Richard Spencer, Campbells Law Firm in Cayman Islands
Richard is a partner in our Corporate Department. His practice covers investment funds, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, equity capital markets and corporate finance.

Chambers and Partners refers to Richard as “very technically strong, with the client service skills to back up his technical abilities”.

Legal 500 and IFLR 1000 refer to Richard as “highly regarded” and “excellent”.

Investment Funds

Richard represents hedge fund managers and private equity firms on the structuring, formation, regulation and ongoing operation of Cayman Islands investment funds with a wide array of asset classes, from cryptocurrencies and other digital assets to real estate and debt. He also advises fund investors and service providers on both routine and complex investment fund related matters.

Corporate & Commercial

Richard advises on a wide variety of corporate transactions, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, stock market listings, shareholder arrangements, group reorganisations and downstream transactions. He regularly assists emerging growth companies and established technology companies with their group structuring, offshore IP ownership and fundraising. He also advises clients on a range of finance matters, including fund financing and debt listings on the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange.

Qualifications and admissions:

  • University of Oxford, Jurisprudence, 2002
  • Nottingham Law School, Legal Practice Course (with distinction), 2003
  • England & Wales, Solicitor, 2006 (non-practising)
  • Attorney at Law, Cayman Islands
  • Solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands)

Prior career history:

  • Ogier
  • Ashurst

Areas of practice and expertise:

  • Investment funds
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Joint ventures
  • Equity capital markets
  • Corporate finance
  • Asset finance

Professional Associations:

  • AIMA Cayman Executive Committee (Member Representative)