FIRE International: Vilamoura

The flagship International Asset Recovery event in the fraud & insolvency practitioner's calendar

15th - 17th May 2024 | Anantara Hotel, Vilamoura, Portugal

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International Speakers confirmed for 2024 Include:

Jamie Bartlett
Senior Fellow, Demos, Author & Presenter of
The Missing Cryptoqueen

Jamie Bartlett is a Senior Fellow and former Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at the think-tank Demos. He is a bestselling author who has written extensively on the political and social impact of technology, and presents the BBC’s
investigative podcast The Missing Cryptoqueen. In The People vs Tech: How the Internet is Killing Democracy, Jamie examines the intersection between technology and democracy, and how the digital revolution is destabilising our already fragile political system. He is also the author of The Dark Net, which looks at the spread of online communities and the growth of internet crime. His research on radical movements across Europe, and the minds of political outsiders – both idealists and extremists – is explored in his book Radicals .

In speeches, Jamie tackles everything from the politics of technology, including questions around the ethics of social media, big data, privacy and surveillance, to sociological aspect of tech, including internet subcultures, crypto-currencies, machine learning and automated sentiment analysis (also known as emotion AI, the process of understanding subjective opinion from written and spoken language). Jamie frequently writes for The Spectator and is a feature writer for The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Foreign Policy and the Telegraph. His BBC Two documentary, The Secrets of Silicon Valley, explored the false promises that technology has brought for global economies, and how it has weakened many aspects of politics and society.


Jamie Bartlett
Jamie Bartlett Senior Fellow, Demos, Author & Presenter of
The Missing Cryptoqueen
Susana Hidvegi Arango
Formerly Chief Bankruptcy Justice
Superintendencia De Sociedades (Columbia)

Until December 2021, she was the Superintendent of Bankruptcy Proceedings in Colombia (Chief Judge of the Business Bankruptcy Court), and currently works as a business insolvency, complex litigation, and arbitration advisor.

She obtained her Law degree as well as a specialization in Finance Law from Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá. Additionally, pursued an LL.M. in Business and Bankruptcy Law at the University of California in Los Angeles, and is admitted to practice law in Colombia and the State of New York. Represented the Republic of Colombia at the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Working Group V (Insolvency Law).

Before becoming Chief Bankruptcy Judge, was a director of the Litigation, Arbitration and Insolvency practice at Brigard Urrutia & Abogados in Colombia, worked as international associate at Dechert LLP in New York City, and clerked for the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris.

Has been a lecturer of bankruptcy law in numerous postgraduate programs at several universities in Colombia, including Universidad del Rosario and Universidad de los Andes. Has participated in multiple projects with organizations such as the World Bank and INSOL International.

She led the reforms to the bankruptcy regime to address the effects of the Covid-19 crisis, and, as a result, the Government of Colombia issued Legislative Decrees 560 and 772 in April and June 2020 and the subsequent regulations.


Susana Hidvegi Arango
Susana Hidvegi Arango Formerly Chief Bankruptcy Justice
Superintendencia De Sociedades (Columbia)
David Young
Managing Director
Oxford Analytica

David K. Young is the Managing Director of Oxford Analytica, a leading geopolitical and macroeconomic analysis and advisory company. Founded in 1975, Oxford Analytica has built a world-class reputation for providing trusted insights and seasoned judgements on global issues that impact strategies, policies, investments and operations. Acquired by FiscalNote (NYSE:NOTE) in 2021, Oxford Analytica stands as the central pillar to FiscalNote’s Global Intelligence business to support over 1000 of the world's leading multinational companies, multilateral organizations and governments to serve over 10,000 global professionals.

Prior to joining Oxford Analytica in 2014, David worked across the sectors of international security, technology, and emerging market development. He has a BA in Government from the College of William and Mary, a MA in Intelligence and International Security from King’s College, University of London, and a MBA from the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University.


David Young
David Young Managing Director
Oxford Analytica
Dr. Ahmad Alkhamees
Managing Partner
Harasani & Alkhamees Law Firm (Saudi Arabia)

Ahmad is a Saudi qualified lawyer, certified arbitrator, and a former judge in Riyadh's General Court.

He holds a B.A in Shari'ah law, Master in Comparative Jurisprudence, LLM in Advance Legal Studies and a PhD in the area of Islamic Finance and Financial Regulation from University of Warwick. He has extensive experience in litigation, arbitration, family business, capital market, Islamic finance, construction and real state law. He has various publications, most important of which is his recent book titled "Creative Compliance in the Islamic finance industry, and "Disputes between Stockbrokers and Investors in The Saudi Capital Market".


 Dr. Ahmad Alkhamees
Dr. Ahmad Alkhamees Managing Partner
Harasani & Alkhamees Law Firm (Saudi Arabia)
Adrian Wong
Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution
Rajah & Tann (Singapore)

Adrian Wong
Adrian Wong Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution
Rajah & Tann (Singapore)
Komal Joshi
Partner
ALMT Legal (India)

Komal graduated from the Sydenham College, University of Mumbai, with a bachelor's degree in Commerce. She studied Law from the K.C. College, University of Mumbai. She worked at a prestigious law firm in Mumbai for several years and thereafter she practised independently till she joined the firm as a Senior Associate. She was made up as Partner of the firm in 2018.

She has over two decades of experience in advising various private and multinational clients on company law, contracts, property matters, and various types of litigation and dispute resolution in India. Komal has represented clients before various fora including the National Company Law Tribunal and the Supreme Court of India amongst others. She has substantial amount of experience in dealing with disputes in various arbitration proceedings for builders, contractual matters and wind power energy. She has successfully represented clients for Election Petitions. She has also represented clients in high profile family disputes and matrimonial matters and has facilitated the settling of complex family disputes.

Corporate & Commercial Litigation, Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Shipping & Maritime Litigation, Aviation, Criminal Litigation.


Komal Joshi
Komal Joshi Partner
ALMT Legal (India)
Meiyen Tan
Director
Ascendant Legal (Singapore)

Meiyen Tan is a restructuring and insolvency lawyer based in Singapore, where she leads the practice. Meiyen has more than 20 years' experience specialising in restructuring and insolvency matters with particular emphasis on complex cross-border matters. She is also a leading fraud and asset tracing lawyer and regularly represents insolvency practitioners and other clients in claims involving fraud, breaches of directors and other fiduciary duties, and asset tracing.

