Chantelle Day

Chantelle Day 

Partner | Cayman

Financial Services and Regulatory


Chantelle is a Partner in our Financial Services and Regulatory team in Cayman. She has extensive experience with various investment fund structures, including hedge funds, private equity funds, technology and venture capital funds, cryptocurrency funds, segregated portfolio companies and unit trusts.

"I am passionate about delivering results-driven legal solutions that are tailored to my clients' unique needs. I believe in working closely with my clients to gain a deep understanding of their goals and objectives, as well as the challenges they face. This allows me to provide practical advice and solutions that are not only legally sound but also commercially viable."


Chantelle has worked on a variety of corporate matters including joint ventures, SPACs, corporate restructurings, mergers and acquisitions and migrations. She also advises on regulatory matters, including data protection, economic substance, beneficial ownership, FATCA/CRS, VASP and fintech matters, as well as CIMA enforcement matters for corporate service providers.


Chantelle has been practicing law for 11 years, spending four of those years practising Irish law based in Dublin and London.

Having trained and worked in a large Cayman Islands law firm for the first 12 years of her legal career, Chantelle is a highly trained and experienced funds lawyer who enjoys working collaboratively with her colleagues and trainees to share her knowledge.

Chantelle is listed as a recommended lawyer in Legal 500 2024.

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Unregulated and private investment structures

Our investment practice is not limited to regulated investment funds. With private capital deployment a global trend we also advise clients on a range of unregulated and private structures. These include structures allowing new promoters to build a track record or investment clubs to access particular investments without incurring the time or financial cost of entering the regulatory regime. In addition we frequently work with our award winning private client team to provide investment fund like solutions for family offices or HNWs. Our team's experience in this often overlooked area of the investment sector can help our clients manage regulation and plan their structures for future growth without unnecessary limitations.

Investment business licensing and approvals

Management and advisory contracts

In addition to advising on the establishment of investment structures we advise on the drafting and interpretation of investment management and advisory mandates including performance fees and remuneration packages. Our practical yet precise approach in this highly technical area is driven by significant onshore experience. We are not a team of lawyers who "don’t do the maths" but understand performance related fee structures and incentives need to consider and capture the widest range of potential scenarios – our depth of expertise enables us to achieve that.

Investor advice

In a world of rising expectations, we are increasingly instructed by sovereign wealth funds, ultra-high net-worth individuals and funds of funds to review potential fund investments and negotiate side-letters or co-invest arrangements. We offer our clients a fast, efficient service with minimum fuss. This aspect of our practice gives us unparalleled insight of what is and isn't the 'market standard'; something all our clients benefit from.

Mergers and acquisitions

We regularly act in relation to significant mergers and acquisitions activity in our jurisdictions, whether as lead counsel for strictly local matters or as part of an international team for multi-jurisdictional transactions.

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Mergers, amalgamations and schemes of arrangement

We provide expert legal support on both local and cross border amalgamations of regulated and unregulated companies and work closely with our dispute resolution team on local schemes of arrangement.


Our multi-disciplinary approach to providing risk and regulatory consultancy services ensures that every aspect of our clients' business is covered. By drawing on the skills and experience of a highly experienced team of lawyers with expertise from across the firm, we are able to deal with all legal compliance issues that could affect your business, whether contentious or non-contentious. The assistance we are able to provide ranges from strategic matters to specific operational issues.

Collas Crill's market-leading fraud, financial and white collar crime practice sits within our regulatory practice. Uniquely offering a mix of both civil and criminal fraud litigation experience, from internal investigations, to injunctions, to defence and enforcement, the team can lead clients through the most challenging of circumstances.

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Tax information exchange

Our risk and regulatory team provides legal support to businesses applying local rules regarding foreign tax reporting and production orders. Our goal here is to ensure our clients remain compliant, while conducting their business efficiently and in line with their clients interests and expectations.

Investment fund formation

Our uniquely diverse practice regularly assists with the establishment of both open and closed-ended fund structures. In addition to traditional Channel Island private equity and real estate structures and Caribbean hedge funds, we have advised on a number of alternative and esoteric classes. We work alongside our clients to understand their investment thesis and provide bespoke drafting to build the fund they want as opposed to generic template structures and documentation. We advise clients at every step of the process, including preparing offer documents, investor negotiations, the preparation of agreements, and in the closing of transactions.

2 Jan 2024

Collas Crill announces promotions across its global practice groups

Collas Crill has made a number of promotions across its Channel Island and Caribbean offices. In the Channel Islands, Jersey-based Fritha Ford and Lynne Calder have been promoted to Group Partner and in Guernsey Amy Davies has been promoted to Senior Ass...

14 Nov 2023

Legal 500 Caribbean 2024 guide

Collas Crill's teams in the British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands have received a solid set of results in the latest Legal 500 directory. In the BVI the dispute resolution team has moved up to tier 3, with the Cayman corporate team being listed by Le...

23 Jun 2023

Cayman - FATF grey list

The Cayman Islands has successfully advanced a step further towards its removal from the FATF grey list, having previously satisfied 62 of 63 FATF Recommended Actions. At the conclusion of the June Plenary, the FATF has announced that the Cayman Islands...

22 Jun 2023

Cayman record keeping update

The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) has issued a new Statement of Guidance on Nature, Accessibility, and Retention of Records (Guidance) which aims to ensure that regulated entities maintain records in a manner that promotes accessibility, reten...

15 Jun 2023

CIMA regulated entities update

The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) released an updated rule in April 2023 in relation to corporate governance for regulated entities (Rule) and associated statement of guidance for mutual funds and private funds (Guidance). The Rule will bring ...

10 May 2023

Collas Crill welcomes Chantelle Day

Collas Crill has appointed Chantelle Day as Counsel in its Corporate, Finance and Funds team in Cayman. Chantelle trained and worked in a large Cayman Islands law firm for the first 12 years of her legal career and has spent four years practicing Irish ...

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