Alex Last

'A private equity specialist with a depth of expertise'

— Chambers Global

Alex Last

Partner | Mourant Ozannes

Overview

I’m a Partner in our Cayman Islands office and specialise in private equity, investment funds and related corporate and commercial work, including SPACs. 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

Chambers and Partners Global, 2021 state that Alex "has very strong technical skills, is popular with clients and always available," they also state he is "commercial and technically excellent." Further mentions in this directory state, "He is fantastic." Further adding that he is "very commercial and very experienced."

"The most talented lawyers in this strong team is undoubtedly Alex Last, who combines technical excellence with great client handling skills.", Legal 500, 2021

"Alex Last leads our relationship and has proven exceptional.", Legal 500, 2020.

Market sources praise Alex Last as "highly driven, determined, commercial and ambitious," noting that he has "worked as a fund formation lawyer onshore and so he gets the commercial and technical points. He understands what is important to us and the client and is always available, super responsive and easy to deal with.", Chambers and Partners, 2020. 

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 Last is "proactive, professional, knowledgeable, efficient and client orientated", Legal 500, 2018.

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

Alex is described as "very commercial and very smart", with one client saying that he is "the next star in Cayman", Chambers Global, 2017.

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