Niall Dodd

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Cayman Islands

Niall is Counsel in the Litigation and Insolvency practice in the Cayman Islands. He specialises in advising commercial clients, financial institutions, shareholders, office-holders and stakeholders in a broad range of contentious and non-contentious matters.

Niall practised at the Bar of Ireland for over 9 years, during which time he advocated in a broad range of civil and commercial matters up to the Supreme Court. Prior to joining Dillon Eustace, Niall worked at a leading global offshore firm, specialising in commercial disputes, insolvency matters, shareholder disputes, recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments, proceeds of crime and regulatory matters. He is an experienced advocate and regularly appears in the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Niall's experience includes:

  • AHAB v Saad Investments Finance Company Ltd – acting for the Joint Official Liquidators of Saad Investments Finance Co. (No.5) Limited, including in the Grand Court, Cayman Island Court of Appeal and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.
  • In the Matter of TCA Global Credit Fund Ltd (In Official Liquidation) – acting for the Joint Official Liquidators in a multi-jurisdictional high-value liquidation.
  • Lam & CP Global Inc v Tor Asia Credit Master Fund LP – acting as advocate for an investment fund registered with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.
  • Wah v Q-TZG Leasing Holding Ltd – acting as lead advocate for a minority shareholder in writ proceedings in which judgment was obtained and subsequently for a petitioning creditor in winding up proceedings.
  • Acting as lead advocate for a high net worth individual and a Panamanian bank whose assets, of value in excess of US$190m, had been restrained pursuant to proceeds of crime legislation and in which the restraint orders were discharged.
  • Acting for four defendants in respect of 120 Russian claimants in proceedings financed by a sanctioned Russian entity in relation to the alleged mis-sale of financial products.
  • Acting for a Cayman Islands incorporated company defending a just and equitable winding up petition.
  • GJC Funding II LLC v Leong – acting as lead advocate for Delaware based holder of a foreign judgment in recognition and enforcement proceedings.
  • Advising on tracing and recovery of misappropriated crypto assets.
  • Acting for a senior manager in writ proceedings relation to the recovery of carried interest.
  • Acting for Cayman Islands top holding company in relation to employment negotiations with its intended Chairman and CEO.
  • Acting for and negotiating on behalf of a senior manager in relation to his exit from a reputable asset manager.

    Related Practice Areas

    Cayman Islands

    Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution


    Trinity College Dublin, LL.B., 2006

    Attorney, Cayman Islands, 2018


    The Honorable Society of the King's Inns, Barrister-at-Law, 2007

    Bar of England and Wales, 2018 (not practising)

    Bar of Ireland, 2007 (not practising)