William Peake Partner

+44 203 752 3622
+44 7734 865737

Expertise and Professional Background

William has broad litigation and insolvency experience having worked with Maples and Calder for several years, predominantly in the Cayman Islands. William regularly advises banks and investment vehicles and their liquidators, shareholders, directors and associated individuals in relation to disputes.

William is the lead partner acting for the official liquidators of a Cayman SPV in relation to the US$9.2bn Saad litigation. This is the longest running trial and most high value case ever litigated in the Cayman Islands Grand Court. William leads the firm’s London and Cayman teams working on the case, providing time sensitive advice to the London based office holder.

William is based in London and travels regularly to the firm’s Cayman Islands office.


Legal 500: William is recommended by Legal 500 2017.

Education & Admissions

Trinity College Dublin, LLB (Hons), 2000
Bar Admissions
Law Society of Ireland (non-practising) 2005
Law Society of England and Wales (non-practising) 2006
Solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, 2008
Cayman Islands attorney-at-law, 2010


Cayman Islands
Restructuring and Insolvency
Distressed Funds
London Litigation


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