Law firm Walkers has appointed Jason Allison as a partner in the global investment funds group in its Cayman Islands office.
Allison, an offshore investment funds practitioner, has nearly ten years' experience advising on Cayman Islands law.
After spending over five years at Freshfields in London, he commenced his Cayman Islands career with Maples and Calder in 2004, becoming a partner there in 2007. In 2012, Allison left Maples and Calder to help establish the Cayman Islands office of another international offshore law firm.
Allison advises on Cayman Islands corporate and investment funds law, with particular expertise advising institutional clients on all aspects of structuring and establishment of private equity funds and hedge funds, and the related downstream M&A and corporate finance aspects.
Ingrid Pierce, global managing partner with Walkers, said: "We are pleased to welcome someone of Jason's calibre, expertise and reputation in the market. He joins us at a time when the continuing development and maturity of the global funds market is increasingly using Cayman structures not only for the fund vehicles themselves but also for the downstream asset and business owning entities of those funds, and clients are increasing their demand for the type of expertise that both Jason and Walkers has in this area.”
Allison said: "I am thrilled to be joining Walkers and its long established market leading practice as it continues its impressive growth in the industry. Its excellent brand and institutional client base fits perfectly with my expertise and experience in acting for such clients."
Tim Buckley, investment funds partner, added: "Jason's deep knowledge and experience of the international private equity sector and the growing downstream M&A and corporate finance aspects of private equity funds, gives us another senior practitioner in this space to service our private equity clients."
Jason Allison, Walkers, Cayman, Freshfields, Maples and Calder, Ingrid Pierce, Tim Buckley