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William Peake
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William Peake is undoubtedly one of the top Cayman Islands litigators. He is a true rainmaker, team leader, and client service ambassador.” He is recognised as a "leading individual".

Legal 500, 2020
Biography

William Peake is a London based partner and frequently spends time in our Cayman Islands office. He regularly advises banks and investment vehicles and their liquidators, shareholders, directors and associated individuals in relation to disputes. Prior to joining us, William gained broad litigation and insolvency experience at Maples and Calder, predominantly in the Cayman Islands. William is the lead partner acting for the official liquidators of a Cayman SPV in relation to the US$9.2bn Saad litigation. This is the longest running trial and most high value case ever litigated in the Cayman Islands Grand Court. William leads the firm’s Londo ...

William Peake is a London based partner and frequently spends time in our Cayman Islands office. He regularly advises banks and investment vehicles and their liquidators, shareholders, directors and associated individuals in relation to disputes.

Prior to joining us, William gained broad litigation and insolvency experience at Maples and Calder, predominantly in the Cayman Islands. William is the lead partner acting for the official liquidators of a Cayman SPV in relation to the US$9.2bn Saad litigation. This is the longest running trial and most high value case ever litigated in the Cayman Islands Grand Court. William leads the firm’s London and Cayman teams working on the case, providing time sensitive advice to the London based office holder.

William is recommended in both Legal 500 and Chambers 2020 editions. He is also a regular contributor to the Offshore Litigation Blog and the Take 10 podcast.

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William is recognised for his contentious restructuring and insolvency-focused practice in Cayman. Sources say: "He is brilliant - he has fabulous interpersonal skills and is a great team player." "He's very commercial in his views, anticipates the direction of a matter, makes very sensible ...

William is recognised for his contentious restructuring and insolvency-focused practice in Cayman. Sources say: "He is brilliant - he has fabulous interpersonal skills and is a great team player." "He's very commercial in his views, anticipates the direction of a matter, makes very sensible commercial suggestions and provides sound legal advice."

William is ranked for his Cayman Restructuring and Insolvency expertise. Clients say, "He is very client-focused and very responsive."

William is recognised as a leading individual.

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

William has been ranked for his Cayman Dispute Resolution expertise. Clients say that he is "very easy to work with, very personable and pleasant," while market sources describe him as a "super operator," adding that "no one is willing to go further for his clients."

“William Peake is undoubtedly one of the top Cayman Islands litigators. He is a true rainmaker, team leader, and client service ambassador.” He is recognised as a "leading individual".

William Peake is recommended as a “highly professional, diligent and commercially astute, and has exceptional strategic and legal talent”.

William is a "recognised practitioner".

William is a Recommended Global Leader in Asset Recovery 2019.

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Ireland (not practising)
2005

England and Wales (not practising)
2006

Solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court
2008

Cayman Islands
2010

Trinity College Dublin (LLB)
2000

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