Cayman Law Firm
After 20 years of providing high quality Cayman legal advice, the partners of Solomon Harris wanted to be able to offer their clients more choice. The firm has therefore recently merged with offshore law firm, Bedell Cristin. Solomon Harris continues to specialise in international offshore work and has recognised expertise in a number of niche areas, including investment funds, captive insurance, capital markets, immigration, real estate and corporate restructuring/insolvency. Both Solomon Harris and Bedell Cristin have earned reputations as being among the top firms for providing effective offshore legal solutions. Being part of the Bedell Cristin partnership gives Solomon Harris' clients access to the highest quality BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey legal advice. Solomon Harris will rebrand as Bedell Cristin at a later date.
Nature of Practice
Solomon Harris' reputation has been built on its consistent responsiveness to client needs and its straightforward, commercially focused advice. The firm's clients include major financial institutions, public and private companies, high net worth individuals, major onshore law firms and accounting firms, including a number of well-recognised names such as Société Générale, Unibanco, Banco Itau, Harcourt and PricewaterhouseCoopers. In addition to providing services directly to clients, the firm has also assisted clients by providing management of legal counsel in other Caribbean jurisdictions. Read more +
One commentator makes the following observation about the firm, "Peers compliment the firm's ability to excel in more complex deals, and the team is certainly moving in the right direction".
Although the Firm is structured in departments (Corporate/Commercial; Dispute Resolution, Insolvency and Corporate Recovery; and Local Practice/Banking), the boundaries between the departments are very fluid and frequently work is handled on a cross-departmental basis.
The firm's main practice areas, in alphabetical order, are: Capital Markets; Company and Partnership Formation; Corporate Recovery/Insolvency; Dispute Resolution; Employee Benefits; Finance; Insurance; Investment Funds and Private Equity Funds; Listing Services, Local Commercial, Banking and Licensing; Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures; Private Client (trusts, wills, probate, estate matters); Real Estate/Property Law. read less --
Cayman economic substance legislation expected to be in force by 1 January 2019
The Cayman Islands (‘Cayman’) Legislative Assembly is scheduled to debate The International Tax Co-operation (Economic Substance) Bill (‘Bill’), 2018 in December 2018. The Bill proposes “a law to provide for an economic substance test to be satisfied by certain entities; and for incidental ...
Cayman Regulation: New CIMA AML Guidance Notes
The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (‘CIMA’) has published amendments (‘Amendments’) to its December 2017 Guidance Notes on the Prevention and Detection of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing in the Cayman Islands. The following is a brief overview of the principal changes. ...
Legal 500 Caribbean recognises lawyers from Solomon Harris
Legal 500 has released its 2019 Caribbean Guide, and partners Laura Hatfield and Ian Jamieson have been named as leading individuals. Attorney, Rob Humphries, has been named as a next generation lawyer. Solomon Harris merged with Bedell Cristin earlier in the year, and the...