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Ian Gobin Partner

Cayman Islands
+1 345 815 2903
+1 345 323 7818

Expertise and Professional Background

Ian Gobin is a partner in Harneys’ Cayman office. Ian's practice has a dedicated focus on fund managers, their clients and their service providers. He advises on the legal and regulatory treatment of investment funds, private equity funds and management companies established in the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands. He also advises institutional and private clients throughout Europe and North America on funds matters.

Prior to joining Harneys, Ian was the global head of the investment funds teams at Appleby and prior to that Ian was a partner at Walkers. Before going offshore in 2001, Ian trained and qualified as a solicitor at Clifford Chance in London, working in the capital markets group. 

Ian is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales, a Cayman Islands attorney-at-law and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of the Eastern Caribbean. He is recommended by Legal 500.


Legal 500: Ian is recommended by Legal 500 as a leading Funds practitioner in the Cayman Islands.

Who’s Who Legal 2018: Ian is recognised as being one of the world’s leading private funds lawyers.

Education & Admissions

The College of Law (LPC) 1994
Europa Institute (ASIR) (LLB European Business Law) 1993
University of Huddersfield (LLB) 1992
Bar Admissions
England and Wales 1997 (non-practicing)
Cayman Islands 2001
British Virgin Islands 2006


Banking and Finance
Corporate and Commercial
Cayman Islands
Investment Funds
Tax and Regulatory
Cayman Investment Funds
Cayman Corporate & Commercial
Cayman Banking & Finance
Distressed Funds


The Cayman Islands have recently amended the beneficial ownership register regime for Cayman Islands companies and LLCs1, refining the regime that was introduced in July 2017 (as detailed in our earlier alert). These changes mean that some previously out... read more