Erik Bodden is an Associate in the Litigation and Trust & Private Client departments in the Cayman Islands office of Conyers Dill & Pearman. Erik joined Conyers in 2013 after completing a secondment with the Disputes Team at Farrer & Co. Prior to that, he completed pupillage in Lincoln’s Inn in London, where he assisted with a wide range of traditional and commercial chancery cases including matters concerning partnerships, company and insolvency law, as well as contentious trusts and will disputes.
Erik’s practice covers all areas of international commercial, insolvency and private client litigation. He frequently appears before the Grand Court both on his own and as a junior being lead as part of a large team, including in the course of large-scale cross-border and multi-party disputes. In addition to acting in various winding up proceedings (including the longest trial of a winding up petition in Cayman) and other disputes involving Cayman Islands companies, Erik has recently been involved in a series of Section 238 dissenting shareholder appraisal cases, and has extensive experience acting for both companies and dissenting shareholders in this context. He has also acted in contentious trust matters, acting for office holders such as trustees, beneficiaries, and protectors.
Erik has co-authored a number of articles about developments in companies law and trust law in the Cayman Islands. He is a visiting lecturer at the Cayman Islands Law School, a contributor to the Cayman Islands Law Review, and a contributor to the text book Civil Litigation in the Cayman Islands (3rd Edition). Erik has been a member of the RISA (INSOL International) education subcommittee since 2014, and was awarded the RISA Rising Star Award in 2015. Erik is also a council member of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association, and was a recognised attorney in both the 2017 and 2018 editions of Legal 500 Caribbean.
STEP Journal: Principle Progressions
Getting the Deal Through – Cayman jurisdiction analysis (November 2018)
In the matter of Qunar Cayman Islands Ltd: Cayman Islands Appraisal Actions – Moving Towards Standard Directions?, International Corporate Rescue, Vol 15 (2018) Issue 1
Contributor - Cayman Islands Law Review, 2016-2017 (various case summaries)
Contributor - Civil Litigation in the Cayman Islands, 3rd edn, 2016 (chapter on Mareva Injunctions)
Divide and Conquer: A New Chapter in the History of the Cayman Islands Judicial System, IFC Caribbean Review, 2011
31 Jan 2020
Zhang Hong Li and others v. DBS Bank and others
Appeal | Trusts
3 Jul 2019
In the matter of Pinnacle Global Partners Fund I Ltd
31 May 2019
In the Matter of A Trust
26 Feb 2020
Trust & Estates Litigation Forum
Four Seasons Resort
Avenue de la Menara
26 Feb 2020
Duff & Phelps Fund Liquidity Breakfast Briefing
26 Feb 2020
Asset Recovery International