Investment Funds Partner - Cayman Islands

We are working closely with a leading independent law firm in the Cayman Islands that seeks a seasoned and highly motivated Partner-level corporate lawyer with a substantial reputation / following in the investment funds space to join its growing team.

Our client has built a reputation for handling high quality work that belies their size and are keen to build on this success through the addition of an individual who seeks a challenge and an opportunity to put a firm hand on the tiller going forward. Albeit our client is realistic and understands that it will not be easy to prise clients away from their larger competitors, they firmly believe there is an opportunity to gain increased market share.

What’s offered:

  • Collaborative and dynamic environment: Our client offers a fast-paced, team-oriented culture where your expertise will be valued, and your contributions will have a real impact on the business.
  • Top-tier clientele: Work directly with leading fund managers and other key players in the Cayman Islands investment funds industry.
  • Competitive compensation and benefits: Market-rate salary, bonus / profit share / potential equity participation either immediately or at a later date, and a comprehensive benefits package.
  • Global reach: Be part of a firm with a strong international presence and the resources to support your success.

Who are they looking for:

  • A proven leader: 10+ years' post-qualification experience with a demonstrably successful track record in handling all aspects of investment funds and asset management matters.
  • Deep industry knowledge: Expertise in structuring, formation, regulation, and winding down across the full spectrum of fund and asset management vehicles.
  • High-profile experience: A history of advising on complex, high-value investment funds and corporate/commercial matters, ideally with cross-border experience.
  • Business development prowess: A strong network within the Cayman Islands investment funds community and a proven ability to generate new business through active marketing and relationship building.
  • Exceptional communication skills: Excellent written, interpersonal, and public speaking abilities to confidently present to clients and colleagues.
  • Thrives under pressure: The ability to work independently and collaboratively in a demanding environment with tight deadlines.
  • Proactive and enthusiastic: A self-starter with a passion for the investment funds industry and a desire to make a significant contribution.

Think you have what it takes?

If you are a partner-level candidate currently based in Cayman in possession of the pedigree & qualities outlined above, we encourage you to submit your CV for immediate consideration.

We are confident that the right individual can play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our client’s investment funds practice. Are you that candidate? If so, please send your CV in confidence to or apply via this website.

Please note: Due to the specific requirements of this role, we are only seeking candidates with an existing presence and network in the Cayman Islands investment funds market.


With over two decades of global legal recruitment expertise, James O’Brien partners with law firms of all shapes & size across multiple jurisdictions. His extensive network, transparent approach, and commitment to candidates' success result in consistently positive outcomes. Whether you're considering a move now or in the future, feel free to reach out to James for practical and discreet guidance.

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