Collas Crill has appointed Fawaz Elmalki to its Corporate, Finance and Funds team in Cayman.
Based in Canada, Fawaz specialises in investment fund formation matters and corporate matters.
He has over 20 years' experience advising investment funds, their managers and their onshore counsel on their structuring, formation, corporate governance and ongoing operational matters, as well as broad experience advising clients on private equity financings.
His clients also include family offices and entrepreneurs, with a strong network of clients and collaborators in the MENA region and Canada. His investment funds practice has been recognised by Chambers Global, Who’s Who Legal, MENA Fund Manager and Legal 500.
Prior to working with Collas Crill, Fawaz was a partner and head of the Dubai office of another leading offshore firm where he practised Cayman, BVI and Bermuda law from their DIFC office from 2007 to 2018.
From 2018 to 2022, he was a consultant at a boutique Cayman law firm he co-founded.
He is a member of the Québec Bar Association (Canada) and admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (non-practising).
Natalie Bell, Partner in the Corporate, Finance and Funds team, said: 'We are absolutely delighted to welcome Fawaz to Collas Crill. His wealth of experience is a huge asset to our team. His client service is second to none and his loyal client relationships attest to that. Fawaz will strengthen our existing MENA-facing practice and we are very excited to be working with him.'