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Mourant Ozannes fund governance seminar   

Offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes will host its annual Cayman Islands regulatory seminar on Feb. 26 at The Westin resort. The “Spotlight on Fund Governance” seminar is held in collaboration with New York law firm Sullivan & Worcester.  

Hector Robinson, Mourant Ozannes litigation partner, will chair the seminar, and speakers will include Stacy Louizos, partner at Sullivan & Worcester, and Ronan Guilfoyle, managing director, DMS Offshore Investment Services. They will be joined by Mourant Ozannes partners Christopher Harlowe and James Wauchope and senior associate Charles Moore. 

The seminar begins at 2:30 p.m. and consists of a plenary sessions on “Directors’ Duties – Weavering and Beyond” and a panel discussion on jurisdictional trends in fund governance.  

The seminar is at full capacity, but anyone interested in attending may contact Kathryn Walsh at 814-9156 or [email protected] 

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Zarina Fitzgerald appointed director  

H&J Corporate Services Cayman has appointed Zarina Fitzgerald as director.  

Ms. Fitzgerald has been a director with H&J Corporate Services Ltd. in the Bahamas since 2006. She has experience in corporate and commercial law, having acted in all aspects of securities and in large-scale structured finance transactions.   


RBC Royal Bank donates to Dress for Culture  

RBC Royal Bank has donated $1,000 to the Cayman National Cultural Foundation’s Dress for Culture Day, which will be celebrated on Feb. 27. The donation will help support CNCF’s youth programs. 

CNCF’s cultural heritage programs officer Lorna Bush said, “The goal for this year is $50,000 and I believe that is very achievable. … The emphasis is on small contributions from many individuals as they dress for culture and [we hope] that employers will match or exceed the amount collected by staff members. In this regard, RBC has set an excellent example for others to follow.” 

Cultural costumes will be featured in a competition at the Red Sky at Night Festival at the Harquail Cultural Centre on Feb. 28. 


Ogier appointments  

Ogier has appointed David Cooney and Bradley Kruger as partners in the Cayman office and Michael Killourhy as a partner in the BVI office. In addition, partner Simon Schilder has joined the Jersey Funds team, and five senior associates have been promoted to managing associate across the BVI, Cayman, Guernsey and Luxembourg offices.  

Mr. Cooney has been with Ogier since 2012, having moved from the U.K., where he was a partner at Gorvins. His practice focuses primarily on private clients. 

Mr. Kruger advises on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and redomiciliations, as well as regulatory and other matters. Mr. Kruger joined Ogier in 2006, after having practiced at Fraser Milner Casgrain in Ontario and Shearman & Sterling in California.  

Mr. Killourhy advises on corporate transactional matters, with particular emphasis on public and private mergers and acquisitions and complex corporate restructuring.  

Mr. Schilder, partner, will be relocating from the BVI office to the Jersey office. However, he will continue to remain actively involved with the BVI office and will continue to advise North American funds clients in relation to BVI law.  

The five additional promotions to managing associates positions are Robert Christie and Christopher Newton from BVI; James Heinicke from Cayman; Sally Peedom from Guernsey and Laurent Thailly from Luxembourg. 


Water Authority donates to Cayman HospiceCare  

As part of its annual Project Angel Tree initiative, Water Authority-Cayman recently presented a donation of $2,050 to Cayman HospiceCare. 

HospiceCare operations and fundraising manager Jennifer Grant-McCarthysaid the money would be put toward the nonprofit’s annual operations budget. 

“All of the services of Cayman HospiceCare are offered at no cost to our patients or their families and to continue this, ongoing commitment is essential,” Ms. Grant-McCarthy said. “The Water Authority has been one such generous and committed supporter over the years.” 

This year, Water Authority employees raised a total of $1,025, which the Authority then matched. 

LB at RBC for DfC donation

RBC’s Michael Munnings and Kenisha Morgan-Taylor make the presentation to CNCF’s Lorna Bush, center.

Zarina Fitzgerald

Ms. Fitzgerald

WAC Donation to Hospice 2

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