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The Offshore Litigation Blog is where you will find recent case updates, offshore litigation news, offshore filings lists, interviews and even some insights into island life, written by Harneys litigators from around the world.

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Jonathan Addo
Jonathan Addo
  • Jonathan Addo

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Ian Mann
Ian Mann
  • Ian Mann

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Nick Hoffman
Nick Hoffman
  • Nick Hoffman

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Vicky Lord
Vicky Lord
  • Vicky Lord

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Chai Ridgers
Chai Ridgers
  • Chai Ridgers

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
William Peake
William Peake
  • William Peake

  • Partner
  • London
Peter Ferrer
Peter Ferrer
  • Peter Ferrer

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
James Noble
James Noble
  • James Noble

  • Partner
  • Singapore
Jeremy Child
Jeremy Child
  • Jeremy Child

  • Partner
  • London
Claire Goldstein
Claire Goldstein
  • Claire Goldstein

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Jayson Wood
Jayson Wood
  • Jayson Wood

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Phillip Kite
Phillip Kite
  • Phillip Kite

  • Partner
  • London
Stuart Cullen
Stuart Cullen
  • Stuart Cullen

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Lorinda Peasland
Lorinda Peasland
  • Lorinda Peasland

  • Consultant
  • Hong Kong
Paul Madden
Paul Madden
  • Paul Madden

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams
  • Jessica Williams

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Paula Kay
Paula Kay
  • Paula Kay

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Andrew Thorp
Andrew Thorp
  • Andrew Thorp

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Henry Mander
Henry Mander
  • Henry Mander

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Andrew Johnstone
Andrew Johnstone
  • Andrew Johnstone

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Nicola Roberts
Nicola Roberts
  • Nicola Roberts

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Julie Engwirda
Julie Engwirda
  • Julie Engwirda

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Paul Smith
Paul Smith
  • Paul Smith

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands

Changes to the Cayman Court’s power to approve settlements of trust litigation

The stated object of the Trusts (Amendment) Law 2019 is “to enhance the inherent jurisdiction of the Court in relation to the administration of trusts”. The amendments to the Cayman Islands Trusts Law (2018 Revision) achieve this object in a number of ways and affirm the reputation of the Cayman Islands as a leading trusts jurisdiction.

Aleisha Brown, Henry Mander,
Charles Moore, Nicola Roberts,
Matthew Howson

Qunar: Company victory in landmark s. 238 ruling

The Grand Court of the Cayman Islands has delivered its ruling in Re Qunar Cayman Islands Limited. This is only the third determination of the fair value of a Cayman Islands company's shares under section 238 of the Companies Law, following the Court's previous rulings in Re Integra and Re Shanda Games. The decision was a victory for the company in which the Court all but confirmed the merger price.

Paula Kay, James Granby,
Paul Madden, Jessica Williams

Harmony across the pond - UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency

In a recent ground breaking decision by Judge Catherine Burton in the matter of Toisa Limited, the English courts have recognised the Chapter 11 proceedings of a Bermudian company, ruling the relevant date for determining its centre of main interests (COMI), is the time the recognition application is made.

Lorinda Peasland, Andrew Thorp,
Phillip Kite, James Noble

Scope of Disclosure Orders and Contempt of Court

In the recent decision of Donna Union Foundation v Svoboda Corporation, the BVI Court considered a contempt application seeking further disclosure by way of an unless order and whether cross-examination of the Respondents should be ordered to determine the issue of contempt.

Jacqueline Moody, Andrew Thorp,
Laura de Heer, Andrew Johnstone