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Megan Wright

Megan Wright

Partner & Head of Corporate
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Megan Wright

Partner & Head of Corporate

Megan is a Partner and Head of the Corporate Practice Group at Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries. Megan is also a member of the specialist Investment Funds and Fintech Practice Groups.

Practice Experience

Megan advises clients on corporate, commercial, banking, finance, licensing, funds and fintech across a wide range of sectors including leading financial institutions, prominent US, European & South American banks, investment managers, Fortune 500 companies and several of the world's largest insurance companies, predominantly in connection with a wide range of cross border commercial arrangements and international corporate transactions. Megan has recently acted for the issuer on a number of Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) IPOs in the US and UK.

Megan routinely advises 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. She advises on the use of companies, partnerships, special purpose acquisition vehicles and unit trusts in the context of investment funds and advises on ongoing transactional and restructuring issues relating to offshore investment funds. Her clients include institutional fund sponsors, boutique investment managers and private equity houses. Megan sat on the Cayman Islands industry advisory working group for the economic substance legislation.

Megan is a member of the digital, blockchain and fintech team and advises funds focusing on blockchain technology and other virtual asset strategies.

Megan joined the firm in 2019 having previously worked in the Corporate department of Michelmores LLP in the UK. Prior to her career as an Attorney, Megan worked in business development in private banking.

Admissions

  • Grand Court of the Cayman Islands
  • Senior Courts of England and Wales (not practising)

Education

  • Bristol Institute of Legal Practice (Legal Practice Course)
  • Bristol Institute of Legal Practice (Graduate Diploma in Law)
  • Cardiff University, BSc (Hons) Business Management

Professional Associations

  • The Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association
  • A Member of 100 Women in Finance

Recognition

  • Legal500. Megan was recognised as a Recommended Lawyer in the 2022 Legal 500 directory for Corporate and Commercial, Investment Funds and Banking, and Capital Markets in the Cayman Islands. She is noted as being, "responsive, friendly, accurate, knowledgeable."