Captive International Cayman Awards: lawyer

Winner: Derek Stenson, partner, Conyers

Highly commended: Paul Scrivener, independent consultant, Conyers

Highly commended: Rob Humphries, counsel, Conyers

Derek Stenson is described by respondents as “the most prominent insurance lawyer on the Island”. He represents not only captives and commercial insurance and reinsurance companies, but hedge and private equity funds and other financial institutions, advising clients on all aspects of insurance and reinsurance law and regulation. Clients praise his “outstanding knowledge, responsiveness and collaboration with other advisors” and describe him as “intelligent, diligent, responsive and hardworking”.

Paul Scrivener is an acknowledged expert in insurance and reinsurance, with a particular focus on captive insurance. He works with a wide array of insurers, reinsurers, captive owners, insurance managers and insurance consultants, advising on the formation, restructuring and liquidation of insurance and reinsurance entities. Respondents described him as extremely popular with clients, noting he is always available to answer any queries and offer support to clients and prospects.

Rob Humphries is an experienced corporate and transactional lawyer, handling a broad range of insurance and reinsurance work including mergers and acquisitions, complicated group captive formations, and ongoing regulatory advice. He is a member of the Insurance Manager’s Association’s Legal and Regulatory Committee and the Insurance Sub-Committee of the Financial Services Legislative Committee, and is a faculty member at the International Centre for Captive Insurance Education, where he assists with course coordination and instruction on captive board governance.