With over 100 nationalities residing on the Caymans’ three islands, the expatriates there make up more than half of the workforce. The attraction as an overseas working holiday destination is perhaps more appealing for sun chasing Australian lawyers than the traditional UK/European experience. It also has the added appeal of the low or no tax environment, affordable real estate and high salaries in US dollars – the perfect opportunity to setyourself up financially. Similarly, as the UK is to Europe, the Caymans’ is the perfect gateway to explore the US, South America and the rest of the Caribbean.
At Burgess Paluch we have had an increasing amount of interest from leading Cayman Islands firms looking for gun Australian lawyers in corporate, commercial, funds and hedge fund areas. These firms are leaders in their fields, with impressive client portfolios. Lawyers at these firms find the work rewarding providing advice to an impressive array of clients, as well as having the ability to maintain relationships with high profile corporations and cross border firms.
We have a partner from a well regarded firm currently in Australia and interviewing now.