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

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

Cayman Islands > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 4

Active on both the lender and borrower side, the banking and finance team at Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries acts for a wide array of leading banks, financial institutions and corporates in domestic and multi-jurisdictional transactions. Key areas of strength for the team, which is led by Chris Humphries  and Jonathan McLean, include matters relating to secured and unsecured lending, syndicated letter of credit facilities, capital markets work, as well as the establishment and licencing of financial institutions.

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Citibank

Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Banco Bradesco

IndusInd Bank Limited

Kensington Management Group

CTMH Hospital

Work highlights

  • Acting for Goldman Sachs Asset Management on a large credit facility.
  • Advising Kensington Management Group, Ltd. and the captive insurance clients for which it acts as an insurance manager on a range of general corporate and commercial matters.
  • Acted as Cayman Counsel to the investor GV (formerly Google Ventures) regarding a Series A funding round into Nothing Holdings, a Cayman company.

Cayman Islands > Corporate and commercial Tier 4

At Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries, the corporate practice mainly assists clients with company and investment fund incorporations, regulatory issues, private equity matters, disposals and group reorganisations. Managing director Chris Humphries , in particular, is singled out as ‘very knowledgeable and helpful on matters related to investments generally and also general corporate and commercial matters‘. Another practitioner to note is senior associate Megan Wright.

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‘Responsive, strong local knowledge.’

‘Very responsive.’

Stuarts possess a wide range of skill sets which we like to employ on various Cayman law-specific matters. They have provided valued support on both commercial and contentious matters over the years. Service level is consistently good and prompt. The team is very personable and very broadly knowledgeable about current affairs in Cayman.’

‘Chris Humphries is very knowledgeable and helpful on matters related to investments generally and also general corporate and commercial matters.’

Key clients

Citibank

Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Banco Bradesco

IndusInd Bank Limited

Kensington Management Group

WM Partners LP

CTMH Hospital

Jetstream Aviation Capital

International Infrastructure Finance Company

Cerberus Business Finance, LLC

Work highlights

  • Advised Lion Capital on bringing its Cayman Islands entities into compliance with the new Private Funds Law and registration of the entities with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.
  • Advised 12 Peers Capital Markets, a Cayman Islands exempted company registered with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, on becoming a registered person under the Securities Investment Business Act.
  • Acting for Goldman Sachs Asset Management on a large credit facility.

Cayman Islands > Dispute resolution Tier 4

Led by Richard Annette , Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries‘s team primarily handles insolvency and insurance-related contentious work, acting for global insurance and captive insurance companies, among other entities. Key areas of strength for the group include personal injury claims, director duties issues, scheme of arrangement matters and voluntary liquidations. Providing key support on matters is senior associate Shuvra Deb.

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British Caymanian Insurance Company Limited

Island Heritage Insurance Company Ltd

Frontera Resources Corporation

Work highlights

  • Acting for the investors in Xanthos Capital Partners Limited (In Official Liquidation) in potentially substantial claims.
  • Advising Frontera Resources Corporation and Frontera International Corporation on the Costs Taxation Process.
  • Acted for British Caymanian Insurance Company Limited in a number of personal injury claims, with various different proceedings currently ongoing before the Court.

Cayman Islands > Investment funds Tier 4

Praised for its ‘Cayman law expertise, pragmatism and client service‘, Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries‘ investment funds practice is instructed by fund managers, fund promoters and institutional investors in matters spanning the entire lifecycle of funds and investment vehicles; this includes fund formations, restructurings, liquidations, terminations and concomitant regulatory advice. Key names include practice head and managing director Chris Humphries , cited for his ‘tremendous responsiveness‘ and knowledge of master-feeder and fund of fund structures, and hedge fund restructuring expert Andrew Hersant .

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‘Very responsive and commercial. Easy to deal with and always prompt responses.’

‘Chris Humphries is the best. He is super responsive and always has good ideas when funds issues occur.’

Stuarts has provided a combination of Cayman law expertise, pragmatism and client service that has been instrumental in the success of the funds.’

Our primary contact is Chris Humphries, and it has been a pleasure to work with Chris and his team. Chris has stood out in my experience in terms of (a) his tremendous responsiveness and (b) helpful pragmatic approach to Cayman law issues that arise. I would absolutely look for additional opportunities to work with Chris and his team.’

Key clients

Lion Capital LLP

The Captive Investments Funds, Captive Resources Inc.

Avanz Capital

Newmarket Capital

Certares

Yale University

Mariner Investment Group

Tricadia Capital Management

Colchester Global Investors Limited

3G Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised Samba Capital & Investment Management Company on the establishment of an exempted limited partnership and general partner as a private fund,  registering the fund under the new Private Funds Act.
  • Advised Tenere Capital Fund on the establishment of a master-feeder partnership structure registered under section 4(3) of the Mutual Fund Act.
  • Advised Kerve Capital on the establishment of a master-feeder structure, draft ppm and all offering documents, registered under section 4(3) of the Mutual Funds Act.

Cayman Islands > Real estate Tier 4

With a ‘highly competent and personalised service‘, Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries‘ real estate team is particularly active in matters pertaining to the purchase, sale and development of commercial and residential properties. The department, which is lead by Buck Grizzel , also advises on mortgage financing issues, strata developments, stratified land lots, mixed-use developments, leases and tenancies. Clients span banks, property owners, purchasers, developers, real estate brokers and agents.

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Highly competent and personalized service.’

Buck Grizzel has provided excellent service to me for over a decade. I always feel as though my best interest is being considered when dealing with Buck.’

Key clients

Silver Thatch Heights Ltd.

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.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Corporate & Investment Funds Chris Humphrieschris.humphries@stuartslaw.com+1 345-814-7911
Litigation & Dispute Resolution Richard Annetterichard.annette@stuartslaw.com+1 345-814-7920
Corporate & Investment Funds Jonathan McLeanjon.mclean@stuartslaw.com+1 345-814-7930
Immigration & Local Business Buck Grizzelbuck.grizzel@stuartslaw.com+1 345-814-7919
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Richard Annette  photo Richard Annette Senior Counsel Richard qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in…
Buck Grizzel  photo Buck Grizzel Head of Local Business Buck has over twelve years specialist experience advising…
Andrew Hersant  photo Andrew Hersant Chairman Andrew’s practice areas include investment funds, corporate finance, lending and restructuring.…
Chris Humphries  photo Chris Humphries Managing Director
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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.