Ian Gobin is a partner in our Cayman office. He advises on the legal and regulatory treatment of investment funds, private equity funds and management companies established in the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands. He also advises on structured finance, fund finance, IPOs, digital assets, blockchain technology and ICOs.
Prior to joining us, Ian was the global head of the investment funds teams at Appleby and prior to that he was a partner at Walkers. Before going offshore in 2001, Ian trained and qualified as a solicitor at Clifford Chance in London, working in the capital markets group as well as undertaking a number of secondments with Morgan Stanley.
His current practice is focused on fund managers, structured finance, fund finance, digital asset and ICO promoters, their clients and their service providers. He also advises institutional and private clients throughout Europe and North America on funds, structured finance and fund finance matters.
He recently spoke at Columbia University and Harvard University on blockchain technology.
Ian is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales, a Cayman Islands attorney-at-law and a solicitor of the Supreme Court of the Eastern Caribbean.
Ian is recognised as a “Leading Individual” in the Cayman Islands Investment Funds rankings. He is also recommended in the Cayman Islands Banking, Finance and Capital Markets; and Corporate and Commercial rankings.Legal 500, 2019
Ian is recognised as an expert in the private funds space.Who's Who Legal, 2019
Ian has been recognised by Chambers for his Investment Funds expertise. Sources say "he's an extremely accessible person, and very results-oriented."Chambers and Partners, 2019
- England and Wales (not practising)
- Cayman Islands
- British Virgin Islands
- The College of Law (LPC)
- Europa Institute (ASIR) (LLB)
- University of Huddersfield (LLB)