We have an experienced litigation team which is able to assist in contentious matters of practically any nature. The majority of work we undertake involves, in one way or another, disputes involving offshore structures and entities in the British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands. Much of our work has cross-border elements. While our primary markets are the British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands, we are also able to assist in cases involving other common law Caribbean jurisdictions where we have lawyers locally admitted and/or relationships with local firms.

Forbes Hare has particular expertise in the following areas:

Asset Tracing and Enforcement

Interim relief, including obtaining:

  • Search orders
  • Freezing orders
  • Receiverships
  • Orders for disclosure
  • Orders for the seizure and preservation of materials
  • Sequestration

Corporate and Commercial Disputes

  • Shareholder disputes
  • Minority shareholders’ rights
  • Partnership disputes
  • Negligence actions against professional service providers and advisors
  • Enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards in the BVI and Cayman Islands
  • All types of commercial litigation and arbitration

Contentious Insolvency

  • Compulsory liquidations and provisional liquidations
  • Transaction avoidance actions
  • Cross-border insolvency

Investment Fund Disputes

  • Investor suits against the fund or investment manager
  • Litigation by investors against directors
  • Functionary disputes
  • Fund re-organisations involving dissenting investors
  • Multi-jurisdictional asset tracing and enforcement issues in cases of alleged fraud

We also are experienced in arbitration and mediation.

We also advise on litigation elsewhere in the English-speaking Caribbean (typically alongside a local law firm), and have trial experience in a number of such jurisdictions.