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Shareholder Disputes in the Cayman Islands

January 2022 Alex Potts QC

International businesses incorporated in the Cayman Islands find themselves increasingly subject to shareholder disputes of different sorts in the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

One trend that has emerged and grown in 2021 involves disputes involving Cayman holding companies and businesses with operations in the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”) and Hong Kong.

Many of such companies have financially distressed businesses and international creditors, giving rise to insolvency-related issues. Despite this, these companies are often the owners of profitable businesses, where the disputes between the parties principally relate to allegations of mismanagement, or lack of transparency, or abuse of power by controlling shareholders.

 

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Alex Potts QC
Partner, Head of Cayman Islands Litigation & Restructuring

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7394


First published in the Knowledge Hub of Thought Leaders 4 Disputes Magazine.

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