Claritas was founded in the Cayman Islands in 2022 by Elisabeth Lees, Katie Pearson and Justine Plenkiewicz.
We decipher complex legal and regulatory issues, providing clarity for our clients.
We also provide expert financial services regulatory compliance advice to Cayman Islands entities and governments across the globe.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT
Claritas: Noun (f) – Lit., Brightness, clearness, splendor; Fig., Of reputation – celebrity, renown, reputation, splendor, high estimation.
Claritas is Latin for “clearness” or “brightness”. The name signifies our commitment to providing clear and practical advice. We decipher complex legal and regulatory issues, providing clarity for our clients.
We are the only boutique law firm in the Cayman Islands specializing solely in regulatory law and litigation. Our litigation expertise encompasses both commercial disputes and financial crime. We also provide expert financial services regulatory compliance advice to Cayman Islands’ entities and governments across the globe.
The regulatory landscape in the Cayman Islands has changed beyond recognition in recent years. Our expertise in this area is unparalleled. Our lawyers literally wrote the laws. We also have many years’ experience of litigating both complex, cross border commercial disputes and serious criminal cases. As such, we are uniquely well placed to advise clients facing regulatory issues and disputes.
As we are not part of a global organization, we offer independent, conflict-free advice.
We work to a lean business model which allows us to provide better value for money, and more flexible fee structures, than many of our competitors. We are committed to transparent communication with our clients, including in relation to our fees.
We provide an innovative, bright and fresh approach to legal and regulatory issues, moving away from more traditional and rigid models.
Above all, we fearlessly and relentlessly promote our clients’ interests.
Fearlessness: We are completely independent and exceptionally experienced in our specialist fields. We fearlessly and relentlessly promote our clients’ interests.
Progressive mindset: As a brand new firm, we are not hampered by existing structures or traditional approaches. We understand the law’s potential to unlock creative possibilities. We recognize that we must embrace change in order to stay relevant and shape the future.
Justice: We protect rights and freedoms, settle disputes, and ensure compliance to prevent the misuse of financial systems. We are committed to playing our role in the moulding of a fairer world.
Humanity: We treat everyone equally and with respect. We are committed to providing opportunities, breaking down barriers and assisting others in our community and internationally. We are authentic, honest lawyers working hard and with compassion.
We are active members of our community, and passionate about giving back and creating opportunities. We are committed to making a difference in the communities that we live and work in.
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Cayman Youth Choir
Claritas supports the Cayman Youth Choir and was pleased to donate to their upcoming Kings and Queen’s concert, to take place on 9th June 2022. Cayman Youth Choir is the only music clu...Read more...