Harneys appoints new head of Cayman Islands Litigation
Harneys is pleased to announce that Partner Andrew Johnstone has been appointed Head of the Litigation, Insolvency, and Restructuring practice in the firm’s Cayman Islands office. Andrew has been with Harneys in Hong Kong for over 4 years where he has built a leading reputation as an offshore litigator. Andrew relocated to Cayman in early September, to join and lead the Cayman disputes team.
Andrew specialises in fraud and asset tracing, asset preservation and enforcement, shareholder disputes, contentious trusts and insolvency. He has advanced specialist expertise in cross-border and multi-jurisdictional litigation, including obtaining recognition orders, and all forms of interim relief including disclosure orders, freezing injunctions, anti-suit injunctions and search orders. He is a highly experienced advocate and trial lawyer with a reputation for providing user-friendly and practical advice to listed companies, corporates, hedge funds, professional advisers and high net worth individuals.
Nick Hoffman, Managing Partner of the Cayman office commented: “We are tremendously excited that Andrew has agreed to come to Cayman and take on such a significant role. His move presents a great opportunity for the team to tap into his vast experience.” Andrew added: “I am thrilled to be joining and leading our fantastic Cayman litigation, insolvency and restructuring team and look forward to working with my colleagues to continue and build upon Harneys’ market-leading practice in this jurisdiction.”
The development of the Harneys Litigation and Insolvency team in the Cayman Islands is mirrored globally, with 88 team members now in the group. The firm has long been considered a leader in the key Caribbean offshore jurisdictions, providing a full range of legal services in the areas of investment funds, private equity, corporate and M&A, finance and banking, trusts and private wealth, and litigation and insolvency.