Nick Reid


Nick qualified as a solicitor in Scotland in 1997. He ran his own branch office for over five years before he left Scotland for the Cayman Islands in late 2004.

Nick began specialising in the set-up of Cayman investment funds, captive insurance companies and trusts. He left the Cayman Islands in late 2007 to practice law in Dubai where he worked as a senior legal consultant in the head office of the largest and most prestigious full service law firm in the Middle East. Whilst working in Dubai Nick worked for a number of banks and investment managers located not only in the Dubai International Financial Centre (“DIFC”) but also in the greater UAE and GCC regions generally. Nick specialised in the set-up of DIFC and UAE investments funds including shari’a compliant funds and had regular dealings and meetings with shari’a supervisory boards as part of the shari’a compliance process.  Nick also regularly advised international clients on the marketing of their funds (including a number of Cayman funds) in the DIFC and greater UAE region.

Nick re-joined Solomon Harris in 2009 to work in the firm’s newly set up Zürich office. Nick was made a partner of the firm in July 2011 and headed up the firms Zurich office for the next seven years. Nick relocated back to the firms Cayman office in early 2018.

Nick's main specialism is the structuring, formation, operation and wind down of all types of investment funds (including hedge funds and private equity funds) in the Cayman Islands utilising the full range of vehicle available (companies, limited partnerships and unit trusts). Nick has considerable experience in the field and acts for a wide range of institutional and non-institutional clients including investment managers, investment advisors, banks, fund administrators, family offices and onshore counsel.

  • Attorney at law - Cayman Islands
  • Solicitor* - Scotland


  • 'Leader in their field' - Chambers Global 2018
  • Leader in their field
    Chambers and Partners
Cayman data protection regime will now start in September 2019
Regulatory & Compliance 28 Nov 2018 Cayman Islands

At a business briefing on 14 November 2018, representatives of the Cayman Islands Government stated that the Cayman Islands Data Protection Law 2018 would not come in to force in January 2019, as previously advised, but would be delayed until September 2019.

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Solomon Harris and Bedell Cristin to attend Cayman Captive Forum 27-29 November 2018
Insurance & Reinsurance 20 Nov 2018 Cayman Islands Guernsey

Nick Reid, Richard Addlestone and Richard Sharp from recently merged law firms Solomon Harris and Bedell Cristin will be attending the Cayman Captive Forum at the Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman from 27-29 November 2018.

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CIMA's new Regulatory Policy for Licensing Mutual Fund Administrators
Regulatory & Compliance 11 Oct 2018 Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (‘CIMA’) has published a new Regulatory Policy - Licensing Mutual Fund Administrators which sets out the criteria CIMA will apply in licensing mutual fund administrators.

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Economic substance laws – multi-jurisdiction comparison
Briefings | 09 Jan 2020

In response to European Union requirements, many offshore jurisdictions have enacted legislation requiring certain tax resident entities to demonstrate sufficient economic substance in the relevant jurisdiction. This table gives a high-level overview and co...

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Substance rules: top tips for companies
Briefings | 17 Jun 2019

New rules on economic substance came into effect on 1 January 2019 in the BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey. Our experts have put their heads together and come up with their top tips for any company incorporated, registered or tax resident in one of ...

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Substance rules: top tips for corporate services providers
Briefings | 17 Jun 2019

New rules on economic substance came into effect on 1 January 2019 affecting companies and certain types of partnerships incorporated, registered or tax resident in the BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey or Jersey. Clients are looking to their corporate service ...

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In a nutshell: Cayman Islands' Economic Substance Law
Briefings | 06 Jun 2019

The Cayman Islands has joined a global effort to establish an international standard for tax residence of entities doing business in a jurisdiction to avoid the Harmful Tax Practice of Base Erosion and Profit Shifting. Cayman has put in place a law requirin...

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