Meiyen is a member of the Board of INSOL International being the first Singapore representative on the board in the 40 year history of INSOL International. She is also the Vice President of the Singapore chapter of the Turnaround Management Association. She is one of the founding members of the Singapore Network of the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) and was until 2019 the Co-Chairperson of the Singapore Network. 

Meiyen is ranked by the leading legal directories including Chambers and Partners, Benchmark Litigation, Asia Law Profiles, Who’s Who Legal and Global Restructuring Review. 

Meiyen is qualified as an Advocate & Solicitor of Singapore and Malaysia. She is also a member of the Bar of England & Wales and admitted to the Roll of Solicitors of England & Wales.


Meiyen Tan
Meiyen Tan Director
Ascendant Legal (Singapore)
Tatiana Flores
Partner
LDCM Advogados (Brazil)

Having over 15 years of experience in the sector, Tatiana routinely advises domestic and foreign investors and creditors on an array of matters. Her expertise includes stressed investments or divestments, acquisition of assets in special situations, debt restructuring and guarantees in complex lawsuits, out-of-court and court-supervised restructurings, mediation, bankruptcy, and corporate litigation and arbitration.

She is also IWIRC-Brazil's communication director, the Brazilian Institute for Corporate Recovery's director, and a CAM-CMR counsellor. Tatiana is also a member of CMR – Women in Restructuring Center and the Bankruptcy and Recovery Committee of IASP. Academically, Tatiana holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Master's in Corporate Law from Universidade de São Paulo (USP).


Tatiana Flores
Tatiana Flores Partner
LDCM Advogados (Brazil)
Jansen Chow
Partner
Rajah & Tann (Singapore)

Jansen is a partner with Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP’s commercial litigation and fraud, asset recovery and investigation groups. He has substantial experience in fraud disputes, where he most recently acted for a conglomerate of 15 banks in pursuing mareva injunction and disclosure orders against a commodities trader for a USD 100 million fraud claim.

He is a leading international practitioner for Cryptocurrency and Digital Technology disputes and has successfully obtained Singapore’s first reported case of a worldwide mareva injunction against “Persons Unknown” and third party disclosure orders against cryptocurrency exchanges in relation to stolen crypto assets for a prominent US national. 

Jansen has acted for a group of Russian cryptocurrency algorithmic traders in a US$100 million dispute relating to trade revenue and proprietary software and is currently advising liquidators of a cryptocurrency investment platform involving misappropriation of over $300 million of cryptocurrency assets.

He is also a co-author for Chambers Global Practice Guide (Singapore) on International Fraud and Asset Tracing.


Jansen Chow
Jansen Chow Partner
Rajah & Tann (Singapore)
Danny Ong
Managing Director
Setia Law (Singapore)

Described by clients as “a formidable force”, “our go-to guy” and “good when you need someone to fight your corner”, Danny brings a wealth of experience, commercial acumen and strategic wisdom to his specialist areas of complex international commercial and financial disputes and investigations, as well as cross-border restructuring and insolvency.

Danny has led multiple high-stakes cross-border disputes and investigations, across a multitude of industries over the last two decades. He is regularly called upon by financial institutions, private investment funds, and state-owned enterprises, to act in mandates involving complex investments, market misconduct, and distressed situations. He is also known for his expertise in international enforcement, fraud, and financial crime and is recognised amongst the Global Elite as one of 40 Global Thought Leaders in the asset recovery field.

With extensive experience in multi-jurisdictional headline restructurings and insolvencies, Danny is recognised as a “standout” in the market. His portfolio includes acting for debtors in the Eagle Hospitality REIT restructuring, and acting for the liquidators of 45 Lehman entities across Asia (ex-Japan), MF Global Singapore, Dynamic Oil Trading (of the OW Bunker Group), and BSI Bank.


Danny Ong
Danny Ong Managing Director
Setia Law (Singapore)
Dato' Lim Chee Wee
Senior Partner
Lim Chee Wee Partnership (Malaysia)

Chee Wee is the Senior Partner of the firm and has been in practice for more than 27 years. He has a broad commercial, corporate, public law, and regulatory disputes practice with experience in a wide variety of high value and high-profile cases including international arbitrations in Asia and Europe.

He is the former President of the Malaysian Bar (2011-2013), a former member of the National Unity Consultative Council, a former member of the Operations Review Panel of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, and a former member of the 1MDB Task Force for the investigations, prosecution and asset recovery.

He primarily acts as counsel having appeared at all tiers of the Malaysian Courts. He has more than 100 cases reported in the law reports with a portfolio including arbitrations, contractual disputes (involving joint ventures, IT, franchise, oil and gas), boardroom/takeover tussles, fraud investigation and recovery, regulatory enforcement action, corporate restructuring, insolvency claims, competition law, and estate disputes.

He has an established public and administrative law practice, regularly advising and acting for the Malaysian stock exchange (Bursa Malaysia Berhad), Malaysian Competition Commission (MyCC), Energy Commission, the Malaysian Aviation Commission, the Securities Industry Dispute Resolution Centre and the Securities Commission Malaysia.

He is consistently listed in various international legal directories as a leading legal practitioner. He is ranked as a Band 1 dispute resolution lawyer in Chambers Asia-Pacific and in the Hall of Fame for dispute resolution in Legal 500 Asia-Pacific. He has been described as “a leading presence in the market, handling a range of disputes concerning areas such as energy, competition and fraud” (Chambers Asia-Pacific) and “[u]ndoubtedly the grandmaster in this area of practice” (Legal 500 Asia-Pacific).

A number of his cases are landmark decisions in the areas of contract law (liquidated damages), administrative law (setting aside leave) and strata management (basis for charges). His pending high value and high-profile cases include MyCC enforcement actions against MAS/Air Asia, MyEG and Grab, Pelangi Prestasi Sdn Bhd’s billion Ringgit dispute against the Receiver and Manager of Sabah Forest Industries Sdn Bhd and Sabah State Government, and Prestariang SKIN Sdn Bhd’s RM732 million claim against the Government of Malaysia for its expropriation of the national immigration control system concession and a number of high-profile fraud recovery claims.


Dato’ Lim Chee Wee
Dato' Lim Chee Wee Senior Partner
Lim Chee Wee Partnership (Malaysia)
Nicolas Durrieu
Partner
Durrieu Abogados (Argentina)

Nicolás Durrieu has been a partner at Durrieu Abogados since 2012.

