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Jeremy Walton is a partner in the litigation practice group, the local team leader for commercial dispute resolution, and is global head of the firm’s fund disputes team. He specialises in international commercial litigation and arbitration, 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 and arbitration.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. He has conducted cases of considerable commercial and financial significance for an array of international clients. Examples include: representing the Indonesian state-owned energy company (PT Pertamina) in relation to a US$316 million ICC award arising out of a JV project to develop and operate a geothermal power plant in Java; representing insurers in litigation and arbitration over contested insurance claims totalling more than US$150 million arising out of Hurricane Ivan; enforcing a multi-million dollar arbitral award against the Republic of Congo by attacking a structured finance facility secured on its oil assets; acting for the Turkish Savings Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF) in successful banking fraud proceedings against Murat Demirel, arising out of the collapse of two prominent Turkish banks; representing Prince Jefri Bolkiah in high-profile litigation with the Sultan of Brunei to recover assets arising out of alleged misappropriation of US$15 billion from the Brunei Investment Agency; acting for Grant Thornton International in litigation arising out of the collapse of the Parmalat group; advising investors and creditors in relation to the liquidation of the Bear Stearns High Grade Structured Credit Strategies Master Fund/Enhanced Leverage Master Fund.Jeremy is chairman of the Cayman Islands chapter of the North American branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
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