Tom joined Solomon Harris, now Bedell Cristin in 2012. He is a Managing Associate in the litigation and insolvency teams.
Prior to moving to Cayman, Tom worked in London where he gained experience of high value litigation in the High Court of England and Wales, as well as of the alternative dispute resolution procedures favoured in that jurisdiction, including mediation and arbitration.
Tom specialises in advising clients on contentious commercial matters, with an emphasis on disputes arising out of the insolvency and restructuring of companies and investment funds. Drawing on his experience in London, Tom also has experience in advising clients on insurance and construction-related disputes.
- Attorney at law - Cayman Islands
- Solicitor*- England & Wales
- INSOL International, Insolvency Lawyers Association
- Member of RISA (Recovery and Insolvency Specialists Association) Legal Regulatory Committee
A key senior associate.Legal 500 2018
Tim Wright from Bedell Cristin's BVI office and Tom Wright and Jamie McGee from the Cayman office are attending the American Bankruptcy Institute's (ABI) Cross-Border Insolvency Program on 7 November 2019.
In August 2019, the Commercial Court in London ("Commercial Court") granted an asset preservation order ("APO") over Bitcoin.
The Privy Council has published its decision in an appeal as to whether redemption payments made by an insolvent company ("Weavering") were preferences over other creditors of the company. Bedell Cristin acted in the case.
With the Cayman Islands maintaining its position as the offshore jurisdiction of choice for lending and security structures, it comes as no surprise that there continues to be a great deal of interest in how receivers appointed either by foreign courts or u...
As the liquidators of Quadriga CX struggle to be the bearers of welcome news, another cryptocurrency exchange has formally entered into liquidation, and that liquidation has been recognized in the courts of the United States.
Two indictments filed in the Southern District of New York Court have resulted in the arrests of the both the founder of Abraaj Investment Management, Arif Naqvi, and the former Managing Partner of the Abraaj Group, Mustapha Abdel-Wadood.
If passed into law in its current form, The Monetary Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2019 (‘Bill’) published in the Cayman Islands (‘Cayman’) Gazette, will amend the Monetary Authority Law (2018 Revision) (‘MAL’) to clarify the definition of ‘money laundering r...
With the Cayman Islands already the leading jurisdiction for the formation of international investment and financial structures, it comes as no surprise that the jurisdiction has achieved pre-eminence in the establishment of companies undertaking initial co...
The Caribbean Financial Action Task Force recently published its Fourth Round Mutual Evaluation Report on the Cayman Islands). It assesses Cayman’s progress towards adoption of ever improving international regulations on matters such as anti-money launderin...
In a Notice dated 25 January 2019, the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority reminds entities registered under the Cayman Islands Securities Investment Business Law (2015 Revision) of their Anti-Money Laundering Countering the Financing of Terrorism responsibil...
The Cayman Islands (‘Cayman’) International Tax Co-operation (Economic Substance) Law, 2018 (‘Law’) and International Tax Co-operation (Economic Substance) (Prescribed Dates) Regulations, 2018 (‘Regulations’) came into force on 1 January 2019. Official Gui...
As expected, the Cayman Islands International Tax Co-operation (Economic Substance) Law, 2018 came into force on 1 January 2019.
The Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly is scheduled to debate The International Tax Co-operation (Economic Substance) Bill, 2018 in December 2018.
The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (‘CIMA’) has published its 2018 Edition of its Regulatory Handbook and its Appendices, as well as the latest editions of and amendments to guidance notes and Rules.
In time to help fund Anti-Money Laundering Officers meet the 31 December 2018 deadline for regulated funds to notify the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority of their appointment of AML Officers, CIMA has published answers to Frequently Asked Questions on matt...
The Cayman Islands (‘Cayman’) Government (‘CIG’) has issued an Industry Advisory that the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (‘OECD’) has confirmed that it had extended the ‘substantial activities’ requirement to ‘no or only nominal tax’...