Angela Barkhouse

Angela Barkhouse is our exclusively recommended Cross-Border Asset Recovery Services expert in the Cayman Islands on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Angela directly using the contact details listed above.

As a cross-border asset recovery specialist, Angela provides project management and litigation support to locate and repatriate the proceeds of fraud and corruption hidden in foreign jurisdictions. Her broad expertise in financial investigations, asset tracing and dispute resolution provide her with the knowledge to derive practical solutions to seemingly complex cross-border issues.

Angela has consulted with governments, law firms, banks, corporations, and NGO’s. She has led high profile and complex investigations in bribery, corruption, malfeasance, conflicts of interest, embezzlement and stolen sovereign wealth and recovered assets for clients and victims of fraud, corruption and misconduct.

Angela’s knowledge of insolvency as an asset recovery tool in offshore jurisdictions in the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands enables her to ascertain the facts for a client, recover financial losses and repatriate stolen assets.

Recognised in both Who’s Who Legal and Global Investigations Review as a Global Elite Thought Leader in Investigations and Asset Recovery. Client testimonials refer to Angela as “tenacious” and “fearless”, noting her “innovative investigative strategies”.

Recent examples of assignments include acting for a newly elected Government in Asia in investigating money laundering through the central bank with the collusion of high-ranking members of the former government and government agencies. Angela has also recently led the forensic investigation into the misappropriation of substantial assets by members of a former regime in South Asia through the central banking system and government-owned entities, supporting multi-jurisdictional litigation for both criminal and civil proceedings in claims exceeding $1billion.

Firm Overview:

We are an independent advisory firm serving the needs of mid-market and corporate companies, as well as their stakeholders. Our experts advise clients on business transactions, resolving business disputes, mitigating risk and managing operational as well as financial challenges.

We have deep experience and specialist expertise in restructuring and insolvency, corporate finance, forensic accounting and investigations, cross-border asset recovery and creditor services. We work alongside accountants, major law practices, private equity houses, lenders and regulators. Our 250-strong team operates from 22 offices across the UK, Mauritius, Cyprus and the Cayman Islands.

Our team is well equipped to work with clients at key milestones. We work closely with individuals and companies to design and deliver solutions that have a commercial, realistic and real-world focus, ultimately providing value to all stakeholders.

Our vision is to be recognised as the leading, independent business advisory firm serving the needs of mid-market and corporate companies. Through our continued success, growing client list and talented employees, we believe our growth will continue at a rapid rate for years to come.

To date, our strong business performance has been driven by our growing reputation and successful track record in the wider market, accountancy and legal professions. We hope to build on this with a view to forming global partnerships that enable us to consistently deliver outstanding service as well as innovative and practical solutions.

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Kyle Broadhurst

Kyle Broadhurst is a respected and leading advocate in complex civil litigation and administrative tribunal proceedings in the Cayman Islands. He represents plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of disputes including bankruptcy and insolvency, negligence and personal injury, construction and property disputes. He also maintains an active commercial and general practice providing advice with respect to company formation and management, estates and trust, real estate (including lending, security and enforcement), and strata law.

Kyle trained as a barrister at the Inns of Court School of Law in London, England and was called to the bar of England & Wales in 2000. He commenced his law practice in the Cayman Islands in 2001. Kyle has acted in numerous significant disputes at all levels of court and has appeared in over thirty reported cases.

Firm Overview:

Broadhurst LLC is an offshore corporate and litigation boutique operating in and from the Cayman Islands. We work closely with our clients to identify and resolve their legal matters with practical solutions.

Caroline Barton

Caroline Barton is our exclusively recommended Asset Finance Services expert in the Cayman Islands on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Caroline directly using the contact details listed above.

Caroline is a partner within the Corporate department in Cayman and Group Head of Banking & Asset Finance, as well as Transport & Logistics.

Her practice areas include asset finance, corporate finance, structured finance, private equity and bond offerings. She is extensively involved in aircraft and vessel financing, subscription financing and CLOs.

Caroline also has vast experience in capital markets, shipping, corporate restructuring and mergers and acquisitions, especially working on the buyer side of transactions.

Caroline has been recognised by Who’s Who Legal with respect to Aircraft Finance, and is acknowledged as a ‘Rising Star’ in IFLR1000’s 2020 capital markets law rankings. In 2020, she was considered by Chambers Global to be an up-and-coming lawyer in a number of spaces, including structured finance, asset finance, debt capital markets and private equity. Clients characterise her as “super responsive, always available and solution-oriented.”

Caroline Barton is a member of the Cayman Islands Law Society, the Law Society of England and Wales, the Cayman Islands Labour Tribunal and the Caymanian Bar Association, and a notary public registered in the Cayman Islands.

Firm Overview:

We are a full service law firm providing comprehensive, expert advice and services across corporate, dispute resolution, property, regulatory and private client and trusts practice areas. We work with our clients to achieve practical solutions whether from a single location or across multiple jurisdictions.

Through Appleby Global Services, Appleby provides a range of administration, reporting and fiduciary services focused on corporate structures. Our dedicated teams of experienced professionals work closely with our legal specialists to provide our clients with an integrated legal and corporate administration offering.

We are regularly recognised for our professionalism, integrity and excellent client service, and these are the values we pride ourselves on and are at the core of our business.

