Leading offshore insolvency lawyer
Christopher Young has joined the Cayman Islands law firm Forbes Hare as head of
its Litigation and Insolvency practice in Grand Cayman.
Announcing the appointment, Cayman
Islands Senior Partner J. Barry Smith said:
We are delighted that Chris Young has
joined us. He is one of the most respected
contentious lawyers in the offshore Caribbean, and brings a wealth of relevant
experience which will greatly enhance the service we offer to our clients.
Young was previously a partner at
Harney Westwood and Riegels. He spent
the major part of his legal career as a barrister at a leading commercial
chancery set of chambers in London, before moving offshore to work in the Cayman
Islands and the BVI.
Commenting on his move, Young said:
The chance to join a specialised
and dynamic firm such as Forbes Hare is a fantastic opportunity. I look forward to helping it grow and achieve
its objective of establishing the same reputation for high quality litigation
and insolvency work in the Cayman Islands that it already enjoys in the BVI.
Young will be joined in the Cayman
Islands by senior associate litigator, Jennifer Deacon, also from Harneys and
prior to that, the English Bar. Deacon
has considerable experience in issues surrounding distressed and insolvent
investment funds, as well as more general insolvency and commercial chancery
Forbes Hare is widely recognised
for its litigation and insolvency expertise, and acts for a variety of
institutional and private clients, and insolvency office holders.
Forbes Hare Managing Partner
William Hare welcomed the new arrivals, stating:
We are fortunate to have wonderful
clients with complex and interesting work.
To provide the services they need, however, we need experienced lawyers
of the highest possible calibre. Chris
and Jenny are two such lawyers and I’m sure that their moves will be a great
Christopher Young was recently
re-admitted as an attorney in the Cayman Islands by Mr Justice Quin, who
welcomed him back to the jurisdiction.