Sonia Starvis
Partner, Real Estate and Banking
Forbes Hare, Cayman Islands


Cayman Islands


M: +1 345 925 4584

DD +1 345 943 7700

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Sonia joined Forbes Hare in 2016 as a Partner in the Firm’s Cayman Islands office. She has extensive experience advising private investors, hoteliers, property developers, landlords and tenants on all aspects of Cayman Islands real estate law, including commercial and residential sales and purchases, leasing and licensing, bank financing, planning issues, construction and development, and strata title issues. Sonia also has extensive experience advising on banking and corporate finance matters, local business and licensing matters, and general corporate and commercial matters. Prior to joining Forbes Hare, Sonia headed the real estate team in the Cayman Islands office of Mourant Ozannes, and prior to that, she worked at Appleby and Walkers. She has been top ranked by the Legal 500 publication for real estate in the Cayman Islands for many years.

Sonia is also a Notary Public.


College of Law, Chester – Legal Practice Course (LPC)
Middlesex University  – LLB Hons (Law)


Bar Admissions:
1993 – Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (non practicing).
1996 – Admitted as an attorney at law in the Cayman Islands.


Practice Areas:
Real Estate
Corporate Finance
General Corporate and Commercial
Local Business
Licensing and Regulatory