Caroline Williams is based in Walkers' Cayman Islands office and is a partner in the firm's Global Investment Funds and Global Corporate Groups. She has a broad private funds practice specialising in both hedge funds and private equity. Caroline has extensive experience advising private equity fund sponsors on the structuring and formation of funds and co-investment and alternative investment vehicles and the completion of transactions undertaken by them.
Caroline has broad experience advising on the sale and purchase of portfolio investments and advising on secondary transactions. Her practice also encompasses advising on initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate reorganisations. Caroline acts for leading financial institutions, investment managers, including institutional sponsors of private equity and hedge funds, and also boutique and start up managers.
England and Wales (not practising)
Honours Degree in Law, University of Cambridge, England
Prior Employment Experience
Caroline trained as a solicitor with Linklaters, London where she remained after qualification in 1996, working in Linklaters' International Finance Department. Caroline advised there on a wide range of capital markets and structured finance transactions. In 1998 she spent some time on secondment to J.P. Morgan Securities Ltd., where she worked in the Structured Products Department co-ordinating the execution of similar structured transactions. Caroline then returned to Linklaters where she continued to advise on a wide range of capital markets transactions.
Boards and Associations
Caroline is a founding member and Director of Cayman Classical Performances, a non-profit organisation dedicated to bringing classical performing arts to the Cayman Islands. She is also a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and a frequent speaker at industry events:
- Faculty member of Practising Law institute (PLI), New York.
- 2012 Legal Media Group's "Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law" - named as one of the world's outstanding practitioners in private equity.
- 2012 and 2011 IFLR 1000 - Leading Cayman Islands Lawyer.