Daniel Altneu

Senior Associate

Daniel offers a full private client service covering every aspect of immigration, 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 with their relocation to the Cayman Islands, where he has lived since 2013. Daniel handles every type of immigration matter including applications for permanent residence, naturalisation and registration as a British citizen, the right to be Caymanian (Cayman Status) and all related appeals.

As part of his full private client service, Daniel regularly drafts wills and testamentary trusts and handles a significant number of probate and employment matters.

Daniel also 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, insurance & reinsurance, private client and real estate law.

  • Attorney at law - Cayman Islands
  • Member of Cayman Islands Law Society
  • 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 Cayman Islands Family Law Bar Association
  • Member of UGlobal
  • Member of Investment Migration Council
  • South Eastern Circuit Advanced International Advocacy (Keble College, Oxford), 2015
  • Notary Public of the Cayman Islands


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.
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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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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