He specialises in white-collar crimes, investigations and asset recovery. As a litigator, he acts both as a defence attorney and as a private prosecutor in local and international cases. Before engaging in private practice, he worked for the National Criminal and Correctional Courts of the City of Buenos Aires, was appointed clerk for investigation proceedings in the Argentine Ministry of Economy and provided specialised consultancy services to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on prevention of money laundering, terrorism financing and asset recovery. In addition to being the dean of the law school and professor of criminal law at the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE), he has also participated in the drafting of the first Argentine law on criminal liability of corporations for corruption crimes, which was enacted in 2017. He speaks Spanish, English and French.


Nicolas Durrieu
Nicolas Durrieu Partner
Durrieu Abogados (Argentina)
Mohammed Al Dahbashi
Managing Partner
ADG Legal (Dubai)

Joint founding and managing partner, Mohammed Al Dahbashi, is a prominent Emirati lawyer. Having graduated from the United Kingdom, with a Bachelors degree of Law with Honours (LLB Hons), Mohammed is of the few Emiratis that is experienced in both corporate/commercial transactions and disputes work.

Having worked for UAE firm Hadef & Partners, before setting up his own firm MAD Advocates and then co-founding ADG, Mohammed is committed to combining local UAE experience with international client care standards. Mohammed has also worked with various legal teams in the UAE that specialize on the corporate sector of legal work, and as a legal advisor at a boutique management consultancy firm in Dubai. He worked with the legal team of Mubadala Development Company PJSC, with great focus on corporate governance, aerospace and renewable energy fields. He also trained with other legal teams, including the legal team of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

A licensed advocate, Mohammed has rights of appearance before the competent courts of the UAE and has worked on a wide range of contentious matters, including commercial arbitrations, commercial litigations and criminal matters. He also has experience in corporate restructuring, preparing agreements, joint ventures, negotiating and advising clients.

With his international standards and local legal skills, Mohammed has been able to reach outstanding outcomes for his clients. He is renowned for being focused and effective, whilst remaining attentive to the needs of his clients.


Mohammed Al Dahbashi
Mohammed Al Dahbashi Managing Partner
ADG Legal (Dubai)
Kerem Alev
Senior Associate
Bait Al Qanoon (Oman)

Kerem Alev
Kerem Alev Senior Associate
Bait Al Qanoon (Oman)
Aniz Ahmad Amirudin
Partner
Cecil Abraham & Partners (Malaysia)

Aniz Ahmad Amirudin was admitted to practise as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya and has been in active practice for close to 20 years specialising in a wide range of complex commercial and civil disputes having appeared as counsel in all levels of Malaysian Courts with special focus on Construction & Infrastructure. He has extensive experience in both advisory and advocacy aspects in these areas and has been involved in both international and domestic arbitrations held under the auspices of the AIAC, SIAC, ICC and LMAA rules.

Aniz also actively sits both as an Arbitrator and as an Adjudicator on various construction disputes being a panel member of AIAC and ICC, Malaysia. Aniz has also been included in amongst others, in the panel of LCIA, ADGM Arbitration Centre, Abu Dhabi and Shanghai International Arbitration Centre.

Aniz is also a Committee Member of the Bar Council Arbitration and Construction Law Committee and Committee Member of the ICC Malaysia Arbitration Committee.  

Apart from being recognised by the Global Arbitration Review 100, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and the Asia Law Profiles, Aniz has also been recognised as a Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific in 2023.


Aniz Ahmad Amirudin
Aniz Ahmad Amirudin Partner
Cecil Abraham & Partners (Malaysia)
Oluwemimo Ogunde SAN
Principal Partner
Wemimo Ogunde & Co (Nigeria)

Wemimo is the Founder and Principal Counsel of the firm. Wemimo is a leading Senior Advocate of Nigeria as well as a former Attorney General of Ogun State. Since his call to the Nigerian bar in 1983, he has practised as a lawyer and over the years, he has distinguished himself in the legal profession as an intelligent and experienced lawyer who achieved excellence through dedication and integrity.  Wemimo has successfully argued several cases in all courts of record in Nigeria including landmark cases pursued at the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. Wemimo is well known for his sound advocacy skills and the ability to proffer practical and innovative solutions to complex legal matters. Notably, a Supreme Court judge, Honourable Justice Esho J.S.C (as he then was) commended a brief solely written by Wemimo when he was only four (4) years at the bar as "brilliant". Wemimo is also an established Arbitration lawyer who currently acts for the Nigerian Government in several international commercial Arbitrations.

 


Oluwemimo Ogunde SAN
Oluwemimo Ogunde SAN Principal Partner
Wemimo Ogunde & Co (Nigeria)
Midori Yamaguchi
Senior Associate
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (Japan)

Midori Yamaguchi
Midori Yamaguchi Senior Associate
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (Japan)
Chooi Jing Yen
Partner
Eugene Thuraisingam (Singapore)

Jing Yen regularly advocates at all Court levels and has been endorsed by clients for his “sharp mind” and “calm demeanour”. He is featured in several reported judgments in the Court of Appeal and has published several commentaries in various publications, including the Singapore Law Gazette.

Jing Yen’s pro bono practice includes assignments from the Legal Assistance Scheme for Capital Offences (LASCO) and the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS) as well as the occasional appearance at a community legal clinic.

In 2022, Jing Yen was named a recommended lawyer by Doyle’s Guide for Leading Criminal Lawyers and a rising star by Asian Legal Business.

Jing Yen holds a Diploma in Instrumental Teaching (Violin) from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, London and used to be a music teacher.


Chooi Jing Yen
Chooi Jing Yen Partner
Eugene Thuraisingam (Singapore)
Cathalijne van der Plas
Partner
JahaeRaymakers (The Netherlands)

Cathalijne conducts an international practice that consists for the main part of international judgement enforcement and civil asset tracing & recovery, with an accent to financial crime matters.

In addition, because of her special expertise on private international law, Cathalijne van der Plas is frequently called in as ‘lawyer’s lawyer’ by fellow professionals in order to render opinions or give advice on complex issues concerning the international jurisdiction of courts, the applicable law and the recognition and enforcement of foreign decisions or arbitral awards. She has a unique knowledge of the intersections of private international law, public international law and international sanctions law, with regard to among other things supermandatory rules and immunity from jurisdiction and from execution.


