19/02/2020 | hsmoffice

Industry Update: Cayman Islands “Blacklisting” by the European Union

The European Union has on the 18th of February, ‘blacklisted’ the Cayman Islands as a non-cooperative jurisdiction for tax purposes. This action was taken despite concerted efforts of the Cayman Islands Government to comply with every European Union initiative, including Read more +

15/01/2020 | hsmoffice

HSM Continues to Offer Legal Internship Programme

The HSM Group is proud to once again offer a legal internship for the 2019/20 academic year in partnership with the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre (CIFEC). Eleven interns have been recruited from the CIFEC Career Fair that was held Read more +

13/01/2020 | hsmoffice

Visit HSM at the 2020 STEP Cayman Conference, January 23-24

The HSM Group is proud to sponsor the 3rd Annual Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Cayman Conference, taking place at The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman from January 23-24. HSM’s Head of Private Client and Trusts, Robert Mack, will be Read more +

08/01/2020 | hsmoffice

WWL Recommends HSM Lawyers in the Cayman Islands

Who’s Who Legal (WWL) has featured two HSM Lawyers in the Cayman Islands in their recently released 2019 Private Client Guide and 2020 Restructuring and Insolvency Guide. Ian Lambert, HSM’s Partner, is recognised as a restructuring and insolvency expert. Ian Read more +

HSM Celebrates 7 Years, No Itch

HSM celebrates seven years in business in the Cayman Islands. Named after Huw St. J. Moses OBE. HSM was founded on 1 October 2012.

HSM is comprised of three entities: HSM Chambers, offering legal services; HSM Corporate Services, a corporate service provider and HSM IP, a specialist intellectual property law practice.

The years have been filled with exciting growth, rising from 12 employees (2 partners) to over 50 employees (4 partners) and adding on practices to become a full-service legal provider.

When HSM launched, they originally offered expert advice on matters pertaining to intellectual property, immigration, employment, litigation, property and debt collection. In December 2013, HSM welcomed Robert Mack – Head of Private Client and Trusts. In August 2015, they launched HSM Corporate Services Ltd. and with its growth, welcomed Peter de Vere – Head of Corporate and Commercial in February 2018.

In October 2016, HSM moved offices from Buckingham Square to its own building (formally Butterfield House) on 68 Fort Street in George Town. This move was necessary to facilitate the growth in staff and the location is within walking distance to Court and other Government Offices.

HSM is committed to giving back to the community in many different ways. Each year they support the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre (CIFEC) Internship Programme by participating in their annual Career Fair and offering internships for up to 16 students during the academic year, as well as offering paid summer placements. For the past four years, HSM is proud to support sports with sponsoring the HSM Vipers – a team with the Cayman Islands Flag Football Association Women’s League.

HSM recognises the importance of offering article clerkship opportunities to aspiring lawyers and has offered two positions so far. Majdi Beji was the first, being called to the Cayman Islands Bar in 2017 and Suneeta Lee was called to the bar in May 2019. Both attorneys are employed with HSM.

Reflecting back on the progress HSM has made within seven years to become a leading law firm in the Cayman Islands, Huw Moses commented “I can only but wonder what may happen in the next seven years but with a strong and dedicated team which we have built up I know we are well paced for the future.”

HSM looks forward to creating and maintaining close relationships with their clients whilst continually seeking to enhance their delivery of legal services for many years to come.