March 20, 2019

Cayman Islands MLA calls for study of root causes of declining social conditions

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With the Chief Justice highlighting the pressing need for more courtrooms at the Opening of the 2019 Session of the Grand Court this week (Wednesday, January 16, 2019), MLA Alva Suckoo is again raising the alarm that the social conditions of Caymanians are declining and has called on Government to address underlying causes with urgency. […]

Taylor Wessing: Case update from the Cayman Islands

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From Taylor Wessing UK 18 January 2019 Can a receiver be appointed over a discretionary interest? In the case of Y v R, the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands (Mangatal J) recently considered the question of whether a receiver could be appointed over a discretionary interest under a Cayman Islands law trust. Background In […]

Address of Colin McKie QC, on the occasion of the Opening of the Grand Court on Jan 16 2019, on behalf of the Cayman Islands Law Reports

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My Lord Chief Justice, Hon. Judges of the Grand Court, Hon. Justices of Appeal, Hon. Chief Magistrate, Hon. Magistrates, Madam Attorney, Acting DPP, my colleagues at the Bar, our Special and Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen If it may please my Lord. I am privileged to be able to associate myself with the motions to […]

Address of David Collins on the Occasion of the Opening of the Grand Court om Jan 16 2019 on behalf of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association

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My Lord Chief Justice, Hon. Judges of the Grand Court, Hon. Chief Magistrate, Hon. Magistrates, Mr Attorney, Madam DPP, my colleagues at the Bar, our Special and Distinguished Guests, Ladies & Gentlemen If it may please my Lord. I am delivering this address on behalf of the Interim-President of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association, […]

Statement from Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association

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Grand Cayman, 27 November 2018 The Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association (CILPA) welcomes the appointment of three new acting Grand Court judges: Judge Aileen Downey, Simon Flint QC and Hugh Southey QC.  Their experience and expertise strengthen an already strong judiciary. It also congratulates Cheryl Richards QC on her appointment as a permanent Grand Court […]

Cayman Islands: Recognising and assisting Foreign Officeholders in Guernsey and the Cayman Islands

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Article by Sarah Brehaut, Phoebe Dengate Thrush, Fiona MacAdam and Amy McLeish, Walkers From Mondaq Introduction In the increasingly internationalised corporate world, complex cross-border structures which include an offshore entity at some level within the structure are an everyday occurrence. However, the territorial limits of a court’s powers can mean that such structures present difficulties […]

Further developments in litigation funding in the Cayman Islands

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By Nick Hoffman & Lachlan Greig, Harneys From Lexology Cayman Islands August 14 2018 Late last year, we reported on the watershed decision of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands in A Company v A Funder (unreported, 23 November 2017), which opened the door to third party funding of litigation in the Cayman Islands. […]

Cayman Islands court secrecy on the rise: 55% of recent financial cases are sealed

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By David Marchant From OffshoreAlert The court that hears international business disputes in the Cayman Islands is sealing records of liquidations and other cases at unprecedented levels, meaning that foreign investors, creditors, and clients of Cayman-domiciled hedge funds and other companies are not alerted to insolvencies and other problems, OffshoreAlert can reveal. One third of […]

Cayman Islands: AHAB v Saad – importance of a particularised and principled tracing claim

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By Harneys From Lexology In the Ahmad Hamad Algosaibi & Brothers Company (AHAB) v Saad judgment handed down on 31 May 2018, AHAB’s attempts to trace into the hands of the defendants were addressed (for further details please see “Grand Court dismisses multibillion-dollar fraud claim in “one of the largest Ponzi schemes in history””). In […]

Cayman Islands: Walkers leads landmark defence of Mega-Litigation

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See also related story published in iNews Cayman today “Hon. Chief Justice’s Judgement on the AHAB v SICL and others”  Grand Cayman – (May 2018) – Judgment has today been handed down by the Honourable Chief Justice of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands in the matter of Ahmad Hamad Algosaibi Brothers Company (AHAB) […]