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Nicole Pineda Partner

Banking and Finance
+1 345 815 2933
+1 345 326 8047

Expertise and Professional Background

Nicole is the head of our Banking and Finance practice in Cayman. Nicole advises international corporates and financial institutions on all forms of financing transactions involving Cayman Islands entities. Her practice is concentrated on structured finance and securitisation, including CLOs and emerging market future cash flow backed securities, international capital markets, project and infrastructure finance and secured lending.

Nicole also advises on a broad range of hedge fund and private equity transactions and all aspects of Cayman Islands financial services regulation. She has extensive experience in advising clients in Latin America in relation to both inward and outward investment. Nicole is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Nicole has been named one of the Top 100 Female Lawyers of Latin America and one of the Top 50 Banking and Capital Markets Lawyers of Latin America, respectively, by Latinvex 2016 and 2017. Nicole is the only Cayman Islands lawyer to be endorsed as a leading lawyer in IFLR's Global Energy and Infrastructure Guide.


Nicole has been recognised as a leading lawyer by Legal 500 and IFLR1000 which have respectively noted that she “simply makes things happen” and gets “the highest grade”. Specifically in connection with her Latin American practice, IFLR1000 praises Nicole for her skill and understanding of how Latin American clients use Cayman, whilst the most recent IFLR Latin American Energy and Infrastructure Guide notes “Pineda’s reputation proceeds her” quoting one client who told the Guide “Nicole is outstanding and by far the best offshore lawyers in the Latin American market. She has the highest technical skills, profound industry knowledge, is very entrepreneurial and business minded. She is a real business partner and absolutely key to the development of our business”. 

Education & Admissions

Pembroke College, Oxford University (BA, MA Jurisprudence) 1999
George Washington University Honors College (BA International Economics) 1997
Bar Admissions
England and Wales 2002
Cayman Islands 2006
British Virgin Islands 2014


Banking and Finance
Corporate and Commercial
Cayman Islands
Latin America
Cayman Corporate & Commercial
Cayman Banking & Finance