Offshore fund disputes
Arising from factors such as trading losses, illiquidity, misevaluation and mismanagement, fund-related disputes are a common feature of the international commercial landscape. Complex by nature, funds experiencing distress require a team of dedicated fund dispute lawyers who are well rehearsed in this specialist area to resolve them.
An offshore fund dispute can often include multiple parties, intricate contractual agreements, intricate financial structures, and regulatory considerations. Navigating through such complexities requires specialised offshore fund disputes knowledge and experience in both investment funds law and dispute resolution.
Fund dispute lawyers
Appleby’s Fund Disputes team is an industry leader, being one of the few offshore firms to field a specialist team dealing with fund disputes, and having been involved in a number of high-profile offshore fund disputes proceedings. Our team of highly skilled and talented fund disputes lawyers have experience that covers all types of funds, including corporate funds, limited partnerships, unit trusts, regulated mutual funds, closed-ended funds and private equity funds.
We act for a wide range of parties involved in fund-related matters, including office-holders, directors, auditors, investment managers, shareholders and creditors.
We regularly provide advice and assistance regarding matters such as:
- Redemption issues
- Shareholders’ rights
- Directors’ liabilities
- Enforceability of side letters
- Disputes between service providers
- Valuation issues
- Fraud and mismanagement of fund assets
- Restructuring distressed funds
- Winding up and dissolution of insolvent funds
Cayman fund disputes
Our Cayman Islands office provides specialist Cayman fund disputes legal advice. With decades of experience between them, our fund disputes lawyers in Cayman are experts in navigating the complex nature of funds experiencing distress. Indeed, their Cayman fund dispute expertise was highlighted in the latest edition of The Legal 500 Caribbean legal directory, with researchers noting that “Appleby’s ‘excellent strength across the whole team’ ensures that it is sought out by a stellar line-up of international corporate clients for representation in high-stakes fund disputes, winding-up proceedings, and contractual enforcement matters”.