Sebastian Said practises in the Cayman Islands at the leading litigation practice in that jurisdiction, Appleby (Cayman) Limited.
He is also a Door Tenant at Fountain Court and is authorised by the Bar Standards Board to accept instructions in his main areas of practice where circumstances allow. For further information about the scope of Sebastian’s practice and availability to assist with litigation in London or elsewhere, please contact Chambers’ Senior Clerk, Alex Taylor, on +44 (0) 207 842 3706.
Sebastian has a broad experience of commercial law cases, both in an onshore and offshore context, from his practice in London, the Channel Islands and the Cayman Islands. His main practice areas are:
Sebastian has acted in high-profile litigation and advisory matters for the following corporate clients: Aspinall’s Club, Bank Julius Baer, Barclays, Gazprom, Generali, HBO, HSBC, ISS, KPMG, Lloyds TSB, Man Financial, NatWest, Nimax Theatres, Northern Rock, Perella Weinberg Partners, Pokerstars, Queen’s Park Rangers FC, Rawlinson & Hunter, Royal Bank of Canada, RBS, Saipem and the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority. Individual clients have included festival promoter Vince Power and hedge fund manager Alexander Jackson.
He has a particular interest in disputes relating to investment funds and fund managers. He has advised on the $1billion claim by the liquidators of the RMBS fund set up by The Carlyle Group (Carlyle Capital Corporation Limited), the derivative claim relating to the $1 billion Tetragon CDO fund (and the related Silverstein proceedings in New York), as well as the claim against the directors of the collapsed Arch Cru funds (all in the Royal Court of Guernsey). In the Cayman Islands, he has advised a redeeming shareholder on potential claw-back claims that might be issued by the Joint Liquidators of the well-known collapsed fund vehicle, Weavering Macro Fixed Income Fund Limited, as well as advising unpaid redeemed investors in other distressed fund vehicles.
With Patricia Robertson QC, he is the co-author and editor of the chapter on Fund Managers, in the leading professional negligence text, Mark Simpson QC and Lord Hoffmann (eds.), Professional Negligence and Liability.
He also publishes articles in his main practice areas – the most recent being published by the Hedge Fund Law Review (on Hedge Fund Side Letters, with Christopher Russell).