International & Offshore

"excellent as a whole, and indeed pre-eminent in offshore work, with a large number of highly competent counsel"
Legal 500

International & Offshore

Chambers has a strong reputation for litigation and work in offshore jurisdictions, including a number of international financial centres.  Our members are instructed in cases arising in (amongst others) Anguilla, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Middle East, Panama, Russia, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Singapore, and the United States of America.

This work is wide ranging covering contentious and non-contentious trusts and probate work, complex commercial litigation, international fraud and asset tracing, insolvency and financial services litigation. 

Our clients include leading offshore and UK based law firms. Chambers also hosts conferences in the UK, the Cayman Islands and Jersey. 

Serle Court has always been known for its international presence in the fields of Commercial Chancery law. Our barristers are described as “very au fait with offshore work; they understand the nuances which are required in these cases.” Chambers UK Bar Guide has long ranked chambers in Band 1 for its offshore expertise, acknowledging that “members of Serle Court are very experienced in working closely with lawyers from different jurisdictions.” “They can adopt a handson approach to foreign litigation, either on the ground or from London, as the case requires.” Members will happily travel abroad when required and a large number of them have been called to the bar in foreign jurisdictions.

Members have advised on some of the largest international cases in recent times.

The services that we offer are wide ranging covering contentious and noncontentious trusts and probate work, complex commercial litigation, international fraud and asset tracing, insolvency and financial services litigation. Areas in which members have international experience are as follows:

  • Commercial fraud, asset-tracing and recovery, freezing injunctions, search and seizure
  • Conflicts of law, jurisdictional disputes and enforcement of foreign judgments
  • Family Matrimonial, HNW Trust disputes and probate litigation
  • Financial services
  • Insolvencies, company and shareholder disputes, and JV agreements
  • International Trust litigation
  • Non-contentious advisory work, fiduciaries, investment funds
  • Partnerships
  • Professional negligence: including breach of duty by trustees
  • Real Estate litigation

News & Events

  • News

    Petricca & Co Capital Limited succeeds in complex cross-border insolvency jurisdiction battle relating to a collective investment undertaking

    Lady Moon SPV SRL v Petricca & Co Capital Limited Instructed by Memery Crystal, James Mather acted for Petricca &... Read More


    ‘excellent from top to tail’ says Chambers Global 2019

    Chambers and Partners has now published its 2019 edition of Chambers Global noting that Serle Court is a "key... Read More

  • Events

    Serle Court International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference in New York

    Location: InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel, 111 East, 48th Street, New York 10017 Read More


    STEP Half-day workshop on Trusts under Attack: onshore and offshore (Hong Kong)

    Location: General Chamber of Commerce Services Theatre, 22/F United Centre 95 Queensway Hong Kong Read More

Serle Court is home to a deep bench of offshore experts who regularly appear in highprofile matters in the following jurisdictions:

  • Abu Dhabi
  • Anguilla
  • Barbados
  • Berumuda
  • Cyprus
  • Egypt
  • Gibraltar
  • Guernsey
  • Hong Kong
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Liechtenstein
  • Panama
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • St Christopher & Nevis
  • Switzerland
  • The Bahamas
  • The British Virgin Island
  • The Cayman Island
  • The Isle of Man
  • Turks and Caicos
  • The United States
  • UAE

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