Appleby appoints investment funds partner in Cayman office


Offshore law firm Appleby has strengthened its Cayman Islands team by appointing Alex Brainis as a partner in the investment funds group.

Brainis joins the firm from the Intertrust Group, where he was senior vice president of business development for North America as well as head of compliance for Intertrust’s alternative investment funds manager’s directive (AIFMD) management company service offering in Dublin, Ireland.

He was instrumental in developing Intertrust’s AIFMD management company product offering in Dublin as well as originating, developing and maintaining client relationships and managing the on-boarding process involving various AIFMD fund and corporate clients, according to Appleby.

Brainis has also worked as a lawyer for more than 16 years at law firms in Toronto, Canada. He focused heavily on corporate and commercial matters.

Bryan Hunter, managing partner at Appleby’s Cayman office, said: “On behalf of the partners, it is my pleasure to extend a warm welcome to Mr Brainis as he joins us from Toronto.

“He is the second partner to join the investment funds team in the past six months, and we are confident that his vast experience in this space ranging from legal expertise, client relations and business development to fund administration will be of great benefit to the firm.”

Brainis added: “I am pleased to have joined Appleby’s long-established funds practice and confident that my experience and business development acumen will contribute to the continued growth of their investment funds sector.”

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