Neal Lomax

'A treasure trove of experience'

— Chambers Global, 2017

Neal Lomax



I’m a Partner in our Cayman Islands office, specialising in all aspects of corporate work.

I have extensive experience advising clients on the establishment and restructuring of Cayman Islands hedge funds and private equity funds.

My wide-ranging corporate and commercial experience includes advising on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, equity capital markets, debt capital markets, SPACs and Cayman Islands Stock Exchange listings.

Prior to moving to the Cayman Islands in 2003, I practised with Skadden, Arps and Simmons & Simmons in London, and with ENS in Johannesburg.

Professional qualifications

  • Graduate of Oxford University and the University of the Witwatersrand
  • Attorney of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands
  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales (currently non-practising)
  • Attorney of the High Court of South Africa (non-practising)

Recent representative M&A transactions include advising

  • Morningstar Inc. in US$669 million acquisition of DBRS Inc
  • Centene Corporation in US$17.3 billion merger with WellCare Health Plans, Inc
  • SK hynix Inc. in US$18 billion acquisition of Toshiba's Memory-Chip Unit
  • SOL Limited in C$1.57 billion sale of 75% of SOL Investments Limited to Parkland Fuel
  • Liberty Global in US$5.3 billion acquisition of Cable & Wireless Communications Plc
  • London Stock Exchange Group plc in US$2.7 billion acquisition of Frank Russell Company
  • Brookfield Asset Management US$3.7 billion acquisition of Centre Parcs

What the directories say

Chambers and Partners Global 2021 call Neal an, "excellent lawyer" who is "extremely responsive." Interviewees enthuse that he "makes the process very efficient" and "his advice is very thoughtful and commercial." They also state that he is "a well-seasoned lawyer who is able to marry technical legal advice with commercial sensitivities."

"Neal Lomax is a trusted adviser with a calm demeanour and unimpeachable judgement, and he has the ability to see all angles of issues.", Legal 500, 2020. 

Neal Lomax is a "very knowledgeable, business-minded lawyer," according to a source who explains: "He is great with clients; he is great with being responsive and giving them what they need." One client described him as "outstanding" and "highly responsive," adding: "He is practical but not afraid to identify the issues that are actually of concern.", Chambers and Partners, 2020.

"Neal demonstrated why he is such a trusted adviser through his calm demeanour, unimpeachable judgement and ability to see all angles of the issue.", Chambers and Partners, 2020.

Chambers Global, 2019 states that Neal Lomax is noted for "his reputation as a heavyweight lawyer" and was further described by a source as "a consummate corporate lawyer with real in-depth knowledge." A source added: "He has tons of experience in this market and really knows how things work in the Cayman Islands."

'In the eyes of his clients, Neal Lomax is a "really terrific" lawyer. He is prized for his "very good people skills" and ability to build and maintain long-term client relationships. This is in addition to his "careful and responsive" advice on the establishment and structuring of hedge and private equity funds.' Chambers Global, 2019.

Clients say Neal Lomax is "very good to work with" for all Cayman corporate and commercial matters, citing him as a "knowledgeable" practitioner with a competitive offering in the market. He has a broad practice covering the full spectrum of offshore corporate finance matters. One source added: "I very much enjoy working with Neal, I always recommend him."' Chambers Global, 2019. 

Neal is ranked in Band 1 as a Notable Practitioner in Chambers Global, 2017.

Neal is 'very knowledgeable of the practical implications of his advice' and is 'extremely responsive to clients needs'. Neal is also described as a 'treasure trove of experience', Chambers Global, 2017.

Neal 'is a pleasure to work with and very responsive and practical', Legal 500 Caribbean, 2016, and is Recommended for Investment Funds.

'Neal Lomax is an experienced corporate partner, highlighted by sources for his 'quick turnaround and practical, real world advice',' Chambers Global, 2016.

'Neal Lomax stands out year after year as 'one of very best in the Caymans'. He is known to have an 'outstanding knowledge of the law, sense of client needs and an ability to get it done',' Who's Who Legal,  2015, Private Funds.

Neal 'exudes professionalism and knowledge' and is listed as Recommended by Legal 500 Caribbean, 2015.

'Clients appreciate 'his flexibility, experience and calm but confident demeanour', 'his customer service and level of knowledge of the industry are exceptional,' enthuse clients,' Chambers Global, 2015.

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