Erik Bodden is a Partner in the Litigation and Trust & Private Client departments in the Cayman Islands office of Conyers Dill & Pearman. Erik joined Conyers 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 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 was awarded the RISA (INSOL International) Rising Star Award in 2015 and was also a member of the RISA education subcommittee from 2014 to 2019. Erik is also a council member of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association, a member of the Legal Advisory Council and a member of the FSD User’s Committee. He has been ranked in Legal 500 Caribbean since 2017, most recently as a “Rising Star” in 2020.
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