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Christopher D. Johnson FCA, CFE Managing Director
Niall Goodsir-Cullen LLB (Hons), FCA
Russell Homer, Senior Associate
Jill Zadny, Consultant
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Chris Johnson Associates Ltd.

Chris Johnson discusses Fund Governance in the Cayman Islands

Johnson Smith Associates Ltd. is the only boutique and independently owned business recovery and insolvency firm practicing in the Cayman Islands. The firm offers hands on expertise focused particularly in the financial sector of the Cayman Islands and in other financial centres throughout the Caribbean. The combined expertise of its management and staff has enabled the firm to work in all corners of the globe including most major financial centres of the world.

These services are an alternative to those of the major international insolvency practitioners and are more personalized and cost effective.

As a member of the Begbies Global Network and the MGI international Accountancy Network Johnson Smith Associates Ltd.. is able to leverage on these network of services and skills throughout the world thereby ensuring that the firm is able to provide an extensive range of services in over seventy countries.

With experience gained over many years, the firm's excellence is founded on timely responses coupled with personalized specialist advice in pursuit of the best interests of the clients.

Our Approach

At Johnson Smith Associates Ltd. we seek to identify and implement pragmatic and commercial strategies to the financial difficulties facing our clients in order to provide a lasting solution. We accept both formal and informal assignments and, whilst recognizing that liquidation is sometimes unavoidable, we will always endeavor to find an innovation solution for companies with a viable future. We are transparent with our fees, advice provided at out initial meetings will be free of charge and any future work undertaken will, if required, be quoted in advance of the appointment.

Nature of Assignments Undertaken

We work with all sizes and types of business, which are predominately in the financial field or the hospitality industry.

The nature of our assignments include:

  •  Viability reviews and the development of survival strategies for businesses, including proposals for re-financing
  • Negotiations with lenders
  • Voluntary liquidations, some necessitating Court supervision
  • Receiverships
  • Court liquidations
  • Investigation and forensic tracing exercises worldwide
  • Advising on the use of, and implementation of Schemes of Arrangement in the reconstruction of a company’s affairs
  • Advising on possible claims against directors, related parties and third party advisors, such as the company's auditors
  • Court testimony in the Cayman Islands and overseas
  • Liaison with major law enforcement agencies including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice, the U.S. Treasury Department, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Scotland Yard, Serious Fraud Office, the Dutch Police, the Royal Gibraltar Police
  • Litigation support
  • Administrations - governed by the Court
  • Representation of creditors at petition hearings of Company


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We're here to help. Send us an email or call us at (345) 947-ECAY (3229)