Firm Profile > Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries > Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries
1 Cayman Financial Centre
36A Dr. Roy's Drive P.O. Box 2510
Grand Cayman KY1-1104
Cayman Islands

Dispute resolution Tier 4

Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries' practice handles the full gamut of commercial, insurance and insolvency-related disputes, with noted expertise in director duties issues, scheme of arrangement claims and voluntary liquidation matters. Richard Annette leads the team, which primarily represents US and Latin American clients in disputes before the Cayman courts. Another name to note is associate Dunzelle Daker.

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British Caymanian Insurance Company Limited

Island Heritage Insurance Company Ltd

Frontera Resources Corporation

Arnage Holdings Ltd./Brooklands Holdings Ltd.

Industrial Staffing Limited /Kensington Management Ltd.

Investment funds Tier 4

Led by Chris Humphries, who, according to clients, is ‘well informed regarding changing legislation and regulations’, the investment funds team at Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries has experience advising clients on the entire lifecycle of funds and investment vehicles. Key areas of strength include fund formations, restructurings, liquidations and terminations. The practice also has expertise in advising on the structuring of funds investing in cryptocurrencies and portfolio transactions. The department also fields Andrew Hersant, who handles complex hedge fund restructurings.

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‘Very strong in funds-related advice and very responsive.’

‘Very responsive – answer emails very quickly and get on the phone quickly.’

‘The team has consistently been outstanding and I’ve got no cause for criticism or any complaints, at all. They are responsive, accurate and informed, and communication across their team is seamless, from our point of view. I would rate them as highly as any other that I’ve worked with in my 25 years in the industry.’

‘Chris Humphries has never taken longer than 24 hours to respond to a query, even replying to emails on Sunday afternoons. He has always comfortably met deadlines, is clear and concise, is well informed regarding changing legislation/regulation, is willing to voice and explain an opinion where appropriate and is pleasant to deal with at all times. I know that I can depend on Chris to give us the requisite cover, where and when required.’

Key clients

Lion Capital LLP

The Captive Investments Funds, Captive Resources Inc.

Avanz Capital

Guggenheim Investments


Yale University

Mariner Investment Group

Tricadia Capital Management

Managing Partners Limited

3G Capital

Real estate Tier 4

Spearheaded by local business head Buck Grizzel, Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries’ real estate department advises an assortment of banks, property owners, purchasers, developers, real estate brokers and agents on real estate mandates. The team is particularly active in the purchase, sale and development of commercial and residential properties in the region. In addition, Grizzel assists clients with mortgage financings, strata developments, stratified land lots, mixed-use developments, leases and tenancies.

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Fidelity Bank

Butterfield Bank

Silver Thatch Heights Ltd.

Dhown Homes Ltd. / Sunil Dhown

Corporate and commercial Tier 5

The corporate team at Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries is particularly adept at handling company and investment fund incorporations, and also has experience in private equity matters, start-ups and disposals, joint ventures and group reorganisations. Managing director Chris Humphries, who also heads up the firm’s investments funds and digital, blockchain and fintech groups, acts for a range of financial institutions, investment managers and insurance companies. Senior associate Megan Wright is another name to note.

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Jetstream Aviation Capital Citibank


CTMH Holding Ltd

WM Partners LP

Kensington Management Group

IndusInd Bank Limited

AFA Silk Road

Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas

International Infrastructure Finance Company

Banco Bradesco


Cerberus Business Finance, LLC.

Captive USA

Karm Legal Consultants

Founded in 2002 by several leading attorneys in the Cayman Islands, Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries is a client orientated firm offering a full range of corporate, commercial and litigation advice from our attorneys who have a wide range of experience in international transactions gained over many years.</p><p>Our attorneys have a proven track record in advising leading international law firms, insurance and reinsurance companies, banks, investment companies, trust companies, high-net-worth individuals and court appointed receivers in relation to capital markets and structured finance transactions, corporate and commercial law, insurance, investment funds, banking, insolvency, and corporate recovery. Other specialisations include marine, shipping, real estate and trusts.</p><p>The firm also has a strong litigation department with extensive expertise in business, financial and personal litigation with strong practice areas in civil litigation, criminal law/fraud and white collar crime, arbitration, [and] regulatory matters and liquidations.</p><p>The firm provides a full range of specialised fiduciary services through its affiliate, Stuarts Corporate Services Ltd.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate & Investment Funds Chris Humphries +1 345-814-7911
Litigation & Dispute Resolution Richard Annette +1 345-814-7920
Corporate & Investment Funds Jonathan McLean +1 345-814-7930
Immigration & Local Business Buck Grizzel +1 345-814-7919
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Richard Annette  photo Mr Richard Annette Senior Counsel Richard qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in…
Mr Buck Grizzel  photo Mr Buck Grizzel Head of Local Business Buck has over twelve years specialist experience advising…
Mr Andrew Hersant  photo Mr Andrew Hersant Chairman Andrew’s practice areas include investment funds, corporate finance, lending and restructuring.…
Mr Chris Humphries  photo Mr Chris Humphries Managing Director

Stuarts Promotes New Partners Richard Annette and Aaron Walker

Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries, a leading Cayman Islands law firm, is pleased to announce that Richard Annette and Aaron Walker have been promoted as the firm’s newest partners, effective January 2018.