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Alistair Russell



"Alistair Russell is knowledgeable, and good with both clients and other parties."

Legal 500

"Alistair Russell is absolutely fantastic to work with. Very sharp, pragmatic and with an unparalleled work ethic."

Chambers Global

"Highly regarded."

Legal 500 Caribbean

“The best Cayman lawyer we've worked with.”


"Alistair Russell is incredibly responsive, service-oriented and practical."

Chambers Global



Alistair is a partner in the corporate and finance group of Carey Olsen in the Cayman Islands and advises on all aspects of finance, fund finance, venture capital, corporate, investment funds and commercial law.

He has advised clients on a broad range of transactions, including financing, private equity, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and capital markets, and is described by clients in IFLR1000 as "the best Cayman lawyer we've ever worked with".


Alistair was formerly with Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom and Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, each in London.

Alistair obtained a Bachelor of Civil Law with distinction from Christ Church, Oxford University, and an LLB with first class honours from Kings College London.

Alistair was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 2008 and as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands in 2013.

Awards and accolades


Alistair is rated as a "Leading Lawyer - Highly Regarded" in IFLR1000 2019.

Chambers Global