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Cayman Trust & Private Wealth

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Our trusts and private wealth law practice specialises in the creation of all types of trusts to maximise the benefits of Cayman law for both commercial and individual clients.


Harneys uses its expertise in offshore trust law to advise a range of clients, including trust companies, banks and individual clients such as high net worth families. In addition to the establishment and restructuring of Cayman trusts, we have extensive experience advising on STAR trusts, private trust companies, charitable trusts, unit trusts and employee benefit and pension trusts.

A constant innovator, our Cayman law firm has developed a number of custom solutions, such as the use of reserved powers, to allow first generation wealth clients to retain as much control as possible while still maintaining the integrity of the trust structure.  
The practice has also developed experience and expertise in drafting bespoke Cayman wills for international clients, and obtaining Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration from the Cayman Court to enable executors and administrators to realise Cayman situs assets after a death. We are the preferred law firm for a number of international banks to assist with the smooth and efficient administration of the Cayman aspects of the estates of their deceased clients.

Our trusts practice is truly a global one. While the core practice is located in the Caribbean, our trusts lawyers frequently work alongside Harneys lawyers from other offices and departments to provide bespoke solutions for our clients.

Our trusts team was shortlisted as a finalist for Caribbean legal team of the year at the STEP Caribbean awards in 2013 and was nominated as Runner-Up for Caribbean Law Firm of the Year at the Citywealth IFC Awards in London in 2015.

Our trusts & private wealth services include:

  • Establishing all forms of trusts and offshore companies including private trust companies
  • Providing family office services
  • Acting as trustee, executor, trust administrator, protector, enforcer, nominee and/or escrow agent
  • Incorporating offshore companies
  • Administering trusts and companies
  • Gathering information from trustees in Cayman and maintaining trustee statutory records
  • Assisting with tax/financial planning, succession planning and Cayman asset tracing and protection 


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Henry Mander
Henry Mander

Cayman Islands
Matthew Howson
Matthew Howson

British Virgin Islands

Articles & Updates

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New revision of Trusts legislation in Cayman 
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Foundation Companies in the Cayman Islands 
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New trusts legislation in Cayman 


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