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Carolynn Vivian
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She is very conscientious and accessible to clients and other counsel.

Chambers and Partners
Biography

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, advis ...

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.

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Recommendations

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."

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."

Carolynn is ranked as a “rising star”.

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.”

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New South Wales, Australia
2000

England and Wales (not practising)
2003

British Columbia, Canada
2005

Cayman Islands
2008

University of Sydney (LLB)
1999

Macquarie University (BA)
1996

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