Estera, a provider of corporate, funds and trust services, has announced the launch of legal services in Cayman Islands and Bermuda. Estera Law will provide legal services in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands which are aligned to clients’ individual objectives and preferences. Estera’s legal services will cover a number of practice areas such as corporate and commercial, regulatory, insurance and investment funds.
The company said providing legal services will enable Estera to broaden and deepen relationships with clients in the Americas, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and Hong Kong.
“We are extremely pleased to announce the launch of legal services in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands,” said James Maitland, Regional Head of Americas, Bermuda and Caribbean at Estera.
“We are resolutely focussed on enhancing our services and providing our clients flexible, expert solutions. We also remain dedicated to strengthening our collaborative relationships with our existing partners and intermediaries in the Americas, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and Hong Kong. This expansion further demonstrates our commitment not only to Bermuda and the Cayman Islands, but to our clients within the region.”
In the Cayman Islands, Estera has entered into a business affiliation relationship with U Law which has been renamed as Estera Law (Cayman). Kendra Foster will be leading the legal team as Managing Partner.
Foster has extensive experience in the Cayman Islands financial services industry and was the founding principal of U Law. Prior to founding the firm, Foster worked for a prominent offshore law firm in the Cayman Islands and served as the Deputy Compliance Director of a multi-national corporate service provider.
Foster commented: “I am thrilled that U Law Limited is joining forces with the Estera Group and looking forward to partnering with Managing Director, Richard Gordon and the whole Estera team to develop Estera‘s Cayman Islands legal services offering by delivering a quality experience for clients focused on adding value.”
In Bermuda, Alison Dyer-Fagundo will lead the legal team as Managing Partner of Estera Law (Bermuda). Dyer-Fagundo was a former partner of a global offshore law firm and has extensive experience in private equity transactions, derivatives, public and private company M&A activity, equity and debt markets, corporate governance, and partnerships in relation to both their formation and on-going transactions.
Dyer-Fagundo said: “This is a truly exciting development for our firm as clients now have the option of instructing us for both their legal and fiduciary services. We are incredibly flexible and will continue to work with a wide range of other advisers to provide our clients with the services that best suit their requirements.”
Estera, Corporate, funds and trust services, Legal Services, Cayman Islands, Bermuda