Cline Glidden

Counsel Cayman Islands
Cline Glidden
Rising star Legal 500 Caribbean, 2023


Cline is a member of the Local Practice and Funds Team at Ogier where he uses his past experience to advise clients on Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate, Property Law, Project Development and Employment & Immigration.
  • Background & experience

    Prior to joining Ogier in 2013, Cline was an elected Member of the Legislative Assembly for thirteen years, twelve of those years he served as Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly. He also served as Ministerial Councillor as well as Minister.

    During his tenure as a Member of the Legislative Assembly, he obtained a broad range of legal and legislative experience, representing the Cayman Islands Government both internationally and locally on various boards and committees. He has chaired various Government negotiating teams with responsibility for the successful early termination of monopoly contracts with Cable & Wireless, and in renegotiating the exclusivity of the contract with Caribbean Utilities Corporation as well as the license renewal and terms and conditions for the Water Company.

    He has represented Government on many complex public and private sector partnership negotiations including the Cruise Berthing Facility, Redevelopment of the Owen Roberts Airport, and the development of the Royal Water Tender Cruise Terminal with the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association.

    As a former Minister of Tourism Cline has significant experience working with developers to negotiate concessions for new Tourism projects as well as acquisitions.

    Cline was also involved in the negotiations of the agreements relating to the establishment of Health City Cayman Islands and the Special Economic Zone regime as well as the development of the required legislative framework to implement those projects.

    Cline currently serves as Chairman of the Cayman Islands Port Authority and Deputy Chairman of the Mental Health Commission and regularly participates in various panels locally and internationally as a subject matter expert in his areas of expertise. He is also a Council Member of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association

    Cline obtained his LLB with Honors from the University of Liverpool in 2010. Cline is a Member of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association.

    Admitted in:
    2015 – Cayman Islands


    Interested in working at Ogier? Find out about our latest vacancies.
  • Recognition

    Rising star Legal 500 Caribbean, 2023
    Recommended Legal 500 Caribbean, 2023
    Key lawyer Legal 500 Caribbean, 2023
    Rising Star Legal 500 Caribbean, 2022
    Our primary attorney. He is a pleasure to work with, easy to contact and responds back quickly with our requirements, and has a kind and warm personality. Legal 500 Caribbean, 2021
    Well diversified in all aspects of law and is able to advise and guide us with all of our needs. He not only works quickly on our cases but produces results at the same lightning speed that I need results in. Legal 500 Caribbean, 2021
    Rising Star Legal 500 Caribbean, 2021