Mr Simon Thomas > Campbells > Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands > Lawyer Profile

Cayman Islands

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial, Private Equity & Venture Capital




Simon is a partner in the Corporate Department. He specialises in the establishment of private equtiy funds and related investment vehicles.

Simon has significant experience representing institutional investors on their alternative investments and private equity sponsors on the formation, capital raising process and ongoing operation of investment funds including private equity buyout funds, venture capital funds, real estate funds, funds of funds, separate managed accounts and hedge funds. Simon joined Campbells in 2015.

His areas of practice and expertise include: private equity funds, hedge funds, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures.

Simon is listed in Whos Who Legal for Private Funds in the Cayman Islands.

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.