Mr Alan Craig > Campbells > Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands > Lawyer Profile

Cayman Islands

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial, Insurance, Investment Funds


Managing Partner, Head of Corporate


Alan is a partner and head of Campbells’ Corporate Department where he specialises in the establishment of venture capital funds and related investment vehicles, and the structuring and licensing of insurance companies. His practice also includes advising on cross-border corporate finance and M&A transactions. Alan was admitted as an attorney in the Cayman Islands in 1999 and joined Campbells in 2009.

His areas of expertise include: investment funds, insurance, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and capital markets and securitisation transactions.

Alan is recognised as having particular experience in the establishment of venture capital funds and related investment vehicles, and the structuring and licensing of insurance companies.


Insurance Managers Assocation of Cayman Limited (IMAC)

Lawyer Rankings

Cayman Islands > Banking, finance and capital markets

Headed by fund finance expert Alan Craig, Campbells‘ practice is regularly sought out by financial institutions, lenders and corporate borrowers for advice on a wide range of banking, finance, and capital markets transactions, including debt and equity listings, asset financings, fintech structures and SPACs. With knowledge of asset and structured finance work, Edward Rhind is the go-to choice for banks, lessors, funds and private equity companies, and joined from Maples Group in mid-2023; he also handles structures involving commercial shipping and aviation assets. Alexandra Clynes focuses on structured financings, debt and equity capital markets issues, restructurings and corporate governance work, while Kate Hewitson‘s capabilities are most notably concentrated on advising clients on cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions.

Cayman Islands > Corporate and commercial

Campbells’ corporate and commercial practice provides comprehensive advice on complex, cross-border transactions. Practice head Alan Craig is well-known for his expertise in cross-border corporate finance and M&A transactions, while Richard Spencer‘s focus is on joint ventures, equity capital markets work and corporate finance issues; newly promoted partner Kristy-Anne Leith is also particularly active in the latter, and she also handles fintech transactions, including blockchain projects. With longstanding experience in advising clients on cross-border transactions, senior associate Kate Hewitson is also highly recommended.

Cayman Islands > Insurance/reinsurance

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Campbells‘ insurance practice fields a team of experienced practitioners, and its ‘breadth of experience makes it a go-to team‘ in the insurance and reinsurance space. Handling contentious and non-contentious matters, the practice routinely advises some of the largest insurance carriers in the Caribbean and several Cayman government agencies in high-profile insurance disputes ranging from property damage claims to personal injury proceedings to P&I insurance matters. Corporate group head Alan Craig is noted for advising reinsurers in Cayman as well as foreign insurers participating in the domestic market, while Mark Goodman specialises in liquidation claims. Paul Kennedy‘s experience ranges from contentions insurance matters to coverage, regulatory and solvency matters. Jeremy Durston focuses on advising captives, insurance segregated portfolio companies, and underlying insureds on regulatory and solvency matters, as well as on directors’ duties claims, while Liam Faulkner is recommended for his specialism in shareholder and investment fund disputes.

Cayman Islands > Real estate

Campbells‘ real estate practice regularly acts for developers, realtors, financial institutions and commercial managers on purchases of undeveloped land, project financings, security loan documentation and joint venture agreements. Practice head Lily Lee is noted for handling refinancing matters involving both residential and commercial properties, commercial lending issues, and other real estate development and planning issues in Cayman, while Alan Craig focuses on M&A transactions.

Cayman Islands > Regulatory and compliance

Jointly led by head of the litigation, insolvency and restructuring group Guy Manning and corporate head Alan Craig, Campbells‘ regulatory practice is sought out by wide range of banks, investment funds, insurance companies and company service providers for its expertise in handling both contentious and non-contentious work spanning CIMA enforcements, administrative fines, examinations, controllerships, appeals and judicial reviews. Paul Kennedy‘s practice encompasses economic sanctions and other asset freezing measures, and cross-border fraud and insolvency work, while counsel Jeremy Durston is noted for his expertise in cross-jurisdictional treaty requests and white-collar fraud mandates. Counsel James Austin-Smith‘s recent engagements include complex international matters involving regulators and government entities.

Cayman Islands > Investment funds

Sitting within Campbells‘ broader corporate department – which is headed up by Alan Craig – the firm’s fund-focused offering is particularly known for advising on venture capital fund formations, seed capital arrangements, and the subsequent investment cycle; Simon Thomas is the go-to name for such mandates. Regulatory work in the funds space is another key area of strength. In team news, Kristy-Anne Leith was promoted to partner in April 2023.