Job Ref JMH.KY1319a
Salary USD $160k $210k
Experience Level 2- 5 YRS PQE6 - 8 YRS PQE
Practice Area Banking & Finance
An international offshore heavyweight is looking for an experienced finance lawyer for its Cayman Islands team. If you crave a complete change of scene but are wary about compromising your career, this could be your answer.
Joining an impressive team of ex-City/international firm lawyers, you will quickly see that the quality here compares with any top-tier onshore firm. The practice spans the full range of finance work but tends to have a particular focus on acquisition, leveraged and funds finance as well as more general structured finance/debt capital markets work. Once you know the ropes you will be encouraged to take a lead role, getting hands-on experience and enabling you to build your network of contacts in the market. It’s an ideal environment for someone who enjoys a varied and fast-paced practice and who thrives in a client facing role.
The Cayman Islands
A world-class international financial centre, Grand Cayman offers lawyers the opportunity to do high-quality and complex work that compares favourably with that in a leading onshore law firm. Outside of work, the climate lends itself to an outdoors lifestyle whether that be diving, sailing, relaxing on the beach or enjoying a bite to eat at a waterfront restaurant. Life here is good; rarely does anyone regret making the move.
Interviews will take place by videoconference with start dates typically around 4-6 months later (depending on your notice period). Our clients provide comprehensive assistance with visas and relocation.
Highly attractive tax-free salary (expected to be in the range of USD $160k – $210k depending on experience). Comprehensive benefits, bonus, and relocation package (flights + temporary accommodation on arrival + expenses allowance)
To secure a work permit for the Cayman Islands you will need to be admitted in the UK or an equivalent Commonwealth jurisdiction (such as Australia, New Zealand or Canada) and have at least three years’ post-qualification experience (by the time you relocate). Experience of high-value finance work is essential, but the firm is happy to consider finance generalists or those with more targeted finance expertise in one of the core areas.
Origin Legal International
Our team has 25 years’ experience of helping lawyers to make international and offshore moves. If you would like to find out more about this role or chat about an overseas move in general, please get in touch.