Aleisha Brown is a member of both our Private Wealth and our Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring practice groups in Hong Kong, having worked in our Cayman Islands office for two years after joining Harneys in January 2016.
Aleisha advises individual and commercial clients on all matters relating to the establishment, administration and termination of Cayman Islands and BVI trusts, having gained a wealth of experience as a secondee lawyer at a leading international bank. As part of her trusts practice, Aleisha has advised trustees, beneficiaries (including representatives of unborn beneficiaries), protectors, and enforcers of STAR trusts. Aleisha also assists clients in relation to succession planning, as well as probate and administration matters. In 2019, Aleisha was awarded a Worldwide Excellence Award for achieving the highest pass with distinction in the STEP Advanced Certificate in Cross-Border Estates between 1 July and 31 December 2018.
Aleisha is an experienced Cayman litigator and BVI litigator, and has acted on matters before the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal and Privy Council. Aleisha specialises in trusts and private client litigation, including both non-contentious court applications and contentious trusts disputes. Aleisha also has experience in a broad range of contract, fraud and general commercial matters and acts for clients in relation to the winding up of offshore companies, limited partnerships and other structures; shareholder and partnership disputes; disputes involving funds (including hedge funds); schemes of arrangement; insurance claims and cross-border estate matters. Aleisha is often asked to assist in obtaining interim relief for clients, including relief in aid of foreign arbitrations and other proceedings.
Before joining us, Aleisha was a Senior Associate in the Disputes & Investigations group at Allens in Melbourne. Aleisha has previously acted for clients in relation to regulatory investigations, class action proceedings, arbitrations and contract disputes.