Conal Keane

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Conal Keane is a Senior Associate in Appleby’s Cayman Islands office and a member of the Dispute Resolution department.

He has advised international financial institutions, corporate entities, accountancy firms, directors, creditors and alternative capital providers on a variety of matters.

He has extensive receivership experience advising financial institutions in proceedings against borrowers, advising shareholders in commercial disputes and other financial services litigation.

Conal has spoken at the Technical Session for the Recovery & Insolvency Specialists Association (RISA) on the rise in Norwich Pharmacal applications in the Cayman Islands. He has also contributed articles to a number of legal and industry publications, including Law360 and Hedge Fund Law Report.

He has been recommended in the Cayman Islands Dispute Resolution rankings (Legal 500).

Prior to working in the Cayman Islands, Conal worked for leading Irish law firm Mason Hayes & Curran for 9 years. He was admitted as a Solicitor in Ireland in 2011 (now non-practising), in England and Wales in 2015 (now non-practising) and was called to the Cayman Islands Bar in 2018.

EXPERTISE:

Recent cases include:

  • Advising a large China-based NASDAQ-listed energy company in relation to successful Section 238 valuation proceedings in the Cayman Islands (In the Matter of Trina Solar Limited – FSD 92 of 2017). *
    • Advising a Brazilian insolvency administrator in relation to a Norwich Pharmacal application against a Cayman entity linked to fraudulent activities. *
  • Advising Cayman liquidators in relation to their appointment over a major Chinese company on a provisional basis with a view to formulating and implementing a restructuring plan for the company (In the Matter of Tenwow International Holdings Limited – FSD 204 of 2018)
  • Advising joint receivers appointed over the shareholding of a Cayman-incorporated entity on its legal obligations and their obligations during the sales process. *
  • Advising a large China-based NASDAQ-listed technology company in relation to the petitioning for winding up in the Cayman Islands of another China-based Nasdaq-listed company on just and equitable grounds (In the Matter of Ehi Car Services Limited – FSD 115 of 2019). *
  • Advising US lawyers on the possible implications of a Section 1782 discovery application, made by the District Court in the US, on Cayman proceedings. *

Education:

  • University College Dublin, Ireland (BCL)
  • Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (LLM)
  • Law Society of Ireland.

Updates

29 Apr 2022 | News

An ‘Unprecedented’ Just & Equitable Winding Up of a Solvent Cayman Islands’ Captive – Re Virginia Solution SPC Ltd

In what we understand to be an ‘unprecedented’ judgment handed down in February (linked here), t...

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