June 14, 2021

Cayman Islands: Volume Of Open Justice Turned Down: Confidentiality Orders In Trust Administration

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By Andrew Pullinger &  Hamid Khanbhai Campbells From Mondaq How to strike the balance between open justice and confidentiality? In reasons delivered on 25 July 2018 in respect of an Ex Parte Originating Summons (“Confidentiality Summons“) issued in March 2018 in connection with In the Matter of Settlement dated 16 December 2009, the Grand Court […]

Cayman Islands: Shanda Games- Court of Appeal confirms timing for leave to appeal to Privy Council

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Contributed by Harney Westwood & Riegels LLP From ILO The Court of Appeal has ruled that for the purposes of an application for leave to appeal to the Privy Council, time runs from the date on which an order is sealed or perfected, not the date on which the judgment was delivered. Facts In the […]

Court of Appeal to consider basis and scope of discovery in Cayman Islands share valuation proceedings

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From Harneys In the matter of Qunar Cayman Islands Limited, the company (represented by Harneys) has obtained leave to appeal certain orders for discovery in its proceeding under section 238 of the Companies Law (being the statutory mechanism by which a shareholder may dissent from a merger or consolidation, reject the compensation being offered for […]

Cayman Islands: Protection of dissenters’ rights

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Article by Rupert Bell and Joanne Collett From Walkers Cayman Court makes an orders for Interim Payments In the matter of Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd., Quin J, 26 January 2017 In a recent case before the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands (the “Court”), in the first decision of its kind, Walkers has successfully […]

Colin McKie Address Opening Cayman Islands GC 2016

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Address of Colin Mckie Q.C. on the occasion of the Opening of the Grand Court on 13 January 2016 given on behalf of the Cayman Islands Law Reports My Lord Chief Justice, Hon. Judges of the Grand Court, Hon. Chief Magistrate, Hon. Magistrates, Mr Attorney, Madam DPP, Madam Solicitor General, my colleagues at the Bar, […]

A Guide to Arbitration in the Cayman Islands

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From Ogier Arbitration is a mechanism of binding dispute resolution which entails resolving disputes outside court in accordance with procedures and standards as determined by the parties in dispute. Arbitration is therefore an alternative to traditional litigation and is distinct from non-binding forms of dispute resolution such as mediation. The Cayman Islands has a modern […]