Offshore

"Members of Fountain Court Chambers bring strong practices in commercial, fraud, banking and financial services, as well as company and insolvency law, to clients needing representation in a range of offshore jurisdictions."


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Our offshore disputes capability and expertise complements our offering in the UK, most notably in banking and finance, commercial disputes, company, restructuring and insolvency, financial services, international arbitration, and civil fraud.

Members are regularly instructed – either by leading local firms or mainstream UK or US firms with clients involved in offshore disputes – in cases in a wide variety of jurisdictions, including:

  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Gibraltar
  • Guernsey
  • Isle of Man
  • Jersey
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Turks & Caicos

Members are also often called upon to work on matters being conducted in ‘free zones’ such as the Dubai International Financial Centre.

Several members are admitted to practice in one or more of these jurisdictions, either on an annual or ad hoc basis. More information on this can be found within the barristers profile pages.

Our work includes cases relating to:

  • Ikana Holdings v Putney Capital Management & Others: Acting for the claimant in a substantial commercial dispute concerning the payment of dividends from a Dominican Republic electricity business (Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal).
  • AHAB v Saad & Others: Acting for one of the defendant groups in the largest and most complex fraud case ever to be tried in the Cayman Islands, successfully defending on appeal the Chief Justice’s landmark dismissal of the claims (Cayman Islands Court of Appeal).
  • Turks & Caicos Financial Services Commission v Caicos General Insurance Company Ltd: Acting for the Turks & Caicos Financial Services Commission in relation to a dispute concerning license conditions imposed on insurance companies conducting insurance business in the Turks & Caicos Islands.
  • Sonera v Cukurova: Acting for the award creditor in long-running arbitral enforcement proceedings in the British Virgin Islands which resulted in numerous judgments at all levels, including [2015] 2 All ER 1061 (Privy Council).
  • Peterson & Ekstrom v Weavering Fixed Income Fund Ltd: Acting for the defendant directors in a breach of duty claim arising from a substantial fund collapse, culminating in their successful appeal (Cayman Islands Court of Appeal).
  • Leremeieva v Estera, Lagur & Ivakhiv: Acting for two Ukrainian oligarchs in a dispute in the British Virgin Islands concerning the operation of a trust and the ownership of various Ukrainian businesses, with allegations involving forgery, sham and dishonest assistance in breach of trust and fiduciary duty.
  • Cowan v Equis Special LP & Others: Acting for the defendants to a fraud claim in the Cayman Islands, involving parallel proceedings in Hong Kong and turning on the allegedly dishonest diversion of profits realised upon the sale of a private equity fund’s renewable energy investments.
  • CLICO Enquiry: Acting for the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago in the public enquiry in Trinidad into the collapse of Colonial Life Insurance Company and other entities in the CL Financial Group.
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Offshore Barristers

David Railton QC

David Railton QC

Call 1979 | Silk 1996

Stephen Rubin QC

Call 1977 | Silk 2000

Raymond Cox QC

Raymond Cox QC

Call 1982 | Silk 2002

Charles Bear QC

Charles Béar QC

Call 1986 | Silk 2003

Bankim Thanki QC

Bankim Thanki QC

Call 1988 | Silk 2003

Mark Simpson QC

Mark Simpson QC

Call 1992 | Silk 2008

Jeffrey Chapman QC

Jeffrey Chapman QC

Call 1989 | Silk 2010

Richard Coleman QC

Richard Coleman QC

Call 1994 | Silk 2012

Stuart Ritchie QC

Stuart Ritchie QC

Call 1995 | Silk 2012

Anneliese Day QC

Anneliese Day QC

Call 1996 | Silk 2012

John Taylor QC

John Taylor QC

Call 1993 | Silk 2013

Ben Valentin QC

Ben Valentin QC

Call 1995 | Silk 2016

Bridget Lucas QC

Bridget Lucas QC

Call 1989 | Silk 2018

Paul Sinclair QC

Paul Sinclair QC

Call 1997 | Silk 2018

Robin Barclay QC

Robin Barclay QC

Call 1999 | Silk 2020

Nik Yeo

Call 2000

Simon Atrill

Simon Atrill

Call 2005

Alex Barden

Alex Barden

Call 2005

Nico Leslie

Nico Leslie

Call 2010

Daniel Edmonds

Daniel Edmonds

Call 2010

Aaron Taylor

Aaron Taylor

Call 2017

Orestis Sherman

Orestis Sherman

Call 2019

Francesca Ruddy

Francesca Ruddy

Call 2020

Daniel Schwennicke

Daniel Schwennicke

Call 2020

Hannah Bernstein

Hannah Bernstein

Call 2020

Michael Brindle QC

Michael Brindle QC

Call 1975 | Silk 1992

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