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Carolynn Vivian Senior Associate

Cayman Islands
+1 345 949 8599
+1 345 516 2914

Expertise and Professional Background

Carolynn Vivian advises on all aspects of corporate and commercial law in the Cayman Islands, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, corporate and finance transactions and restructuring. She advises the firm's financial services clients on matters relating to the conduct of business, regulatory reporting and approvals in the Cayman Islands and regularly assists clients with all forms of CIMA licence applications, in particular Class B bank, mutual fund administration and SIBL licences.
Carolynn has extensive experience in corporate and commercial transactions spanning four jurisdictions. She has been involved in large share and asset acquisitions in Australia, England, Canada and the Cayman Islands as well as significant finance transactions. She has drafted and negotiated essential service contracts with Europe's leading airlines, airports and air traffic management authorities.
Prior to joining the firm, she practised at Higgs & Johnson in the Cayman Islands and Borden Ladner Gervais in Canada for five years in each case. Before that she practised at a leading Sydney law firm and served as in-house counsel in London.

Carolynn is recommended by Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000 in the Cayman Islands.


Chambers and Partners 2017 and 2018: Carolynn Vivian has wide-ranging expertise in corporate and commercial transactions. She is praised by one source for her "excellent commercial judgement." The source continued: "She is very conscientious and accessible to clients and other counsel.

IFLR 1000 2017 and 2018: Carolynn is recognised as a “leading lawyer”

Legal 500: Carolynn is recommended by Legal 500 in their Cayman rankings where she is described as being “dedicated to her work” and “very professional, organised and patient”.

Education & Admissions

Macquarie University (B.A. Hons) 1996
University of Sydney (LL.B.) 1999
Bar Admissions
New South Wales, Australia  2000
England & Wales (not practising) 2003
British Columbia, Canada 2005
Cayman Islands  2008


Corporate and Commercial
Cayman Islands
Investment Funds
Cayman Investment Funds
Cayman Corporate & Commercial


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