Barry McEwan

Counsel Cayman Islands
Barry McEwan
Rising star Legal 500 Caribbean, 2023


Barry specialises in all areas of corporate work, particularly investment funds and private equity. Barry advises on the establishment, restructuring, management and termination of Cayman investment funds, stock exchange listings, acquisitions and disposals of regulated and unregulated entities, joint venture arrangements, corporate finance and corporate governance.

Areas of expertise

  • Background & experience

    Barry is part of Ogier's multi-disciplinary Private Equity team.  He specialises in fund formation and capital raising, advising on and forming co-investment vehicles, AIVs and parallel funds, side letter negotiation, advising on ongoing fund operation including regulatory compliance, establishing and advising management and advisory structures including GPs, special limited partners, carry vehicles, advice in relation to economic substance, LP advisory services and advising on term extensions, wind-down and termination.

    Barry joined Ogier in 2018 from another leading international law firm in the Cayman Islands. He previously worked at Clifford Chance in London. During his time at Clifford Chance, Barry completed secondments to the Singapore office and Deutsche Bank.

    Barry graduated from the University of Oxford with first class honours and completed his Diploma in Legal Practice at the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice.

    He is a member of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association.

    Admitted in:

    2014 - Cayman Islands
    2009 - England and Wales (non-practising)


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  • Recognition

    Rising star Legal 500 Caribbean, 2023
    Rising Star Legal 500 Caribbean, 2022
    Works tirelessly to meet client expectations. Legal 500 Caribbean, 2021
    Rising Star Legal 500 Caribbean, 2021
    Rising star Legal 500 Caribbean, 2020
    Next generation lawyer Legal 500 Caribbean, 2019
    Provides very practical, business-oriented advice in a timely manner. Legal 500 Caribbean, 2018
    Next generation lawyer Legal 500 Caribbean, 2018