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Appleby

Dispute Resolution

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What the team is known for

Respected Cayman disputes team recognised for handling a broad array of contentious commercial matters. Particularly noted for its experience in shareholder disputes as well as insolvency matters and contentious regulatory proceedings.

Strengths

Commentators praise Appleby as a "hard-working, coordinated and very responsive" team.

Another source reported that "they are always available, on top of things and easy to work with."

Work highlights

Assisted ENKA with the enforcement of arbitral awards totalling more than USD50 million against Cayman-domiciled company Mass Global Energy.

Notable practitioners

Peter McMaster QC is widely recognised for his handling of shareholder disputes and commercial fraud claims, among other matters. Interviewees describe him as "knowledgeable and careful" and "very detailed," adding that he "gives very good advice on technical issues and identifies potential problems early."

Sebastian Said is sought out by clients for advice on an array of issues, including trust disputes and insolvency proceedings. Sources say: "He is incredibly hard-working and has great attention to detail," with interviewees also highlighting his "commercial and practical" mindset.

In the words of one source, Tony Heaver-Wren is "a very thoughtful and highly skilled international insolvency specialist." He is also noted for his expertise in merger-related cases, often representing dissenting shareholders.

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Overview

Our team advise on technical, strategic and procedural issues across a spectrum of problems and disputes which arise in the Cayman Islands. Frequently multi-jurisdictional in nature, this includes advice in relation to trusts, company and shareholder disputes, directors’ duties, investment funds, banking and other financial transactions, fraud and asset tracing claims, as well as all the aspects of the regulatory framework in which our clients operate. We work on some of the largest and most complex offshore cases, advising and being engaged by a large number of global law firms and leading institutions. We also are involved in virtually all of Cayman’s leading trust cases.
Specialist areas and industries include (by way of example) fund disputes, professional negligence, M&A disputes, insolvency and restructuring in the energy sector, trust disputes and merger disputes.
Alerts to clients on the introduction of new regulations and changes to the law which affect their business are delivered regularly by our team.

Dispute Resolution Department

Appleby

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Department location

Clifton House

75 Fort Street

PO Box 190 GT

Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman

Cayman Islands

KY1-1104

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Cayman Islands

Dispute Resolution


Peter McMaster QC
Band 3
Sebastian Said
Band 5
Tony Heaver-Wren
Band 4