporate clients and asset managers on cross-border restructurings, s.238 cases, and fraud and asset tracing matters, particularly for and regarding Chinese entities. Office managing partner Stephen Leontsinis‘ recent engagements include arbitral award enforcement proceedings and big-ticket insurance disputes, while Matthew Dors is particularly noted for his cross-border insolvency capabilities. Rocco Cecere is widely regarded for the depth of his shareholder merger appraisal litigation practice, routinely handling high-stakes cases before the Court of Appeal. Jennifer Colegate is praised for her proficiency in insolvent restructuring matters and, increasingly, on matters arising from the Middle East. Counsel Natascha Steiner-Smith is recommended for commercial contract disputes and financial services sector matters.