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Nigel Smith

Senior Associate

Nigel is a senior associate in the dispute resolution and litigation team in Carey Olsen's Cayman Island office.  Nigel has a range of experience in all general litigation matters, primarily in the financial services sector.  He acts in general commercial matters, including inter-party disputes and disputes between shareholders and directors of a company, and routinely acts in insolvency matters for liquidators, receivers, creditors and other interested parties.  Almost all of his work involves the resolution of cross-jurisdictional issues.  He has extensive experience in valuation matters in particular, including acting in a number of proceedings to determine the fair value of shares in multi-billion dollar companies, following shareholders dissenting in take-private transactions for those companies. 

Additionally, Nigel regularly advises on contentious and non-contentious employment matters.


Nigel obtained an LLB(Hons), along with a BA majoring in Spanish and Political Science at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.

He was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 2013.  Prior to joining Carey Olsen, he worked in the dispute resolution team at MinterEllisonRuddWatts.  During this time he appeared regularly in the Court of Appeal and High Court, and acted on a broad range of areas including insolvency, energy and banking disputes, and public law.

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