Richard Spencer - Partner, Campbells Grand Cayman - Corporate Law


Richard is a partner in our Corporate Department. He is the “go-to Cayman and BVI lawyer for the crypto industry” (Chambers & Partners), and his practice also covers investment funds, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, equity capital markets and corporate finance.

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. 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. Richard joined Campbells in 2014.


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

Work Highlights

  • Advising Barrick Gold Corporation and its affiliates on its Cayman Islands joint venture arrangement with Shandong Gold Mining Co., Ltd. in respect of the Veladero gold mine in Argentina.
  • Advising Hark Capital on the set up and launch of its closed-ended Cayman Islands debt fund.

Qualifications and Admissions

  • Attorney at Law Cayman Islands, 2014
  • England & Wales, Solicitor, 2006 (non-practising)
  • Nottingham Law School, Legal Practice Course (with distinction), 2003
  • University of Oxford, Jurisprudence, 2002
  • Solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands)

Prior Career History

  • Ogier
  • Ashurst

Professional Associations

  •  AIMA Cayman Executive Committee (Member Representative)
  • Blockchain Association of the Cayman Islands (Founding Director)

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