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Website 0004 Daniel Altneu Feb2023

Daniel advises HNW and UHNW individuals and families with their acquisition of residency and citizenship, and on relocating businesses and family offices to the Cayman Islands.

Daniel is ranked as a 'Next Generation Partner' by Legal 500 Caribbean 2024 and advises his clients on the full range of immigration, residency and estate planning matters. He prides himself on building long term relationships with his clients and has a proven track record of effectively servicing their every legal need, both in advance of their arrival and for many years to come following their establishment in the Cayman Islands.

He advises on immigration journeys for entire families and has considerable experience of successfully handling every type of immigration matter including applications for: Extended and Permanent Residence for Persons of Independent Means; Permanent Residency (Points System); Naturalisation; British Registration; Cayman Islands and British Citizenship; The Right to be Caymanian (Cayman Status); Work Permits/Rights to Work; and all related appeals.

In addition to his core immigration and residency practice, Daniel is a qualified Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) and a full member of STEP. Daniel advises individuals, families and institutions in Cayman on a full-service concierge basis that spans wills, probate and administration, licensing, family and employment.

Daniel trained as a solicitor at Lawrence Graham LLP in London. Prior to relocating to the Cayman Islands in 2012, Daniel worked as an immigration lawyer at the Treasury Solicitor's Department (UK Government) where he served as the Home Secretary's Lead Lawyer on Pakistan.

He is a Fellow of the Investment Migration Council (IMC) on the basis of his continued contributions to the Cayman Islands Residency-by-Investment programs, has been the Cayman Islands representative on the UGlobal Writer's Council since 2020, and was invited to lead the inaugural Cayman Islands Residency by Investment Summit in 2023.

Click here to listen to Daniel discuss the benefits of Cayman Islands' residency by investment program on The Investment Immigration Podcast: Resources for Global Investment and Immigration - Uglobal




  • Attorney-at-law - Cayman Islands
  • Solicitor - England & Wales (non-practising)
  • Member of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association
  • Member of the Law Society of England and Wales
  • Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • UGlobal Writers Council – Cayman Islands representative
  • Fellow Member of the Investment Migration Council (FIMC)
  • South Eastern Circuit Advanced International Advocacy (Keble College, Oxford), 2015
  • Notary Public of the Cayman Islands
  • Member of Thought Leaders4 HNW Divorce
  • Member of Thought Leaders4 Private Client

Industry Focus

  • A member of the Investment Migration Council and the only member who is a practising Cayman Island immigration lawyer
  • Invited to be a Fellow Member of the Investment Migration Council (FIMC) due to length of service
  • Invited to be UGlobal's founding residency-by-investment representative for the Cayman Islands and to be the Cayman Islands representative for the UGlobal Writers Council
  • Daniel Altneu is beyond responsive and has a tremendous understanding of Cayman law, allowing him to provide exceptional service and solutions to clients. He is very loved by his clients and industry partners.

    Legal 500

  • Daniel Altneu is outstanding, he goes above and beyond for his clients and should be recognised for his outstanding service.

    Legal 500

  • Daniel Altneu is most affable and offers great attention to high-net-worth clients, he is familiar with all aspects of our small island and is a delight to talk to and work with. He goes above and beyond the scope of his work and is an ambassador for the Cayman Islands in every way.

    Legal 500

  • Daniel Altneu is possibly the most professional Residency Attorney in the Cayman Islands. I recommend him to all of my high net worth clients due to the fact his approach is first class, and he goes above and beyond the call of duty.

    Legal 500

  • He cares deeply about each individual. His expertise is phenomenal but it’s his willingness to ensure every aspect of their relocation is worked through. Daniel is truly a remarkable attorney.

    Legal 500

  • Daniel Altneu provided excellent client service and knew his stuff and is a great person to work with.

    Legal 500