Marco Martins is managing partner of our Cayman Islands office and head of our Americas practice group, which stretches from North America to South America. His clients include major global banks, investment managers, corporates and high-net-worth individuals.
Prior to joining us 11 years ago, Marco worked for Shearman & Sterling in London and California and Norton Rose in London. He spent three years in the BVI office before relocating to Cayman in late 2010. Marco's current practice encompasses all aspects of corporate, banking and finance related disciplines, with a particular focus on the establishment and ongoing advising of banks, investment funds and other financial vehicles.
He speaks fluent Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.
Marco is described as “knowledgeable, attentive, client-driven,” and is recognised for his experience of South American markets and clients. He advises on the setting up, structuring and regulation of alternative investment funds. Clients say he is “very professional, always looks for the best options available and is a problem solver”.Chambers and Partners
Marco is consistently recommended and noted as being “responsive and resourceful”. He is described as being an “innovator, representing banks in the development and application of novel products and structures”and recommended as a “leading lawyer” in both Cayman and Uruguay.IFLR 1000
Marco is recommended as a leading lawyer in their Cayman rankings. He is described as a lawyer with a “remarkable approach to growing a firm, knowledge of the law and client service ethos” and as one who “focuses on the important details, while not losing sight of the big picture and relevant deadlines and priorities”.Legal 500
- New York
- England and Wales (not practising)
- Cayman Islands
- Syracuse University College of Law (JD)
- Syracuse University (MA)
- University of Texas (BSc)