Jonathan Moffatt > Mourant > Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands > Lawyer Profile

Mourant
PO BOX 1348, 94 SOLARIS AVENUE
CAMANA BAY
GRAND CAYMAN KY1-1108
Cayman Islands

Work Department

Litigation

Position

I am a Partner in our Cayman litigation practice, specialising in commercial litigation and insolvency.

Career

OVERVIEW

I am a Partner in our Cayman litigation practice, specialising in commercial litigation and insolvency.

I have worked on the firm’s most complex matters, including Primeo Fund’s breach of contract claims against HSBC which involved two separate Privy Council hearings in 2021. I have also acted in insolvency disputes, cross-border liquidations and various fair value petitions including the Qunar and Sina Corporation matters.

Prior to joining Mourant in 2015, I practised as a barrister with Outer Temple Chambers in London.

WORK HIGHLIGHTS

  • Primeo Fund v HSBC – acting for the liquidators in their claims against the administrator and custodian for breach of duty in relation to investments lost in the Madoff Ponzi scheme, establishing binding authority on issues such as reflective loss, limitation and contributory negligence.
  • Porton – acting for the petitioner in its petition to restore companies on the basis that the voluntary liquidation process was impeached by fraud.
  • Upper Brook – acting for the Libyan Investment Authority’s subsidiaries in their successful opposition to an appeal brought by their former investment manager.
  • Qunar – acting for dissenting shareholders in the substantive trial on fair value and consequential decision on the fair rate of interest.
  • Changgang Dunxin Enterprise Company Limited – successful application by Hong Kong – appointed liquidators to transfer the liquidation to Cayman.

Memberships

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Insolvency Lawyers Association
  • INSOL International
  • RISA
  • The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, London

Education

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Admitted to practice in the Cayman Islands, 2015
  • Judicial Assistant to Lord Justice Rix, Court of Appeal, 2011
  • Outer Temple Chambers, London, 2010 – 2014

Lawyer Rankings

Cayman Islands > Dispute resolution

Steered by fintech and digital currency specialist Nicholas Fox, Mourant is regularly engaged on a range of cross-border contentious matters, acting for a diverse roster of asset managers, public sector bodies, and fast-growth companies. Peter Hayden is a highly experienced commercial litigator who regularly appears before the Court of Appeal and the Privy Council on high-value cases. Hector Robinson KC is also a seasoned advocate before the Grand Court and Court of Appeal, with recent engagements including judicial review proceedings on behalf of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority. Simon Dickson specialises in representing shareholders in fair value section 238 litigation, while Christopher Harlowe – who divides his time between the firm’s London and Cayman offices – focuses on cross-border restructuring and insolvency-related litigation. Jonathan Moffatt, who was promoted to partner in 2022, is a name to note for company law disputes and cross-jurisdictional liquidations.