Robert Lindley > Conyers > Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands > Lawyer Profile

Conyers
SIX, 2ND FLOOR, CRICKET SQUARE
PO BOX 2681
GRAND CAYMAN, KY1-1111
Cayman Islands

Work Department

Private Client & Trust

Position

Partner

Career

Robert Lindley is a partner and the Head of the Private Client and Trust practice in both the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands offices of Conyers Dill & Pearman. Robert’s practice covers all aspects of Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands trust law advice and trust litigation. He regularly advises trustees, beneficiaries, protectors and other office holders on a variety of contentious and non-contentious trust and private client related matters. He has a broad range of experience in estate planning and administration of estate issues for high net worth individuals and families. Robert also advises on the establishment of private trust companies and trust structures in both jurisdictions.

Languages

English

Memberships

  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

Education

  • Lancaster University, Master of Science, 2008
  • College of Law, Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, 2000
  • College of Law, Postgraduate Diploma in Law, 1998
  • University of Edinburgh, Bachelor of Science (Hons), 1997

Lawyer Rankings

Cayman Islands > Trusts/private client

(Next Generation Partners)

Robert LindleyConyers

Benefitting from a rise in instructions from Latin America, Conyers advises high-net-worth individuals and families, trustees and private trust companies on a mixture of non-contentious and contentious work. Family trust structures,  inter-generational asset transfers, estate administration work, private trust company formations and regulatory issues are among the key areas of strength for the team, which is led by Robert Lindley, who has corresponding expertise in trust disputes, including trust restructuring applications, Beddoe applications and breach of trust claims. At the associate level, the ‘technically very strongWesley O’Brien is the practitioner to note.

Cayman Islands > Regulatory and compliance

The cross-departmental regulatory and compliance group at Conyers fields practice area specialists who demonstrate expertise in the AML, FATCA/CRS and economic substance regimes, among others. Robert Lindley specialises in regulatory issues affecting pensions, private trust companies, foundation companies and other trust structures. Insurance specialist Derek Stenson  advises insurance-related entities on privacy and data protection requirements, and also prepares regulatory applications for new insurance companies.

Cayman Islands > Dispute resolution

Working closely with the firm’s other offshore offices, Conyers’ team in Cayman fields specialists in corporate litigation, international arbitration, cross-border insolvency and restructuring, contentious trusts disputes, and other litigation involving Cayman structures, including property, regulatory, and employment disputes. The team has notably been involved in a number of appeals before the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal, as well as substantial trials and interlocutory applications before the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands. Alex Potts QC heads up the team, which counts all-rounder Jonathon Milne, Erik Bodden and contentious trusts lead Robert Lindley among its key practitioners. In recent news, Roisin Liddy-Murphy and Spencer Vickers were both promoted to counsel in May 2021.

British Virgin Islands > Trusts/private client

Benefitting from an uptick in work from Latin America, Conyers advises high-net-worth individuals and families, trustees and private trust companies on a mixture of non-contentious and contentious work. In the disputes space, Robert Lindley excels in trust restructuring applications, trustee direction and Beddoe applications, breach of trust claims and rectification applications. Additionally, on the non-contentious side, the group is instructed on estate planning and administration of estate issues, pensions work, will drafting for non-domiciliaries, and the establishment of private trust companies and various trust structures. Counsel Matthew Brown  is also rated in this space.