James Wauchope joined KB Associates in October 2016 where he serves as an independent professional director. James is based in KBA’s Cayman Islands office. James has practiced Cayman Islands law for over 20 years and has a wealth of experience in structuring and establishing Cayman Islands investment funds of all kinds.
• LLB (Honours) (1985) King’s College, University of London
• Admitted as an English solicitor in 1988 (currently non-practicing)
• Admitted as a Cayman Islands attorney in 1993 (currently nonpracticing)
KB Associates is an Ireland-based, boutique international fund consulting firm established in 2004. KBA set up its Cayman Islands office in 2013; providing fund directorship services to the offshore fund industry and having access to KB’s more comprehensive range of services whilst focusing on a limited client base. From 2009 until he joined KB Associates, James was a partner of Mourant Ozannes, one of the leading offshore law firms, located in the firm’s Cayman Islands office. He previously practiced with Maples and Calder in the Cayman Islands, another leading offshore law firm, and was a partner in their investment funds group for 9 years. He started his career at Simmons & Simmons in London until he moved to the Cayman Islands in 1993.
James has specialised in all areas of corporate/commercial work, with a special emphasis on hedge funds and private equity funds. He has advised fund managers and sponsors on the legal aspects of fund formation and structuring. He has also advised investors, directors and managers in relation to on-going legal issues relating to, among other things, redemptions, liquidity management, restructurings and fund terminations.
Whilst a partner of Mourant Ozannes, James sat on the legislative drafting committees for the Companies Law and the Exempted Limited Partnership Law in the Cayman Islands as well as served on various government and private sector committees dealing with legal and regulatory changes impacting the Cayman Islands funds industry. Before becoming a professional director, James was recognised by the key legal directories as one of the leading private funds lawyers in the Cayman Islands. James is a frequent speaker at industry events.
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