Walkers Partner, David Collins, is the newly elected inaugural President of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association ("CILPA"), the professional industry body representing and supervising attorneys in the Cayman Islands.
David was elected at CILPA's first Annual General Meeting, with nearly 400 attorneys participating in the vote.
CILPA aims to address significant issues facing the profession, including the development of CILPAs representative and supervisory functions, and the drafting of new legislation to regulate the profession.
David Collins commented, "We were pleased with the high turnout at our first AGM. CILPA now has almost 600 members, well over 80% of practising attorneys in the Cayman Islands. Approximately 70% of members voted in the election, which shows a real enthusiasm and optimism about what we might be able to achieve. The turnout in the election bodes very well for the future, and the level of support and commitment from members is greatly appreciated."
David has extensive global experience having practised in the Cayman Islands, London, Singapore and the BVI, where he was managing partner. He advises private equity sponsors on a range of financing transactions and is routinely named as a leading lawyer in prominent global legal directories, with Chambers noting that, "David Collins has a deep knowledge of Cayman Islands law..."