Olivaire Watler - Attorney-at-Law & Notary Public

Olivaire Watler, the founder of WATLER LAW, has over 30 years’ experience and is qualified to practise in the Cayman Islands and England and Wales (non-practising) having worked at two magic circle offshore law firms at Counsel and Partner level. He has substantial experience in all aspects of corporate and commercial law including hedge funds and private equity funds, partnership, banking, regulatory matters, project financing, structured financing and asset financing with a special focus on aircraft financing and registration advising both lenders and lessors. Olivaire has been recognized as an expert in aviation finance by the Who’s Who and as an expert in corporate and commercial law by the Legal 500 Caribbean.

Olivaire also provides legal advice and assistance in various areas of local practice including conveyancing (real estate), local company licensing, trade and business licensing, immigration law, employment law and wills and probate having served as the Chairman of the Cayman Islands Labour Tribunal, Immigration Appeals Tribunal and Deputy Chairman of the Planning Appeals Tribunal.

For further information on Olivaire’s professional background and accomplishments, you may refer to his Linkedin profile.

Olivaire Watler – CEO & Founder

Bar Admissions

  • Cayman Islands, Attorney-at-Law, 1989
  • England & Wales, Barrister, 1989 (not currently practising)

Industry Associations

  • Member – The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
  • Member of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association
  • Member of the Association of Legal Practitioners and Advocates (Cayman) Ltd.
  • Deputy Chairman, Refugee Protection Appeals Tribunal, since 2019
  • Member of Civil Service Appeals Commission, since 2019
  • Member of Cayman Islands Constitutional Commission, 2016-2019
  • Member of the Cayman Islands Cape Town Convention Working Group
  • Past Chairman, Labour Appeals Tribunal Past Deputy Chairman, Planning Appeals Tribunal
  • Past Chairman, Legislation Sub-Committee of the Cayman Islands Government’s E-business Advisory Committee (in that capacity was instrumental in drafting the Electronic Transactions Law
  • Chairman of the Immigration Appeals Tribunal, 2005-2009
  • Chairman of the Cayman Islands Government Negotiating Team 2005-2008 (to negotiate a new legal framework and lower rates for the electricity sector in Grand Cayman and to negotiate new licences for the local utility company, legal consultant on various projects for the Cayman Islands Government
  • Caymanian Bar Association’s Constitutional Review Committee 2009
  • Chairman, Joint Committee of the Cayman Islands Law Society and Caymanian Bar Association to review the Data Protection Bill
  • Deputy Chairman, Mental Health Commission, 2013-2016

Honours & Awards

Young Caymanian Leader of the Year – 2000


  • LL.B (Hons) – The University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Diploma in Legal Education – The Inns of Court School of Law, United Kingdom
  • Notary Public, Cayman Islands Starting January 2015


Civil Service Appeals Commission


Refugee Protection Appeals Tribunal

Deputy Chairman

CICSA Credit Union Supervisory Committee 2018-


Cayman Arts Festival

Board Member

Young Caymanian Leadership Foundation