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

Cayman Islands

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial, Insurance, Investment Funds


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 > Corporate and commercial

Campbells is regularly engaged by various fintech, proptech, insurance, and e-commerce companies for assistance with the full scope of transactional and advisory work. Practice head Alan Craig is a seasoned cross-border M&A adviser, while Simon Thomas specialises in venture capital related matters. Richard Spencer works with a mix of technology companies – both emerging and established – on a range of corporate and commercial matters, while the ‘tremendousCharlie Pywell notably focuses on multi-jurisdictional deals and capital markets transactions. Damien Magee draws superlative praise from clients for his ‘proactive commercial approach‘ on M&A, joint ventures, and restructurings. Senior associate Kristy-Anne Leith is recommended for private M&A and joint ventures.

Cayman Islands > Banking, finance and capital markets

Chaired by highly experienced fund finance specialist Alan Craig, Campbells is regularly engaged on a broad array of banking, finance, and capital markets work, ranging from big-ticket listings to facility agreements, debt restructurings, and securities offerings. Richard Spencer‘s far-reaching capabilities are most notably concentrated in the technology sector, where he works with a mix of fast-growth and established companies on structuring and fundraising issues. Charlie Pywell routinely advises on debt finance and equity finance matters, while Damien Magee focuses on secured lending and asset finance work, specifically in the offshore and shipping sectors. Senior associate Jennifer Reilly is also recommended for shipping and aviation matters.

Cayman Islands > Insurance/reinsurance

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Praised by clients for the depth of knowledge and experience in the market, Campbells‘ cross-practice insurance team acts for a litany of blue-chip clients on the full gamut of contentious and non-contentious matters. The team is jointly chaired by corporate head Alan Craig, a regular adviser to reinsurers and foreign insurers regarding capital market products, and litigator Mark Goodman, whose recent engagements include remediation advisory and regulatory reviews. Paul Kennedy advises a host of clients on matters at the intersections of insurance and corporate insolvency, while ‘superb‘ senior associate Jeremy Durston is noted for his capabilities in regulatory challenges. Associate Kate Hewitson is also recommended.

Cayman Islands > Regulatory and compliance

Campbells‘ ‘experienced and knowledgeable‘ team operates on a cross-practice basis, jointly steered by disputes head Guy Manning and corporate chair Alan Craig. Paul Kennedy advises a number of auditors, shipowners and investment funds on economic sanctions regimes. Counsel James Austin-Smith underpins the team’s contentious offering, appearing before the courts in various judicial review proceedings. Praised for his ‘pragmatic and extremely professional‘ approach, counsel Jeremy Durston specialises in regulatory action challenges, ranging from warning notices to administrative fines. Associates Sam Keogh and Katie Logan are also noted.

Cayman Islands > Investment funds

Roundly praised by clients for its ‘top-notch practical advice‘, Campbells is particularly well-versed in venture capital fund formations, ranging from technology and emerging economy-focused entities to fintech and crypto-asset funds. Practice chair Alan Craig advises various funds on a host of corporate and financing transactions, while Simon Thomas‘ expertise lies in the establishment of private equity funds and related investment vehicles. Richard Spencer, who heads up the firm’s fintech and blockchain practice, variously advises on the launch of crypto hedge funds and other tokenised investment fund products. Senior associate Jennifer Reilly is praised by clients for her ‘smart, responsive, and creative‘ approach to fund formation and restructuring matters.