Harry Shaw - Associate, Campbells Grand Cayman - Dispute Resolution


Harry is counsel in our Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring group and has a broad background in dispute resolution. He has advised clients ranging from individual investors to global banks and has experience litigating a broad spectrum of commercial cases relating to investment funds and insolvency, arbitration, fiduciary liability, and contentious trusts.

Harry has expertise managing all facets of the dispute resolution process, starting from the initial instructions and dispute avoidance through to trial advocacy and enforcement. As well as being admitted as an Attorney in the Cayman Islands, Harry is also admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in New Zealand, where he regularly appeared in Court.

Harry joined Campbells in June 2019, having previously worked in London and New Zealand.


Work Highlights

  • Successfully defended a prominent fiduciary services provided in relation to a GBP150 million vicarious liability and breach of contract claim.
  • Acting for the joint official liquidators of ABRAAJ Investment Management Limited following the collapse of The Abraaj Group, a multi-billion dollar private equity firm.
  • Defending a major accounting firm in professional negligence claims in parallel arbitration and litigation.
  • Acted for various parties in relation to an ownership dispute concerning the multi-billion dollar private equity group, XIO.
  • Being seconded within a leading UK bank as part of a complex remediation project to advise on a range of legal issues including insolvency, debt-enforcement and loss quantification.
  • Successfully represented trustees of various Charitable Trusts at trial, including in the NZ Court of Appeal, against the NZ Attorney General and other interest groups.

Qualifications and Admissions

  • Attorney at Law Cayman Islands, 2019
  • New Zealand Law Society Civil Litigation Skills, 2015
  • Admission as Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, 2013
  • Institute of Professional Legal Studies – 2013
  • University of Otago (New Zealand), Bachelor of Laws, 2009-2012

Prior Career History

Harry’s began his career in 2012 at one of New Zealand’s leading litigation teams where he worked until 2017. He then spent two years in London working in-house at one of the UK’s largest banks, before moving to Campbells in June 2019.

Professional Associations

  • Cayman Islands Law Society
  • New Zealand Law Society
  • Recovery & Insolvency Specialist Association (Cayman) Ltd. (RISA)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Publications and News


Client Advisories

  • Out with the Hould: landmark decision paves the way for shareholder misrepresentation claims against companies in liquidation.
    In a significant decision for the Cayman Islands in In The Matter of HQP Corporation Ltd (in Official Liquidation) (FSD 190 of 2021 (DDJ)), the Grand Court has clarified that there is no bar to shareholders bringing claims for misrepresentation against a company in liquidation and, further, that such claims (if admitted) will rank as unsecured debts of the company.
  • The Port Fund: Limited Partner Joinder and General Partner Interim Receivership.
    In a judgment delivered on 25 May 2023, the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands ordered the joinder of two plaintiff limited partners of The Port Fund L.P. as defendants to a crossclaim which had been filed against the general partner of the Fund, and appointed interim receivers over the GP to manage litigation related to the GP and the Fund, notwithstanding the GP was in voluntary liquidation.
  • Cayman Islands Court of Appeal rules on limited partner derivative actions.
    This advisory discusses the recent judgment of the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal in Kuwait Ports Authority & Ors v. Port Link GP Ltd & Ors, clarifying the test for limited partners in a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership to bring derivative claims for and on behalf of the ELP pursuant to section 33(3) of the Exempted Limited Partnership Act (2021 Revision).
  • Is that clear? The test for appointing receivers over a segregated portfolio.
    This advisory discusses the judgment in the matter of Green Asia Restructure Fund SPC which provides further clarity regarding the relatively untested jurisdiction for creditors to appoint receivers to wind up a SP, and builds upon the judicial guidance provided last year in Re Obelisk Global Fund SPC, uncertainty still lingers.