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Khiyara Krige is Counsel in the Appleby Bermuda Dispute Resolution Department where she regularly provides advice to both international and local clients on a wide variety of complex, high value, multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes with a focus on insurance/reinsurance disputes and corporate/company law disputes, including shareholder fair value appraisal actions (company defence).

Khiyara has significant experience in insurance litigation, which includes advising on policyholder coverage disputes, advising insurers on contentious (re)insurance policy claims, reviewing and advising reinsurance treaty wording and providing advice on multi-jurisdictional life insurance issues.  Prior to joining Appleby, Khiyara practiced law in South Africa, where she gained extensive experience advising aviation insurance underwriters in both the London, and South African, insurance market on disputes concerning coverage, subrogation and the handling of third-party liability claims.

Work Highlights

  • Appleby Bermuda advised in connection with the $13.3 billion take-private acquisition of Bermuda-based Triton International Limited (Triton) by Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P (BIP) through BIP’s subsidiary Brookfield Infrastructure Corporation (BIPC) and its institutional partners (Brookfield Infrastructure);
  • IN THE MATTER OF JARDINE STRATEGIC HOLDINGS LTD Acting as Bermuda counsel for the Company in extensive ongoing shareholder fair value appraisal litigation pursuant to section 106 of the Companies Act brought by more than 80 plaintiffs (including numerous event driven hedge funds);
  • IN THE MATTER OF MYOVANT SCIENCES LTD Acting as Bermuda Counsel for the Company in shareholder fair value appraisal litigation pursuant to section 106 of the Companies Act;
  • TRANSVERSE Acted as Bermuda counsel to Transverse Insurance Group in their partnership with AmRisc LLC, a subsidiary of Truist Insurance Holdings and the largest catastrophe-focused property MGA in the United States.

Recognition

Khiyara is recommended by Legal 500 Caribbean in the Dispute Resolution category. Clients describe Khiyara as: “on top of all the details and supremely reliable, notwithstanding clearly a very heavy workload.”

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Qualifications & Education

Khiyara has a Bachelor of Social Sciences and LLB degree from the University of Cape Town and a LLM degree from Cornell University. Khiyara is an admitted member of the High Court of South Africa and the New York State Bar Association.

  • University of Cape Town
  • Cornell University

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