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Enforcement of English Divorce Judgments Against Offshore Trusts in Bermuda, Cayman and BVI

May 2009 Updated on 20 May 2011 Paul Smith

Recent big money divorce cases in England where matrimonial assets are held in offshore trusts have raised the question whether, and to what extent, an English divorce judgment will be enforced in the offshore world. In particular, can an English divorce judgment against a spouse who is the discretionary beneficiary of an offshore trust be enforced against the trustees?

 

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Enforcement of English Divorce Judgments Against Offshore Trusts in Bermuda, Cayman and BVI

 


Paul Smith
Partner, Head of Cayman Islands Litigation & Restructuring Practice

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7777


A version of this article was also published by STEP Journal and can accessed here.

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Enforcement of English Divorce Judgments Against Offshore Trusts in Bermuda, Cayman and BVI

12 May 2009 Updated on 20 May 2011 Paul Smith

Recent big money divorce cases in England where matrimonial assets are held in offshore trusts have raised the question whether, and to what extent, an English divorce judgment will be enforced in the offshore world. In particular, can an English divorce judgment against a spouse who is the discretionary beneficiary of an offshore trust be enforced against the trustees?

 

To continue reading full articles in PDF format:
Enforcement of English Divorce Judgments Against Offshore Trusts in Bermuda, Cayman and BVI

 


Paul Smith
Partner, Head of Cayman Islands Litigation & Restructuring Practice

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7777