Dean is Counsel within the Corporate Group in the Cayman Islands and global co-head of SPACs.
Dean advises on a wide variety of corporate, securities and finance transactions with a particular focus on equity offerings (including special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) offerings), mergers and acquisitions (including public M&A, take privates and SPAC M&A), corporate restructurings and derivatives, structured products and repurchase and securities lending transactions. Dean co-authors the Legal 500 M&A Country Comparative Guide (Cayman Islands Chapter) and Mondaq M&A Comparative Guide (Cayman Islands Chapter).
Dean is experienced with ISDA and other industry standard trading and collateral documentation and regularly advises the sell and buy-side on netting, collateral and insolvency issues.
Dean is a member of Appleby’s technology and innovation group, supporting clients working on blockchain, AI, fintech and other emerging technologies.
Prior to joining Appleby, Dean was an Associate in the Structured Capital Markets team at Baker & McKenzie LLP in London, where he worked in the areas of capital markets, derivatives, financial regulation and structured finance. Dean also spent six months in Baker & McKenzie’s Moscow office working on a wide range of corporate and finance transactions across the CIS region. During his time at his previous law firm, Dean co-authored several articles and presented on derivatives regulation, clearing and regulatory capital.
University of Kent (England), Bachelor of Laws (LLB), First Class Honours.