Smeets Law Opens Cayman Office

Jun 1 2011 | 9:44am ET

Coporate and commercial law specialist Smeets Law has opened an office in the Cayman Islands.

Smeets, which specializes in advising investment managers, family offices and service providers, has tapped Kipling Douglas, a former Grand Court Judge of the Cayman Islands, to lead the firm. Janet Francis will be a partner in the firm’s investment funds, corporate and commercial group.

Smeets Law (Cayman) is a member of the GCA Smeets Law Network of independent law firms established in key jurisdictions in the Caribbean, Latin America and Europe. Following the launches in Cayman and Uruguay, another member firm will shortly commence operations in Asia. The Asian firm will focus on providing advice on Cayman and Luxembourg structures.

GCA Smeets Law Network founder Gerard Smeets said: “Cayman has been chosen as the Network’s Caribbean base because we have confidence in these Islands. Our confidence has been bolstered by continuing strong demand for client focused Cayman legal services from the alternative investment industry worldwide. Here we can provide and service a dependable product in a stable environment.”


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