Cathalijne van der Plas
Cathalijne van der Plas Partner
JahaeRaymakers (The Netherlands)
Rohan Batra
Partner
Anagram Partners (India)

Rohan has over a decade’s experience in company and commercial disputes. He has acted for large corporations in shareholders’ litigations and represented global businesses in both institutional and ad hoc arbitration across an array of industries including oil & gas, engineering procurement construction (EPC), mining, foreign investment, consumer, services, retail, banking and manufacturing. He regularly appears before the Supreme Court of India, Commercial Bench of High Court of Delhi and Company Law Tribunals. Rohan was recently part of a consitutional reference before the Supreme Court of India on an important legal doctrine concerning arbitration.

Prior to joining Anagram, Rohan was part of the disputes and commercial practice at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.  as a Principal Assoicate. He pursued tax litigation at Economic Laws Practice. He also founded a boutique litigation chambers in Delhi.

Rohan holds experience in arguing and representing parties in arbitration, original side disputes and appeals. He has conducted cross examination of factual and techical witnesses before arbitral tribunals and High Courts.

Rohan has published pieces on commercial laws, arbitration and foreign investment in leading journals. He regularly speaks at domestic and international forum on arbitration.


Rohan Batra
Rohan Batra Partner
Anagram Partners (India)
Kenny Lau
Director
Providence Law (Singapore)

Kenny Lau
Kenny Lau Director
Providence Law (Singapore)
Nataša Lalatović Đorđević
Partner
Schoenherr (Serbia)

Moravcevic Vojnovic & Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr (Serbia).


Nataša Lalatović Đorđević
Nataša Lalatović Đorđević Partner
Schoenherr (Serbia)
Kwan Will Sen
Partner
Lim Chee Wee Partnership (Malaysia)

Kwan Will Sen is one of the three founding partners of Lim Chee Wee Partnership. He is a litigator of more than 10 years standing, with more than 25 cases reported in law journals, covering various areas of law.

His practice focuses on commercial litigation and arbitration, fraud, asset recovery, competition law and aviation disputes.

He has been entrusted with high-value briefs, having among others, acted for a subsidiary of MISC Berhad, namely Gumusut-Kakap Semi-Floating Production System Labuan Limited, against a subsidiary of the Shell Group, in an arbitration involving a RM2.5 billion ringgit oil and gas dispute. Other high-value briefs include acting for Top Glove Corporation in a dispute of more than RM700 million and Ann Joo Steel Berhad in a land dispute with damages to be assessed of more than RM176 million.

In the area of fraud and asset recovery, Will Sen acts as lead counsel in a matter relating to fraudulent trading totalling RM40 million. He is also one of the lead partners in a fraud case involving a subsidiary of the Toyota Group, totalling RM179 million.

Kwan Will Sen has an extensive portfolio on regulatory enforcement work. This includes acting for the stock exchange, Bursa Malaysia, the Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) and the Securities Commission Malaysia. Of particular note is the representation of the Securities Commission Malaysia in an ongoing civil action relating to the claim of around RM170 million, with regard to prohibited conduct of using manipulative and deceptive devices to allegedly defraud a public listed company.

Kwan Will Sen has a niche practice relating to occupational safety and health, environmental law, and other quasi-criminal related work as well. He defends companies and/or directors and other officers in criminal prosecutions and acting on claims for or defences against civil suits involving occupational safety and health claims.


Kwan Will Sen
Kwan Will Sen Partner
Lim Chee Wee Partnership (Malaysia)
Dr. Fatma Salah
Partner
Riad & Riad Law Firm (Egypt)

Fatma has more than 22 years experience in corporate law, energy and renewables, cross-border transactions, and dispute resolution. She represents local and international corporations and financial institutions from the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia as well as governmental entities. She also provides legal advices and represents clients in high profile litigation trade investigations in a broad spectrum of business sectors.

Fatma is a professor of law at the School of Law, Cairo University since 2010. She teaches courses of business law, international commercial arbitration and evidence law.


Dr. Fatma Salah
Dr. Fatma Salah Partner
Riad & Riad Law Firm (Egypt)
Merijn Moeliker
Lawyer
Florent (The Netherlands)

Admitted to the Dutch bar in 2014, Merijn specialises in insolvency law and dispute resolution. He advises and litigates in the fields of insolvency law, restructurings, security interests, commercial contracts and (directors’) liability. Furthermore he regularly advises both lenders and borrowers in (re)financing transactions. He is regularly appointed by the court as receiver in bankruptcies.


Merijn Moeliker
Merijn Moeliker Lawyer
Florent (The Netherlands)
Laure-Hélène Gaicio-Fievez
Partner
BSP (Luxembourg)

Laure-Hélène Gaicio-Fievez is a partner at BSP and focuses on complex real estate, commercial, corporate and financial disputes.

Laure-Hélène has been recognized as a “next generation partner” having strong reputation in cross-border litigation. She is considered by her clients as being creative and efficient. Laure-Hélène indeed has extensive experience in all forms of international and domestic dispute resolution with a particular focus on commercial, corporate, financial, fund and real estate matters. She assists her clients through the entire process, from pre-litigation to the enforcement of the decision obtained. She is a member of the IFG (International Fraud Group). In addition, she has experience in real estate and commercial contracts, drafting and negotiating a number of complex agreements.


Laure-Hélène Gaicio-Fievez
Laure-Hélène Gaicio-Fievez Partner
BSP (Luxembourg)
Bushra Ahmed
Barrister, Head of Dispute Resolution & Partner
KBH (Dubai)

Bushra Ahmed is a highly accomplished and experienced barrister with over 20 years of experience in commercial litigation and international arbitration. She is currently a Partner at KBH, a law firm with offices in the DIFC (Dubai), Bahrain and Kuwait, where she is the Head of Dispute Resolution since 2014, specialising in a wide range of complex commercial, corporate, employment, financial services, and regulatory matters in the United Kingdom and the Middle East. Bushra was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2001 and has since established herself as a reputable and skilled advocate and litigator in the legal community.

Bushra has also been appointed as a presider and co-arbitrator under various arbitration rules and forums, including the ICC, LCIA, DIFC-LCIA, and DIAC, and has handled a wide range of international commercial and construction disputes. She is also a CEDR accredited mediator since 2005.


