Job Ref JMH.804p
Salary Competitive Salary
Experience Level 2- 5 YRS PQE6 - 8 YRS PQE
Practice Area Corporate & Commercial
High-value cross-border corporate work – elite offshore law firm – Cayman Islands – lucrative tax-free salary.
There are very few jurisdictions in the world that can offer a corporate lawyer this combination of complex top-tier legal work, dynamic career progression and lucrative salaries, along with all of the lifestyle advantages that come as standard in the Cayman Islands.
Professionally, you will be joining a team of ex-Magic Circle/US firm lawyers, advising an international client base on the offshore elements of high-value matters, spanning M&A, private equity, investment funds, capital markets and general corporate transactions. Most lawyers moving from a big onshore firm will see a noticeable increase in responsibility and client contact, making it ideal for a lawyer who enjoys the technical challenge of the law but who also relishes the more commercial side of the job. You will be encouraged to develop your network of contacts and supported in building the skills necessary for your career to progress to the next stage.
You will need a minimum of 4.5 years’ pqe gained from a top-tier UK/US or equivalent law firm, and will be admitted in the UK, Australia, or New Zealand.
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. Teams tend to be smaller, so responsibility and client contact come as standard, with many ex-pat lawyers citing the unique working environment and culture as a significant advantage. 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 four to six months later. Our clients provide comprehensive assistance with visas and relocation, including temporary accommodation and car hire on arrival.
Origin Legal International
Our team has over 20 years’ experience of helping lawyers to make international and offshore moves. If you would like to find out more about this role or discuss an overseas move in general, please get in touch or check the international resources page of our website.