Erik Bodden is a Partner in the Litigation and Trust & Private Client departments in the Cayman Islands office of Conyers. Prior to joining Conyers, Erik qualified and practiced as a Barrister in England.
Erik’s practice covers all areas of international commercial, insolvency and private client litigation.
He regularly advises banks, investment funds, fund managers and administrators, public and private companies, shareholders, directors, insolvency practitioners, and various professional service providers. He frequently appears before the Grand Court both on his own and as part of a large team, including in the course of large-scale cross-border and multi-party disputes. Additionally, he acts in various winding up proceedings and other disputes involving Cayman Islands companies.
Erik has recently been involved in a series of Section 238 dissenting shareholder appraisal cases, and has extensive experience acting for both companies and dissenting shareholders in this context. He has also acted in contentious trust matters, acting for office holders such as trustees, beneficiaries, and protectors.
Erik has co-authored a number of articles on developments in companies law and trust law in the Cayman Islands. He is a visiting lecturer at the Cayman Islands Law School, a Consultant Editor of the Cayman Islands Law Reports, a contributor to the Cayman Islands Law Review, and a contributor to the text book Civil Litigation in the Cayman Islands (3rd Edition).
Erik is president of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association, a member of the Cayman Islands Legal Advisory Council and a member of the Grand Court Financial Services Division User’s Committee.
Erik was awarded the RISA (INSOL International) Rising Star Award in 2015 and was also a member of the RISA education subcommittee from 2014 to 2019.
He has been ranked in Legal 500 Caribbean since 2017, most recently as a “Rising Star” in 2020 and as a “Next Generation Partner” in 2021, and has been described as an “outstanding lawyer”.
STEP Journal: Principle Progressions and Getting the Deal Through – Cayman jurisdiction analysis (November 2018)
In the matter of Qunar Cayman Islands Ltd: Cayman Islands Appraisal Actions – Moving Towards Standard Directions?, International Corporate Rescue, Vol 15 (2018) Issue 1
Contributor - Cayman Islands Law Review, 2016-2017 (various case summaries)
Contributor - Civil Litigation in the Cayman Islands, 3rd edn, 2016 (chapter on Mareva Injunctions)
Divide and Conquer: A New Chapter in the History of the Cayman Islands Judicial System, IFC Caribbean Review, 2011