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The Offshore Litigation Blog is where you will find recent case updates, offshore litigation news, offshore filings lists, interviews and even some insights into island life, written by Harneys litigators from around the world.

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Jonathan Addo
Jonathan Addo
  • Jonathan Addo

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Ian Mann
Ian Mann
  • Ian Mann

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Nick Hoffman
Nick Hoffman
  • Nick Hoffman

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Vicky Lord
Vicky Lord
  • Vicky Lord

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Chai Ridgers
Chai Ridgers
  • Chai Ridgers

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
William Peake
William Peake
  • William Peake

  • Partner
  • London
Peter Ferrer
Peter Ferrer
  • Peter Ferrer

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Jeremy Child
Jeremy Child
  • Jeremy Child

  • Partner
  • London
Claire Goldstein
Claire Goldstein
  • Claire Goldstein

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Jayson Wood
Jayson Wood
  • Jayson Wood

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Phillip Kite
Phillip Kite
  • Phillip Kite

  • Partner
  • London
Stuart Cullen
Stuart Cullen
  • Stuart Cullen

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Lorinda Peasland
Lorinda Peasland
  • Lorinda Peasland

  • Consultant
  • Hong Kong
Paul Madden
Paul Madden
  • Paul Madden

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams
  • Jessica Williams

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Paula Kay
Paula Kay
  • Paula Kay

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Andrew Thorp
Andrew Thorp
  • Andrew Thorp

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Henry Mander
Henry Mander
  • Henry Mander

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Andrew Johnstone
Andrew Johnstone
  • Andrew Johnstone

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Nicola Roberts
Nicola Roberts
  • Nicola Roberts

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Julie Engwirda
Julie Engwirda
  • Julie Engwirda

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Paul Smith
Paul Smith
  • Paul Smith

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands

Trustees relieved of high level duty to supervise

In its highly anticipated decision in Zhang Hong Li v DBS Bank, the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal held that neither the trustee of the subject trust (DBS Trustee) nor the corporate director (DHJ Management) of the trust’s underlying company (Wise Lords) had a “high level supervisory duty” to monitor Wise Lord’s investment decisions. Further, the HKCFA held that there had not in any event been a breach of any such duty by DBS Trustee or DHJ Management.

Charles Moore, Aleisha Brown,
Jessica Williams, Nicola Roberts

Road map to Insolvent Trusts

The Royal Court of Jersey has released its much awaited ruling in the winding up of the Z III Trust. All creditors of the Z III Trust agreed to the winding up: the trust assets were insufficient to meet the claims against those assets, applying the cash flow test. The Royal Court therefore set out the procedure for the winding up of an insolvent trust.

Lucy Hickmet, Nicola Roberts,
Claire Goldstein, Jessica Williams

Changes to the Cayman Court’s power to approve settlements of trust litigation

The stated object of the Trusts (Amendment) Law 2019 is “to enhance the inherent jurisdiction of the Court in relation to the administration of trusts”. The amendments to the Cayman Islands Trusts Law (2018 Revision) achieve this object in a number of ways and affirm the reputation of the Cayman Islands as a leading trusts jurisdiction.

Aleisha Brown, Henry Mander,
Charles Moore, Nicola Roberts,
Matthew Howson