Former Cayman Islands attorney joins international firm

Charles Russell Speechlys has appointed former Cayman Islands Partner, David Cooney, as an international private client partner to its Zurich office.

Cooney was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2003, as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands in 2012 and as a solicitor in the British Virgin Islands in 2014. Before joining Charles Russell Speechlys, Cooney was a partner in Ogier’s Cayman Islands office, where he headed the Private Client and Trusts team (Caribbean region).

He is recognized as a leading individual for private client legal advice in the Cayman Islands by Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, with the latter reporting that “he is probably the best trust lawyer of his generation in the Cayman Islands. He is very commercial, very knowledgeable, very responsive, very thorough and a pleasure to work with.”