Jonathan McLean

Jonathan McLean

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Jonathan McLean


Jon is a Partner in the Specialist Investment Funds and Corporate Teams at Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries.

Practice Experience

Jon’s practice covers all areas of corporate and commercial law, advising clients on investment and private equity funds, licensing and regulatory matters and finance transactions all across a broad range of sectors. Jon also has extensive experience in local matters having advised on many aviation and shipping matters as well as major infrastructure projects in the Cayman Islands.

Jon primarily focuses on advising fund sponsors and other stakeholders on the structuring and formation of hedge and private equity funds; the day-to-day administration of funds from a Cayman Islands law perspective (including, for example, corporate governance and fiduciary duties, investor issues, matters pertaining to illiquid portfolios and portfolio transactions); the restructuring, wind-down and liquidation of funds; and the regulatory framework governing funds and their managers in the Cayman Islands. Jon advises on the use of companies, partnerships and unit trusts in the context of investment funds as well as advising on a broad range of general corporate matters. His clients include major banks and trusts, publicly listed and private entities, investment houses, administrators and high-net-worth individuals.

Jon joined the firm in 2019 having previously worked for Kirkland and Ellis in London and other Cayman Islands law firms.

Jon has been recognised as a rising star and recommended attorney in both IFLR 1000 and Legal 500 and is a notary public in the Cayman Islands.


  • Grand Court of the Cayman Islands
  • Senior Courts of England and Wales (non-practising)


  • College of Law (LPC) - Commendation (Commercial Stream)
  • University of Birmingham (GDLS) - Commendation
  • Carleton University (BA) - Honours in Law with a concentration in Business Law

Professional Associations

  • The Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association
  • Notary Public

Recent Publications

IFLR Getting

The term "Partner" is a title referring to a shareholder of the Stuarts group of companies.