November 20, 2019

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) […]

The Editor Speaks: When ‘Freedom of Expression’ is a crime

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“My art is an expression of my religious convictions and I do not understand why I’m being prosecuted for it.” The above was said by Cayman Brac resident artist Ronald Gregory Kynes (64) in Cayman’s Summary Court last Friday (6) at a case management hearing before his trial for possession of an obscene publication. The […]

Cayman Islands: Top Jet – Cayman Islands court widens scope Of Derivative Actions

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By Nick Herrod Maples and Calder From Mondaq Derivative actions on behalf of companies in foreign courts can raise difficult conflict of laws and company law issues. In an important decision, the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands has addressed certain previously unresolved issues where minority shareholders sue derivatively on behalf of a Cayman Islands […]

Address of Colin Mckie Q.C. on the occasion of the opening of the Cayman Islands Grand Court on 17 January 2018 given on behalf of the Cayman Islands Law Reports

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My Lord Chief Justice, Hon. Judges of the Grand Court, Hon. Chief Magistrate, Hon. Magistrates, President of the Justices of the Peace Association, Mr Attorney, Madam DPP, Madam Acting Solicitor General, my colleagues at the Bar, our Special and Distinguished Guests, Ladies & Gentlemen If it may please my Lord. I am privileged to be […]

Address of Alasdair Robertson on the occasion of the Opening of the Cayman Islands Grand Court on 17 January 2018 given on behalf of the Cayman Islands Law Society

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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 very happy to provide this report on the activities of the Law Society. As has […]

Address of Stephen Watler President of the Caymanian Bar Association Cayman Islands Grand Court Opening 17 January 2018

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Salutations My Lord Chief Justice, Honourable Judges of the Grand Court, Honourable Chief Magistrate, Honourable Magistrates, Honourable Attorney General, Madam Deputy of Public Prosecutions, Madam Acting Solicitor General, my colleagues at the Bar, our Special and Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentleman. If it may please my Lord. Introduction and Welcome I am privileged to rise […]

Address by Hon. Samuel Bulgin QC, Attorney General – Cayman Islands Grand Court Opening January 17, 2018

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1. My Lord Chief Justice, Hon. Judges of the Grand Court, Hon. Chief Magistrate, and other Hon. Magistrates, President of the Justices of the Peace Association, Madam Director of Public Prosecutions, Madam Acting Solicitor General, Presidents of the Bar Association and the Law Society, other colleagues at the Public and Private bars, other special and […]

Cayman Islands Court of Appeal – Receivers ‘sell’ away into the sunset!

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From Harneys In a recent decision of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands in Sellten Polska SP. Z.O.O. v JSC Mezhdunarodniy Promyshlenniy Bank, the Honourable Justice Mangatal approved an application by the joint receivers of DB Marine, to sell a yacht known as DB9 for $US6 million. Sellten Polska SP. Z.O.O. (the “Appellant”) appealed […]

Third party litigation funding in the Cayman Islands: A shift in policy

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By Marc Kish and David Freeman From Ogier In a recent landmark decision of the Grand Court in A Company and A Funder 1, the Court has approved a third party litigation funding agreement and in doing so given a roadmap to funders as to what conditions it will apply in such cases. While previous […]