Rachel is a Caymanian with an extensive knowledge of the local markets, laws and procedures with experience in banking and general corporate/commercial matters.
Rachel graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2007 with her Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) and proceeded to complete the Professional Practice Course qualifying exams at the Cayman Islands Law School in 2008. She completed her articles with a local offshore firm and was called to the Cayman Islands Bar in 2010 and continued practicing in the Banking and Finance department.
In 2011 she joined Cayman Enterprise City, Special Economic Zone as a business development manager working both with the Cayman Islands and Dubai based business development office. She was able to extend her expertise by interacting with global companies (small and fortune 500’s) in the fields of ICT, media and biotechnology. She spent time in Dubai forming strategic relationships with Dubai Multi Commodities Centre and Dubai International Financial Centre where she spear headed strategic partnerships and became familiar with the benefits of some of the largest special economic zones in the world.
At the end of 2012 she returned to the local offshore law firm that she articled with and continued in their Banking & Finance division for 2 years.
Rachel continues her sole practice with a focus on all aspects of local Cayman Islands law to include:
Company Incorporation and Business Services
Company Incorporation and Formation / Partnerships
-Ordinary Resident Companies
-Exempted Limited Partnerships (ELP's)
-Special Economic Zone Companies
General Corporate Drafting (drafting resolutions, agreements etc.)
Trade & Business Licensing
Intellectual Property & Trademark Registration
Company Strike-Off & Liquidations
Mergers & Acquisitions
Transfer of Companies by way of continuation into or outside of the Cayman Islands
Cayman Islands and British Passport Applications
Residency & Employment Rights Certificates
Permanent Residency in the Cayman Islands
Naturalization or Registration as a British Overseas Territories Citizen (BOTC)
Business Visitors Work Permits
Review of Legal Documents and Contracts
General advice on employment requirements for the employer or employee in the Cayman Islands
Wills & Probate / Trusts
Last Will & Testament/Living Will
Trust Deeds (Charitable Trusts & STAR Trusts)
Letters of Administration
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
2007 - 2008: Professional Practice Course (completed PPC Legal Qualifying Exam), Truman Bodden Law School, Cayman Islands
· 2004 - 2007: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), University of Liverpool
Member of the Caymanian Bar Association
Member of the Cayman Islands Legal Society
Member of 100 Women in Hedge Funds.
Member of the Youth Act – Crime Awareness & Prevention Group