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Nick Hoffman
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An excellent strategist on complex litigation matters.

Chambers and Partners, 2019
Biography

Nick Hoffman is the managing partner and head of our Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring group in the Cayman Islands. He specialises in insolvency and restructuring, financial services litigation, company disputes and fraud. His clients include banks, multinational corporations and financial services professionals. He has practised in the Cayman Islands since 2011 and is recognised as a leading Cayman litigator. Prior to joining us, he led the Litigation and Dispute Resolution group at another Cayman offshore law firm. He is a highly skilled and experienced advocate with more than a decade at the London Bar. He is known for his insight ...

Nick Hoffman is the managing partner and head of our Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring group in the Cayman Islands. He specialises in insolvency and restructuring, financial services litigation, company disputes and fraud. His clients include banks, multinational corporations and financial services professionals.

He has practised in the Cayman Islands since 2011 and is recognised as a leading Cayman litigator. Prior to joining us, he led the Litigation and Dispute Resolution group at another Cayman offshore law firm. He is a highly skilled and experienced advocate with more than a decade at the London Bar. He is known for his insight and knowledge and provides clients with pragmatic and commercial advice.

Nick has appeared as both leading and junior counsel at all levels of the Cayman Court system, from Grand Court to the Privy Council.

Nick is a regular contributor to theOffshore Litigation Blog andThe Cayman Lawyer podcast.

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Nick is ranked for his Cayman Dispute Resolution expertise. Sources say: "Nick is very much a steadying influence with an obvious deep intellect, and he is someone who can manage clients very well." "He is a good advocate who gets to the relevant issues quickly."

Nick is ranked for his Cayman Dispute Resolution expertise. Sources say: "Nick is very much a steadying influence with an obvious deep intellect, and he is someone who can manage clients very well." "He is a good advocate who gets to the relevant issues quickly."

Nick is recognised as a “leading individual”. A source said he is "a smart, energetic lawyer who gives clear and decisive advice. He is able to handle challenging, fast-moving situations with real skill, and he is a well prepared and persuasive advocate".

Nick has been ranked for his Cayman Dispute Resolution expertise. Sources say "he is extremely adaptable and astute," adding "he's an excellent advocate who's on top of his game."

Nick is recognised as a GIR "thought leader" and an expert in asset recovery.

Nick has been ranked for his Cayman Dispute Resolution expertise. Sources say he is a "very good advocate" and a "go-to" in the market.

Nick is noted by Chambers as an “up and coming” lawyer. Sources say he is "an excellent strategist on complex litigation matters."

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Advising Luckin, Coffee Inc, in a ground-breaking restructuring in which the company has successfully compromised its debts and liabilities in both Cayman and the US through parallel processes which included the utilisation of a scheme of arrangements in the Cayman Islands.

Instrumental in cultivating Harneys leading s238 shareholder appraisal practice advising in a variety of cases including the privatisations of iKang Heathcare Group Inc., 58.com and the seminal case of Trina Solar Co Ltd. formerly listed and traded on the New York Stock Exchange, Trina Solar is a global leading provider of integrated solar power products and solar system developer based in China.

Advising American Insurance Group in connection with the liquidation of Performance Insurance Company SPC.

Advising CNO Financial Group, in the long running liquidation of Platinum Partners Vantage Arbitrage Fund LP (Platinum Master Fund).

Advisor to a variety of fund directors, managers and investment vehicles in dealing with distressed asset portfolios in connection with voluntary and court-supervised wind-downs.

Advising HRH Prince Faisal Bin Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in a long running dispute concerning marital investment vehicles in the Cayman Islands.

England and Wales (not practising)
2001

Cayman Islands
2011

University of Sussex – (MA and BA, Hons)
1999

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