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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
  • Shanghai
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
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

Judicial comity between Courts in the Cayman Islands and in Hong Kong

In the decision of Re Altair Asia Investments (delivered on 16 March 2020) the Grand Court adjourned a creditor’s winding up petition pending delivery of judgment in Hong Kong in proceedings against the guarantors of the debt on which the petition was based. The decision exemplifies judicial comity between the Cayman Islands and Hong Kong where judges are astute to avoid jurisdictional clash or inconsistent findings.

Anya Park, Ian Mann,
Jessica Williams, Phillip Kite

Hong Kong Court’s first consideration of PRC law governed debt in sanctioning a scheme of arrangement: Gibbs Rule revisited

Delivering the first known judgment of its kind, Mr. Justice Harris in In Re China Lumena New Materials Corp. considered sanctioning a scheme of arrangement where a significant part of the debt was not governed by Hong Kong law, thus raising the spectre of the Gibbs Rule once again. The written judgment followed hot on the heels of the ex tempore judgment of Justice Kawaley in the Grand Court when sanctioning its parallel scheme of arrangement in the Cayman Islands.

Charles Wong, Lorinda Peasland,
Jayson Wood, William Peake

BVI confirms jurisdiction for the Pooling of Liquidation Assets matching that of the Cayman Islands

In the first recorded judgment of its kind in the BVI, in the matters of Durant International Corp & Others, Justice Jack considered the grounds and jurisdiction for the pooling of assets following an application by the joint liquidators of three BVI companies.

Laura de Heer, Ian Mann,
Peter Ferrer, Jessica Williams,
Phillip Kite