Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Clients want sensible solutions whether by negotiation, mediation, arbitration or in court. Whatever the method, we focus on our client’s interests to achieve the best possible outcomes tailored to their needs. Our attorneys are smart, strategic thinkers, dedicated to achieving a successful result for each client.

Corporate & Commercial Disputes

Broadhurst LLC acts for a diverse range of onshore and offshore corporate entities from multinational entities, to banks and other financial institutions, to local businesses. Matters for which we are regularly retained to act on include shareholder disputes, independent board committee advice, and investment fund disputes. We advise on managing risk and protecting client’s business and personal interests from the outset. Our advice includes an open assessment of the costs of litigation as well as advice on avoiding future disputes while managing current ones. The firm’s litigators have a broad range of experience and significant expertise in resolving a diverse range of complex commercial disputes.

Asset Tracing and Enforcement

One of the most important aspects of litigation is asset tracing and enforcement – ensuring clients reap the tangible benefits of litigation. We have experience and expertise in obtaining orders for the seizure and preservation of materials, freezing orders, search orders, sequestration orders, orders for disclosure, receiverships and liquidations.

Insolvency and Restructuring

Broadhurst LLC frequently represents both onshore and offshore clients in merger and acquisition transactions related to targets and assets in the Cayman Islands and abroad. We have a wealth of experience in this area, particularly representing onshore clients in private-private and public-private cross border acquisitions. Our depth of knowledge respecting the unique legislative and regulatory regime in the Cayman Islands allows us to develop solutions that achieve each client’s business objectives effectively. This process includes recognizing that the most important part of the transaction for the client may not be the closing, but what happens once the deal is consummated. Our team goes beyond successfully implementing the acquisition by ensuring that impediments to integration for the benefit of the purchaser are removed or ensuring that the vendor is not unnecessarily impeded from enjoying the proceeds from the sale in a timely manner. It is this type of foresight that our clients consistently refer to as the most impressive aspect of our service.

Family Law

Relationship breakdown and the consequential division of assets and the care of children can be some of the most stressful and complex issues a person will face over a lifetime. Our family law team can help reduce that burden through the provision of expert advice and the timely and cost effective management of negotiated outcomes or those achieved through the court system.

We are able to assist with the dissolution of marriage, division of liquid and intangible assets including going concerns, trust assets, real estate and share portfolios and all aspect of child care including multi-jurisdictional disputes.

Property and Construction

Our attorneys are experienced in all manner of construction and property disputes. We understand the construction business and offer a wealth of expertise gained through involvement and resolution of numerous and diverse construction disputes for owners, general contractors and sub-contractors. We have acted in relation to some of the largest commercial developments in the Cayman Islands and are also regularly instructed with respect to residential matters.  We are also experienced with other disputes concerning property and are regularly instructed with respect conveyancing, land compensation, estate and strata disputes.

Personal Injury Claims

Broadhurst LLC has been involved in some of the highest value and most complex personal injury claims in the Cayman Islands.

We understand that clients with personal injuries have multi-faceted needs and we tailor our advice to each individual, providing astute legal advice as well as guidance on associated matters such as managing an award of damages.

We have experience in all types of claims, including those arising in the work place, public and private establishments, motor vehicle accidents and through medical negligence. We understand and cater for the financial constraints of many personal injury clients, both in relation to our fees and as it applies to obtaining interim financial payments to help ease the monetary pressure often associated with serious injury.

Private Clients, Trusts & Estates

Our trusts experts provide leading edge expertise and personal service in establishing trusts, personal asset structuring and protection and family transition. We also provide trusteeship services for established on-shore and off-shore clients.

Our attorneys and paralegals have a tremendous depth of experience in the drafting of wills and provision of succession advice. We also regularly act as the corporate trustee for the management and distribution of high net-worth estates.

Wills & Estates

Broadhurst LLC has been providing succession and inheritance advice to family office administrators, the retiring generation and the potential inheritors for over four decades. We have acted in major estates with respect to planning, inheritance, generation transfers and the drafting and administration of wills, trusts and wealth accumulation and transfer entities.

We are experienced at dealing with cross border issues that may arise and have the benefit of strong connections around the globe to assist should any matter require foreign legal advice or assistance.

Private Clients and Trusts

The firm provides advice in all areas of trust law advising on the creation of, and all matters arising from, both personal and commercial trusts. Our team acts as trustee for a number of discretionary trusts. We are always available to provide the benefit of our experience and our advice to those who are concerned with the accumulation, management, transfer and disposition of family assets and wealth.

Contentious Trusts and Estates

Our firm has tremendous expertise in dealing with a full range of contentious matters relating to estates, wills and trusts. While we will seek to resolve such matters without recourse to litigation, where this is not possible we are experienced in acting for beneficiaries, trustees, executors and administrators either as plaintiffs or defendants.

