Mr Richard Spencer > Campbells > Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands > Lawyer Profile

Cayman Islands

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial, Investment Funds




Richard is a partner in the Corporate Department. His practice covers investment funds, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, equity capital markets and corporate finance.

Richard represents hedge fund managers and private equity firms on the structuring, formation, regulation and ongoing operation of Cayman Islands investment funds with a wide array of asset classes, from cryptocurrencies and other digital assets to real estate and debt. He also advises fund investors and service providers on both routine and complex investment fund related matters. Richard advises on a wide variety of corporate transactions, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, stock market listings, shareholder arrangements, group reorganisations and downstream transactions. He regularly assists emerging growth companies and established technology companies with their group structuring, offshore IP ownership and fundraising. He also advises clients on a range of finance matters, including fund financing and debt listings on the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange.


  • AIMA Cayman Executive Committee (Member Representative)
  • Blockchain Association of the Cayman Islands (Founding Director)

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 > 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, and fellow senior associate Aoife Tuohy is also recommended.

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.