James Elliott


James Elliott is a member of our Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring group.

Prior to joining us, James worked at a leading London based practice in Lincoln’s Inn, where he dealt with contentious disputes arising in the fields of both commercial and insolvency law. 

He is an experienced litigator in all areas of commercial and insolvency litigation and has been involved in some of the largest, highest profile pieces of litigation of the Cayman Islands jurisdiction, with cross-border elements spanning Saudi Arabia, UK, USA and Switzerland. James’ experience includes work on the following matters:

  • Involvement in the largest trial and appeal in the history of the Cayman Islands jurisdiction. Ahmad Hamad Algosaibi & Brothers Company (AHAB) v Al-Sanea & Ors is a US$9.2 billion suit involving allegations of fraud arising from one of the largest corporate collapses of the financial crisis. James acts for the joint official liquidators of SIFCO5, one of the Defendants, alongside colleagues from Harneys Cayman Islands and London teams.
  • Acting for Joint Official Liquidators of Life Premium Fund, SPC, a Cayman closed-ended fund invested in life insurance policies with over 200 investors based in Latin America.
  • Acting for respondent company Re Harbinger Class PE Holdings (Cayman) Ltd, successfully defending proceedings brought by a shareholder who sought the just and equitable winding up of the company on the basis that it had lost its substratum. 
  • Acting in the appointment of inspectors and JPLs of exempted limited company and holding company, BJB Career Education Company Limited, for three subsidiaries incorporated in and with principal operations in the People’s Republic of China. Subsequently brought application for recognition of JPLs’ appointment from the High Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and assistance in the JPLs carrying out their duties.

James is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales, INSOL International and the Restructuring and Insolvency Specialists Association (RISA).

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