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.
William is ranked for his Cayman Restructuring and Insolvency expertise. Clients say, "He is very client-focused and very responsive."Chambers and Partners, 2021
William is recognised as a leading individual.Legal 500, 2021
William is recognised as a GIR "thought leader" and an expert in asset recovery.Who's Who Legal, 2020
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."Chambers and Partners, 2020
“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
William Peake is recommended as a “highly professional, diligent and commercially astute, and has exceptional strategic and legal talent”.Legal 500, 2019
William is a "recognised practitioner".Chambers and Partners, 2019
William is a Recommended Global Leader in Asset Recovery 2019.Who’s Who Legal, 2019
- Ireland (not practising)
- England and Wales (not practising)
- Solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court
- Cayman Islands
- Trinity College Dublin (LLB)