Alex Last

Alex Last

'A private equity specialist with a depth of expertise'

Overview

I’m a Partner in our Cayman Islands office and specialise in private equity, investment funds and related corporate and commercial work. I frequently advise many of the world's leading private fund sponsors on the structuring and establishment of investment funds, secondary transactions and related deals. I have extensive experience on fund finance matters.

Before relocating to the Cayman Islands, I led the investment funds practice in our Hong Kong office, advising on some of the largest fundraisings in the Asia region.

Prior to moving offshore and subsequently joining Mourant Ozannes, I worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London.

Professional qualifications

  • Attorney in the Cayman Islands
  • Barrister of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands)
  • Called to the Bar of England and Wales as a Diplock Scholar, 1998 (currently non-practising)

What the directories say

Alex Last is noted for being "brilliant at client service" and described as "very responsive". He is particularly noted for his private equity expertise and is further lauded for his "intelligent and shrewd judgement", Chambers Global, 2019.

'Sources say Alex Last has "all the qualities needed in a good funds counsel," going on to praise "the time and attention he puts into client service."' Chambers Global, 2019.

Alex is described as "very commercial and very smart" and as "a private equity specialist with a depth of expertise" with one client saying that he is "the next star in Cayman", Chambers Global, 2017.

Who's Who Legal, 2018, lists Alex in Private Funds for both fund formation and regulatory work.

Alex Last attracts praise for his knowledge of the Cayman Islands investment funds regime and "always gets the job done", Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2016.

Alex is "very good, always responsive, easy to work with, and gets the job done on time", IFLR1000, 2016.

Listed as a 'recommended lawyer' in Legal 500 Caribbean, 2015.

Clients say Alex Last "combines the benefits of both in-house and private practice experience to find intelligent and pragmatic solutions to some of the more difficult issues". He is also highlighted for his "excellent knowledge of funds and SPV structures", Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2015. Alex is ranked in Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds.

Alex "gets the work done on time and to a high level", Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2015.