Travers Thorp Alberga
Offshore top 30 position: 13
2012 saw Cayman boutique Thorp Alberga hire the former senior and managing partner of Maples and Calder, Anthony Travers, as senior partner and rebrand as Travers Thorp Alberga (TTA). Travers had been unable to practise law for six years due to restrictive covenants. Walkers partner Nicole Pineda, who has a Latin American focus, also joined.
The firm now has two consultants and 13 partners, and is confident the model works, with managing partner Michael Alberga commenting: “The high-volume low-profit model has to be broken for the foreseeable future. This has placed a premium on the services of a high value-added boutique with a keen fee structure.”
This belief is demonstrated not only by headcount growth but also a revenue increase, according to the firm, of 12 per cent last year.
TTA is also proud of its diversity statistics: more than 50 per cent of the partnership are female, putting it at the top of the female partner proportion statistics for offshore.
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PO Box 472
103 South Church Street
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