Barristers at 4 New Square have extensive experience of advising on and acting in litigation taking place overseas, as well as in UK-based disputes with a cross-border component. We are also regularly instructed to advise on non-contentious legal matters arising abroad.
As to disputes in other jurisdictions, our members are frequently involved in claims brought outside the UK, including the United States (New York State, California and Delaware amongst others), Brazil, the United Arab Emirates (including the DIFC), Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Nevis, the Turks and Caicos Islands, Antigua, Mauritius, Singapore, Hong Kong, Jersey, Guernsey, Gibraltar and Switzerland. A number of us – at varying levels of seniority - are admitted to practice in these jurisdictions on an ongoing basis. Our barristers are frequent lecturers and public speakers on international and offshore legal topics, and some have drafted offshore legislation.
Our international and offshore work is typically commercial in nature, and often has a financial, fiduciary or equitable element. Recent examples include acting for a Brazilian liquidator in pursuing disclosure orders in the Cayman Islands in a $2billion liquidation; acting for the central bank of Trinidad in claims valued at over $3billion relating to the collapse of a major insurance company and financial services provider; acting for Guernsey cell companies in litigation arising out of the collapse of a fund management group; acting in a US$50million claim brought in Mauritius against the auditors of a failed foreign exchange trading operation; and acting for the liquidators of a significant Caribbean bank to trace and recover some $8bn assets lost in a major international Ponzi scheme.
Please contact our senior clerk, Lizzy Stewart, for further information.