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Dean Bennett is a partner in Appleby’s Corporate Group in the Cayman Islands.

Recognised as a key practitioner in each of his practice areas, Dean advises on a wide variety of corporate, securities and finance transactions with a particular focus on equity offerings (including SPAC offerings), private and public mergers and acquisitions (including deSPACing transactions and regulated M&A involving the acquisition and disposal of Cayman licensed insurers and fiduciary businesses), insurance and reinsurance, and derivatives, structured products and repurchase and securities lending transactions.

Dean is experienced with ISDA and other industry standard trading and collateral documentation and regularly advises both the sell and buy-side on netting, collateral and insolvency issues.

Dean is also 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 worked in the Structured Capital Markets team at Baker & McKenzie LLP in London, specialising 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.

Coverage & Insights

Dean co-authors the Legal 500 M&A Country Comparative Guide (Cayman Islands Chapter), Mondaq M&A Comparative Guide (Cayman Islands Chapter) and Chambers Blockchain Global Practice Guide (Cayman Islands Chapter).

Qualifications & Education

  • University of Kent (England), Bachelor of Laws (LLB), First Class Honours.

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