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Website 0004 Daniel Altneu Feb2023

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.

Click here to listen to Daniel discuss the benefits of Cayman Islands' residency by investment program on The Investment Immigration Podcast:



  • 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