- Investment Funds
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Private Equity Transactions
- Project Finance
- Corporate Law
- Corporate Services
- Liquidation Services
|Education||University of Sheffield (UK) (Bachelor of Laws); University of London (UK) (Master of Laws)|
|Memberships ||2000 – Admitted as a Solicitor of the Courts of England and Wales (does not practise as a Solicitor in England and Wales).|
2009 – Admitted as an Attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands.
Author: "Investment Funds - Cayman Islands", published in the Practical Law Company Cross-Border Investment Funds Handbook, 2011; "Introduction of Non-Petition Covenants", published in International Corporate Rescue Vol. 10 (2013) Issue 4; "Cayman Islands' Court of Appeal Re-affirms Status of Segregated Portfolio Companies", published in International Corporate Rescue Vol. 9 (2012) Issue 6.
|Transactions ||Gary has given expert evidence in the Southern District of New York court proceedings before Judge Robert Gerber relating to Cayman investment funds and has also authored: "Investment Funds - Cayman Islands", published in the Practical Law Company Cross-Border Investment Funds Handbook, 2012; "Introduction of Non-Petition... Covenants", published in International Corporate Rescue Vol. 10 (2013) Issue 4; "Cayman Islands' Court of Appeal Re-affirms Status of Segregated Portfolio Companies", published in International Corporate Rescue Vol. 9 (2012) Issue 6.|
Notable recent transactions that he has advised on include:
(i) advising Cayman fund on its issuance of secured and guaranteed corporate notes to raise US$900 million from qualified institutional buyers;
(ii) advising on insolvency proceedings relating to a group of Cayman hedge funds in liquidation in the Cayman Islands and in Chapter 11 proceedings in the U.S.A.,
(iii) advising US Fund Manager on its US$2.5 billion fund raising through its Cayman Islands domiciled entity to acquire international restaurant chain from the NYSE;
(iv) advising a Bermuda based insurance services group, Investors Guaranty Assurance, on its US$39.2 million merger and corporate restructuring of its Cayman Islands domiciled entities;
(v) advising US investment bank, JPMorgan Chase, on its US$150 million bridging loan to a Brazilian investment group via one of the group's Cayman Islands domiciled investment funds and the security arrangements in respect of the loan;
(vi) advising on the US$30 million disposal of a Cayman Islands banking/fund administration/trust and insurances services group, Caledonian Group.
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
New Law Passed To Modify Contract Law In The Cayman Islands
Gary Smith, June 10, 2014
The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Law, 2014 (the “Law”) has now been passed into law in the Cayman Islands and is expected to enter into force shortly. The Law will grant to one or more persons who are not parties to a contract (each a “Third Party”) the ability to...
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