Bushra Ahmed
Bushra Ahmed Barrister, Head of Dispute Resolution & Partner
KBH (Dubai)
John Dodd
Partner
Baker McKenzie (USA)

John Dodd is a partner in the Restructuring and Insolvency Practice Group based in the Firm's Miami office. John is experienced with handling transactions and litigations that arise in business reorganizations, liquidations, distressed asset acquisition and sales, financial restructurings, and loan workouts.

John represents debtors, trustees, secured and unsecured creditors, and official committees and purchasers of troubled companies and their assets, both in and out of bankruptcy court.


John Dodd
John Dodd Partner
Baker McKenzie (USA)
Leyza Florin Blanco
Shareholder
Sequor Law (USA)

Leyza Florin Blanco
Leyza Florin Blanco Shareholder
Sequor Law (USA)
Sarocha Thongperm
Head of Litigation and Arbitration
The Capital Law Office (Thailand)

Sarocha Thongperm is a counsel in the litigation and arbitration practice group at Weerawong C&P. Sarocha specializes in Thai court and cross-border litigation, as well as domestic and international arbitration under the rules of major arbitration institutions including the ICC, SIAC, HKIAC and TAI.

She has 15 years of experience advising clients on civil and criminal proceedings, competition law, business rehabilitation and administrative law disputes. She has experience in a variety of sectors including oil and gas, renewable energy, real estate and construction, insurance, hospitality, consumer goods and services, and transportation.

Representation of major renewable energy companies in three arbitration proceedings under the ICC Arbitration Rules in relation to claims of over USD 1 billion and multi-jurisdiction litigation proceedings (including Belize, Hong Kong and Singapore) arising out of share purchase agreements, agricultural land leases and rights to the use of agricultural land. We successfully lifted all injunctive orders against our clients and the arbitration awards were favorable to our clients. 

Representation of Taiyo Holdings Co., Ltd. and its affiliated companies in both criminal and civil litigation in connection with a dispute with a former director re providing false statements to the government officer, and torts. (2020)

Representation of a major multinational oil and gas corporation in relation to a USD 15 million claim with the Ministry of Transport and the Administrative Court for additional compensation for land appropriation, challenging the order of the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand. 2020

Representation of a publicly listed construction company in a dispute arising from the wrongful termination of a subcontract agreement in relation to the construction of a UHV plant project. The total amount of damages claimed was approximately THB 350 million (USD 10 million) (2017).

Representation of a major Thai airline in several civil matters, including the successful defense of a dispute in relation to a loan agreement involving the transfer of funds in China, Hong Kong and Thailand valued at THB 1,500 million (approximately USD 46.8 million). (2016-present)

Representation of a renewable energy company in international and domestic arbitrations and multi-jurisdiction litigation proceedings in relation to share purchase agreements.

Representation of Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd., a renowned international insurance group and part of the third largest property insurance company in Japan, in insurance and re-insurance disputes before the Thai court and the TAI.


Sarocha Thongperm
Sarocha Thongperm Head of Litigation and Arbitration
The Capital Law Office (Thailand)
Andrew Ayres KC
Barrister
Twenty Essex

Andrew has an established commercial disputes practice, with a core of trial advocacy before courts and tribunals across the globe.

He has strong multi-jurisdictional connections, particularly in the Asia Pacific region, the Caribbean and within the wider offshore community.

He has been recommended in the legal directories in the following areas: commercial litigation, banking & finance, civil fraud, company & partnership and commercial chancery. Andrew also specialises in urgent injunctive relief, including freezing, search orders and the appointment of provisional liquidators.

Andrew appears before all courts and tribunals in England and Wales, including the courts and lists of the Business and Property Courts, including the Commercial and Admiralty Courts, Circuit Commercial Courts, the Technology and Construction Court, the Financial List, and the Company and Insolvency List, together with the balance of the Queen’s Bench Division, the Administrative Court and the higher Appellate Courts.

Andrew also appears as Counsel at international and domestic arbitrations (including LCIA, ICC, SIAC, DIAC, ICSID, under UNCITRAL rules and ad hoc).

Andrew takes appointments as arbitrator.

Andrew has a breadth of expertise across a range of sectors and services, including aviation, banking and finance, construction and engineering, energy and natural resources, fraud and asset tracing, international trade, joint ventures, professional liability and risk, structured products and derivatives and TMT.


Andrew Ayres KC
Andrew Ayres KC Barrister
Twenty Essex
Rebecca Hume
Partner
Howard Kennedy

Rebecca Hume
Rebecca Hume Partner
Howard Kennedy
James Popperwell
Partner
Macfarlanes

James Popperwell
James Popperwell Partner
Macfarlanes
Ruth den Besten KC
Barrister
Essex Court Chambers

Ruth den Besten KC has been described as ‘ferocious, but in a good way’ and ‘superwoman’. She specialises in civil fraud and asset recovery, and is ranked as a leading (new!) Silk in both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500. Ruth regularly heads up teams in high profile and high value cases, and has conducted a number of sizeable fraud trials before the Commercial Court including the 21 week trial of Suppipat v Narongdej, securing a successful outcome for the CEO of Siam Commercial Bank (one of Thailand’s largest banks).

She is currently instructed in the NMC Healthcare litigation on behalf of Dr Shetty and has previously appeared in Vale v Steinmetz, a fraud claim concerning the entry into of a Guinean mining JVA, the longest running virtual Commercial Court trial: Tatneft v (1) Bogolyubov and (2) Kolomoisky, and in both the LIA v Credit Suisse proceedings and Arcelormittal v Essar actions. There is (almost) nothing she enjoys more than navigating freezing and search orders and cross-examination.


Ruth den Besten KC
Ruth den Besten KC Barrister
Essex Court Chambers
Valerie Hohenberg
Partner
Wolf Theiss (Austria)

Valerie Hohenberg is a litigation partner in the Wolf Theiss Disputes Team, practicing out of the Vienna office. Her main practice areas are commercial and corporate litigation with a focus on criminal and civil liability of directors and officers. She is a specialist for complex cross-border disputes involving allegations of fraud or corruption including asset-recovery and global enforcement. She also advises banks and unregulated companies and their corporate bodies worldwide on internal investigations and compliance due diligence projects. In 2021 Valerie was included in GIR‘s top 100 list of remarkable women in the field of white-collar law and investigations.


