Two of the leading law firms in the Cayman Islands have agreed to merge early in the new year forming one of the strongest and most experienced practices in the offshore financial services area.

Travers Thorp Alberga and PAGET-BROWN will continue as Travers Thorp Alberga with Ian Paget-Brown QC assuming the role of Counsel in the new firm and continuing in practice as a QC.

Ian Paget-Brown said: “The growth of my practice over the last 40 years has been a source of immense pride to me but I feel the time is now right going forward for my clients to benefit from the specialised legal expertise available at Travers Thorp Alberga.

“I would like to express my gratitude for the loyalty of my clients over many years and their unqualified support for this merger. I will, of course, continue to be available to them in my new role as Counsel.”

Anthony Travers, Senior Partner at Travers Thorp Alberga, said: “Ian and I have been legal colleagues on Cayman for well over 30 years and developed a tremendous respect for each other. As law firm mergers go, this is a perfect match and a natural progression.”