Offshore (3 ranked)
Set, Band 2
4 Stone Buildings is a highly regarded set able to offer particular expertise in the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and the Channel Islands, while sustaining praiseworthy capability in the DIFC and Hong Kong. Members of chambers are frequently instructed to act in a variety of matters including trusts, liquidations and shareholder action fund disputes. This year the set appeared in Syndicate Bank v Dansingani, a long-running dispute related to foreclosure and the enforcement of security. One source notes how the set provides “very precise and high-quality advice.” A client comments that the barristers are “diligent, professional, courteous and responsive.”
“The clerks are excellent, reliable and very reasonable on fees.”
“It is a great clerking team to work with because they are very approachable and return calls immediately.”
“In terms of the clerking, they are a very direct and commercial set.”
Jonathan Crow KC, Star Individual
Jonathan Crow KC is a formidable offshore advocate with an outstanding track record in heavyweight commercial, company and public law cases. The broad geographic spread of his work takes him to Hong Kong, the Channel Islands and several Caribbean jurisdictions. He is sought after for his knowledge of trusts disputes, as well as investment fund and property cases, and he also frequently appears before the Privy Council.
John Brisby KC, Band 2
John Brisby KC has a busy commercial practice that sees him tackle work in Gibraltar, the Isle of Man, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands, among other jurisdictions. He has attained a fine reputation for his excellent courtroom advocacy and has acted in cases relating to the collapses of Enron, Barings, Maxwell and Barlow Clowes. His primary expertise is in fraud, insolvency and company law, including shareholder disputes.
Sharif Shivji KC, Band 3
Sharif Shivji KC delivers standout performances in financial services litigation and has a highly international practice that sees him work in places such as Dubai, the BVI and Trinidad & Tobago. He has recently been involved in significant fraud and insolvency cases. He is well known for his private client work including high-value divorce agreements, where he advises on trust-related issues, among others.