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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

Let me be frank: important principles for urgent injunctions and material non-disclosure clarified in the EC COA Paraskevaides decision

In our second blog regarding the landmark decision of the Court of Appeal in Paraskevaides, we consider the principles applicable to urgent applications for injunctive relief, including the ability to serve out applications prior to there being an underlying claim and the scope of an applicant’s duty to give full and frank disclosure.

Christopher Pease, Stuart Cullen,
Andrew Thorp, Julie Engwirda,
Jeremy Child

English Court of Appeal confirms power to order taking of evidence in support of New York Arbitration

On 19 March 2020, in A, B v C, D and E [2020] EWCA Civ 409, the English Court of Appeal confirmed that the Court has the power under section 44(2)(a) of the Arbitration Act 1996 to order a non-party English resident to give evidence in support of a foreign arbitration overturning the High Court judgment.

Paula Gibbs, Peter Ferrer,
Paula Kay, William Peake

Contempt of court for ticket touting in breach of court order

In the recent decision of Nichols v Chelsea Football Club the English Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal against sentence of 21 weeks’ imprisonment for contempt of court. The appellant, Mr Nichols, was found to be in breach of an order prohibiting him from dealing in Chelsea Football Club tickets. Mr Nichols was filmed selling a ticket to an agent of the club near the stadium on match day.

Jayson Wood, Anya Park,
Phillip Kite, Paula Kay

Recent developments in crypto-assets: Applying traditional asset recovery tools to Bitcoin

In the recently released decision of AA v Persons unknown who demanded Bitcoin on 10th and 11th October 2019 and others [2019] EWHC 3556 (Comm), the English High Court granted an application by an insurer (the Applicant) for a proprietary injunction in respect of Bitcoin ransomed from its client (the Client).

Niall Dodd, Lachlan Greig,
William George, William Peake,
Paula Kay