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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
Jeremy Child
Jeremy Child
  • Jeremy Child

  • Partner
  • London
Stuart Cullen
Stuart Cullen
  • Stuart Cullen

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Julie Engwirda
Julie Engwirda
  • Julie Engwirda

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Peter Ferrer
Peter Ferrer
  • Peter Ferrer

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Claire Goldstein
Claire Goldstein
  • Claire Goldstein

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Hazel-Ann Hannaway
Hazel-Ann Hannaway
  • Hazel-Ann Hannaway

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Nick Hoffman
Nick Hoffman
  • Nick Hoffman

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

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Paula Kay
Paula Kay
  • Paula Kay

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Phillip Kite
Phillip Kite
  • Phillip Kite

  • Partner
  • London
Vicky Lord
Vicky Lord
  • Vicky Lord

  • Partner
  • Shanghai
Paul Madden
Paul Madden
  • Paul Madden

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Henry Mander
Henry Mander
  • Henry Mander

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Ian Mann
Ian Mann
  • Ian Mann

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

  • Partner
  • London
Lorinda Peasland
Lorinda Peasland
  • Lorinda Peasland

  • Consultant
  • Hong Kong
Chai Ridgers
Chai Ridgers
  • Chai Ridgers

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

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

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Andrew Thorp
Andrew Thorp
  • Andrew Thorp

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams
  • Jessica Williams

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Jayson Wood
Jayson Wood
  • Jayson Wood

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands

Privy Council analyses the validity of family trusts

In the recent decision of Webb v Webb [2020] EWHC 22, on appeal from the Court of Appeal of the Cook Islands, the Privy Council (the Board) examined, among other issues, the invalidity of two trusts on the ground that the settlor had failed to establish a sufficient alienation of assets into the trust, having regard to the retention of the associated rights and powers which proved synonymous with ownership. The appeal arose in relation to a dispute over the division of matrimonial assets.

Jessica Williams, Charles Moore,
Paula Kay, Phillip Kite

From New York to Chile and in between: The Cayman Islands court approves protocol for communicating with foreign courts in LATAM Finance restructure

In the 24 August 2020 decision of Justice Kawaley in Re LATAM Finance Limited, the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands approved a protocol for direct communications between itself and courts in New York, Chile and Columbia in relation to a proposed restructure under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.

Lachlan Greig, Paul Madden,
Julie Engwirda, Jeremy Child

Cayman Grand Court departs from Hong Kong Court in dismissing Winding-Up Petition

The Grand Court’s recent decision in Re Altair Asia Investments Limited to dismiss a winding-up petition on the basis of a bona fide dispute on substantial grounds over the existence of the petition debt is a rare example of the Cayman Court declining to follow an earlier judgment of the High Court of Hong Kong on the same issue.

Mark Burrows, Jessica Williams,
Julie Engwirda, Jeremy Child

Cayman costs ruling a word of warning to "friendly creditors"

The Grand Court’s recent costs ruling in Re Global-IP Cayman serves as a word of warning to would-be "friendly creditors" (creditors who agree to bring a creditor’s winding-up petition at the instance of a party that lacks standing to petition as a creditor itself) that they may find themselves footing a hefty bill for legal costs.

Mark Burrows, Paul Smith,
Paula Kay, William Peake