Jeremy Walton is Practice Group Head of the Litigation & Insolvency department in Cayman. He is also global head of the Fund Disputes team (formed in June 2007, the first of its kind in the offshore market). Jeremy joined the firm in 1998 and became a partner in 2004.
Jeremy specialises in international commercial litigation, including directors’ and shareholders’ disputes, insolvency work, including the dissolution of commercial joint ventures and the dismantling of corporate structures, asset-tracing and recovery work, often as part of cross-border and multi-jurisdictional litigation. He has particular expertise in fund disputes, and has represented the full range of parties involved in fund-related matters, including liquidators, directors, investment managers, auditors, shareholders and creditors. Jeremy is also a leading practitioner in the arbitration and mediation fields.
Jeremy is an experienced advocate, with a large number of reported cases in the Grand Court, the Court of Appeal and the Privy Council in London.
Jeremy has been consistently highly ranked in various international legal publications since 2004, including Chambers Global, PLC Which Lawyer? and Legal 500 and is named as a leading Insolvency and Restructuring lawyer in The International Who's Who Legal. Clients and legal practitioners interviewed in the 2009 edition of Chambers Global described him as 'the star of the show - persuasive, attentive and thoughtful'. Clients also lauded his 'terrific knowledge of Cayman law and first-rate written work'. The 2010 edition of Chambers Global stated, 'Jeremy Walton has a very high profile, with peers emphasising his quality and reputation'.
Jeremy regularly speaks at conferences and writes for a range of publications (including The Lawyer, Mondaq, International Law Office, The Hedge Fund Journal and Hedge Funds Review). He also authors Global Arbitration Review’s annual ‘Getting the Deal Through – Arbitration’.
Jeremy is a member of the Cayman Islands Law Society, the International Bar Association, the Bar of England and Wales, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Chairman of the Cayman Chapter) the Civil Mediation Council (as an accredited mediator) and an overseas member of the Chancery Bar Association.