Joss Morris


Joss is a partner in our Cayman Islands office advising on a wide range of investment fund, corporate and finance matters. He advises private equity, private equity real estate, venture capital and open-ended fund clients on fund structuring, formation, primary and secondary investments as well as transactional, fund financing and regulatory matters impacting the funds. 

In addition to acting for fund sponsors, Joss regularly advises institutional investors and finance providers including pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, international development finance institutions, family offices and ultra-high net worth individuals on their investments into Cayman vehicles as well as on structuring their own vehicles. 

Joss’s transactional experience includes mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and a wide range of financing arrangements. 

Joss trained and qualified with Linklaters in London from 1999-2006 and was admitted as an attorney in the Cayman Islands in 2006. Joss was also admitted to practise in the British Virgin Islands in 2011.

  • Attorney-at-law - Cayman Islands
  • Attorney - British Virgin Islands
  • Solicitor - England & Wales (non-practising)
  • Band 4 - Corporate & Finance - Chambers Global 2022
  • Band 5 - Investment Funds - Chambers Global 2022

Joss is smart and very responsive. He is used to working with stakeholders across the globe and communicates well with all of them throughout the deal.

Chambers Global 2022

Known for his expertise in venture capital and private equity matters. One source remarked: "He is top-notch in terms of acumen and expertise. He is very practical and explains things clearly to clients."

Chambers and Partners

I’ve worked primarily with Joss Morris and Laura Smalley in the Cayman Islands office. I enjoy working with them because I find them knowledgeable, responsive, and practical. I can come to them with a business need and they provide the necessary legal solution for that business need.

Legal 500 Caribbean

Recommended by industry figures as a "sensible, capable and excellent" practitioner. Sources also value that he is "very responsive and very attuned to clients' commercial needs." He has expertise in both private equity and venture capital funds

Chambers and Partners