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Jeremy Walton is a partner and the Litigation and Insolvency practice group head in Cayman. He is also global head of the Fund Disputes team that is described by Chambers Global 2011 as “one of the largest teams on the market, with a tremendous amount of experienced people.”
Jeremy specialises in international commercial litigation, including: directors’ and shareholders’ disputes; insolvency work, including the dissolution of commercial joint ventures and the dismantling of corporate structures; asset-tracing and recovery work, often as part of cross-border and multi-jurisdictional litigation; and disputes in relation to both family and commercial trusts.
Since his launch of a dedicated Fund Disputes team in June 2007 (the first of its kind in the offshore market), Jeremy has been involved in the leading Cayman litigation, insolvency and restructuring cases: including Absolute Capital Management, Basis Yield Alpha Fund, Bear Stearns High-Grade Structured Credit Strategies Funds, CPIM Structured Credit Funds, DB Zwirn Special Opportunities Fund, Laurus Offshore Fund, Lancelot Investors Fund, Palm Beach Offshore Fund, Peloton ABS Fund, RAB Capital Ritchie Capital, Rye Select funds, Wextrust Capital. He has significant experience in representing the full range of parties involved in fund-related matters: including liquidators, directors, investment managers, auditors, shareholders and creditors.
Jeremy has been consistently highly-ranked in various international legal publications, including Chambers Global, Legal 500, and The International Who’s Who Legal. Chambers Global 2013 ranked Jeremy as a ‘Leading Individual’ and one commentator said of him: “I don't think there's much better than Jeremy Walton on the island”. Clients and legal practitioners interviewed in previous editions of Chambers Global described him as “the star of the show - persuasive, attentive and thoughtful”. Clients also lauded his “terrific knowledge of Cayman law and first-rate written work”. The 2010 edition of Chambers Global stated "Jeremy Walton has a very high profile, with peers emphasising his quality and reputation" and previous editions described him as “a very bright litigator”. The 2012 edition of the Legal 500 Caribbean rankings: Dispute Resolution publication described Jeremy as being “respected by very experienced clients”. Jeremy was the winner of the 2012 ILO Client Choice Award for Litigation in the Cayman Islands. Clients interviewed for the International Who’s Who Legal – Asset Recovery 2013 stated Jeremy “has a wealth of expertise” and is the “first choice” for many.
Originally called to the Bar of England and Wales (now non-practising), Jeremy became an Attorney-at-Law in the Cayman Islands in 1997. He joined the Group in 1998 and has been a partner since 2004.
Jeremy regularly speaks at conferences and writes for a range of publications (including The Lawyer, Mondaq, International Law Office, The Hedge Fund Journal, and Hedge Funds Review). He also authors Global Arbitration Review’s annual Getting the Deal Through – Arbitration.
Jeremy is a member of the Cayman Islands Law Society, the International Bar Association, the Bar of England and Wales, the Chancery Bar Association (overseas member), and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Chairman of the Cayman Chapter). Jeremy is also an accredited mediator and a member of the Civil Mediation Council.
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