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William Peake
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William is undoubtedly one of the top Cayman Islands litigators. He is a true rainmaker, team leader, and client service ambassador.

Legal 500, 2020
Biography

William Peake is a London based partner and frequently spends time in our Cayman Islands office. He has been newly elected as Global Managing Partner of Harneys, effective 1 January 2023. 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 ...

William Peake is a London based partner and frequently spends time in our Cayman Islands office. He has been newly elected as Global Managing Partner of Harneys, effective 1 January 2023. 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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Recommendations

William is recognised for his Contentious Restructuring and Insolvency expertise. Recent testimonials include: "He is a well-respected and well-known Cayman lawyer." (2023 guide) "He is brilliant - he has fabulous interpersonal skills and is a great team player." "He's very commercial in ...

William is recognised for his Contentious Restructuring and Insolvency expertise.

Recent testimonials include:

  • "He is a well-respected and well-known Cayman lawyer." (2023 guide)

  • "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." (2022 guide)

  • "He is very client-focussed and very responsive." (2021 guide)

William is recognised as a leading individual. Sources say: “William is clearly committed to excellence in client service. He is extremely responsive while also ensuring that the advice that he and his team give is carefully considered and commercial, as well as being legally sound.” (2022 guide)

William is recognised as a global leader in the Asset Recovery guide.

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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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