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Graeme Halkerston

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Strengths

Graeme Halkerston
Has particular expertise in offshore cases in the Cayman Islands, where he was a partner in a leading firm for several years. He is praised as a clever and experienced advocate.
"A very strong advocate who is hard-working, user-friendly, knowledgeable and insightful."
Recent work: Acted in Meridian v Batista, a case concerning a worldwidefreezing injunction (WFI) against Eike Batista, a Brazilian oil magnate once ranked seventh on the Forbes rich list. The matter revolved around an elaborate and complex oil fraud.

Strengths

Graeme Halkerston
Very well acquainted with the offshore market, having worked for several years as a partner in a leading firm in the Cayman Islands. He maintains a diverse and dynamic commercial litigation practice and has strengths in banking and financial disputes, restructuring proceedings and cross-border fraud.
"Has an amazing capacity for detail and his advice is always spot-on, both legally and commercially. In court he is both authoritative and appealing."
Recent work: Acted in Meridian Trust Company and others v Eike Batista. The case concerned a fraud claim made by investors in bonds in a Brazilian oil company. The allegation was that the chair of the company, Eike Batista, had intentionally misled capital markets in a fraud that led to losses of USD60 billion.