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Stephen  Nelson

Stephen Nelson


  • Praised for his ability to summarise the law in a very succinct manner
    Chambers and Partners 2017
  • In two or three sentences he'll tell you what you can and cannot do.
    Chambers and Partners 2017
  • Very pleasant to deal with
    Legal 500 2018
  • Provides advice that is good, timely and comprehensive
    Legal 500 2018
  • Very knowledgeable and responsive
    Legal 500 2018
  • He is very accessible and always very quick to respond with helpful answers. He then follows this up with very detailed and substantive advice
    Chambers & Partners Global Guide 2018
  • He always has the information ready and available for us
    Chambers & Partners Global Guide 2018
  • Stephen Nelson is a trusted adviser on M&A, financing and regulatory compliance.
    Chambers & Partners Global Guide 2019
  • Sources highlight him as "very responsive and helpful," as well as "commercially minded and practical."
    Chambers & Partners Global Guide 2019

I enjoy the conversations with the hard-working and intelligent people who are my clients. Alongside being able to help with legal solutions, it allows me to be a part of the action in many places around the world.

I am particularly good at listening for meaning, and at distilling a large set of facts and issues.

Stephen 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, banks, family offices, financial houses 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.

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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