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Success in the Turks & Caicos Islands

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Brecher LLP (led by James Clarke) are instructed by Mr Alexander Vik in complex litigation spanning several jurisdictions. The latest chapter of the litigation has been fought in the Turks & Caicos Islands with a heavily contested hearing before the Court of Appeal of the Turks & Caicos Islands. The ruling of the Court of Appeal resulted in the dismissal of proceedings brought against Mr Vik and several other defendants by receivers appointed by the English court over a company incorporated in the Turks & Caicos Islands.  In short, the Court of Appeal accepted Mr Vik & others’ argument that the receivers had acted ultra vires the terms of the order of the English court by which they were appointed. In addition to this the appeal raised fundamental issues of private international law concerning the recognition of English receivers by way of equitable execution in offshore jurisdictions.

The Brecher LLP team comprised of James Clarke, Nicole Blakey and Ben Rutledge. The Brecher team worked with Duncan Matthews QC, Tony Beswetherick, and Alistair Wooder (all from 20 Essex Street Chambers) alongside Turks & Caicos Islands lawyers Misick & Stanbrook.