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Conyers’ Cayman office has hired Alex Potts QC as the Head of the Cayman Islands Litigation & Restructuring Practice. As a Queen’s Counsel of England and Wales, Alex is an experienced litigator and advocate, having been admitted to the Bars of England and Wales, the Cayman Islands, and Bermuda. Alex joins Conyers from a leading international law firm, and he has worked previously in London, Cayman and Bermuda. Alex’s appointment follows a recent expansion with senior hires across both the Corporate and Litigation & Restructuring departments.
“We are pleased to have Alex on board as the head of our Litigation & Restructuring team in Cayman,” said Kevin Butler, Head of the Cayman Islands Office. “His knowledge and expertise strengthens our position in the market and will ensure that we continue to offer the high calibre of client service that the department is known for.”
With a particular focus on complex disputes, Alex handles matters in the fields of banking, financial services, investment funds, insurance and reinsurance, professional negligence, company law, trusts, asset recovery and contentious insolvency; his practice also extends to matters of public, constitutional and administrative, regulatory, telecommunications, employment, planning, and environmental law.
Alex has conducted cases and appeared as leading counsel before a variety of courts, arbitration tribunals, and regulatory tribunals, in England and Wales, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands, including the Privy Council. In addition to his court appearances, he is frequently instructed as counsel in international arbitrations and mediations.
Alex has been recognised as a leading lawyer in both the Legal 500 and Chambers Global, and he is the author of many publications on issues of offshore law.
“I am very excited to be joining a talented team of lawyers in the Cayman Islands, with a focus on excellence. I look forward to working closely with the firm’s clients, as well as other members of the Cayman Islands’ legal profession and the Cayman Islands’ judiciary”, added Mr. Potts.