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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
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

Doing it for themselves – Cayman Islands Court confirms shareholders seeking a just and equitable winding-up petition do not have to do so for the benefit of all shareholders

In Tianrui (International) Holding Company Limited v China Shanshui Cement Group Limited the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal confirmed that a shareholder presenting a winding-up petition on the just and equitable ground did not have to have the purpose of advancing a class remedy on behalf of all shareholders.

Laura de Heer, Vicky Lord,
Jeremy Child, Jessica Williams

Crossing the line to cross-examination

The English High Court in Kazakhstan Kagazy plc v Zhunus set out the principles for when it will be just and convenient to cross-examine a defendant on their asset disclosure given pursuant to a worldwide freezing injunction and what safeguards may go towards ensuring such examination is not oppressive.

Laura de Heer, Ian Mann,
Phillip Kite, Andrew Thorp

Trinidad and Tobago Appeal - The Importance of Transparency

In an important judgment delivered on 15 July 2019, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council emphasised the importance of transparency by public authorities in a judicial review of a decision they have made, and the need for them to respond to the application with “all the cards face upwards on the table”.

Lachlan Greig, Paul Smith,
Ian Mann, Jeremy Child

“The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers”

So said Dick the Butcher, a follower of Jack Cade’s fifteenth century rebellion, in Henry VI, Part 2. This is usually taken as a jibe against lawyers, but the meaning is quite different – lawyers stood for law and order, would be in the way of the rebellion, and accordingly should be despatched. But as so often with Shakespeare, there is probably a double meaning, and the line is also a dig at lawyers present in the audience.

Christopher Russell