Shaun Maloney

Senior Associate Cayman Islands
He is technically adept, but wears his learning lightly. He was always extremely responsive, client-focused and practical, and easy to get along with. Citywealth Leaders List 2018

Overview

Shaun is a Senior Associate in Ogier's Dispute Resolution team in the Cayman Islands. He has particular expertise in fair value disputes, contentious trust matters and insolvency. He has appeared as counsel before numerous courts and tribunals internationally and is accustomed to managing complex, high-value litigation.

Areas of expertise

Laws practised

  • Cayman law
  • Background & experience

    Shaun has appeared as counsel before numerous courts and tribunals internationally and is accustomed to managing complex, high-value litigation.

    Shaun's recent cases include:

    • Representing numerous dissenting shareholders in proceedings brought under section 238 of the Companies Law to determine the fair value of their shareholdings.
    • Acting for the Executors of estates worth over $75 million in relation to issues arising in administration – including bringing a construction application under the Trusts Law and an application for disclosure under the Confidential Information Disclosure Law.
    • Working as part of the multi-award winning cross-jurisdictional team advising on, and implementing, Taiwan Cement Corporation's privatisation through the use of a Cayman Islands scheme of arrangement.
    • Challenging an order obtained by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (acting at the request of an Australian regulator) for the disclosure of information - including bringing an appeal to the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal.
    • Obtaining common law recognition and assistance to liquidators appointed by the High Court of Hong Kong over an exempted Cayman Islands incorporated company in circumstances where there were no parallel insolvency proceedings in Cayman.
    • Advising the Joint Provisional Liquidators on the restructuring of Ocean Rig - the Cayman Islands' largest ever successful restructuring and one of the largest globally, resulting in an exchange by creditors of approximately $3.7 billion of debt for new equity

    Before relocating to the Cayman Islands, Shaun worked in Ogier's Jersey office and at specialist commercial litigation firms in New Zealand where he was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in 2007.

    Shaun has had articles published in many leading publications and is recognised in the Citywealth Leaders List.  He is a member of the Restructuring and Insolvency Specialists Association, INSOL International and the Cayman Islands Law Society.

    Admitted in:

    2016 - Cayman Islands

    2007 – New Zealand (non practicing)

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  • Recognition

    He is technically adept, but wears his learning lightly. He was always extremely responsive, client-focused and practical, and easy to get along with. Citywealth Leaders List 2018
    Shaun Maloney was very sensitive to the international and cross border issues. He was very capable in explaining things, working with the court, and with regards to the strategy behind what we were doing. For an associate he was very mature in his assessment of what was happening in the court and what the strengths and weaknesses of our case were. Client feedback, 2018
    I have been impressed with their responsiveness and their willingness to make themselves available, in addition to their feel and flair for the Cayman Islands’ insolvency community. Client feedback, 2018
    Shaun is first-rate. Client feedback, 2018