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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
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

Balancing open justice and use of highly sensitive documents at trial

In the recent decision of Nord Anglia the Grand Court of the Caymans Islands considered how a highly sensitive document should be dealt with at trial. The decision is a useful reminder of the need to strike a balance between the assumption that a fair and open trial requires litigants to have full access to documents referred to at trial, and the need to protect confidential commercial information.

Anya Park, Nick Hoffman,
Nicola Roberts, William Peake

Saad – the journey continues

In a recent important decision of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, the Court ruled on the test applicable for interim distribution of liquidation estate assets where a proprietary claim is being litigated against the estate. The ruling is the latest in a long line of decisions related to the Saad litigation which are shaping the legal landscape in the Cayman Islands.

William Peake, James Elliott,
Niall Dodd

Cayman Islands Court of Appeal upholds Restraint Order granted at the request of the US Department of Justice

In Kelvin Leach & Ors v DPP, the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal against the decision of Justice Quin not to discharge an ex parte restraint order, freezing accounts connected to alleged US securities fraud. The restraint order was made following a request for mutual assistance by the USDOJ.

Anya Park, Paul Madden,
William Peake, Ian Mann

US$2.6 billion freezing injunction discharged for material non-disclosure despite good arguable case of massive fraud

In the recent decision of the English Commercial Court in Privatbank v Kolomoiski and others, Mr Justice Fancourt has ruled that a US$2.6 billion worldwide freezing order obtained by a Ukrainian bank against two foreign-resident individuals and a number of English and BVI companies, in the context of a substantial alleged fraud, should be discharged.

Jonathan Addo, Phillip Kite