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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

High Bar in place to prove Unfair Prejudice

Recent decisions by the Cayman Islands courts have illustrated how difficult it is for a petitioner to successfully wind up a company on just and equitable grounds. Establishing the existence of unfair prejudice is often a key component in such petitions. However, a recent decision of the English High Court illustrates that proving unfair prejudice will be a formidable task at trial.

Conal Keane, Jessica Williams,
Vicky Lord, William Peake

Harneys supports the IWIRC Hong Kong Black Tie Dinner

The Annual IWIRC Black Tie Dinner was held at the Hong Kong Club on Wednesday, 19 June 2019. It is known as the premier social event of the year within the Insolvency and Restructuring community in Hong Kong with tickets selling out each year in under five minutes.

Ian Mann, Paula Kay,
Chai Ridgers, Julie Engwirda,
Nicola Roberts, Andrew Johnstone,
Lorinda Peasland, Jayesh Chatlani,
Lucy Hickmet, Leona Healey

Jurisdiction Wars - The Battle of the Clauses

Jurisdiction clauses in contractual disputes are of seminal importance and dictate the location and often the mechanism by which litigation between parties is to be decided. However, in complex contractual relationships between parties spanning varying commercial interests, conflicting jurisdiction clauses are frequently encountered and can cause uncertainty when disputes arise.

Conal Keane, Paul Smith,
Paula Kay, Jeremy Child

Bermuda Light Touch Provisional Liquidation – Working in Practice

In a recent hearing of the Supreme Court of Bermuda, Chief Justice Hargun made an order validating the sale by GTL International Limited (In Provisional Liquidation) (the Company) of 12 of its subsidiaries. The Company is part of a larger global group of companies which operates in the telecommunications sector.

Chai Ridgers, Lilla Zuill ,
Lorinda Peasland, Jayson Wood

Privy Council confirms automatic right to appeal disclosure provisions within freezing orders

In Emmerson International Corp v Renova Holding Ltd (British Virgin Islands), the Privy Council held that leave is not required to appeal disclosure provisions within a freezing injunction. The Privy Council confirmed the position is the same whether the appeal is in respect of the initial freezing order or a subsequent variation of the order.

Laura de Heer, Ian Mann,
Andrew Thorp, Phillip Kite