Cayman Islands: Public Announcement By Myers & Alberga
Last Updated: 15 July 2009

Myers and Alberga wishes to take this opportunity to thank its many clients and friends for their support over the last 30 years and to announce that it will be changing its name with effect from 31st March 2009 to Thorp Alberga.

Mr Darryl Myers and Mr Bryan Ashenheim will be retiring from the day to day practise of law. Mr Myers will stay on as a consultant to the firm and will be practising, but not on a full time basis.

The firm takes this opportunity to welcome Richard Thorp, Ruth Hatt and Melanie Myers-Khouri as new partners.

Mr Richard Thorp is a securities and funds lawyer, who has returned to Cayman after years as a partner in Maples and Calder's Hong Kong office. During his 5 years in London, and 10 years with Maples and Calder, Richard acted on a broad range of funds and general corporate matters, including the establishment of private equity and hedge funds and advising the directors and administrators when complex issues arose. While in Asia he worked with a large number of start-up ventures, helping them with their initial incorporation and funding, right through to the public listing of more than 60 companies on stock exchanges in London, Hong Kong and the United States.

Ruth Hatt is a former regulator at the global insurance hub Lloyd’s of London. Having spent many years in practice in the funds, insurance and financial institutions group at Clifford Chance, London and more recently as head of global insurance at Maples and Calder, Ruth specializes in advising financial institutions, insurers, funds and private equity houses on all aspects of corporate and private equity structuring and regulation. Ruth has particular experience working with both domestic and captive insurers, brokers and insurance managers in the Cayman Islands and is providing private sector advice to the Government sponsored group reviewing the current Insurance Law.

Ms Melanie Myers-Khouri will become a new partner of Thorp Alberga and will continue her commercial property, labour relations and private client practice. Michael Alberga, who has been practising law in the Cayman Islands for 30 years remains as a partner.

Mr Chris McDuff, an experienced litigation attorney and an INSOL qualified practitioner (Fellow of the International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals) will continue with Thorp Alberga’s litigation department.

Thorp Alberga, will have the same address which is Harbour Place, 103 South Church Street and its telephone numbers and postal address remain the same.

The attorneys and staff at Myers & Alberga, now Thorp Alberga, wish to express their appreciation to Mr Darryl Myers for his guidance and leadership over the last 26 years and look forward to his continued support for many years to come.

The attorneys and staff also wish to thank Mr Bryan Ashenheim for his guidance over the last 20 years and wish him all the best in his retirement.

To all our friends and clients, Thorp Alberga will continue to provide professional, responsive and practical advice in a friendly atmosphere. Again, thank you all for the decades of support.

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