Property

Broadhurst LLC advises clients on both residential and commercial real estate transactions. Our attorneys and paralegals are focused on successful outcomes for land and property developers, owners, operators, investors, strata corporations, contractors, potential purchasers and occupiers. We provide complete advice in all areas related to land, real estate and construction.

We are regularly engaged in the financing of real estate transactions representing both lenders and borrowers in all aspects of financing and the related security. Additionally, our firm has expertise in the area of strata (condominium) law and regulation. In particular, attorneys of the firm sit on a committee for the Law Society of the Cayman Islands that reviews, amends and drafts the strata law for the Cayman Islands.

Corporate, Development and Corporate Financing

Assisting in construction financing programs, the structuring of commercial and residential development and the negotiation of commercial borrowing arrangements are components of our business law practice. We are well versed in the intricacies of complex project financing and securitization.

Strata Corporations

The firm has expertise in the area of strata (condominium) law and regulation. In particular, attorneys of the firm sit on a committee for the Law Society of the Cayman Islands that reviews, amends and drafts the strata law for the Cayman Islands.

We are regularly engaged in the drafting and interpretation of strata by-laws, and regularly provide advice to strata corporations on their rights and obligations and act when necessary to enforce those rights.

Conveyancing

From corporate acquisitions to residential purchases the firm regularly acts on behalf of both vendors and purchasers. Our team ensures that all land transactions are conducted professionally and promptly.

Dispute Resolution

Our attorneys are experienced in all manner of construction and property disputes. We understand the construction business and offer a wealth of expertise gained through involvement and resolution of numerous and diverse construction disputes for owners, general contractors and sub-contractors. We have acted in relation to some of the largest commercial developments in the Cayman Islands and are also regularly instructed with respect to residential matters.  We are also experienced with other disputes concerning property and are regularly instructed with respect conveyancing, land compensation, estate and strata disputes.

Corporate

The Corporate practice at Broadhurst LLC offers clients creative solutions to legal hurdles of all types, whether the client is confronted by a recurring operational challenge or is engaged in unique, complex transactional matters.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Broadhurst LLC frequently represents both onshore and offshore clients in merger and acquisition transactions related to targets and assets in the Cayman Islands and abroad. We have a wealth of experience in this area, particularly representing onshore clients in private-private and public-private cross border acquisitions. Our depth of knowledge respecting the unique legislative and regulatory regime in the Cayman Islands allows us to develop solutions that achieve each client’s business objectives effectively. This process includes recognizing that the most important part of the transaction for the client may not be the closing, but what happens once the deal is consummated. Our team goes beyond successfully implementing the acquisition by ensuring that impediments to integration for the benefit of the purchaser are removed or ensuring that the vendor is not unnecessarily impeded from enjoying the proceeds from the sale in a timely manner. It is this type of foresight that our clients consistently refer to as the most impressive aspect of our service.

Finance & Securities

Broadhurst LLC represents issuers, agents and other capital market participants with respect to domestic and cross-border equity and debt financing transactions. Whether the transaction is conducted on a private placement basis or involves the public markets, we take a creative approach when working to formulate practical strategies for raising capital.

Corporate & Commercial

We provide our clients with on-going legal advice related to the structuring and operation of their businesses. The corporate and commercial practice of Broadhurst LLC includes advice regarding shareholder relations, board of director advisory services, distribution and supply contracts, regulatory compliance, reorganizations and corporate restructuring. Through its affiliate, CorpServe Limited, Broadhurst LLC also offers a full range of registered office, corporate secretarial and company management services, which services are discussed in more detail under the heading Corporate Services on our website.

Investment Funds

Broadhurst LLC advises fund managers and promoters as well as institutional investors in connection with the creation of investment funds and their continuing operations following establishment. We represent a variety of onshore market participants seeking to take advantage of the Cayman Islands as a domicile for their fund vehicles. We are also able to assist clients when listing their mutual funds on the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange. The Cayman Islands is the leading jurisdiction for the creation of investment funds, accounting for approximately 75% of the hedge funds globally. By June 30, 2011, there were 9,409 open-ended, investment funds registered with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.

Licensing & Technology

Broadhurst LLC has expertise in handling licensing, procurement, sales (both direct and reseller/channel sales arrangements), professional services and technology transfer transactions that involve computer hardware and software, telecommunications, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. Our experience ranges from representing countless small and mid-size companies in emerging markets to multinational transactions involving Fortune 500 corporations and the most advanced technologies.

Corporate Services

Broadhurst LLC offers a full range of offshore corporate services through our affiliate, CorpServe Limited. We have a team of highly skilled professionals who work closely with our attorneys to provide registered office, corporate secretarial and company management services. If you are interested in learning more about our comprehensive offshore company formation, management and maintenance services, please contact Jeffrey Johnstone at jjohnstone@broadhurstllc.com or +1-345-949-7237.