Valerie Hohenberg
Valerie Hohenberg Partner
Wolf Theiss (Austria)
Jittipong Champreechar
Counsel
TTT+Partners (Thailand)

Jittipong brings nearly 15 years litigation experience, and joined TTT+Partners as Counsel in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice. He is a disputes expert who advises on complex and often high-profile criminal cases, money laundering, white-collar crimes and civil lawsuits before all levels of courts.

His recent achievements include the defence of a client against allegations made by the Attorney General, National Anti-Corruption Commission involving criminal offenses under the Thai Criminal Code and the Act on Offenses Relating to the Submission of Bids to government agencies. He also advised an energy company in relation to a high-profile accident involving a pipeline explosion, its ensuing investigation and risk mitigation. In addition, he successfully represented a well-known individual in criminal proceedings in relation to one of the biggest cryptocurrency investment schemes in Thailand.


Jittipong Champreechar
Jittipong Champreechar Counsel
TTT+Partners (Thailand)
Rick Brown
Partner
HFW

Rick Brown
Rick Brown Partner
HFW
Jeremy Brier KC
Barrister
Essex Court Chambers

Jeremy is a leading barrister specialising in complex commercial litigation, including all aspects of international arbitration, banking and funds, insurance and commercial fraud. He is a powerful and experienced advocate.

In 2023, Jeremy is acting in numerous high-profile commercial disputes, including for the Republic of Mozambique in Commercial Court proceedings against Credit Suisse, VTB Privinvest (and others) concerning $2bn-worth of sovereign guarantees; for a major US-based timberland company in a $300m insurance dispute with the London market; and for a well-known international investor in a multi-million pound dispute over family assets.

In recent years, Jeremy acted for Arch in the Supreme Court for the leading case of Financial Conduct Authority v Arch test case (2020) on losses resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.  In 2022, he appeared as sole counsel in numerous cases including WSB v FOL (2022) concerning sections 67-69 Arbitration Act 1996 and a complex international arbitration concerning a tower of excess liability insurance. In 2021, Jeremy also appeared as sole counsel in a lengthy commercial fraud case, SFO v Litigation Capital and Others (2021), as well as in numerous heavy Freezing Injunctions in respect of complex international frauds.

Jeremy has been sitting as a Recorder since 2018 (Crime / Chancery). He is also a frequent broadcaster on radio and TV about key issues in the law and was formerly an adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University, California.

Jeremy sits as an arbitrator and takes appointments through Arbitrators at 24 Lincoln’s Inn Fields. Should you wish to make an enquiry, please visit their website by clicking here.


Jeremy Brier KC
Jeremy Brier KC Barrister
Essex Court Chambers
Baruch Baigel
Partner & Head of Dispute Resolution
Asserson (UK)

Baruch is partner and joint Head of Dispute Resolution at Asserson. He is a solicitor advocate with extensive experience in England, Europe and the Middle East. Baruch is recognised by Legal 500 as a Leading Individual in international arbitration. He is also ranked by Chambers Global and Who’s Who Legal, where he is described as a “go-to name in Israel among large corporations and local law firms for international arbitration and cross-border disputes”.

Baruch has acted on several high profile and high value claims in the UK High Court, three of which were listed by the Lawyer among the top 20 UK cases for the year. Baruch has also acted for a number of household name brands in business defining arbitration cases and was credited, by the English Law Society, for having “opened up arbitration to Israeli business”. In 2014 Baruch was appointed as Israel’s only Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and in 2016 he was appointed by the LCIA as the court’s first representative for Israel. He sits as Israel’s delegate on the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR and is a member of the ICC Task Force Addressing Fraud and Corruption in Arbitration.

Baruch is qualified to act as an arbitrator and sits on the panel of a number of global arbitral institutions, including VIAC and SIAC. Baruch is regularly invited to lecture at conferences and other law firms on International Arbitration.

Baruch graduated with a double first from the University of Cambridge and won a scholarship to Harvard Law School where he received a Masters in Law.

Baruch enjoys spending time with his five children, as well as singing and cycling, occasionally simultaneously.


Baruch Baigel
Baruch Baigel Partner & Head of Dispute Resolution
Asserson (UK)
Yves Klein
Partner
Monfrini Bitton Klein (Switzerland)

Yves Klein’s main activity is litigating and coordinating transnational asset recovery proceedings on behalf of victims of economic crimes or parties seeking to enforce their claims against assets concealed in Switzerland or abroad. He develops strategies for the international search and recovery of assets, coordinates cross-border proceedings and represents his clients, including individuals, companies, foreign governments, and liquidators of foreign insolvencies, before civil, criminal and bankruptcy courts, in order to recover crime proceeds and obtain damages, notably from facilitators (banks, financial companies, fiduciaries, etc.).


Yves Klein
Yves Klein Partner
Monfrini Bitton Klein (Switzerland)
Saaman Pourghadiri
Barrister
4 New Square Chambers

Saaman Pourghadiri has a diverse domestic and international practice focusing on commercial disputes, civil fraud, banking and financial services, professional negligence and offshore matters. His work in the English courts often involves conflict of law, jurisdiction or foreign law issues.

Saaman is a confident and persuasive advocate who is recognised by the legal directories as “intellectually first rate, practical and hard-working and an excellent team player”. He is comfortable working in teams or as sole counsel and is often instructed to act unled against silks, being seen as “more than a match for more senior counsel”.

Saaman has acted in matters in Guernsey, the Cayman Islands and most recently succeeded in striking out a dishonest assistance claim on limitation grounds before the Gibraltar Court of Appeal.  


Saaman Pourghadiri
Saaman Pourghadiri Barrister
4 New Square Chambers
Oliver Passmore
Partner
Ogier (Jersey)

Oliver's practice includes all aspects of contentious trusts matters, shareholder disputes, fraud and asset tracing, insolvency, banking and regulatory matters. 

Oliver has considerable contentious trusts expertise, having worked on some of the most complex and high value contentious trust matters on which Ogier has been instructed. Oliver is also regularly instructed in relation to non-contentious trust applications such as mistake, Hasting-Bass, rectification and variation. He is a recognised thought leader in the area, regularly speaking and writing on contentious trusts for journals such as Trusts and Trustees. He sits on the steering committee for STEP's contentious trusts and estates special interest group.

