Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson

 |  EFG Wealth Management
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Cayman Islands

RECOMMENDED SPECIALISMS

Financial Advisory Firm
Private Banker


Marcus Parker

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Marcus Parker

Director, Head of Trusts  |  Genesis Trust
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Cayman Islands
England and Wales

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Acting as trustee for global wealthy families.
Providing a “white knight” service in contentious trust matters.
Luxury travel adviser!

RECOMMENDED SPECIALISMS

Exotic Assets
Simple Structure
Multi-National Families

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Acting for one of the largest families in Asia through a challenging transitional period.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Listen and observe and try and learn something new every day.

What sets you apart from your peers?

I think I am a good listener and believe it is important to carefully reflect before taking action or giving advice.

What is your favourite quote?

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. Buddha.


Richard Lewis

Richard Lewis

Director  |  FFP (Cayman) Limited
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Cayman Islands

RECOMMENDED SPECIALISMS

Exotic Assets


Zachary Hoskin

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Zachary Hoskin

Senior Associate  |  Mourant
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Cayman Islands

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Finding a good balance of contentious and non-contentious trusts work alongside my commercial litigation practice

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

A messy desk doesn't make you look busy, it makes you look disorganised!

What is your favourite quote?

"A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference" - Eeyore


Bernadette Carey

Bernadette Carey

Partner  |  Carey Olsen
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Cayman Islands
New Zealand
Australia

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Joining the partnership at Carey Olsen in Cayman, and helping to grow the firm's footprint in the private client world throughout the Caribbean and beyond.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Take time to get to know your clients and what motivates them, focus on staying up to date with industry developments and trends so your contributions will be valuable, and prioritise making and growing strong connections with your peers in the market both locally and internationally.

What is your favourite quote?

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind" – Dr Seuss


Shelley White

Shelley White

Partner  |  Walkers
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Cayman Islands
British Virgin Islands
England and Wales

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Successfully leading the strategy and advocacy through one of the most challenging pieces of trust litigation that I have ever been involved with. From proceedings issued against the trustee's sister entity in a foreign court, to a highly unusual trustee's directions application, followed by a tri-jurisdictional anti-suit injunction – both at first instance and on appeal. Then successfully defending a strike-out / stay application brought by beneficiaries in respect of the Trustee's proceedings. Navigating through all that and still achieving the desired result is a real highlight.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Be a civilised opponent. If we all do that, then our profession will be the enjoyable vocation that it is supposed to be. The alternative is not acceptable.

What is your favourite quote?

"The harder you work, the luckier you get." Michael Bloomberg


Maxine Bodden

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Maxine Bodden

Associate  |  Legal Services
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Cayman Islands

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

The technical quality and variety of instructions. Not only are clients more sophisticated and recognise the need to plan and restructure but the level of regulation in many areas has highlighted the fact that practitioners must be forward looking and able to quickly adapt.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Believe in your ability and be humble. Humility is the key to relationships in the private client world.

What is your favourite quote?

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." – Eleanor Roosevelt


Jennifer Fox

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Jennifer Fox

Partner  |  Ogier
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Cayman Islands

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

I very much enjoy the cut and thrust of litigation. In the past year I have been part of a team that rushed into court to obtain an urgent interim proprietary injunction reliant on a complex self-dealing claim against a fiduciary involving investment fund products and structures. The conversion of that work into a full claim and ultimately a successful conclusion for my client was enormously satisfying.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Contentious private client work is challenging but extremely fulfilling. Hit the books and don’t ever be afraid to ask a “stupid” question as these present the best learning opportunities

What is your favourite quote?

"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." Oscar Wilde


Anthony Partridge

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Anthony Partridge

Partner  |  Ogier
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Cayman Islands

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Seeking to understand the ever changing regulatory landscape being introduced both in my home jurisdiction and internationally, and finding practical solutions for my clients to deal with it

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Take as many business development opportunities as you possibly can and find a mentor who you aspire to emulate.

What is your favourite quote?

"Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try." John F. Kennedy


Henry Mander

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Henry Mander

Partner  |  Harneys
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Cayman Islands
British Virgin Islands
England and Wales

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

The new types of roles and positions I am being instructed to take on. I have given expert witness evidence on Cayman trusts in foreign proceedings and in the last year I have also been appointed by the Cayman Court as the representative for the unborn beneficiaries in trust proceedings concerning an extremely valuable trust. It is strange to be named as a party on the Court proceedings and actually to be the client of my law firm! But actually it is very interesting to see things from the other side and to take on the duties and responsibilities which come with these different positions.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Never judge a book by its cover. You never know when what looks like a really weird or unimportant client inquiry will turn into a massive and very interesting matter. It is always worth spending a few minutes on any inquiry because some gems really come out of nowhere. High Net Worth clients often keep a low profile and just because someone is not smartly dressed or has an odd email address, it does not mean they still can’t be your next billionaire client.

What is your favourite quote?

“I intend to live forever, or die trying” – Groucho Marx