Carolynn is the group general counsel and leads the in house legal function for the entire Harneys group. She has over 20 years of experience advising on all aspects of corporate and commercial law and Cayman Islands regulatory matters.
Prior to her current appointment, she advised financial services clients on matters relating to licensing, the conduct of business, corporate governance, prudential requirements, regulatory reporting, audits, AML requirements, change of control applications and relations with CIMA. She has significant experience advising banks, trust companies, fund administrators, company managers, investment managers, advisors and broker dealers, from the establishment stage to full operations. In addition to specialising in financial services regulation, Carolynn has experience across numerous jurisdictions advising on an array of corporate law matters, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and finance transactions, restructuring and licensing.
Before joining us in 2014 she practised at another Cayman Islands firm, Borden Ladner Gervais in Canada, a leading Sydney law firm (now K&L Gates) and served as in-house counsel in the aviation industry in London.
Carolynn is noted by Chambers as an "associate to watch". Sources say she is "responsive, pragmatic and a very hard worker," and also "a pleasure to deal with."Chambers and Partners, 2019
Carolynn is ranked as a “rising star”.IFLR 1000, 2020
Carolynn is recommended in the Cayman Islands Corporate and Commercial rankings. Her “advice is always robust, pragmatic and creative, and [she] gets strong commercial results.”Legal 500, 2019
- New South Wales, Australia
- England and Wales (not practising)
- British Columbia, Canada
- Cayman Islands
- University of Sydney (LLB)
- Macquarie University (BA)