Oliver also has considerable experience in corporate disputes and non-contentious company applications including: acting for shareholders in unfair prejudice proceedings, joint venture disputes, advising on procedure at contentious general meetings, advising directors in relation to allegations of breach of duty, and acting for companies in relation to members' schemes of arrangement.


Oliver Passmore
Oliver Passmore Partner
Ogier (Jersey)
Paul Austin
Senior Vice President
Highgate

Paul has 20 years of dispute resolution, litigation support and business intelligence experience and has led cross-border cases in many challenging jurisdictions for governments, law firms and corporate clients. 

Paul, a former disputes lawyer, is regularly instructed to support sovereign and commercial disputes on both the claimant and defendant side and has expert insight into the complexities of state immunity laws and their impact on enforcement of judgments and awards, as well as expertise in enforcement, asset-tracing and settlement negotiations. 

Paul started his career at KPMG before joining the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, where he spent time in Afghanistan. He later ran his own investigations firm before qualifying as a solicitor and working at one of London’s leading disputes law firms. 

Paul has a BA from Durham University and a Master of Laws from the University of Law.


Paul Austin
Paul Austin Senior Vice President
Highgate
Jason Teo
Associate Director
Setia Law (Singapore)

Jason has a broad commercial and financial litigation and investigations practice. His keen interest in cybersecurity and cross-border commercial fraud matters has seen him act for the successful claimant in B2C2 Ltd v Quoine Pte Ltd, a landmark Singapore judgment involving cryptocurrency trades executed autonomously by algorithmic trading software. He was also part of the team that acted for the liquidators of Torque Holdings Ltd, a cryptocurrency investment fund, in successfully securing worldwide freezing injunctions exceeding $200 million in value against former company officers arising from the misappropriation of crypto assets.

Jason is a member of ICC Fraudnet Future, worldwide network of leading lawyers who specialise in asset tracing and recovery, and was selected to the Supreme Court Young Independent Counsel scheme in 2023. He graduated with First Class Honours from the University College London.


Jason Teo
Jason Teo Associate Director
Setia Law (Singapore)
Bernhard Motal
Counsel
Gasser Partner (Liechtenstein)

Bernhard Motal is Counsel at Gasser Partner Attorneys at law. He is admitted to the Liechtenstein bar and also took the bar exam in Austria. Bernhard advises international clients and specializes in the areas of corporate, foundation and trust law, asset protection, estate planning, international private law. He regularly represents clients in domestic and international trust and foundation disputes (arbitration and litigation), inheritance proceedings and asset tracing and recovery proceedings. He is author of numerous books and articles in renowned legal journals. Before joining Gasser Partner Attorneys at law, Bernhard worked in the corporate law department of a renowned Austrian law firm, as research and teaching assistant (US: Assistant Professor) at the Department of Civil law at University of Vienna and as research fellow at the Austrian Supreme Court, where he has acquired outstanding expertise in his fields of work.


Bernhard Motal
Bernhard Motal Counsel
Gasser Partner (Liechtenstein)
Sameer Tapia
Founder & Senior Partner
ALMT Legal (India)

Sameer is a founder & senior partner of ALMT Legal Advocates & Solicitors which was set up in the UK as the first Indian law firm and practice with now offices in Mumbai and Bangalore.

After graduating with a bachelor's degree in Commerce from the Bombay University and with a Bachelor's Degree in Law from the prestigious Government Law College, Mumbai he trained with the renowned law firm Amarchand & Mangaldas before he set up ALMT Legal in London on 10th January 2000. Sameer has acted for several multinational clients located globally and pursuing litigation claims in India. He has been retained by several corporates advising them on commercial contracts, risk insurance and liability, regulatory and claims. He has also advised media, corporate and business entities and has represented them and appeared in various Courts of India.

Sameer speaks at international conferences and has submitted papers on Indian law, and is a regular invitee and guest speaker at law schools/colleges and other institutions in India. His articles have been published in the International Bar News, India Business Law Journal and various other chamber publications.

He has been awarded the Who's Who Lawyer of the year award for 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2012 and 13 and 2019 - 2020. The Indian Lawyer 250, a guide to the leading business law firms of India had featured Sameer amongst the top 40 individual leading lawyers under the age of 45 years in India. Sameer has won and been awarded several other accolades to his credit as also is a guest speaker at several Law Colleges in India.


Sameer Tapia
Sameer Tapia Founder & Senior Partner
ALMT Legal (India)
Catherine Addy KC
Barrister
Maitland

Catherine has an extensive commercial and chancery litigation practice and has long been highly recommended by the directories, regularly being nominated for various awards. Catherine was named Company/Insolvency Silk of the Year 2022 by Chambers UK and Insolvency Silk of the Year 2020 by Legal500 and was described by Chambers UK/Global (2021 - Dispute Resolution: Commercial Chancery) as "one of the cleverest people at the Bar” who "has a brilliant, encyclopedic knowledge of the law and is great to work with”. 


Catherine Addy KC
Catherine Addy KC Barrister
Maitland
Caley Wright
Barrister
Maitland

Caley specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration with a focus on civil fraud, company and insolvency matters.

He is experienced both as part of a team in large scale commercial litigation, having acted as a junior in JSC BTA Bank v Ablyazov for a number of years, and acting as sole Counsel in the High Court and appellate courts. He has recently acted on Uralkali v Rowley, a multi-week trial in the Chancery Division arising out of the sale of an F1 team, and is currently instructed in the £180 million fraud claim brought by the administrators of London Capital & Finance.


Caley Wright
Caley Wright Barrister
Maitland
Henry Farris
Partner
Withers

Henry Farris is a partner in the litigation and arbitration team at Withersworldwide.

He has a broad commercial litigation practice, working on complex disputes in the financial services, banking and corporate sectors, often with an international or multi-jurisdictional element.

He has particular expertise in (i) disputes arising out of the private equity and investment fund sectors; (ii) brokerage and capital markets disputes (iii) disputes relating to banking services and (iv) shareholder and company claims.  He also has significant recent experience advising on disputes relating to cryptoassets and digital payment services.


Henry Farris
Henry Farris Partner
Withers
Erin Broderick
Partner
Eversheds Sutherland (USA)

Erin serves as Eversheds Sutherland's (US) Head of Cross-Border Restructuring & Insolvency – Financial Restructuring Group.

