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Jonathon Milne

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands Global Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Dispute Resolution
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Dispute Resolution - Cayman Islands

Up and Coming

Jonathon Milne enters the Cayman disputes rankings for the first time this year. He has notable expertise in restructuring and insolvency, as well as general commercial litigation.
"He is a superb communicator. He is very patient and an excellent listener." "Jonathon is incredibly professional, highly technically competent, has impeccable manners, and comports himself in such a professional yet personable way. He inspires confidence."
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Jonathon Milne is a Partner in the Litigation and Restructuring department in the Cayman Islands office of Conyers. Jonathon has extensive experience of complex litigation and insolvency matters.

Prior to joining Conyers, Jonathon practised at other top-tier law firms in the Cayman Islands, New Zealand, Ireland and the UK. He also spent time on secondment to one of the world’s largest financial institutions.

Jonathon focuses on complex commercial litigation, insolvency and restructuring engagements. He regularly acts for clients in the fields of banking, funds, insurance and company law. In terms of recent high-profile instructions, Jonathon was part of a team that obtained a GBP 750 million judgment following a six-week trial of commercial fraud proceedings involving the former CEO of a major Nigerian bank and in relation to multi-billion dollar claims brought on behalf of victims of the notorious Madoff fraud.

Career

Mourant (Cayman)

Russell McVeagh (Auckland)

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (London)

Secondee to Royal Bank of Scotland (London)

Philip Lee (Dublin)

Professional Memberships

Cayman Islands Law Society, New Zealand Law Society, Law Society of Ireland, INSOL International, RISA

Work Highlights

Acting and appearing on behalf a multi-national solar energy company (formerly listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange) in successfully discharging a Mareva injunction and removing receivers, and striking out a creditor’s winding up petition. See: Hudson Capital Solar Infrastructure v Sky Solar Holdings Ltd (unreported 27 August 2020); and Re Sky Solar Holdings Ltd (unreported 12 October 2020)

Advising the liquidators of a large Madoff feeder fund in relation to a US$2 billion claim against former service providers to the fund, including briefing expert and factual witnesses, managing electronic discovery, drafting submissions, appearing at a four month first instance trial and a 10 day appeal dealing with issues of limitation, reflective loss, causation and contributory negligence. See: Primeo v Bank of Bermuda [2017] (2) CILR 334; and Primeo v Bank of Bermuda [2019] (2) CILR 1

Advising the liquidators of a large Madoff feeder fund in relation to novel privilege issues, which resulted in a successful outcome at Cayman Islands Court of Appeal level. See: Primeo v Bank of Bermuda [2016] (2) CILR 353

Advising the liquidators of a large Madoff feeder fund in relation to delivery up of documents under ss. 103 and 138 of the Companies Act at Cayman Islands Court of Appeal level. See: Primeo v Bank of Bermuda [2016] (2) CILR 386

Acting for a major Nigerian retail bank in relation to successful fraud and tracing claims against a former CEO and founder of the bank, culminating in a £700 million damages award, including appearing at a two month long trial held between Lagos and London. See: Access Bank plc v Akingbola [2012] EWHC 2148 (Comm)

Acting and appearing for the Joint Provisional Liquidators of a Cayman-domiciled purchasing entity as part of the multi-billion dollar Tailored Brands Inc. US Chapter 11 restructuring. See: Re Tailored Brands Worldwide Purchasing Co. (FSD 178 of 2020)

Appearing on behalf of directors, companies, creditors and contributories in relation to all manner of contested winding-up proceedings. See, for example: Re Matrix Inc, Re Virginia Solution SPC Ltd, Re China Resources and Transportation Group Ltd., Grafton Resource Investments Limited, and Re Guoan International Ltd.

Expert in these Jurisdictions

Cayman Islands, Attorney-at-Law

England and Wales, Higher Rights of Audience

Ireland, Solicitor (not currently practising)

New South Wales, Australia, Barrister and Solicitor (not currently practising)

New Zealand, Barrister and Solicitor (not currently practising)

Education

Oxford University

South Eastern Circuit advanced advocacy programme

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College of Law

Advanced litigation skills programme

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Victoria University of Wellington

Conjoint LLB and BA (majoring in criminology and political science)

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Jonathon Milne

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2nd Floor, Cricket Square

171 Elgin Avenue

KY1-111

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Grand Cayman

Cayman Islands

PO Box 2681

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