Travers Thorp Alberga (TTA), a partner-led Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands law firm, has strengthened its corporate and funds team with the hire of Louise Freestone as partner.
Freestone was a partner at legacy Herbert Smith until 2008, when she joined investment management company FourWinds as general counsel. She left the company last year.
Freestone joins TTA alongside two new senior associates, Deborah Drummond and Denise Owen. The hires bring the number of lawyers at TTA to 23.
TTA was founded in its current form in late 2012, when legacy Thorp Alberga enticed former Maples and Calder managing partner Anthony Travers back to practice. A year later the firm merged with fellow Cayman boutique Paget- Brown.
Travers, senior partner, said: “We lead Cayman in diversity, all our relevant metrics are very positive and I’m now focused on the next stage of our development.
“To date we have concentrated on Latin America, the Middle East, Hong Kong and mainland China and now we have developed sufficient traction we are ready to bring our very particular expertise and value proposition to the more traditional markets.”
Travers Thorp Alberga, Appointment. Louise Freestone, Partner, Cayman Islands