Erin has extensive experience advising clients on restructuring, financial litigation, and distressed transactions, representing diverse stakeholders across the dispute and transactional spectrum. She has represented numerous parties in bankruptcy proceedings and insolvency-related litigation, including equity committees, ad hoc creditor committees, purchasers, lenders, foreign representatives, indenture trustees and debtors, with a particular focus on representation of investment funds in complex restructurings and commercial litigation.  Erin is recognized for her acute business acumen and ability to offer clients — from global financial institutions to start-up funds — proactive, creative and pragmatic solutions in complex and novel distressed scenarios.  


Erin Broderick
Erin Broderick Partner
Eversheds Sutherland (USA)
Mary Young
Partner
Kingsley Napley

Mary is a dispute resolution partner at Kingsley Napley.  She is a commercial litigator with a specialism in civil fraud and asset tracing.  She acts for individuals, companies, insolvency practitioners and other law firms. Mary can supervise your search order, loves a freezing injunction and in recent years has developed expertise in cases involving bribery.  People say nice things about her in the directories including one comment which compared her to a dog.  Mary really needs a new photo as she has much more grey hair now.


Mary Young
Mary Young Partner
Kingsley Napley
Darren Reeds
Partner
Grant Thornton (Cyprus)

I am a Partner within Grant Thornton’s Insolvency and Asset Recovery team. 

As a Cyprus and UK licensed insolvency practitioner, and experienced British Virgin Islands (BVI) insolvency appointment-taker, I provide clients with insolvency, asset-tracing and asset recovery solutions. 

My skillsets are typically deployed in the context of offshore and cross-border contentious insolvency appointments.


Darren Reeds
Darren Reeds Partner
Grant Thornton (Cyprus)
Ed Palmer
Director
Greyhawk

Since co-founding Greyhawk in 2012, Edward has been the lead investigator in over 100 cross-border disputes and enforcement actions in the context of investor-state arbitration, civil fraud, contentious insolvency and commercial litigation.

Recent cases include acting for a state to identify over $500m stolen by a corrupt official; identifying enforcement options for an investor with an ICSID award against a sovereign; acting for creditors pursuing the personal assets of directors following a $200m banking fraud; and acting for a state oil company in the successful enforcement of an arbitral award against an energy group in the CIS. The majority of his work is international and often involves an offshore element


Ed Palmer
Ed Palmer Director
Greyhawk
Kenneth Krys
Executive Chairman & Founder
KRyS Global

Kenneth Krys
Kenneth Krys Executive Chairman & Founder
KRyS Global
Ben Kempe
Partner
Noerr (Germany)

Ben Kempe advises on international insolvency proceedings and conducts insolvency litigation for insolvency administrators, business enterprises and credit institutions. Ben represents his clients before state courts and arbitral tribunals in international corporate, banking and financial disputes. His main practice areas include attachment orders and interim injunctions. Ben also has extensive practical experience of dealing with complex enforcement cases and regularly assists in large-scale compulsory auctions.


Ben Kempe
Ben Kempe Partner
Noerr (Germany)
Mehmet Karagoz
Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig (UK)

Mehmet Karagoz focuses his practice on commercial litigation and civil fraud, advising claimants and defendants with regard to foreign and domestic frauds, internal investigations, and crisis management. He has obtained freezing injunctions against both individuals and companies as well as Norwich Pharmacal Orders against third parties including financial institutions, internet service providers, and email providers. He also has experience advising companies and individuals in respect of antecedent transactions in the context of insolvency.

Mehmet is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). His experience also includes cases involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust, dishonest assistance, knowing/unconscionable receipt, unlawful means conspiracy, unjust enrichment, deceit, undue influence, and unconscionable bargain. He also advises on unfair prejudice petitions.


Mehmet Karagoz
Mehmet Karagoz Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig (UK)
Malcolm Cohen
Partner
BDO

I am Head of BDO’s National Cross Border and Contentious Insolvency team and specialise in working on complex international fraud-related insolvencies and securing recoveries for creditors. The assignments I work on focus on investigations, asset tracing and litigation, often of a cross-border nature.


Malcolm Cohen
Malcolm Cohen Partner
BDO
Nikki Edwards
Partner
Howard Kennedy

Nikki Edwards is a partner in the Commercial Dispute Resolution team. She is a seasoned trial solicitor and a practising mediator, focused on achieving commercial and cost-effective results for her clients worldwide.

Nikki has over 15 years’ experience resolving disputes across various sectors both within the UK and internationally. She has particular experience of dealing with shareholder and company disputes, fraud and dishonesty, complex contractual disputes, negligence and enforcing foreign judgments. 

She has obtained victories for her clients at trials in the Commercial Court and Chancery Division of the High Court as well as the Court of Appeal. Nikki also has wide-ranging experience of dealing with injunctions and other interlocutory orders. However, her primary focus is on achieving successful results for her clients, often acting as a trusted advisor with a view to resolving matters at an early stage. Her experience as a mediator is valuable in this regard. 

As President of the London Solicitors Litigation Association (the LSLA), which has over 3500 members, Nikki helps to shape civil justice reform and promote best practice in litigation in England and Wales. 


Nikki Edwards
Nikki Edwards Partner
Howard Kennedy
Peter Hayden
Partner
Mourant (Cayman)

I am a Partner in the Litigation team in our Cayman Islands office.  I have practised with the firm in the Cayman Islands since the beginning of 2008.

Over the last 15 years I have acted in many of the largest and most complex cases to be litigated in the Cayman Islands. I act for the Algosaibi family in their on-going claims against Maan Al Sanea and his companies, successfully obtaining a US$2.5 billion judgment against Mr Al Sanea and settling certain claims. I also act for the liquidators of the Madoff impacted Primeo fund, in successfully resolving litigation against the Trustee in New York and the Cayman Islands, the investment manager, the Herald feeder fund – where the Privy Council has found in favour of Primeo on both the creditor and shareholder distribution issues – and in the litigation against the administrator and custodian.

I have acted in a number of precedent setting fund liquidations (including Lancelot, Belmont and Heriot), large fraud cases (including Madoff, Dynamic Decisions, Fletcher and Alpha Re) and high profile restructurings (including Arcapita, CEVA, Eircom, Ocean Rig and Tailored Brands). I am regularly instructed to make urgent applications to obtain interim relief and/or to appoint provisional liquidators/receivers.


Peter Hayden
Peter Hayden Partner
Mourant (Cayman)

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