Headed up by Paul Parker, a highly experienced corporate/commercial lawyer, Hampson and Company’s corporate finance team offers expert advice in the following specialized areas.

Investment Funds

Advice on all aspects of hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate funds and other major types of investment funds.  In conjunction with the firm’s corporate service affiliate, H & C Corporate Services Limited, we are able to assist with establishing funds, fund formation and structuring, fund registration and regulation with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (“CIMA“) and fund terminations and liquidations.  In addition, we assist with establishing and registering fund managers with CIMA and have particular expertise in establishing a physical presence in the Cayman Islands sufficient to satisfy the Cayman Islands Economic Substance requirements.

Structured Finance

The corporate finance team has a wealth of experience in the structured finance industry ranging from high yield bond issues, collateralized loan obligation transactions through to real estate investment trust transactions.   Our attorneys have experience of working with some of the largest managers in the US and Europe, including State Street, PIMCO, GSO Capital Partners, Ares Management, Octagon, KKR, BlueMoutain, Voya, Fortress, Golub Capital, Oak Hill, Och Ziff, Guggenheim, Symphony, Neuberger Berman, THL Credit Advisors, American Money Management, Benefit Street, CIFC Asset Management, Goldentree, Napier Park, Seix, Palmer Square, Greywolf and Eaton Vance.

Trusts

We advise on the commercial use of trusts and foundation companies for a range of purposes, such as share ownership plans, employee incentive schemes, customer reward schemes, holding vehicles for funds and securitization structures, debt restructuring and general philanthropic purposes.

Asset Finance Practice

We advise and offer shipping/marine registration, aviation financing and other general asset financing transactions.  Our attorneys have worked with a range of financial institutions and operators in the industry as well as fiduciaries providing directors for Cayman special purpose vehicles in the industry.

Fintech

Traditional financial services are being impacted by technological advances changing how organizations interact with their clients and customers. Existing industry participants and new entrants are being forced to invest in disruptive, unproven and un-costed technologies and to adapt their organizational infrastructure accordingly or risk losing business to their more technologically sophisticated market competitors.

Our fintech practice provides pragmatic, transactional Cayman Islands legal advice to those within the fintech industry, including: cryptocurrency investment funds; offshore initial coin offerings and initial token offerings; cryptocurrency and digital currency matters; blockchain and distributed ledger technology issues; fintech applications and global wallets; anti-money laundering and compliance issues and exchanges and trading systems.

As a certified bitcoin professional and holder of the online London School of Economics certificate in Cryptocurrency and Disruption Paul is able to advise on all aspects of blockchain and cryptocurrency.

For queries on any of the above, contact Paul Parker at pparker@hampsonandco.com.