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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
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

QC Corner: Victor Joffe QC

Since the decision of the Court of Final Appeal in Kam Leung Siu Kwan v Kam Kwan Lai (2015) 18 HKCFAR 501 (usually known as the Yung Kee Holdings case), it is settled law in Hong Kong that in order to obtain the winding up of an unregistered company (a term which includes a registered non-Hong Kong company), the three “core requirements” must be shown.

Victor Joffe QC

QC Corner: James Ramsden QC

A decision in the High Court in London is anticipated at a trial in November 2019 to decide the legal status of Bitcoin and Ether. The decision is particularly important to a growing number of offshore jurisdictions which have seen a surge in activity related to the transmission, storage and trading in cryptocurrency.

James Ramsden QC

QC Corner: Bridget A Lucas QC

In Keymed (Medical & Industrial Equipment) Limited v Hillman and others, Justice Marcus Smith provided a useful and concise analysis of the duties owed by directors, and the issue of conflict of interest in fiduciary relationships.

Bridget A Lucas QC

QC Corner: Daniel Lightman QC

In a recent decision of the English High Court, Sir Nicholas Warren has clarified the circumstances in which the trustees of a settlement may be made subject to a share purchase order in an unfair prejudice petition.

Ian Mann

QC Corner: Nigel Cooper QC

The decision of the Court of Appeal in Kaefer Aislamientos SA v. AMS Drilling Mexico SA & Ors is essential reading for anyone seeking to establish or challenge jurisdiction in the High Court of England & Wales or in a court which will be guided by English law principles.

Nigel Cooper QC

QC Corner: Mark Templeman QC

In AssetCo plc v Grant Thornton [2019], 31 January 2019, Mr Justice Bryan made what is reported to be the largest award of damages by an English court against a firm of auditors for breach of duty. Clearly, auditors are generally prudent in deciding which claims to settle.

Mark Templeman QC