Wilton McDonald II, Esq. is responsible for providing legal services to Cayman and BVI domiciled funds, as well as several other jurisdictions. Wilton has over 20 years of financial services and legal experience setting up over 400 hedge funds and investment fund structures, and has worked closely with start-ups as well as “blue chip” investment fund managers, administrators and onshore counsel, based primarily in the USA, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Brazil, Hong Kong/ China, UAE- Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Russia, and Japan. Wilton also serves as independent director and advisor to the alternative investment community. Wilton’s investment funds practice has afforded him the opportunity to gain experience in general corporate, partnership, trusts, and commercial law, liquidations, as well as experience in securities and secured lending transactions, and IPOs/ stock exchange listings.
By way of background, Wilton was admitted to the bar: in 2004 as an Attorney in the Cayman Islands and Jamaica, and as a Barrister (British Virgin Islands Circuit) and also in 2002/ 2003 as an Attorney in Connecticut (ret), and New York, USA. Prior to establishing Iberia Legal Ltd. in 2010, Wilton built a US$3.5 million practice at Truman Bodden & Company as Head of the Investment Funds Dept. (between 2006 - 2010). Wilton was also employed as an investment funds associate in the Cayman Islands office of Ogier and Lennox Paton, Nassau, Bahamas. Wilton completed a BSc/ BBA degree from Northern Caribbean University, an MBA from Andrews University, a Bachelor of Laws degree from University College London (graduating with upper-second class honors), a Master of Laws degree from Fordham Law School and completed the residence requirement for the Doctor of Juridical Science degree at Cornell Law School. He is currently working on a doctoral thesis in law, finance and economics, and is a retired Fellow of the ACCA in the United Kingdom.