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Our client, a prominent offshore law firm, is seeking an ambitious Associate to join their corporate team based in the Cayman Islands. This role offers a unique opportunity to work with institutional and non-institutional clients, locally and internationally, focusing on corporate and commercial transactions with a specialisation in Fintech and Digital Assets.

Role Overview:

As an Associate, you will report partners in the practice area and be an integral part of a dynamic, collaborative team. The primary responsibilities include managing and executing individual matters, maintaining client relationships, contributing to business development, and fostering the professional growth of junior team members. The scope of the work you will be engaged on will include:

  • Advising clients on a broad range of fintech, crypto, and digital assets matters.
  • Providing regulatory advice and structuring for decentralised autonomous organisations (DAOs), token issuances, and early-stage fundraising.
  • Offering guidance on centralised and decentralised exchanges, wallet providers, VC funds, NFT and gaming platforms, and mining/staking operations.
  • Assisting clients in the regulated sector with applications under both the Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands VASP regimes.


  • 3–6 years of Post-Qualification Experience at a recognised offshore / onshore firm.
  • Admission to practice in qualifying Commonwealth jurisdiction.
  • Deep experience in Corporate and Commercial law.
  • Fintech & Digital Assets knowledge is essential.
  • Financial services regulatory experience is a bonus.
  • Superb professional/educational qualifications.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong relationship management abilities.
  • Self-motivated with critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Commercial and financial awareness.
  • Team-oriented with a flexible 'can-do' approach.

In return for your effort and commitment, a very attractive financial package (tax free) + relocation assistance is offered while there are clear and achievable opportunities for career progression.

This is an exceptional and rare opportunity for a driven professional to thrive in a dynamic legal environment with a focus on Fintech and Digital Assets, benefitting from access to cutting edge work and mentorship from one of the markets leading experts.

If you are ready to take the next step in your career, please submit your CV and supporting information in confidence to or apply via this website.


With over 20yrs experience in international legal recruitment, James O’Brien collaborates with numerous prestigious offshore law firms across multiple jurisdictions. His extensive industry network, combined with a consultative and transparent approach to recruitment, consistently results in successful outcomes for those he partners with.


Agnew O’Brien Global Legal Recruitment is a boutique consultancy that represents high calibre lawyers in their job search across international jurisdictions spanning the Asia-Pacific, Offshore Caribbean / Channel Islands, Middle East and United Kingdom. Those we assist are offered a bespoke, consultative recruitment service of the highest professional standards, specifically tailored to address individual search requirements and objectives. Our approach is discreet yet pro-active, offering candidates practical support throughout each step of the recruitment process. 

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