Steve is a partner practising in the investment funds and corporate & commercial departments. His practice is concentrated in investment funds and corporate finance. His clients include funds, investment managers, fund administrators, family offices, banks and financial houses, digital asset founders and digital asset funds, and early stage companies.

Steve regularly advises investment managers on fund formation, registration with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, and listing on the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange. He also has extensive experience in the financing of early stage technology companies including China-based VIEs, as well as in relation to the establishment and administration of investment funds structured as unit trusts, employee benefit trusts, pension trusts and securitisation trusts.

Prior to joining Collas Crill, Steve practiced in Canada with Blake Cassels & Graydon, and before that in the State of Kuwait with Al Sarraf & Al Ruwayeh (in association with Stephenson Harwood).

Chambers and Partners, in its 2019 Global Guide, has designated Steve as an "Up and Coming Lawyer" for Cayman in the field of Corporate & Finance Law.

Admitted in:
Cayman Islands, 2007
Province of Manitoba, Canada, 2003 (not practising)
Province of Alberta, Canada, 2006 (not practising)

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With a depth of multi-jurisdictional experience our offices in BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey, London and Singapore, we ensure that advice is provided in the context of other key global offshore centres and with a knowledge of the bigger, global picture. Our clients appreciate our pro-active attitude to providing sensible user-friendly advice, our accuracy and honesty in our approach to pricing matters, and our senior level involvement in all matters to ensure smooth progress and client satisfaction. In an increasingly complex, competitive and more tightly regulated market, we'll make sure your business or commercial venture reaches its full potential.

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News 30 Nov 2019

Cayman Islands Data Protection Law

Overview The Data Protection Law (2017) (the 'DPL') comes into force in the Cayman Islands on 30 September 2019. The DPL will implement established data protection...

News 23 Nov 2019

SIBL Update - Cayman Islands

Entities which have been operating as "excluded persons" under the Securities Investment Business Law (SIBL) need to be aware of recent changes to SIBL requiring them to...

News 28 Nov 2019

The Financial Technology Law Review

Collas Crill's team of FinTech specialists have collaborated with several major international law firms to produce the second edition of The Financial Technology Law...

Insight 7 Nov 2019

Cayman Substance Update

New legislation came into effect on 1 January 2019 in the Cayman Islands which requires certain Cayman Islands entities ("Relevant Entities") carrying on certain activities...

News 19 Nov 2019

Cayman Economic Substance

The Cayman Islands government has recently introduced legislation, the International Tax Co-operation (Economic Substance) Law, 2018, which came into effect on 1 January...

News 27 Nov 2019

AML Actions For Cayman Financial

Recent amendments to the Cayman Islands Proceeds of Crime Law  (2018 Revision) ("POCL") and the Cayman Islands Anti-Money Laundering Regulations (2018 Revision) ("AML...