John is a partner in our Corporate Department. He has a wide range of expertise in corporate and commercial matters including investment structures and hedge funds and financial services regulation. His practice also includes mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate reorganisations and restructurings, secured lending and asset finance with particular emphasis on shipping and aircraft acquisitions and financing. John joined Campbells in 1997.
John P. Wolf
John Wolf possesses strong capabilities in asset finance and M&A, with further expertise in restructuring and is well regarded by his peers, who agree he is a "very good lawyer." - Chambers and Partners, 2021
John Wolf has extensive experience in the financial services sector - Legal 500, 2021
Commentators appreciate that "he's very user-friendly and knows his stuff. He is very knowledgeable about ownership structures." - Chambers and Partners, 2020
- Corporate and commercial matters
- Investment fund structures and hedge funds
- Corporate finance
- Secured lending with particular emphasis on shipping and aircraft acquisitions and financing
- Corporate reorganisations and restructuring
- His clients includes, hedge funds, investment managers, administrators and broker dealers, major banks and trust companies, major listed companies and substantial privately held companies
- Solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands), 2014 (non-practising)
- Attorney at Law Cayman Islands, 1997
- Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales, 1992 (non practising)
- LLB (Hons), Bristol University 1989
- Field Fisher Waterhouse, City of London
- Chambers and Partners report that John, who headed the corporate practice from 2007 to 2015, offers expertise in corporate finance as well as investment structuring and hedge funds. One client noted: “He’s technically very able and a very safe pair of hands” and “he is a well-regarded corporate and investment funds lawyer. He is especially adept in hedge funds and investment structuring.” (2015)
- Named Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year, Cayman Islands by Finance Monthly (2014)
- Cayman Islands and BVI Economic Substance requirements extended to Partnerships.
In line with ongoing commitments given by the Cayman Islands, regulations came into force in the Cayman Islands on 30 June 2021, expanding the categories of entities that are now in scope for the purposes of the Economic Substance regime to all types of partnerships (including general partnerships, exempted limited partnerships and foreign limited partnerships).