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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.

Contributors

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
Lilla Zuill
Lilla Zuill
  • Lilla Zuill

  • Partner
  • Bermuda
James Noble
James Noble
  • James Noble

  • Partner
  • Singapore
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
  • Bermuda
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

QC Corner: Nigel Cooper QC

The decision of the Court of Apeal in Kaefer Aislamientos SA v. AMS Drilling Mexico SA & Ors is essential reading for anyone seeking to establish or challenge jurisdiction in the High Court of England & Wales or in a court which will be guided by English law principles.

Peter Ferrer

This is not a wind up: BVI court approves restructuring provisional liquidation

In a major development in BVI insolvency law and practice, the BVI Commercial Court has held in the case of Constellation Overseas Limited and 5 others (BVIHC (Com) 2018/0206 – 2012) that provisional liquidation is available to facilitate a restructuring. The decision brings the BVI broadly into line with Cayman and Bermuda, where restructuring provisional liquidations have been used to support a number of landmark cross-border restructurings in recent years.

Richard Brown, Andrew Thorp,
Ian Mann, Vicky Lord

QC Corner: Mark Templeman QC

In AssetCo plc v Grant Thornton [2019], 31 January 2019, Mr Justice Bryan made what is reported to be the largest award of damages by an English court against a firm of auditors for breach of duty. Clearly, auditors are generally prudent in deciding which claims to settle.

Peter Ferrer

BVI Commercial Court provides welcome guidance on Norwich Pharmacal Relief in aid of foreign proceedings

In a recent ex tempore judgment, in the case Q v R Corp & ors, Justice Wallbank provided clarification of the BVI Court’s power to grant Norwich Pharmacal disclosure orders in support of foreign proceedings. The judgment was given on a successful application by Harneys for Norwich Pharmacal relief to assist Brazilian clients to bring claims for the recovery of misappropriated assets.

Romane Duncan, Stuart Cullen,
Ian Mann, Phillip Kite