Gary Smith

Partner
George Town,  Cayman Islands
Phone1 345 7497590

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Practice Areas

  • Investment Funds
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity Transactions
  • Project Finance
  • Corporate Law
  • Corporate Services
  • Liquidation Services
 
Mailing AddressSuite 329, 10 Market Street, Camana Bay, George Town, Grand Cayman
 
EducationUniversity of Sheffield (UK) (Bachelor of Laws); University of London (UK) (Master of Laws)
 
AdmittedCayman Islands
 
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.
 
LanguagesEnglish
 
Biography

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.

 
ISLN922599095
 
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.
 

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Gary Smith, April 13, 2015
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Good News for Cayman Domiciled Private Equity Funds - Introduction of New ELP.
Gary Smith, July 26, 2014
The Cayman Islands (“Cayman”) continue to be the leading offshore jurisdiction for the establishment of both hedge funds and private equity funds. Typically, private equity funds are structured in Cayman as exempted limited partnerships (“ELPs”) and the introduction of the...
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Gary Smith

Suite 329, 10 Market Street, Camana Bay
George Town Grand Cayman
 

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