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20/03/2019 | hsmoffice

HSM’s Adam Crane to Speak at ABI 2019 Spring Meeting

Our Senior Associate, Adam Crane, will be attending and speaking at the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Annual Spring Meeting on April 11-14, 2019 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C. Adam will be speaking in a panel discussion on April Read more +

11/03/2019 | hsmoffice

Greater Willpower – The Cayman Islands Enhances Its Wills Regime For Foreign Testators

In order for a Cayman Islands Will to be valid it must be both ‘essentially’ valid and ‘formally’ valid. HSM’s Head of  Private Client and Trusts, Robert Mack, explores this structure and what’s new for 2019. Essential Validity For a Read more +

07/03/2019 | hsmoffice

Are you a Permanent Resident or do you have the Right to Remain Permanently in the Cayman Islands?

Both the same, right? According to HSM Partner and Immigration expert Nick Joseph, the answer is fundamentally yes. Under the Immigration Law of the Cayman Islands, seemingly not. Unexpected twists and pitfalls await the unwary. Through decades of tweaking we Read more +

18/02/2019 | hsmoffice

HSM Partner William Helfrecht Ranks in Chambers Global Guide 2019

The HSM Group congratulates Partner William (Bill) Helfrecht for his recognition by Chambers and Partners. For the second consecutive year, William is featured in the Band 3 ranking in the 2019 Chambers Global Guide for dispute resolution: trusts in the Cayman Islands. William’s practice primarily Read more +

HSM’s Adam Crane to Speak at ABI 2019 Spring Meeting

Our Senior Associate, Adam Crane, will be attending and speaking at the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Annual Spring Meeting on April 11-14, 2019 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C.

Adam will be speaking in a panel discussion on April 13 from 8:30am to 9:30am. The topic is: ‘how to find hidden foreign assets here and there’ – hosted by the Commercial Fraud and International Committees.

The panel will explore the challenges with foreign asset discovery in chapter 15 proceedings. Most foreign discovery is obtained either pursuant to Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 2004 or through the application of the Hague Convention. But how effective are these methods given the cumbersome and often complicated process of obtaining discovery? Are there more effective and efficient methods toward obtaining these results? Do other foreign jurisdictions have less cumbersome and more expedited processes to propound this type of discovery?

The discussion will include: commonly faced issues in obtaining discovery when locating and seizing assets, how to obtain records to determine the financial condition of the parties, and how foreign law may work to limit discovery.

Joining Adam on the panel will be Patricia A. Redmond of Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Allhadeff & Sitterson (Miami), Ryan W. Blackney of Freeborn & Peters LLP (Chicago) and Ian De Witt of Tanner De Witt (Hong Kong).

We look forward to connecting with you at this conference.

Key Contact:

Bankruptcy Lawyer in the Cayman Islands

Adam Crane – Senior Associate
acrane@hsmoffice.com
Tel: +1 345 815 7364