Chris joined Stuarts in 2004 as one of the founding directors, from the London office of Kendall Freeman (now Locke Lord LLP), where he specialised in corporate insurance and regulatory related matters.
As head of the specialist investment funds team at Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries, Chris has registered several hundred mutual funds with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority and frequently advises on regulatory and compliance issues involving funds, investment managers and fund administrators.
Chris advises on the restructuring of funds, the delay in redemption payments and other redemption restrictions as well as the use of side pockets or special purpose vehicles for illiquid assets and investor communications and disputes.
Chris establishes investment managers and fund administrators in the Cayman Islands and advises on their respective regulatory regimes. He has extensive experience in all types of fund structures including master-feeder and fund of fund structures as well as the establishment of complex fund platforms using exempted companies and/or partnerships and the use of segregated portfolio companies.
Chris advises on the use of side letters as well as other class rights related issues. As listing agent to the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange ("CSX") Chris has listed several investment funds on the CSX.
Chris also has a broad experience on a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions for private and listed clients, including mergers, acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, corporate finance, commercial agreements and insurance securitizations.