David Cooney is an English solicitor and UK chartered tax advisor, who was also admitted as a Cayman Islands attorney at law and a BVI solicitor.  He is a specialist in international structures, particularly private client structures.  Prior to relocating to Zurich in early 2017, David was based in the Cayman Islands where he was a partner and the head of the private client and trusts team of a large offshore firm, responsible for Cayman and BVI.  He advises individuals, families, trustees and private banks on all aspects of succession and estate planning, including the use of trust and corporate structures and often coordinates multi-jurisdictional projects, involving advisors around the world.

David has advised on the formation of investment funds to hold crypto-currencies, the establishment of a “tokenised” fund in a key offshore jurisdiction, a number of “offshore” ICOs and the fiduciary implications of holding crypto-currencies and tokens within structures.  He has worked with banks and family offices to help them understand the legal issues arising from their clients’ ownership of crypto assets, with a particular focus on risk management.