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Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries Offices
1 Cayman Financial Centre
36A Dr. Roy's Drive P.O. Box 2510
Grand Cayman KY1-1104
Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries > The Legal 500 Rankings
Dispute resolution Tier 4Stuarts 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.
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.
Other key lawyers:
‘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.’
Lion Capital LLP
The Captive Investments Funds, Captive Resources Inc.
Mariner Investment Group
Tricadia Capital Management
Managing Partners Limited
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.
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.
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
Cerberus Business Finance, LLC.
Karm Legal Consultants
Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries > Firm Profile
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.
|Corporate & Investment Funds||Chris Humphriesemail@example.com||+1 345-814-7911|
|Litigation & Dispute Resolution||Richard Annettefirstname.lastname@example.org||+1 345-814-7920|
|Corporate & Investment Funds||Jonathan McLeanemail@example.com||+1 345-814-7930|
|Immigration & Local Business||Buck Grizzelfirstname.lastname@example.org||+1 345-814-7919|
|Mr Richard Annette||Senior Counsel Richard qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in…||View Profile|
|Mr Buck Grizzel||Head of Local Business Buck has over twelve years specialist experience advising…||View Profile|
|Mr Andrew Hersant||Chairman Andrew’s practice areas include investment funds, corporate finance, lending and restructuring.…||View Profile|
|Mr Chris Humphries||Managing Director||View Profile|
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Press Releases13th February 2018
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.
Legal Developments21st August 2020 The Virtual Asset (Service Providers) Law, 2020 The Cayman Islands Government passed the Virtual Asset (Service Providers) Law, 2020 (the “Law”) on 25 May 2020. This was accompanied with updates to a number of other laws including the Monetary Authority (Amendment) (No.2) Law, 2020, the Securities Investment Business (Amendment) Law, 2020 (the “SIBL”), the Mutual Funds (Amendment) (No. 2) Law, 2020 (the “Mutual Funds Law”) and the Stock Exchange Company (Amendment) Law, 2020 (the “Stock Exchange Law”).
27th July 2020 On 7 July 2020, the Government of the Cayman Islands passed the Private Funds (Amendment) Law, 2020.
7th February 2020 On 8 January 2020, the Government of the Cayman Islands published a draft Private Funds Bill, 2020 (the “”) and simultaneously a draft Mutual Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2020 (the “” and together with the Private Funds Bill the " Bills").
7th February 2020 On 1 January 2019, the Cayman Islands introduced The International Tax Co-operation (Economic Substance) Law, 2018 (the “Law”). The Law has been issued in response to the Cayman Islands’ commitment to the global initiative to combat base erosion and profit shifting.
7th February 2020 The Cayman Islands Data Protection Law, 2017 (the "DPL"), came into effect on 30 September 2019.
19th July 2019 The International Tax Co-operation (Economic Substance) Law, 2018 (the “ES Law”) came into effect in the Cayman Islands on 1 January 2019, requiring in-scope entities that carry on particular activities to have demonstrable economic substance in the Cayman Islands.
16th July 2019 The following information relates to the enactment of The Cayman Islands Data Protection Law, 2017 ("DPL"), which came into effect on 30 September 2019.
16th July 2019 The following information relates to the enactment of The Mutual Funds Law (2019 Revision) and the subsequent commencement of related sections of The Mutual Funds (Amendment) Law 2015. The changes require certain funds to notify the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority if they are active in EU jurisdictions.
16th July 2019
Toby –v- Allianz Global Risks US Insurance Company, FSD 152 of 2013 (IMJ), Judgment delivered on 29 August 2018
16th July 2019 Security Token Offerings (“STOs”) are an extremely popular means of fundraising for new projects and utilise blockchain technology to do so. Whilst no specific legislation has been passed by the Cayman Islands Government in connection with STOs and cryptocurrencies, it would be incorrect to say that STOs are “unregulated”.
15th July 2019 Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries, a leading Cayman Islands law firm, is pleased to announce that Caymanian, Jonathan McLean has been hired as the firm’s newest partner, effective July 2019.
20th December 2017
Initial Coin/Token Offerings (“ICOs”) are becoming an increasingly popular means of fundraising for new projects and utilise blockchain technology to do so.
21st July 2017
The Cayman Islands government has now introduced legislative changes which will require relevant companies (“Relevant Companies”) to prepare and maintain a register of beneficial owners (the “Register of Beneficial Owners”).