Alistair J. Walters, Campbells Law Firm in Cayman Islands
For over 25 years Alistair has advised clients on complex financial services and business disputes and litigation. He also specializes in advising on cases involving insolvency and winding up issues. Alistair qualified as an English solicitor in 1990 and worked in the City of London until joining Campbells in 1999.

 “He is very responsive and efficient.  His turnaround times are very quick.”
– Chambers and Partners

Qualifications and admissions:

  • LLB 2.1, Middlesex University 1987
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court (England & Wales) 1990 (non-practising)
  • Attorney at Law Cayman Islands, 1999
  • Solicitor, Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (BVI), 2013
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Certified Mediator
  • Certificates for Blockchain/Distributed Ledger Technology and Smart Contracts

Prior career history:

City of London – DLA Piper

Areas of practice and expertise:

  • Litigation
  • Bankruptcy and restructuring particularly in the area of investment funds and capital markets structures
  • Compliance, internal investigations and regulation
  • Contentious issues relating to Distributed Ledger Technology, Smart Contracts and ICO’s.

Recognition and awards:

  • Chambers Global 2017 states that clients value Alistair “for giving the legal perspectives with the business option.  He is a good person to get straight advice from that is more than just legal advice – my first stop for any problem.”
  • Chambers Global 2016 makes note that “He has a good sense of how to protect the client’s interests.”
  • Chambers Global 2015 describes Alistair as an “experienced litigator” who “can draw on more than 20 years’ experience in handling complex business and financial services litigation and insolvency cases”.
  • Alistair is listed in the Expert Guides published by the International Financial Law Review as an expert in the area of Insolvency and Restructuring and is recognised by The Practical Law Company (PLC) in the area of dispute resolution.

Public and professional appointments:

  • Chairman, Cayman Islands Association of Mediators and Arbitrators
  • Former Chairman of the Cayman Islands Human Rights Commission
  • Past president of the Cayman Islands Compliance Association (1999 – 2003)
  • Past member of the Board of Governors, St Ignatius School, Grand Cayman

Associations and clubs:

  • Cayman Islands Law Society
  • Association of Business Recovery Professionals R3

Publications:

  • A practical guide to identifying advance fee and prime bank fraud (Sweet & Maxwell 1995)
  • Various journal and news articles on law, finance and regulation

Alistair Walters