Paul Smith is a Partner in the Cayman Islands office of Conyers Dill & Pearman.
Paul practised at the commercial bar in London for 20 years, before joining Conyers in Bermuda in 2000. He moved to Cayman in 2013. Paul’s practice covers all aspects of dispute resolution with specialist expertise in commercial litigation, arbitration, insolvency and trust litigation. Paul is a member of the Firm’s partner-led Asia Disputes & Restructuring Group (“ADRG”). The ADRG provides Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands litigation advice to clients in the Far East; ensuring they have access to fully coordinated litigation advice and services provided by a seamless and comprehensive team across jurisdictions and time zones.
For the last 35 years, Paul has practised all aspects of commercial litigation and arbitration in London, Bermuda and Cayman. He has been involved in significant commercial cases, many of which are reported. During the last 10 years, his practice has included, in particular, trust disputes, company law and shareholder disputes, insolvencies and restructurings. Paul has extensive experience appearing as counsel before the commercial court in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands, the Courts of Appeal for Bermuda and the Cayman Islands and the Privy Council.
Paul is the co-author of the Bermuda chapter of “Global Financial Crisis; Navigating and Understanding the Legal and Regulatory Aspects” and the Bermuda chapter of “International Trust Disputes” (OUP, 2012).
Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (BVI), 2017
I want my (equitable) property back: time limits on recovering trust property from innocent volunteers, Trusts & Trustees, August 2015
Co-author of the Bermuda chapter of "International Trust Disputes" (OUP, 2012)
Co-author of the Bermuda chapter of "Global Financial Crisis; Navigating and Understanding the Legal and Regulatory Aspects".
3 Mar 2020
In Weavering Macro Fixed Income Fund Limited (In Liquidation) -v- Peterson and Ekstrom
Appeal | Liquidation
3 Mar 2020
In Maso Capital Investments Ltd & ors, v. Shanda Games Ltd
Appeal | Dissenting Shareholders
31 Jan 2020
Zhang Hong Li and others v. DBS Bank and others
Appeal | Trusts