Complex international trust arrangements and fund management disputes are at the heart of many of the cases our lawyers have worked on. Some of those arrangements involve formal trust structures in offshore jurisdictions. Others involve disputes arising out of informal trust relationships. We also regularly advise on the applicability of constructive trusts to the proceeds of fraud.
These disputes are typically very complex in nature, requiring expert legal and strategic advice particularly on alternative and often conflicting laws and jurisdictions. Our lawyers are ideally placed to provide that assistance, and have advised clients from a variety of backgrounds on trust related issues including investment trusts, hedge funds, private equity houses, insolvency practitioners, banks and corporates.
OUR LAWYERS’ FEATURED EXPERIENCE
Advising a private equity house in a dispute with its former joint venture partner relating to a $660 million sale of trust investments.
Acting for an investment vehicle in a dispute before the British Virgin Islands Commercial Court, Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal and Privy Council relating to a disputed managerial entitlement of approximately $200 million in relation to a $1 billion investment fund.
Advising the limited partner of an English limited partnership on claims of negligence, misfeasance, and misappropriation against the general partner.
Advising the fund managers of the Blue Skye Special Opportunities Fund LLP in a €200 million dispute concerning assets held in Italy following a group reorganisation.
Advising a limited partner of a private equity fund on disputes relating to the investment strategy of the general partner and approach taken to valuation of assets.
Acting for a UK fund manager to prevent early termination of its asset management agreement by a Luxembourg SICAV fund and Italian promoter.
Acting for a judgment creditor to freeze shares fraudulently obtained using the funds of a judgment debtor company.