Richard Lewis

Richard Lewis is an experienced independent director, trustee, receiver and liquidator providing governance to a variety of offshore structures that have found themselves in contentious circumstances with active litigation, stakeholder dispute or regulatory investigation.

With over 16 years’ experience in financial services, Richard is regularly involved in managing litigation and illiquid assets, resolving valuation and investor disputes, as well as asset recovery and investigations regarding fraud, regulatory and white-collar issues.

Through his fiduciary service roles, Richard has significant expertise in the administration of a broad range of structures, including special purpose vehicles focused on a variety of industries including oil exploration and support, hotel management and ownership, mining, regulated hedge funds, private equity, securitisations, capital markets transactions, asset financing and leasing transactions, through both conventional and Islamic financing methods over multiple jurisdictions.

He also takes liquidation appointments over both solvent and insolvent entities and is qualified to act as a Court appointed liquidator in the Cayman Islands and other jurisdictions.

Richard is highly experienced in private client matters including trust and family office services and management of privately held investments including real estate and operating businesses. He is well-versed in all stages of the life cycle of a structure, from initial setup and operation through to termination. With his in- depth knowledge and skills, he advises on a wide range of structures and has an extensive network of trusted advisors and legal counsel in multiple jurisdictions.

Before joining FFP, Richard worked in the asset management assurance team at PwC in the Cayman Islands, focusing on the audit of offshore hedge funds, private equity funds and other asset management vehicles.

Richard holds a BA(Hons) degree in Financial and Business Economics from Newcastle University in the UK. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants (CIIPA), INSOL International and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). He is also a member of the Cayman Islands Directors Association, is registered with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority as an approved director and approved by the BVI Financial Services Commission as a director.