Fraser Hughes is a Litigation Partner at Conyers Dill & Pearman. He is well-versed in all aspects of commercial litigation and has particular expertise in fraud, accounting, insolvency and mutual fund-related litigation. Fraser has been involved in most of the significant hedge fund insolvency disputes in the Cayman Islands over the last seven years, and has been recognised by Legal 500 for his dispute resolution expertise.
Prior to joining Conyers Dill & Pearman, Fraser was a distinguished member of the Ontario bar and has extensive trial experience, appearing as counsel in numerous, high profile Canadian insolvency and restructuring matters, including representing a key defendant in a civil conspiracy matter that turned into one of the longest civil trials in Canadian history.
- Represented RC Cayman Holdings LLC, in a US$60 million action, as lender to the companies that owned the Ritz Carlton Resort property in the Cayman Islands to enforce the personal guarantee of the principal of those companies.
- Acted for KPMG in a US$2 million+ action for breach of fiduciary duties by the Receivers of various companies that owned or were connected with the Ritz Carlton Resort.
- Led the litigation team representing Man Group in its US$12 million clawback claim by the liquidators of the DD Growth Fund in which the Man Group’s fund of funds was invested and which had been paid redemptions prior to its liquidation.
- Represented Grant Thornton Specialist Services (Cayman) Limited in its US$100 million action against ICP Strategic Credit Funds liquidations.
- Litigation lawyer, Bennett Jones LLP, Toronto
- Queen’s University, J.D.
- University of London, LLB
- Trent University, B.A.
- Cayman Islands, Attorney-at-Law, 2007
- Ontario, 2000 (not currently practising)
- Recognised in the 2018 edition of Who's Who Legal (asset recovery)
- Recognised in the 2018 edition (and since 2012) of Legal 500 Caribbean (dispute resolution)
- Recognised in the 2018 edition (and 2017) of Legal 500 Caribbean (insurance)
- Recognised in the 2016 edition of Chambers Global (dispute resolution)