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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
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
  • 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

Comity of Errors?

In the recent case of ACL Netherlands v Lynch, the High Court of England and Wales refused permission to order the provision of documents pursuant to a subpoena from the US Courts. The applicants sought permission to provide documents to the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation in order to comply with a subpoena issued in the US District of Northern California.

Niall Dodd, William Peake,
Julie Engwirda

Singapore Zetta Decision: Recognition of US Ch 7 Proceedings and a Debate on COMI

In the first reported decision of its kind in Singapore, the High Court of Singapore has recognised a US Chapter 7 Trustee and US Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings as a foreign main proceeding. The decision also provides guidance in Singapore on the relevant date on which the assessment of the debtor’s COMI should take place under the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency, as well as other factors that the Singapore court will consider in determining a company’s COMI.

Catherine D'Alton, James Noble,
Andrew Thorp, Chai Ridgers,
Lorinda Peasland

Staying the “Fruits of Judgment”

In what circumstances should a successful plaintiff be restrained from enforcing their judgment pending an appeal by the defendant against that judgment? This issue fell to be considered by the Cayman Islands Grand Court in the recent case of Bennet and Chow v. Zhikun and Li and between Dorsey Ventures Ltd and XIO GP Ltd, and as interveners Xie Zhikun, Fortune Favors Holdings Ltd, and Shengshi View International Holding Ltd.

Conal Keane, Paul Smith,
Paula Kay

Cayman Grand Court confirms Trustee’s entitlement to seek directions

In T Co v AA & Ors, the beneficiaries of T Trust failed to convince Justice Parker that T Co’s application for directions should be struck out as an abuse of process of the Court, or that it should otherwise be stayed on case management grounds (pending determination of US proceedings). T Co, the trustee for T Trust, brought an application under section 48 of the Trusts Law in response to a claim brought by the beneficiaries (all US citizens) of the T Trust in Florida against FL Co, a sister company of T Co based in Florida, and FL Co’s managing director.

Aleisha Brown, Nicola Roberts,
Jessica Williams, Lucy Hickmet