Carey Olsen appoints head of litigation


Law firm Carey Olsen has appointed Michael Makridakis as partner and head of litigation in the firm’s Cayman Islands office.

Makridakis will assume responsibility for developing the firm’s litigation practice in the jurisdiction. He specialises in insolvency, restructuring and commercial litigation with an emphasis on litigation involving distressed funds.

Makridakis’ appointment brings the partner numbers for Carey Olsen in the Cayman Islands to five with five associates.

“Carey Olsen prides itself on providing the highest level of legal advice to clients and, as a result, the firm enjoys an outstanding reputation for offshore legal services globally. I look forward to developing our litigation capability even further,” Makridakis said.

He moved to the Cayman Islands in 2007 and since then has worked for two other offshore law firms in the jurisdiction. Before moving to the Cayman Islands he worked for Clayton Utz and Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons) in Australia. John Kelleher, Carey Olsen chairman, said: "Our Cayman Islands office opened towards the end of last year with a strong corporate and investment funds offering which was quickly extended to include trust advice through the appointment of Graham Stoute. “Michael Makrdakis will spearhead the launch of our Cayman dispute resolution and litigation services which we are confident will be well received by our clients and he will be a valuable member of our wider litigation and dispute resolution group.”

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