Adrian Fourie

Adrian Fourie

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Adrian Fourie is based in Walkers' Cayman Islands office.

Adrian specialises in cross border litigation and arbitration, and regularly advises leading hedge funds, and private equity and venture capital firms.

He is also a member of the Walkers FinTech Group, and is currently involved in a number of high profile crypto-related disputes.

Adrian currently acts (inter alia) as lead associate in the following matters:

  • In the matter of New World Holdings (in Official Liquidation) – acting for the joint official liquidators concerning the first large scale liquidation of a crypto hedge fund in the Cayman Islands.
  • A confidential arbitration involving a world leading sporting club – acting for the club in relation to a dispute with one of their largest sponsors.
  • MYF Maximus Limited v DNB Bank ASA et al – providing independent expert advice on Cayman Islands law for a leading private equity firm in an ongoing trial in Norway in relation to a dispute arising out of the enforcement of a share pledge agreement governed by Cayman Islands law.

Prior to joining Walkers, Adrian was an associate with Clifford Chance in their Dispute Resolution Group, working out of Clifford Chance's Hong Kong, Singapore and Perth offices.

He has acted as lead associate in a broad range of disputes, with his practice focused on investment, commercial, and insolvency related arbitration and litigation. In this role, Adrian developed a particular specialism in investor-State dispute resolution (resolving disputes between large-scale foreign direct investors and sovereign States).

As an associate at Clifford Chance, Adrian published the following articles:

Calculating Damages in Energy and Resources-Related Investment Disputes
Damages in energy and resources-related investment disputes (with Vlada Lemaic and Adrian Fourie) (cliffordchance.com)

The Emerging Jurisprudence of Security for Costs in Investor-State Arbitration
Kluwer Arbitration | International Arbitration Law | Arbitration Research | Wolters Kluwer

Answers on the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration
Kluwer Arbitration | International Arbitration Law | Arbitration Research | Wolters Kluwer

Answers on Privacy and Confidentiality in Arbitration in Australia
Kluwer Arbitration | International Arbitration Law | Arbitration Research | Wolters Kluwer

Answers on Appointment and Challenge of Arbitrators in Australia
Kluwer Arbitration | International Arbitration Law | Arbitration Research | Wolters Kluwer

Answers on State Immunity from Enforcement, Execution and Recognition of Arbitral Awards in Australia
Kluwer Arbitration | International Arbitration Law | Arbitration Research | Wolters Kluwer

Answers on Drafting Arbitration Agreements in Australia
Kluwer Arbitration | International Arbitration Law | Arbitration Research | Wolters Kluwer

Overview: ACCC "Final Offer Arbitration" code for disputes between Facebook and Google and news media businesses
ACCC proposes compulsory "Final Offer Arbitration" for disputes between media businesses and the digital platforms, Google and Facebook, in Australia (cliffordchance.com)

Overview: Subpoenas In Aid Of Arbitration
Client Briefing: Subpoenas In Aid Of Arbitration: Udp Holdings Pty Ltd V Esposito Holdings Pty Ltd & Ors [2018] Vsc 316 (cliffordchance.com)

Case note: AGL Energy Limited v Jemena Gas Networks (NSW) Ltd [2017] NSWSC 765
AGL Energy Limited v Jemena Gas Networks (NSW) Ltd [2017] (disputescentre.com.au)

Admitted In:
Grand Court of the Cayman Islands
Supreme Court of Western Australia

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Laws, University of Western Australia, Perth
Bachelor of Commerce (Corporate and Investment Finance), University of Western Australia, Perth
Diploma in Modern Languages (Mandarin), Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, PRC
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, College of Law, Perth, Australia

Candidate Member for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Member of the ACFE Cayman Islands Chapter
Member of Recovery & Insolvency Specialist Association
Member of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association
Member of the Law Society of Western Australia

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