Bio

Christian is Partner and a member of the Corporate department and is ranked as a Rising Star according to IFLR1000´s 2019 financial and corporate law rankings. Christian was based in Appleby’s BVI office prior to joining the Cayman Islands office in 2010 and, prior to that, worked with William Fry Solicitors in Dublin for eight years and was an associate in the asset management and investment funds department there.

Christian specialises in advising on all matters relating to Cayman Islands and BVI funds and investment services, including the formation and establishment of, and on-going advice to mutual funds and hedge funds, master-feeder structures and the formation of stand-alone vehicles, including segregated portfolio companies, exempted limited partnerships, unit trusts and private equity structures as well as listing applications. Christian also advises on regulatory and compliance matters as well as investment business and licensing matters.

Christian is a member of the Law Society of Ireland and the Law Society of England and Wales and is admitted to practice law in both the Cayman Islands as well as the British Virgin Islands.

 

Expertise:

Recent matters include advising on the structuring, formation and establishment of, and on-going advice to mutual funds and hedge funds including bespoke share classes, suspensions, side pockets, side letters, shareholder rights and agreements, registrations, de-registrations, continuations, mergers and acquisitions, transfers, conversions, performance fees and fee structures, material contracts and agreements, FATCA and CRS reporting requirements, Cayman AIFMD measures, legislative developments and all aspects of funds and securities law, amongst other matters.

Christian also advises on Cayman Islands and BVI banking and finance, general lending, debt issuance and general aspects of banking and finance and corporate and commercial law on a daily basis including opinions work and secured financing and refinancing matters in addition to Cayman Islands regulatory matters including investment business licencing applications and banking licensing applications plus on-going regulatory advice in relation to securities investment business and banks and trust companies law.

 

Education:

University College, Dublin (Ireland)

Law Society of Ireland

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