Baker & Partners bolsters Cayman presence with Adam Crane and Nicosia Lawson
Jersey’s leading independent specialist offshore litigation and dispute resolution firm, Baker & Partners, announced the hires of Adam Crane, Partner, and Nicosia Lawson, Associate, to the firm’s growing Cayman office.
Adam acts on a range of insolvency and dispute resolution matters, focusing on complex and multi-jurisdictional insolvencies and restructurings, and asset recovery cases. In particular, he has extensive experience in offshore and cross-border proceedings involving collapsed or distressed hedge funds and private equity funds, as well as shareholder disputes, trust & estate disputes, and civil fraud proceedings involving the misappropriation and concealment of assets.
Adam advises insolvency practitioners, court appointed officers, creditors, debtors, financial institutions, directors & officers, investors, and shareholders in their disputes. He notably acted for the joint official liquidators of funds related to Bahraini bank Awal in defence of claims by Saudi conglomerate Ahmad Hamad Algosaibi & Brothers in the highest value fraud case in the history of the Cayman Islands and for the Hong Kong appointed Interim Receivers of XiO Fund I LP related to their recognition in the Cayman Islands and the execution of their court ordered duties, including identifying and securing assets as well as investigating the affairs of the business.
He joins Baker & Partners from HSM Chambers, where he was Head of Restructuring and Insolvency. Prior to this, he was a Partner at Patterson Law in Canada, where he was Chair of the Insolvency and Financial Recovery practice group.