Eliot Simpson is a partner and Group Head of the Dispute Resolution department in Hong Kong. He first qualified as a Solicitor in 1992, spending nine years at Clifford Chance before joining a major offshore firm based in the Cayman Islands, where he practised as a local Attorney-at-Law. In 2005, Eliot joined another major offshore firm based in Jersey, where he was admitted as a Jersey Advocate. He joined Appleby in 2008 as a Solicitor Advocate in the British Virgin Islands, and most recently relocated to Hong Kong in 2012.
Eliot has extensive experience in all areas of commercial litigation and corporate insolvency, including corporate disputes, fund disputes, trust and estate litigation, and corporate bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring.
Eliot has been described by Chambers Asia Pacific 2019 as ´an experienced commercial litigator´. He has been a contributor to a number of publications including Getting the Deal Through, and Dispute Resolution Review. Eliot was the author of the BVI chapter of Greene on Shareholder Claims (Jordans 2012).
Recent highlights have included acting:
- On behalf of Congo Mineral Developments Limited, in litigation relating to mining rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo
- On behalf of the liquidators of Pioneer Iron & Steel Group Company Limited
- For the BVI-appointed liquidators of Genesis Voyager Equity Corporation
- For Caxton International Limited in winding-up proceedings brought against Reserve International Limited
“[Eliot is] an experienced commercial litigator.”