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Carey Olsen

Work +1 345 749 2000
Cape Town, Grand Cayman, Hamilton, Hong Kong, London, Singapore and 3 more

Peter Sherwood

Work +1 345 749 2002
Carey Olsen

Work Department

Dispute Resolution and Litigation; Restructuring and Insolvency


Peter is a partner in our dispute resolution and litigation practice in the Cayman Islands.

Peter has particular expertise in cross-border insolvency and restructuring, but his broad practice also encompasses investment fund litigation, shareholder disputes and other commercial disputes.

Peter has acted for insolvency practitioners and creditors on many of the highest profile Cayman Islands insolvency cases of recent years.


Peter qualified as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 2008. Prior to joining Carey Olsen in 2015, he worked for leading international firms in London and in Sydney, working on contentious and non-contentious insolvencies and cross-border restructurings.

Peter was admitted as an attorney-at-law of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands in 2015.


Member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, INSOL and RISA.

Cayman Islands

Dispute resolution

Within: Next Generation Partners

Peter Sherwood - Carey Olsen

Within: Dispute resolution

Carey Olsen's recent growth saw former Maples and Calder partner Matthew Crawford join as consultant. The 'clever and commercial' practice is 'at the top of its game' and 'knows the law well, creating excellent litigation strategies to deliver commercial outcomes'; its recent work includes fraud claims, restructuring and insolvency matters, complex trust proceedings and actions involving dissenting shareholder groups seeking fair-value payments for their shareholdings upon buy-outs. It acted for Liongate Multi Strategy Fund in a claim against, among others, its former directors for breach of fiduciary duty; the claim involved a successful application for a freezing injunction over assets that were allegedly misappropriated. Jan Golaszewski is the Cayman dispute resolution head, and 'experienced litigator' Sam Dawson has 'great technical awareness' and extensive expertise in complex cross-border commercial disputes, with a primary focus on the financial services sector. Peter Sherwood is a highly regarded counsel.

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Cayman Islands: Restructuring & Insolvency (3rd edition)

April 2019. By Peter Sherwood, Counsel

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to restructuring and insolvency laws and regulations that may occur in the  Cayman Islands . This Q&A is part of the global guide to Restructuring & Insolvency (3rd edition). [Continue Reading]

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