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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
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

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

China Fishery: Hong Kong Court refuses to assist Chapter 11 Trustee

On 14 January 2019, Mr. Justice Jonathan Harris of the High Court of Hong Kong (the HK Court) published reasons for his decision to refuse leave for the Chapter 11 trustee (the Trustee) of CFG Peru Investment Pte. Ltd to use a HK Court decision dated 5 January 2016 (the Decision) in the US Bankruptcy Court.

Andrew Thorp, Chai Ridgers,
Peter Ferrer, Leona Healey