Daniel Altneu

Senior Associate

Daniel offers a full private client service covering every aspect of immigration, residency, trusts and wealth structuring, estate planning, probate and family law. He advises high-net-worth individuals and companies on a variety of immigration issues and has extensive experience of assisting persons of independent means, families and businesses with relocation to the Cayman Islands, where he has lived since 2013. Daniel handles every type of immigration matter including applications for long term and permanent residence, Cayman Islands and British citizenship, the right to be Caymanian (Cayman Status) and all related appeals.

Daniel also advises high-net-worth individuals, families and institutional clients on a range of non-contentious trust and wealth structuring matters. He is experienced in the preparation of Wills and regularly submits applications for grants of probate, letters of administration, resealing of foreign grants and guardianship.

Daniel has considerable expertise in family law and offers a broad practice covering contentious and non-contentious divorce, pre and post-nuptial agreements, separation, financial and ancillary relief and all Children Law matters including residence, contact, custody, relocation and removal from the jurisdiction.

He trained as a solicitor at Lawrence Graham LLP in London where he gained experience in corporate, litigation, private client and real estate law.

Professional
  • Attorney at law - Cayman Islands
  • Member of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association
  • Solicitor* - England & Wales
  • Member of the Law Society of England and Wales
  • Affiliate Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Member of UGlobal
  • Member of Investment Migration Council
  • South Eastern Circuit Advanced International Advocacy (Keble College, Oxford), 2015
  • Notary Public of the Cayman Islands

*non-practising

Industry focus
  • A member of the Investment Migration Council, the only member of the IMC who is a practising Cayman Islands immigration lawyer and was invited to be UGlobal’s founding residency-by-investment representative for the Cayman Islands.
News/Experience
Bedell Cristin attends STEP LatAm

Bedell Cristin is sponsoring STEP LatAm, which takes place 17-18 October in São Paulo, Brazil. Andrew Miller and Daniel Altneu from the Bedell Cristin Cayman office are attending the conference.

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New show and tell regulations for Cayman trustees

Two new pieces of Cayman Islands ("Cayman") legislation have introduced important new obligations for trustees of Cayman trusts and Cayman trust companies. There are new obligations on trustees to keep records on those connected with the trust (including se...

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A will made outside of Cayman can now deal with Cayman moveable assets
Wills & Probate 15 Mar 2019 Cayman Islands

The Formal Validity of Wills (Persons Dying Abroad) Law 2018 (‘Law’) came into force in the Cayman Islands (‘Cayman’) on 1 February 2019.

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Making a will in Cayman
Wills & Probate 16 Jul 2018 Cayman Islands

Making a Will and keeping it up to date is something we all know we should do, and something that often gets postponed. Here we take a short look at why it’s important to keep your Will under review, the events which mean you should consider whether to chan...

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Insights
Residency options in the Cayman Islands for real estate investors
Briefings | 31 Jul 2019

The Cayman Islands are an English-speaking British Overseas Territory in the western Caribbean Sea with no income, property, estate or corporate taxes and no restrictions on foreign ownership of real estate. In addition to being a major offshore financial c...

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A guide to residency options in the Cayman Islands for persons of independent means
Briefings | 03 Jul 2019

The Cayman Islands are an English-speaking British Overseas Territory in the western Caribbean Sea with no income, property, estate or corporate taxes and there are no restrictions on foreign ownership of real estate. In addition to being a major offshore f...

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Immigration Law paves way for bright future
Articles | 13 Feb 2019

The new Cayman Islands Immigration (Transition) Law, 2018 and Customs and Border Control Law 2018 came into force on 1 February 2019. Daniel Altneu, Associate at Solomon Harris, part of Bedell Cristin, discusses what these new laws hope to deliver.

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