Damon Booth

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Damon is a Senior Associate within the Dispute Resolution Practice Group in the Cayman Islands.  He has broad experience in commercial litigation, fund disputes, restructuring and cross-border insolvency, including acting for multi-national corporations, financial institutions and high net worth individuals.

Damon has expertise guiding clients through all aspects of a dispute, from preliminary instructions and investigations through to trial and enforcement.  Damon joined Appleby from Gilbert + Tobin, a Tier 1 Australian firm, where he spent two years as a Senior Lawyer in their Disputes and Investigations team in Sydney and gained a wide range of litigation, restructuring and insolvency experience.  Prior to that, Damon spent several years as a Lawyer and Senior Associate at Dentons in their Litigation and Dispute Resolution team in Sydney.

Damon is admitted as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands.  Damon is also admitted as a lawyer in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and as a solicitor of the High Court of Australia.

EXPERTISE

Recent cases include:*

  • Acting for the majority shareholders of a multi-national property development business in proceedings commenced by a minority shareholder seeking winding up of the company on a just and equitable basis.
  • Defending a listed mining company in ongoing proceedings commenced by liquidators of two subsidiaries alleging insolvent trading and various breaches of directors’ duties.
  • Acting for the majority shareholder and directors of a carbon farming company in proceedings commenced by minority shareholders seeking, inter alia, derivative relief.
  • Successfully prosecuting a shareholder oppression claim on behalf of a 50-50 shareholder in a private defence consultancy business.
  • Defending a director and co-owner of a luxury goods company in a derivative claim commenced by the company alleging various breaches of directors’ duties.

*Prior to joining Appleby

Education

University of New South Wales (LLB)

University of New South Wales (BSc Psychology).

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