Shaun Tracey, Campbells Law Firm in Cayman Islands
Shaun is a Senior Associate in Campbells’ Litigation and Insolvency group. Shaun represents investment funds, directors, trustees, professional firms and their insurers in high-value litigation and arbitration. He is an expert in professional liability and is the author of Don’t Shoot the Advisor: A defence lawyer’s guide to protecting your position and preventing lawsuits.

Areas of Practice and Expertise

  • Commercial litigation – advice and advocacy in a wide range of high-value disputes, including obtaining interim relief (such as anti-suit injunctions) and bringing enforcement proceedings in respect of foreign judgments and arbitral awards
  • Professional liability litigation – defending professional firms and their insurers against multi-million dollar negligence claims, and successfully defending HSBC against a $2 billion claim brought by Primeo Fund (in liquidation) in respect of the Bernard Madoff fraud
  • Fiduciary services litigation – defending offshore directors against claims for breach of duty, including a $150m lawsuit arising from the collapse of an offshore investment fund
  • Insolvency litigation – acting for liquidators and creditors in contested insolvency proceedings, including hedge fund redemption disputes
  • Fraud and regulatory investigations – including advising a multinational company in respect of a UK Serious Fraud Office investigation into the UN Iraqi Oil-for-Food scandal
  • Trusts litigation – acting for professional trustees in a $300+ million dispute
  • Insurance litigation – advising upon policy coverage disputes

Qualifications and Admissions

  • University of Nottingham, BA (Hons), 2000
  • College of Law, Legal Practice Course (Distinction), 2002
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales, 2005 (currently non-practising)
  • Solicitor-Advocate in England & Wales, 2008
  • Attorney-at-Law, Cayman Islands, 2012
  • Attorney-at-Law, British Virgin Islands, 2016

Prior Career History

  • Simmons & Simmons, London (2003-2011)
  • Client secondments: Barclays (2006) and Travelers insurance company (2010)
  • Appleby, Cayman Islands (2011-2013)

Additional Activities

  • First Judicial Assistant to the Chief Justice of the Cayman Islands
  • Founder of the Cayman Islands Chess Federation and Chess-in-Schools programme
  • Professional speaking and training