Who We Are

PAGET-BROWN CHAMBERS is a Cayman Islands incorporated law practice, with its offices in Camana Bay, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.

PAGET-BROWN PLLC is a professional limited liability company with its offices in Washington DC, USA. The members of the PLLC are Ian Paget-Brown and Megan Paget-Brown.

Ian Paget-Brown QC 

Paget-Brown Chambers

Ian Paget-Brown QC is an experienced Cayman attorney. Admitted in England and Wales in 1968 and in the Cayman Islands in 1971, Ian has over 47 years of experience and is recognized as a leading expert in Cayman law.

Ian is also admitted a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court, the District of Columbia, Virginia and Colorado, a Certified Financial Crime Specialist 2013 (CFCS - Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists) and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist 2003 (CAMS - Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists)

Ian is also admitted a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court, the District of Columbia, Virginia and Colorado, a Certified Financial Crime Specialist 2013 (CFCS - Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists) and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist 2003 (CAMS - Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists).

Education

Ian was born in Torquay, England. His parents moved to Germany in 1946 where he was educated in Bavaria Germany (Humanistisches Gymnasium Garmisch- Partenkirchen) until 1959 when his family returned to England where he attended Nottingham High School England until 1963.

Ian obtained his first law degree from the University of London in 1966 and was called to the bar at Lincoln’s Inn in 1968. In 1987, Ian was awarded Juris Doctor from Washington and Lee University Virginia USA.

Bar Admissions

  • England and Wales, 1968;
  • Cayman Islands, 1971;
  • Supreme Court, Colorado, 1984;
  • United States District Court, Colorado, 1985;
  • Supreme Court, Virginia, 1987;
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1987;
  • Court of Appeals, District of Colombia, 1988;
  • Supreme Court of the United States, 2008

Appointments

Queens Counsel, Acting Magistrate (Cayman Islands) in 1994, Commissioner of the Cayman Islands Law Reform Commission in 2006 and Chairman of the Cayman Islands Law Reform Commission in 2011, for the statutory five-year term.

Additional Language

German

Practice Areas

  • Arbitration
  • Company Law
  • Funds and Investment Services
  • Insolvency
  • Trusts
  • Civil Litigation
  • Regulatory Laws
  • Anti-Money Laundering
  • Terrorist Financing Controls

Publications

"Cayman Islands", Offshore Business Centres Publication, International Tax Planning Association (2007)

"Cayman Islands", Offshore Finance Handbook (2005)

"International Tracing of Assets - A Cayman Perspective", Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (1997)

"Paget-Brown’s Cayman Islands Companies Law", First Edition (1974); Second Edition (1995)

"The Trusts Law of the Cayman Islands", International Estate Planning Law and Practice, American Bar Association (1994)

"Pre-trial Discovery: A Comparison of the English and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure", The Bencher, American Inns of Court Foundation, (February, 1989)

"Bank Secrecy and Criminal Matters: Cayman Islands and United States Co-operative Development", Case Western Reserve, Journal of International Law (Volume 20, Number 2, Summer 1988)

"The Commercial Law of the Cayman Islands", First Edition (1982), Second Edition (1985)

"The Confidential Relationships Preservation Law 1976 and the Evidence (Proceedings in other Jurisdictions) Cayman Islands Order 1978", Northwester Magazine (1983)

"Legal Aspects of Doing Business in the Cayman Islands", Centre of International Legal Studies (1982)

"Companies, Trusts and Banks", Cayman Islands Handbook and Businessman's Guide (1978-1982)

"The Cayman Islands - A Solid Foundation", Tax Haven and Shelter Report (July, 1978)

"Project Haven and the Cayman Reply", Cayman Islands Handbook and Businessman's Guide (1977)

"Transfer of the Form of Administration of Trusts under the Laws of England and the Cayman Islands", International Fiscal Association, Miami Conference (1976)

Speaker

"Banking Confidentiality" Eighth Biennial Regional Central Bank Legal Seminar Cayman Islands May 2007

"A Comparative Study of the Laws Protecting Financial Privacy Human Rights Today", Caribbean Symposium, Cayman Islands, United Nations Decade of Human Rights, September 2001

"Company Formation and Management in the Cayman Islands", The Cayman Islands Financial Services Seminar, April 1, 1998, Sao Paulo, Brazil Program

"Cayman Islands International Cooperation in Criminal, Civil and Regulatory Matters", UWI/UNOCP Regional Judicial Symposium, August, 1998 

"Commercial Crime Prevention Conference" 1997 sponsored by Cayman Islands Government - Conference Chairman

"Confidentiality and Civil Liability Issues" International Financial Fraud Convention, London England 1996.

"Cayman Islands - Confidential Information and International Cooperation in the Investigation of Corruption and Criminal Matters" Fourteenth International Symposium on Economic Crime, Cambridge England 1996

"Development of Offshore Limited Life Companies" May 1995 Offshore Investment Caribbean Conference Puerto Rico

"Mutual Assistance Treaties in Criminal Matters: Tax Haven Operations and the Extra-Territorial Enforcement of United States Criminal Law", International Tax Planning Association, 1987, Annual Conference, Barbados

"The Laws of Bank Secrecy", International Tax Planning Association, 1982, Annual Conference, Florence, Italy.

Professional Memberships

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists
  • Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists
  • International Association of Restructuring Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL International)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • American and International Bar Associations
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Associations
  • The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn
  • New York International Arbitration Association

Megan Paget-Brown 

Paget-Brown PLLC

Bar Admissions

  • District of Colombia
  • Missouri

Practice Areas

  • Arbitration
  • Maritime Law
  • Funds and Investment Services
  • Trusts
  • Civil Litigation
  • Anti-Money Laundering
  • Terrorist Financing Controls

Education

MIT Sloan Executive Education
Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application, 2018

Swansea University
LL.M in International Commercial and Maritime Law, with Merit, 2017

University of Richmond School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2015
YLD Spring Ethics Symposium Chair, VBA Law School Council

Skidmore College
B.S. Management & Business, minor in International Affairs, cum laude, 2011

Certifications

Law Society of Ireland - Certificate in Charity Law, Trusteeship and Governance

STEP – Certificate in International Trust Management

STEP – Diploma in Trust Creation, Law and Practice

STEP – Diploma in Trust Administration and Accounts

STEP – FATCA Certificate

STEP – CRS Certificate

Additional Courses

  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) – National Session in Trial Advocacy
  • The Hague Academy of International Law – Private International Law
  • ICC – Drafting an Enforceable Arbitral Award
  • Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics – Compliance Academy
  • The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) – Accelerated Path to Membership, International Arbitration
  • IBM – Blockchain Essentials

Professional Memberships

  • International Bar Association – Business Crime Committee, Arbitration Committee, Maritime and Transport Law Committee, Private Tax Client Committee, Young Lawyers Division
  • American Bar Association – Taxation Committee, Young Lawyers Division
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)