Our work focus is complex and often cross-border representations. We often work on projects with overseas co-counsel and General Counsel teams and, like them, we want to get to the heart of the issue as quickly as possible. We are most often deployed in the context of Central America and the Caribbean, but are used to working as part of a time-sensitive project spread across many parts of the globe. This includes developing and implementing judgment enforcement and other asset recovery projects in conjunction with multiple jurisdictions.
We accept only a limited number of engagements so as to ensure that our clients (whether end-user, via co-counsel or both) enjoy access, responsiveness, and service consistent with onshore providers. As we do not ordinarily maintain repeat clients, unlike in a traditional law firm, our lawyers are tied neither to any particular clientele nor any specific geographic locations for delivery of our work. When we make a commitment to take on an engagement we ensure focus.
Specific to the Turks & Caicos Islands (“the TCI”), the judicial system involves cross-border work to an increasing extent. Prudhoe Caribbean take on engagements domestic to the TCI where we can add significant value and in respect of which we are ideally positioned to guide demanding consumers of legal services through that process. The interaction of offshore financial centres with onshore regulators and enforcement agencies is a significant aspect of our work. Our disputes focus makes us ideally suited to client positions adverse to domestic and international government and quasi-government bodies. We relish difficult projects requiring creative solutions in often very challenging operating conditions.
The roles of fiduciaries such as trust companies and corporate service providers are stressful enough in the modern environment of increased regulatory oversight without the added worry of identifying reliable, responsive and aggressive litigation skills with deep roots in Central America and the Caribbean Region and the wider strategic view that brings.
Equally, badly served beneficiaries of offshore structures need the process of accountability and enforcement demystified, as well as priced commercially and transparently. Plain-English explanations of necessary steps towards agreed outcomes and milestones towards those is part and parcel of our working with you and your onshore advisors.
Courtroom advocacy at both trial and appellate level involves skills that not only take many years to acquire but which also require frequent use in order to stay effective. Court work throughout Central America and the Caribbean Region is a mainstay of this firm. A skill complementary to those is the giving of expert evidence both on paper as well as by oral testimony, of which we have much experience.
Success at the judgment or arbitral award stage is often by no means the “finish line” for a client. Judgment enforcement and asset recovery across multiple jurisdictions is another important aspect of our work, leveraging many years of experience in co-counsel and other team projects.
We are very familiar with working within insolvency proceedings both for the liquidator (trustee-in-bankruptcy) as well as acting as the liquidator ourselves where viable to do so.
As litigation around country-to-country exchange of tax information continues to grow, we offer expertise unique in the jurisdiction and which reflects our “wider view” as litigation specialists across Central America and the Caribbean Region.