Insolvencies may be corporate or personal. They may be triggered by macro-economic factors or by factors specific to an industry, sector or individual business or person. Corporate entities may require restructuring whether or not they are insolvent; restructuring may be required as a result of a take-over, merger, revision of business strategy or change to regulatory requirements. The team has extensive insolvency and restructuring experience across a wide range of industries, including retail, hospitality and leisure, healthcare, financial services, real estate and manufacturing.

We provide clear, sound and timely advice on the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious insolvencies and restructurings. Our global presence enables us to provide comprehensive, multijurisdictional legal advice at the times most critical to our clients.

Our team are experts in advising on all aspects of the law, including:

  • Directors and other fiduciaries, including trustees, on their duties and personal exposure
  • Secured creditors on possible enhancements to their security net and options in an enforcement scenario
  • Appointment, recognition and removal of administrators, liquidators, receivers and provisional liquidators and their powers and duties while in office
  • Instigating or challenging désastre, dégrèvement, just and equitable winding up and other jurisdiction specific insolvency procedures
  • Recognition proceedings for insolvency practitioners, both into and out of our international jurisdictions
  • Refinancing, rescue and restructuring
  • Pre-pack sales / accelerated M&A processes
  • Schemes of arrangement, amalgamation and reconstruction
  • Fraud, asset tracing, recovery and constructive trust proceedings
  • Related regulatory advice and obtaining requisite regulatory consents and no objection letters

Client experience

Representative Work

Adviser to Barclays Private Bank

Advising Barclays Private Bank and Trust Limited in its capacity as corporate director of certain companies in the Belgravia Group, including giving urgent advice on various winding-up and other options available in light of the insolvency of certain of the companies

Adviser to Sea Containers Ltd.

Advising Sea Containers Ltd. on the Bermudian aspects of its restructuring plan and emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, specifically on the incorporation of newly formed Bermuda companies, transfer of assets to the new companies and loan and security documentation

Adviser to Walton Insurance Company

Advising on and obtaining the sanction of the Supreme Court on a solvent scheme of arrangement for Walton Insurance Company Limited, commencing insolvent winding-up proceedings and advising on the liquidation and the operation of the scheme in the context of the insolvency

Our Experts

David Bulley

Partner: Hong Kong, Shanghai

T +852 6201 3662
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Christopher Cope

Partner: Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 633
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Jared Dann

Group Partner: Jersey

T +44 (0)1534 818 313
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Charles Davies

Partner: Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 622
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Tony Heaver-Wren

Partner: Cayman Islands

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Mark Holligon

Global Practice Group Co-Head of Dispute Resolution : Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 691
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David Lee

Partner: Cayman Islands

T +1 345 814 2083
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Yahia Nazroo

Partner: Mauritius

T +230 203 4313
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Caren Pegg

Partner: Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 636
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Steven Rees Davies

Partner, Joint Global Head of Technology & Innovation: Bermuda

T +1 441 298 3296
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Fraser Robertson

Group Partner: Jersey

T +44 (0)1534 818 032
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Eliot Simpson

Partner: Hong Kong, Shanghai

T +852 2905 5765
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Juan Thornley

Partner: Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 623
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John Wasty

Global Head of Dispute Resolution: Bermuda

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Anthony Williams

Partner: Guernsey

T +44 (0)1481 755 622
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Andrew Willins

Partner: BVI

T +1 284 393 5323
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John Riihiluoma

Senior Counsel: Bermuda

T +1 441 298 3236
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Olwyn Barry

Partner: BVI, Jersey

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Amy Benest

Senior Associate: Jersey

T +44 (0)1534 818 009
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Helen Fretwell (née Jackson)

Senior Associate: Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 963
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Eleanor Harding (née Dangerfield)

Senior Associate: Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 690
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Yantee Hurnaurn-Calcutteea

Senior Associate: Mauritius

T +230 203 4310
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Andrew Jackson

Counsel: Cayman Islands

T +1 345 814 2738
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Katherine Garrood (née Johnson)

Senior Associate: Isle of Man

T +44 (0) 1624 647 971
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Andrew Murphy

Senior Associate*: Guernsey

T +44 (0)1481 755 902
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Stuart Tyler

Partner: Guernsey

T +44 (0)1481 755 606
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