Jonathan Bernstein

Senior Associate
Cayman Islands
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Expertise and Professional Background

Jonathan joined Harneys’ Cayman office in October 2015 as a senior associate.  He has extensive experience on advising on the establishment and maintenance of all types of Cayman Islands hedge, venture capital and private equity funds.  

Jonathan specialises in advising hedge funds, their managers and their onshore counsel on structuring, formation, restructuring, corporate governance and ongoing operational matters. He also advises fund administrators on licensing and regulatory matters, and advises limited partners in relation to their investments in hedge and private equity funds.

Jonathan has been practicing Cayman Islands law since 2008 and is recommended by IFLR 1000 and Legal 500. Prior to joining Harneys, Jonathan was a senior associate at two leading offshore law firms in the Cayman Islands and prior to that he worked as a corporate lawyer in Toronto, Canada. 


Osgoode Hall Law School (LLB) 2002
University of Manitoba (BA) 1999

Bar Admissions

Ontario, Canada 2003
Cayman Islands 2008


IFLR 1000, 2017: Jonathan is listed as a “rising star” in the Cayman Islands by IFLR 1000 and is described as "knowledgeable and responsive”.

Legal 500: Jonathan is recommended by Legal 500 as a name to note for Investment Funds in the Cayman Islands.

IFLR 1000, 2018: Jonathan is listed as a “rising star” in the Cayman Islands by IFLR 1000 

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