Senior Associate – Commercial - Grand Cayman

Offshore; Cayman Islands
US$170-200k DOE, tax free, plus benefits and relocation package.
18 Oct 2016
15 Nov 2016
Job Title
Practice Area
Banking, Corporate, Funds
PQE Level
10+, 5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Associate – Commercial - Grand Cayman

Our client a top offshore law firm is seeking a Senior Associate to join the Commercial department in Grand Cayman.


  • Report to the Head of Corporate, Commercial and Investment Funds.
  • Participate in growing the banking and finance work for clients.
  • Advise clients competently and confidently on the technical aspects of a wide range of commercial matters, particularly in the field of financial services, e.g. funds, banking & finance, regulatory, general corporate and intellectual property.
  • Be assertive and creative when developing or finding solutions to problems and methods of working. Add value through innovative ideas and approaches.
  • Approach issues with commercial sense and provide solutions which are pragmatic.
  • Guide clients on strategy relating to the particular matter they are advising on, meeting client needs or reacting quickly to changing requirements.
  • Recognise the implication of changes in transactions and draft amendments to complex documents accurately.
  • Prepare case analyses and supporting documentation with cost estimates.
  • Effectively negotiate with clients about fees.
  • Be confident in discussions with matter partner about appropriate cost budgets and billing.
  • Effectively monitor WIP and amounts billed against cost estimates and agreed budgets and billing arrangements.
  • Contribute to the development of Know How and precedents when drafting complex documents.
  • Build and maintain relationships with clients, to help retain and attract more clients and work into the business.
  • Mentor and train paralegals, article clerks, junior associates and associates in the team.


  • Essential that the applicant is qualified as a solicitor or barrister in a recognised common law jurisdiction or a practising Cayman Attorney.
  • Must have a minimum of 6 PQE.
  • International experience in in banking/finance/funds/regulatory/general corporate/IP law is desirable.
  • Essential that the applicant has graduated from top international Universities with the best grades and has trained/retained at a top international/offshore/US/magic circle law firm.