James Elliott Senior Associate
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Expertise and Professional Background
James is a senior associate lawyer within the Litigation team at Harneys, specialising in commercial and insolvency litigation.
Prior to joining Harneys James worked at a London based practice in Lincoln’s Inn, where he dealt with contentious disputes arising in the fields of both commercial and insolvency law.
James’ recent experience includes:
- Involvement in the largest trial in the history of the Cayman Islands jurisdiction. Ahmad Hamad Algosaibi & Brothers Company (AHAB) v Al-Sanea & Ors is a US$9.2 billion suit involving allegations of fraud arising from one of the largest corporate collapses of the financial crisis.
- Acted for respondent company in Re Harbinger Class PE Holdings (Cayman) Ltd, successfully defending proceedings brought by a shareholder who sought the just and equitable winding up of the company on the basis that it had lost its substratum.
- Assisting Joint Official Liquidators of Life Premium Fund, SPC, a Cayman closed-ended fund invested in life insurance policies with over 200 investors based in Latin America.
James qualified as a Solicitor in England & Wales in 2011 and was admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in the Cayman Islands in 2015.
James is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales, INSOL International and the Restructuring and Insolvency Specialists Association (RISA).
Education & Admissions
BPP University (LLB) 2010
University of Loughborough (BA) 2005
England & Wales 2011
Cayman Islands 2015
Restructuring and Insolvency
Cayman Litigation & Insolvency
Cayman Restructuring & Insolvency
In a significant decision, the Cayman Islands Grand Court on 10 November 2015 handed down an important judgment in Re Harbinger Class PE Holdings (Cayman) Limited, dismissing a winding-up petition presented on grounds of loss of substratum. read more