Caroline Barton

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Caroline is a partner within the Corporate department in Cayman and Group Head of Banking & Asset Finance, as well as Transport & Logistics.

Her practice areas include asset finance, corporate finance, structured finance, private equity and bond offerings. She is extensively involved in aircraft and vessel financing, subscription financing and CLOs.

Caroline also has vast experience in capital markets, shipping, corporate restructuring and mergers and acquisitions, especially working on the buyer side of transactions.

Caroline has been recognised by Who’s Who Legal with respect to Aircraft Finance, and is acknowledged as a ´Rising Star´ in IFLR1000´s 2020 capital markets law rankings.
In 2020, she was considered by Chambers Global to be an up-and-coming lawyer in a number of spaces, including structured finance, asset finance, debt capital markets and private equity. Clients characterise her as “super responsive, always available and solution-oriented.”

She is a member of the Cayman Islands Law Society, the Law Society of England and Wales, the Cayman Islands Labour Tribunal and the Caymanian Bar Association, and a notary public registered in the Cayman Islands.


Recent highlights include advising:

Ethoca, a global provider of technology solutions, in its acquisition by Mastercard.

Finance Parties concerning two term loan facilities to borrower and the creation of Cayman security associated therewith to assist borrower and sponsor with acquisition of a target owning an interest in Taiwanese offshore wind projects.

A leading global investment firm with respect to GBP, EUR and AUD financings and the creation of Cayman security, and various amendments thereto, to a financial technology company specialising in providing investment platforms to major financial institutions in the financial services and wealth management sectors.

Lead underwriters with respect to private offering by NCL Corporation Ltd. (“NCLC”), a subsidiary of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., of over $860 million aggregate principal amount of its 6.00% exchangeable senior notes due 2024.

CVC Capital Partners, one of the world’s leading private equity and investment advisory firms through CVC Fund VII, (“CVC”) with respect to regulatory approvals following CVC’s agreement in October 2017 to acquire TMF Group (“TMF”), a leading provider of specialist business services to clients operating and investing globally. This is the first investment made by CVC Fund VII, which raised over €16 billion.

China Merchants Bank Co., Ltd. in connection with various facilities (US$1 billion to over $30 billion) to finance Chinese based management buy-outs and privatisations by way of merger including Perfect World Co., Ltd. and Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd.

Höegh LNG Holdings Ltd. and its subsidiaries in connection with the formation of Höegh LNG Partners LP, a Marshall Islands limited partnership (MLP) and the MLP´s initial and further public offerings of common units representing limited partner interests in the MLP.

Höegh LNG’s Holdings Ltd. and its subsidiaries in connection with the financing and delivery of its eighth floating storage and regasification unit Höegh Esperanza.


University of Bristol (England)
Nottingham Trent University (England)


4 May 2022

Aircraft Financing – A Brief Guide to Cayman

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Contributors: Alexandra Simpson
9 Feb 2022 | News

Appleby team off to FFA’s Global Symposium 2022

Appleby is proud to be a gold sponsor of the Global Fund Finance Association (FFA) Symposium being h...

6 Mar 2020 | News

Appleby’s Female Leader’s Network: One year on

Global network brings together women in senior positions across the jurisdictions in which the firm ...

6 Feb 2020 | News

Appleby team off to FFA’s Global Symposium

Appleby is proud to be a platinum sponsor of the Global Fund Finance Association (FFA) Symposium for...


2 Feb 2022

Cayman Fund Finance team sponsors Women in Fund Finance luncheon

The Appleby Cayman Islands Funds Finance team looks forward to welcoming you to the FFA Global Sympo...

13 Sep 2021

Loans & Secured Financing in the Cayman Islands 2021

First published in Getting the Deal Through 2021. This practice guide provides topical analysis of L...

Contributors: Alexandra Simpson
7 May 2020

E-signatures – Who needs ink anyway?

The global spread of COVID-19 and the sustained containment protocols in place including social dist...

Contributors: Peter Colegate

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