Former Cayman judge to head up new law office

| 01/06/2011

(CNS): Corporate and commercial law specialist Smeets Law has opened an office in the Cayman Islands. According to a report in the industry magazine FinAlternatives, Kipling Douglas, a former Grand Court Judge of the Cayman Islands will be leading the firm’s new office. Janet Francis will be a partner in the firm’s investment funds, corporate and commercial group. “Cayman has been chosen as the Network’s Caribbean base because we have confidence in these Islands,” GCA Smeets Law Network founder Gerard Smeets said. 

“Our confidence has been bolstered by continuing strong demand for client focused Cayman legal services from the alternative investment industry worldwide. Here we can provide and service a dependable product in a stable environment,” he added.

Smeets, which specializes in advising investment managers, family offices and service providers,is a member of the GCA Smeets Law Network of independent law firms established in key jurisdictions in the Caribbean, Latin America and Europe. Following the launches in Cayman and Uruguay, another member firm will shortly commence operations in Asia. The Asian firm will focus on providing advice on Cayman and Luxembourg structures.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    You must be asleep if you don't understand the thumbs down on this one.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Wish there where more judges like Mr. Douglas criminals feard to go in front of him. Congrats and all the best .

  3. Dirk says:

    Why don't we have Magistrates that Mr Douglas any more? He and later Magistrate Ramsey were feared by criminals and was a real deterrent from criminal activity. Kinda hard to fear someone who is drinking next to you.

  4. Anonymous says:

    CONGRATS Mr Douglas. He is one good man that came to our shore, not to mention his lovely wife. A very genuine man, may God bless him on his new venture.