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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.

Contributors

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

KYC Laws in the Cayman Islands under the Spotlight

It is now part and parcel of modern legitimate international commerce that business entities engaging financial service providers (FSPs) in reputable financial centres such as the Cayman Islands must comply with Know Your Client (KYC) requirements.

Conal Keane, Katie Pearson,
Jeremy Child, Ian Mann

Supreme Court revisits open justice principles

To what extent is it possible to obtain documents placed before the Court in civil proceedings, if you are not a party to those proceedings? What is the interplay between the rules of civil procedure that concern third party access to documents, and the Court’s inherent jurisdiction, outside of the ambit of those rules, to grant access on the basis of the age-old common law principle of open justice? Cape Intermediate Holdings v Dring has brought welcome clarity to these issues.

James Eggleton, Jessica Williams,
Julie Engwirda, Vicky Lord

Contractual Interpretation: Establishing the relevant ‘factual matrix’

In the recent decision of Lehman Brothers International v Exotix Partners LLP the English High Court considered the admissibility of external evidence adduced to establish the relevant ‘factual matrix’ and provided practical guidance that is sure to find favour in the Bermuda, BVI and Cayman Courts.

Mark Burrows, Jayson Wood,
James Noble, Phillip Kite

Don’t play Midnight Cowboy with a midnight limitation deadline

In calculating the limitation period of when an action accrues, there is long-standing authority for the proposition that the day on which an action accrues is not counted for limitation. In Matthew v Sedman, the question before the Court of Appeal was “Does a cause of action accrue at midnight, or just after the midnight deadline expired and therefore during the day?”

Johime Lee, Vicky Lord,
Peter Ferrer, Jeremy Child

Sheffield Dis-United

The English High Court has just given its judgment in a high-profile shareholder dispute concerning the ownership of Sheffield United Football Club. The much-anticipated decision in UTB Ltd v Sheffield United  Ltd and Ors will be of strong interest to insolvency practitioners as it highlights how the souring of a corporate rescue plan can spawn a myriad of legal issues for the Court to consider.

Conal Keane, Paul Smith,
Ian Mann, Claire Goldstein