James Watthey and Kajetan Wandowicz called to the Bar of the British Virgin Islands

We are delighted to announce that James Watthey and Kajetan Wandowicz have been called to the Bar of the British Virgin Islands. James specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration, and has particular experience in shipping, commodities, shipbuilding, energy, and offshore construction. Directories describe him as a “simply brilliant” barrister who is “strong across the board […]

27th June 2024

Alex Potts KC and Anna Hoffmann featured in Counsel article

Alex Potts KC and Anna Hoffmann are featured in a recent Counsel article following their instruction by Colours Caribbean to intervene in Ferguson v UK before the European Court of Human Rights. Anna Hoffmann leads a conversation with Dr Leo Raznovich, Alex Potts KC and solicitor members of the pro bono legal team reflecting on […]

10th June 2024

Alex Potts KC has appeared before the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands

Alex Potts KC has appeared as Leading Counsel before the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands in three different judgments published by the Court in March 2024 and April 2024. In the case of Raiffeisen Bank International AG v Scully Royalty Ltd et al, Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, FSD 0162 of 2019 (RPJ), […]

22nd April 2024

Alex Potts KC speaking at the Chancery Bar Association: Geneva Conference

On Thursday 18 April Alex Potts KC will be speaking at the Chancery Bar Association: Geneva Conference. Alex will be on a panel alongside Jennifer Haywood (Serle Court) and Thomas Robinson (Wilberforce Chambers) titled ‘Arbitration: Issues in Shareholder, Insolvency and Trust Disputes’. Alex will specifically be addressing arbitrability of insolvency and trust disputes in offshore […]

26th March 2024

Members of 4 Pump Court attend Riyadh International Disputes Week

Sean Brannigan KC, Lynne McCafferty KC, Ben Pilling KC, George Woods, Laurence Page and Richard Sumarno will be in Riyadh from the 2nd March for Riyadh International Disputes Week. The team look forward to catching-up with many of our clients in the region, as well as speaking at the following events; 3rd March – Sean […]

Alex Potts KC speaking at The Commercial Bar Association 2nd Gulf Round Table

The Commercial Bar Association 2nd Gulf Round Table will take place later today at the Capital Club, Dubai. The Combar Gulf Committee was established in 2021 to develop the links which already exist between the English and Welsh commercial and arbitration bar and the legal community in the Gulf States. Alex Potts KC will be a […]

Stephen Cogley KC called to the Bar of the British Virgin Islands

4 Pump Court is delighted to announce that Stephen Cogley KC has been called to the Bar of the British Virgin Islands, further strengthening our Commercial Offshore practice. Stephen is ranked in both Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 for Commercial Litigation, where he is described as “outstanding – it’s a combination of his […]

9th February 2024

Alex Potts KC to speak at BILA virtual lecture ‘SACs, Swaps, Schemes, and Scams: an Offshore Update’

On 1 February, Alex Potts KC will be speaking at BILA virtual lecture ‘SACs, Swaps, Schemes, and Scams: an Offshore Update’. Alex will discuss some of the key legal topics relating to offshore insurance structures in Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, and other offshore jurisdictions. His talk will cover some recent judgments, and emerging trends, dealing […]

Supreme Court of Bermuda grants application to strike out evidence in advance of trial

In a judgment delivered on 19 December 2023, the Supreme Court of Bermuda has granted an application to strike out inadmissible evidence in advance of trial, in the case of Chishti v Afiniti Ltd [2023] SC (Bda) 98 Civ. The proceedings relate to pending claims made by Mr.  Chishti, the former CEO of Afiniti Ltd, […]

21st December 2023

Can offshore works be subject to statutory adjudication? New TCC judgment

Those involved in offshore construction will wish to take note of a TCC judgment handed down on 8 December 2023 regarding the territorial reach of Part II of the Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 as amended (“the Construction Act”) which Act imposes compulsory adjudication and payment provisions on certain construction contracts. Whilst it […]

8th December 2023

Alex Potts KC co-authors ‘Bermuda: Regulating Big Insurance on a Small Island’

Alex Potts KC has co-authored the new Bermuda chapter in the second edition of the Research Handbook on International Insurance Law and Regulation. The Handbook (edited by Julian Burling and Kevin Lazarus) provides an updated assessment of the insurance industry in an international context, featuring 30 chapters, of which half are new for this second […]

27th November 2023

Cayman Islands Court of Appeal refuses application for permission to appeal in Re Virginia Solution SPC Ltd., CICA Civil...

The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has dismissed an application for permission to appeal to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in the case of Re Virginia Solution SPC Ltd., CICA Civil Appeal No. 4 of 2022. In a judgment delivered on 10 November 2023, the Court accepted the submissions of Augusta Healthcare Inc., […]

23rd November 2023

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