Our global presence enables us to provide comprehensive, multi-jurisdictional legal advice at the times most beneficial to our clients.

Raymond Davern

Raymond Davern, Counsel, is Head of the Private Client and Trust practices in both the Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands offices of Conyers Dill & Pearman. Raymond regularly works with leading onshore legal and accounting firms in the US, UK, Europe, Latin America, MENA region and South East Asia to establish and provide advice in relation to trust and related structures for high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals in succession, estate planning and asset protection contexts.

Raymond also undertakes specialist trust litigation in both jurisdictions at first instance and appellate levels, regularly appearing as an advocate. He also advises on the administration of Cayman and BVI situated estate of foreign domiciled deceased persons in both contentious and non-contentious contexts.

Raymond has over 25 years of experience, and joined Conyers in 2010. In addition to his private client and litigation experience, Raymond has served as a lecturer on the Law of Trusts at King’s College in London, England.

Firm Overview:

Founded in 1928, Conyers Dill & Pearman is an international law firm advising on the laws of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands and Mauritius. With a global network that includes 140 lawyers spanning eight offices worldwide, Conyers provides responsive, sophisticated, solution-driven legal advice to clients seeking specialised expertise on corporate and commercial, litigation, restructuring and insolvency, and trust and private client matters. Conyers is affiliated with the Codan group of companies, which provide a range of trust, corporate secretarial, accounting and management services.

Guy Manning

Guy is a partner and head of our Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring Group. He joined Campbells in 2005 having previously practised in the London office of a leading international law firm. In his spare time Guy is a keen mountaineer who has climbed the Seven Summits, the highest mountain on each continent.

“A very bright man who gives useful, fit-for-purpose advice that’s commercially focused,” and is also widely regarded as “one of the nicest, most personable people in Cayman – a delight to deal with.” ~ Chambers and Partners

Qualifications & Admissions:

– Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, 1999 (non-practising)
– Attorney at Law Cayman Islands, 2005
– Solicitor British Virgin Islands, 2011

Expertise:

Guy advises and appears in the Cayman Islands Courts on behalf of creditors, shareholders, provisional and official liquidators, directors, managers and other professional service providers in relation to the restructuring and liquidation of Cayman companies and other entities.  Guy also has an active general litigation practice involving widely varying commercial contexts and structures, but with a particular emphasis on shareholder and investment fund disputes.

He has been involved in many of the jurisdiction’s highest profile disputes, liquidations and restructurings. Notable recent instructions include advising LDK Solar CO., Ltd (one of the world’s largest manufacturers of photovoltaic products) and its provisional liquidators in connection with the restructuring of over USD$700 million of offshore debt across the LDK group; acting for DPM Mellon (an affiliate of BNY Mellon) in connection with substantial claims arising from the US$500m liquidation of the Sphinx group of funds; and advising the provisional liquidators of Arcapita Investment Holdings Limited in respect of the US$1.2bn restructuring of the company and its parent, Arcapita Bank B.S.C. (c), a Shari’ah compliant Bahrain based investment bank.

Guy is a regular speaker at international fund and insolvency conferences and has given expert evidence of Cayman Islands law to various foreign courts.

Recognition & Awards:

Chambers and Partners report that Guy is “a very bright man who gives useful, fit-for-purpose advice that’s commercially focused,” and is also widely regarded as “one of the nicest, most personable people in Cayman – a delight to deal with” (2017), is “someone who thinks carefully about the case and offers  practical, commercial advice to help us get the best outcome” (2016), is “a very considered and technical lawyer; he accommodates innovative thinking and applies the law commercially” (2015),  and is a “a stupendously clever man… who has quickly established an impressive reputation in the Cayman Islands” (2014). The International Who’s Who Legal names Guy as one of the leading Insolvency and Restructuring lawyers in Cayman.

Associations & Clubs:

– Cayman Islands Law Society
– INSOL
– American Bankruptcy Institute

Matthew Gardner

Matthew Gardner is our exclusively recommended Legal Services expert in the Cayman Islands on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Nigel directly using the contact details above.

With over 50 years’ experience in the financial services industry and expertise in the provision of a wide range of domestic and international services, we have become a global partner to our clients with offices strategically situated to best serve their needs.

We offer a broad range of solutions tailored to the unique requirements of each of our clients, independently providing specialised fiduciary, fund administration, regulatory and compliance, entity formation and management and legal services on the laws of the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Ireland, Jersey and Luxembourg.

Over the course of five decades, the Maples Group has grown from modest beginnings into one of the world’s preeminent professional services firms, with operations in the Americas and Caribbean, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.

Our clients represent diverse backgrounds and sectors, and include many of the world’s foremost financial institutions, international corporations, asset managers and institutional investors. Given the global nature of doing business, our extensive footprint makes us perfectly positioned to deliver services that are designed to meet the unique requirements of our clients and the demands of the markets in which they operate.

Our practice-proven knowledge of the global marketplace and our willingness to embrace today’s technological advances means that we are able to continually update and evaluate our operational models and tailor solutions to ensure that we are delivering the greatest value to each and every client.

At the Maples Group we are dedicated to helping you foresee, innovate and deliver the results ‒ and value ‒ you deserve.