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24/07/2020 | hsmoffice

Attorney Advice on Strata Properties in the Cayman Islands

With the reopening of the real estate and construction sectors of Cayman’s economy, potential customers are most likely purchasing within a strata community. HSM Property Attorney Oscar DaCosta equips buyers with everything they need to know when it comes to Read more +

20/07/2020 | hsmoffice

HSM Private Client Lawyer Ranks in Chambers HNW Guide 2020

Congratulations to our Head of Private Client and Trusts, Robert Mack, for being ranked by Chambers and Partners in their High Net Worth (HNW) Guide 2020 for Offshore: Trusts in Cayman Islands. Cited on the Chamber website, an offshore commentator Read more +

16/07/2020 | hsmoffice

Cayman’s Grand Court Applies the ‘No Detriment’ Test to a Variation and Termination of a Trust

The recent unreported judgement of Kawaley J in the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands of Butterfield Trust (Cayman) Limited v A,B,C et. al (Cause 119 of 2020) raised a number of interesting issues in relation to a ‘category two’ Read more +

14/07/2020 | hsmoffice

HSM Retains Ranking by Benchmark Litigation Latin America

HSM is proud to once again be ranked by Benchmark Litigation Latin America in their 2020 assessment of notable dispute resolution law firms in the Cayman Islands. This recognition highlights HSM’s ability to successfully handle litigation and dispute matters. In Read more +

HSM Retains Ranking by Benchmark Litigation Latin America

HSM is proud to once again be ranked by Benchmark Litigation Latin America in their 2020 assessment of notable dispute resolution law firms in the Cayman Islands.

This recognition highlights HSM’s ability to successfully handle litigation and dispute matters.

In addition to the firm being recognised, HSM Partner Ian Lambert and HSM Senior Associate Adam Crane have been featured as Litigation Stars along with HSM consultant William Helfrecht.

Benchmark Litigation shares that HSM’s dispute group “successfully obtained the Cayman Islands recognition of the Hong Kong appointed interim receivers over a private equity fund in the Cayman Islands. Litigation stars Ian Lambert and Adam Crane acted as the attorneys for the Joint Official Liquidators of several registered funds referred to as the “AwalCos,” defending claims within liquidation proceedings for each of those funds. The duo contributed to the successful group defense of the AwalCos at trial, and acted for the AwalCos in the appeal before the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal in May and June 2019. The appeal was heard over the course of six weeks and is expected to become precedent-setting related to asset recovery/tracing and proprietary claims. This complex matter involves contracts and parties governed by the laws of various jurisdictions, including the Cayman Islands, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UK, Switzerland and United States, and was subjected to various cross-border proceedings including Chapter 15 recognition in the Southern District of New York/Delaware, United Kingdom, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia. Lambert and Crane also represent two Official Liquidators appointed by the Cayman Court over respective funds in an ongoing liquidation matter.”

Benchmark Litigation Latin America is known to be the definitive guide to the region’s leading litigation law firms and lawyers. They have been researching and publishing firms since 2008 and their coverage expands beyond Latin American to cover areas in the Unites States, Canada and most recently, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.