Robert C. Searle - Managing Partner, Campbells Hong Kong - Corporate Law


Robert is a partner in our Corporate Department. He specialises in advice on the establishment and restructure of all investment funds, having spent his entire legal career focusing on collective investment schemes in Cayman, England and Australia. He has a particular interest in impact investing where philanthropic outcomes are fused with commercial interests. Robert joined Campbells in 2003.


Work Highlights

  • Robert was engaged by Asia Debt Management to work on a number of recent fund launches.
  • Robert assisted Scotiabank to list various funds on the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange.
  • Robert advised Fullerton Fund Management on the ongoing requirements of their Cayman Islands investment funds.
  • Robert has advised Credit Suisse on investment fund launches relating to investment products.
  • Robert provides advice to CITIC Securities on Cayman Islands law.

Qualifications and Admissions

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • Master of Laws (LLM) – Corporate and Finance Law
  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands), 2012
  • Solicitor of Supreme Court (England & Wales), 2003 (non-practising)
  • Attorney at Law Cayman Islands, 2003
  • Supreme Court of Queensland, 1998

Prior Career History

  • SJ Berwin, London
  • McCullough Robertson, Australia

Professional Associations

  • Registered Foreign Lawyer of the Hong Kong Law Society

Recognition and Awards

  • Robert is ranked in Chambers & Partners as a Foreign Expert Based Abroad for the Cayman Islands.
  • Chambers Global 2017 reported that Robert is “very responsive, very knowledgeable” and able to “provide direct and effective advice.”

Publications and News

  • Robert speaks at various international conferences and regularly contributes articles to international and Cayman Islands publications.
  • Robert has served as expert witness in disputes over Cayman Islands structures.