Insurance and Alternative Risk Transfer

When you are looking for legal support for insurance vehicles, you need commercially focused advice from a firm acknowledged by its institutional client base as a true market leader. We offer a range of specialist legal services for insurance clients across the Cayman Islands, Ireland and the British Virgin Islands.

Our team has a real depth of knowledge which can add value from the beginning. In the Cayman Islands, for example, we enjoy an excellent relationship with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, the local audit firms and the local insurance managers association. We assisted with the drafting of the Insurance Law 2010 and have unrivalled understanding of the regulatory environment.

We are specialists in alternative risk transfer such as catastrophe bond vehicles and other insurance linked products, as well as captive insurance vehicles.  Our experts are experienced in establishing insurance companies, insurance management and broker operations. 

In addition, our litigation team has a deep understanding of the needs of insurers in case of dispute resolution.  We also advise across the whole spectrum of corporate law, from corporate formality/corporate governance at one end, to mergers and acquisitions of insurers at the other end.  We advised on the acquisition of two Cayman insurers in 2010.

Our services include:

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Licensing of insurers, managers and brokers
  • Captive insurance
  • Catastrophe bond and other special purpose insurers
  • Reinsurance
  • Corporate advisory

As a global firm, you can choose to access our specialists from a local office in a convenient time zone and transact in a language that suits your business: the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Dubai, DublinHong Kong or London.



Maples and Calder Cayman Islands
Kieran Walsh
work +1 345 814 5353

Cayman Islands

Maples and Calder Cayman Islands
Tim Frawley
work +1 345 814 5354
Maples and Calder Cayman Islands
John Dykstra
work +1 345 814 5530
Maples and Calder Cayman Islands
Abraham Thoppil
work +1 345 814 5366


Maples and Calder Dublin
Nollaig Murphy
work +353 1 619 2079

The Cayman Islands have never been more popular for insurance vehicles. We are market leaders, renowned for our range of cost-effective and innovative services.

Tim Frawley, Partner, Cayman Islands