Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Our attorneys have extensive experience of handling high value and complex corporate and commercial disputes and litigation. They are focused on providing effective and commercially driven advice and outcomes for our clients.

  • Our practice covers:
    • Cross-border corporate insolvency and restructuring
    • Minority shareholder disputes
    • Derivative actions
    • Taking action to preserve property and restrain unlawful dealings in assets (e.g. by obtaining or defending freezing and disclosure injunctions)
    • Merger disputes
    • Joint Venture Disputes
    • Trust litigation
    • Asset tracing
    • Mediation and arbitration proceedings

We offer a responsive, strategic and commercial approach to the way we advise on resolving disputes, and the way we handle litigation for our clients.

We act for investment funds, financial institutions, professional trustees, beneficiaries, banks, insurance companies, and high net worth individuals. We regularly work with onshore law firms in major financial centres around the world, including London, New York, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

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Shareholder Disputes - A comparison between the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands 30 Aug 2016 Shareholder Disputes - A comparison between the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands What is the scope and standard of director's duties? What are the key remedies available to a member or shareholder? Read More
Shareholder Disputes and Corporate Insolvency: Applications for Validation Orders by solvent companies and exempted limited partnerships 6 Apr 2016 Shareholder Disputes and Corporate Insolvency: Applications for Validation Orders by solvent companies and exempted limited partnerships On 9 February 2016, Clifford J., sitting in the Financial Services Division of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands gave Judgment in In Re Torchlight Fund L.P. (unreported) reaffirming the principles which the Court will take into account in determi Read More
Shareholder disputes in the Cayman Islands: Petitions to wind up a company on 25 Jan 2016 Shareholder disputes in the Cayman Islands: Petitions to wind up a company on Shareholder disputes in the Cayman Islands: Petitions to wind up a company on "just and equitable" grounds for loss of substratum following the recent case of In Re Harbinger Class PE Holdings (Cayman) Ltd Read More
Derivative Claims in the Cayman Islands 21 Dec 2015 Derivative Claims in the Cayman Islands In this Briefing Note, we aim to provide a brief overview of the principles governing derivative and multiple derivative actions in the Cayman Islands. Read More
Enforcement of Judgments: Charging orders over shares in Cayman companies 14 Dec 2015 Enforcement of Judgments: Charging orders over shares in Cayman companies In Vento and Others v Westminster Hope & Turnberry, Ltd (unreported, 25 November 2015) The Honourable Anthony Smellie, C.J., sitting in the Financial Services Division of the Grand Court clarified the grounds on which judgment creditors may seek to u Read More
The Meaning Of "Fair Value" In Merger Transactions 16 Oct 2015 The Meaning Of "Fair Value" In Merger Transactions On 28 August 2015, Jones, J., gave the first Judgment in the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands on the meaning of "fair value" in merger transactions pursuant to s. 238(1) of the Companies Law (2013 Revision) (the "Law"). Read More
Statutory Demands in the Cayman Islands 24 Sep 2015 Statutory Demands in the Cayman Islands A statutory demand is a formal demand for payment of a debt made by a creditor to a debtor. It may be used as the basis for an application for a petition to wind up a Cayman company. Read More
Arbitration in the Cayman Islands 12 Aug 2015 Arbitration in the Cayman Islands This Briefing Note provides a brief overview of arbitration in the Cayman Islands and the circumstances in which clients may consider it useful to consider agreeing to this form of alternative dispute resolution ("ADR") in their contractual arrangeme Read More

Legal Expertise

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