Mourant ramps up Cayman dispute practice

Offshore firm Mourant du Feu & Jeune has further boosted its Cayman Islands practice with the hire of Maples and Calder associate Ziva Robertson and Matthew Arnold & Baldwin (MAB) senior associate Peter Hayden as partners.

Robertson, who was head of trust litigation at Maples, joins Mourant to continue the firm’s expansion of its disputes practice in the Caymans. She, along with Hayden, will work along with Cayman disputes partner Hector Robinson to advance the practice.

Stephen Ball, Mourant’s chief executive said the hires comes as Cayman plays a core part in their firm’s strategy for client-led international expansion and its commitment to be a multi-jurisdictional firm offshore.

“Their appointments come at absolutely the right time for us, as we continue to build on the capabilities and strengths of our expanded Cayman practice, now an operation of some 50 people, following our merger in 2007,” said Ball.

The news follows the appointment of Allen & Overy partner Richard de Basto and Maples partner Matthew Feargrieve to Cayman contentious banking and finance group (The Lawyer, 25 February).