The Head of AFA Legal Services is Mr. Wilton McDonald II with primary responsibility for providing legal services to Cayman domiciled funds as well as several other offshore jurisdictions, specifically the following core and first tier jurisdictions: BVI, Bahamas and Anguilla, and second tier jurisdictions including Bermuda, Belize, Panama, Nevis, Switzerland, Ireland, Luxembourg and Malta.
Wilton has over 17 years’ experience in the areas of corporate law and public accountancy having worked in New York, Bermuda, BVI, Cayman and the Bahamas. He also has an extensive background in setting up all types of companies and investment fund structures. Wilton has worked closely with start-ups as well as “blue chip” investment fund managers, administrators and onshore counsel, based primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Brazil, Hong Kong/ China, UAE- Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Russia, and Japan.
Mr. McDonald was admitted to the bar in 2004 as an Attorney in the Cayman Islands and Jamaica, and as a Barrister of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands Circuit); and also in 2002/ 2003 as an Attorney in Connecticut (ret), and New York, USA. Prior to joining AFA Legal Resources (Cayman) Ltd, Wilton established Iberia Legal Ltd. in 2010 focusing on capital introduction in Portugal, Poland, and Brazil. Wilton has previously held positions with Higgs & Johnson (formerly Truman Bodden & Company) as Head of the Investment Funds Dept; Ogier and Lennox Paton as an investment funds associate; and as an associate with Appleby Spurling & Kempe. Wilton completed a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Caribbean University, an MBA from Andrews University, a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from University College London, a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from Fordham Law School, and completed the residence requirement for the Doctor of Juridical Science (JSD) degree at Cornell Law School in Ithaca, New York. He is also a retired Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in the United Kingdom.
Following is the contact information for Mr. McDonald: