Kristy-Anne Leith - Associate, Campbells Grand Cayman - Corporate Law

Overview

Kristy-Anne is a senior associate in our Corporate Department, who advises on a vast range of corporate, financing, and fund matters. She specialises in private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, equity capital markets, investment funds and other corporate and investment transactions. Kristy-Anne draws on her broad experience to provide well thought-out and pragmatic advice which is relevant to clients and delivered in an efficient manner.

Kristy-Anne has significant experience advising on both public and private mergers and acquisitions, 50/50 and majority/minority joint ventures, shareholder arrangements and minority investments, the formation and restructuring of corporates and both open and closed ended Cayman investment structures, equity fundraisings, series financings, non-contentious Cayman trust matters (including the establishment of STAR trusts), corporate governance and Cayman regulatory matters. Her practice also includes advising on a range of general corporate and commercial matters.

 

Kristy-Anne has worked with a diverse range of clients, including large listed corporates, privately owned businesses, private-equity houses, asset and investment managers, family offices, start-ups, high net-worth individuals and institutional investors. She regularly advises clients on transactions with cross-border and multi-jurisdictional elements. Her experience also covers a variety of sectors, including professional and financial services, insurance, shipping, technology, health care and real estate.

 

Kristy-Anne was admitted to practice as a lawyer in Australia in 2011 and prior to joining Campbells in 2019, practised at leading global law firms in Sydney and London.

 

Expertise

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate finance
  • Investment funds
  • Joint ventures
  • Equity capital markets
  • Corporate formation and restructures
  • Trust matters
  • General corporate and commercial

Qualifications and Admissions

  • Attorney at Law Cayman Islands, 2019
  • Solicitor and Barrister of the High Court of Australia, 2012 (not practising)
  • Lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia, 2011 (not practising)
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP), College of Law, Sydney Australia
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (BPsySc), University of South Australia
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB), University of South Australia

Prior Career History

  • Stephenson Harwood LLP, London, United Kingdom (Corporate Finance group)
  • King & Wood Mallesons, Sydney, Australia (Mergers & Acquisitions group)
  • Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia (Judge’s Associate)
  • Australian Executor Trustees, Adelaide, Australia (Wills, Trusts and Estates group)

Professional Associations

  • Cayman Islands Law Society
  • Law Society of New South Wales, Australia
  • 100 Women in Finance