Tony Heaver-Wren is a partner and a member of the Cayman Dispute Resolution department. He qualified in 1994 and joined Appleby in 2007, having been a senior associate at leading firms in England and Australia for over eight years.
Tony works primarily in the areas of corporate restructurings, insolvent liquidations, dissenting shareholder merger disputes and insolvency litigation. Tony also provides advice on a range of funds, insurance and cross-jurisdictional matters and has a rich cross-discipline practice, working closely with the firm’s Banking and Finance, Structured Finance and Funds teams. He works closely with the firm’s Fund and Corporate teams on risk management and related advice in non-contentious context. Chambers Global 2019 described him as “a good presenter in court who argues well and effectivley. Their 2018 guide recognised Tony as a ´strong operator who knows his way around complex disputes´, also stating that ´he can act very quickly while still doing high quality work´.
Tony has over twenty years’ experience in advising and representing major lenders, liquidators, administrators, receivers and boards of private and publicly listed companies in all aspects of corporate governance, contentious and non-contentious insolvency and corporate restructuring. He has provided insolvency advice and representation to key participants in the finance, telecommunications, aviation, shipping, retail, tourism, manufacturing and automobile industries. Tony frequently provides advice on enforcement options and strategies to banks and other lenders. Tony has a vibrant Far East practice, including appraisal rights claims in respect of PRC management buyout and corporate restructuring through schemes of arrangement.
He has published and presented extensively and is the author of the Cayman chapter of Cross Border Insolvency.
Tony was a committee member of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals in England and of the Insolvency Professionals’ Network in Australia and has spoken at numerous industry conferences in the Cayman Islands, the USA, the UK and Australia.
Recent matters include advising:
- numerous schemes of arrangement, creditors and members schemes – including privatisations, debt for equity/capital reduction, restructuring, restructuring shareholder structure;
- distressed energy company restructurings on complex multi-jurisdictional structures;
- successful defence of highly contentious winding up petition issued on just and equitable grounds;
- numerous appraisal rights cases following mergers of Cayman entities/Chinese entities.